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Gordon Campbell on Bridges’ ‘meth crooks’ leadership failure

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 12:01:21 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

G iven that National Party leader Simon Bridges has made consistency and strong leadership the cornerstones of his attacks upon the coalition government, his own massive backflip on the meth compensation issue has been unfortunate, to say the ...More >>

Tenants in the provinces face record rents

Tue, 25 Sep 2018 09:50:42 +1200 | Trademe

Tenants outside New Zealand’s three major cities are facing record rents after the median rent rose 10.5 per cent on last year to an all-time high of $420 per week in August, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Price Index. More >>

More thermal upgrades for homes in the Hutt

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 16:34:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Two hundred more Housing NZ homes in the Hutt Valley will receive a thermal upgrade, Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford announced today. More >>

Rental property questions the Govt refuses to ask

Mon, 24 Sep 2018 10:39:12 +1200 | Stop the War on Tenancies

The Government fails to address some key questions while proposing sweeping changes to tenancy law and rental property standards, Tenancies War spokesman Mike Butler said today.More >>

The Nation: Housing New Zealand CEO Andrew McKenzie

Sat, 22 Sep 2018 12:34:22 +1200 | The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Housing New Zealand CEO Andrew McKenzie • Andrew McKenzie denies Housing New Zealand had a cultural problem. "As an organisation, we were placing emphasis on different things. If you're a landlord, ...More >>

More public houses open for Auckland families

Fri, 21 Sep 2018 14:04:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Three new community housing developments officially opened in West and South Auckland today, which will provide desperately needed homes for up to 30 households. More >>

Pocket money offer for HNZ evicted tenants deeply cynical

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 19:31:38 +1200 | State Housing Action

The “pocket money” offer to state house tenants wrongly evicted from their homes based on bogus meth testing is deeply cynical and insulting. More >>

Council proposes partnership on new social housing site

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 16:52:54 +1200 | Wellington City Council

A partnership with central government could result in Wellington City Council leasing 104 new social housing units to Housing New Zealand (HNZ). More >>

Lessons must be learnt from meth report

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:42:22 +1200 | NZ Drug Foundation

The report into Housing New Zealand’s response to so-called methamphetamine contamination contains hard lessons for the government and its agencies on how to properly address complex drug issues, and reveals the harms caused by HNZ’s action were more widespread ...More >>

The ongoing effects of the 0.5 meth standard

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:20:21 +1200 | NZ Property Investors' Federation

The NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has always been opposed to the interpretation of guidelines around methamphetamine, so we were extremely pleased when the Minister of Housing, Phil Twyford, undertook a review of the situation.More >>

Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Bill

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 15:05:26 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

The Governance and Administration Committee has opened for public submissions on the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Bill. More >>

Tax Working Group proposes capital gains tax in all but name

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:44:59 +1200 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

Extending the net of capital income taxation will still hit taxpayers, says the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

Capital Gains Tax still hangs over NZ

Thu, 20 Sep 2018 12:05:16 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Today’s report from the Tax Working Group will do little to reduce fears that more taxes are going to be imposed on New Zealand households and businesses, National’s Finance spokesperson Amy Adams says.More >>

Rental system is not broken

Wed, 19 Sep 2018 19:27:45 +1200 | NZ Property Investors Federation

Rental system is not broken - a media release from NZ Property Investors' Federation Today’s CoreLogic Market Pulse report shows that rents haven’t been outpacing property costs or people’s wages. The rental system is not broken as some have ...More >>

QLCHT Explores Affordable Housing Option in Arrowtown

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:51:50 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust (QLCHT or the Trust) has approached QLDC to conduct Geotech exploration of Council-owned land at Jopp Street, Arrowtown. More >>

Shoebox KiwiBuild studios ultimate fail

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:43:45 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s pet KiwiBuild scheme is a broken project with banks not lending to prospective KiwiBuild home buyers due to their shoebox sizes, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says.More >>

Twyford winds back KiwiBuild policy

Tue, 18 Sep 2018 16:37:16 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

Despite almost a year in Government, and six years since the announcement of KiwiBuild, New Zealanders are increasingly confused with the changing detail around Labour’s flagship housing policy, National’s spokesperson Judith Collins says.More >>

Renters United launches ‘one-stop’ form for renters

Mon, 17 Sep 2018 13:33:58 +1200 | Renters United

Renters United calls on renters to have their say on proposed law changes with an easy-to-use online submission form launched today. More >>

Fletcher invests tens of millions on prefab housing factory

Fri, 14 Sep 2018 20:55:34 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building plans to invest "tens of millions" of dollars in a 'panelised' housing plant in South Auckland to coincide with the KiwiBuild programme's call for the establishment of new prefabricated housing capacity.More >>

Review of Renting - Submission Writing Night - Newtown

Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:13:23 +1200 | Frances Mountier

Join us to write your submission on the Review of Renting 5:30pm, Tuesday 18 September, Newtown Community & Cultural Centre With a speaker from Renters United Snacks and drinks provided Please share on Facebook:   ...More >>


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