Thursday, January 28, 2016

Waikato Times letter of the week #61

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.
Katherine Delaney


Stephanie said...

Only in the Waikato, IMHO, could a week's rent be compared to milk fat return.

Stephen Stratford said...

Heh. Maybe Southland too?

Anonymous said...

Seems a bit snobbish to me. I would like to know who she thinks she is telling us how to run our lives and that. If I want to charge an udders full for a house then thats my business and the business of any martyr stupid enough to go into the business of providing shelter for people who can't organise themselves enough to get a mortgage and work hard like everybody else.