From the edition of Thursday 28 January. This seems a very Waikato letter, and has perhaps the best-ever heading of any letter to the Waikato Times. As always, spelling, punctuation, grammar and logic are exactly as printed.
Hamilton is no Madrid
I was kind of revolted to find that it now costs an average of $200 a week to rent a one-bedroom concrete block flat in a block of concrete block flats in Hamilton.
You could live in Madrid – or Athens, if you felt like slumming it – for less.
Perhaps I’m the one at fault, but I can’t see how Hamilton stacks up quite so magnificently next to either of them.
But, apparently, it does.
At a rental cost equivalent to 40kg of milk solids a week, the property farmers must be doing something right.