Topics: Elections, Housing

National woos first-time home buyers at election campaign launch

By Maiki Sherman

The last couple of weeks have been damaging for National regarding the Dirty Politics allegations.

Now PM John Key will be hoping his home buyers policy will go some way in helping National get its own house in order.

Under National's home buyers policy worth $218mil, a buyer will now be able to use all of their Kiwisaver savings, except for the $1000 kick-start.  Govt grants will also be doubled and the housing price limits increased. 

National is hoping its home buyers policy will distract voters away from the Dirty Politics allegations.  However, if that strategy fails, PM John Key is simply refusing to answer questions on the matter.