National News Brief, Thursday October 16

National would increase Super Fund investment at home; Labour offers $165,000 houses; norovirus outbreak kills two in Auckland; Real Groovy in receivership; top jockeys charged with cheating on drug test; Helen Clark says debate was "a game show"; and more

  • Meanwhile, Helen Clark announced a new housing scheme for first home buyers yesterday, says the Dominion Post. The scheme, requiring homeowners to come up with about $165,000 per house, would free up public land for housing lots but ownership would be retained by the Crown. The homeowners could sell the houses. The package would be directed at families making $55,000 and $85,000 per year and single people earning $45,000.