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History Never Repeats

Fri, 27 May 2016 14:50:19 +1200 | Max Reid

“History never repeats, I tell myself before I go to sleep.” Someone needs to sing that classic Split Enz riff to Paula Bennett – loud and clear. Max Reid May 25th 2016 More >>

E tū says Budget will entrench inequality

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:14:18 +1200 | E Tu

E tū says the government has promised higher pay for workers, but instead the Budget will entrench inequality. More >>

Budget 2016: Does Nothing For Housing

Fri, 27 May 2016 13:02:50 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The housing crisis is our most serious problem, but the government still says there isn’t one, says New Zealand First Housing Spokesperson Denis O’Rourke. More >>

No bricks and mortar in Budget’s new housing spend

Fri, 27 May 2016 10:43:30 +1200 | Caritas

Despite Budget 2016 taking small steps to invest in the wellbeing of families and individuals, Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand says there is a noticeable lack of investment in building new homes – an important requirement to ensure all families can flourishMore >>

Budget an insult to the thousands without homes

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:42:24 +1200 | Auckland Action Against Poverty

Budget an insult to the thousands without homes Media release Thursday 26 May 2016 “Today’s Budget is pitiful in the face of the biggest housing crisis since the 1930s Depression. “With thousands of people homeless in Auckland alone, Bill English’s ...More >>

Budget sticks a bigger band aid over NZ's housing crisis

Thu, 26 May 2016 16:12:11 +1200 | Community Housing Aotearoa

Budget sticks a bigger band aid over New Zealand’s social and affordable housing crisisMore >>

John Key fails New Zealand with no fix for housing crisis

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:37:45 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key fails middle New Zealand with no fix for housing crisis, more underfunding of health More >>

Property Institute says Budget ‘misses opportunities’

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:33:32 +1200 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute says Budget ‘misses opportunities’ Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, has given today’s budget a qualified pass mark describing it as ‘a largely responsible mixture of worthy initiatives ...More >>

Queen of Property sees social housing as a moral obligation

Thu, 26 May 2016 15:30:40 +1200 | Thornton Communications

Today’s Budget announcement about social housing doesn’t go far enough to helping ordinary New Zealanders, says Queen of Property Nicolette Connors. More >>

Budget 2016 – Working Kiwis deserve a better life

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:50:48 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the Minister of Finance, Bill English, has delivered the National Governments 8th consecutive Budget and working people are underwhelmed and disappointed. More >>

$100m boost to develop Auckland housing

Thu, 26 May 2016 14:20:09 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Housing development on surplus Crown land in Auckland is receiving a $100 million boost in Budget 2016, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This capital funding will add momentum to the programme of using public land for increasing the ...More >>

Has the CCC made appropriate use of Existing Use Rights?

Thu, 26 May 2016 12:18:05 +1200 | Empowered Christchurch

(Existing use rights is an exemption under the Section 10 of the Resource Management Act 1991, yet the CCC’s application of this "loophole" appears in direct contradiction to the stated purpose of the Act) More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: MASTERMINDS of Housing

Wed, 25 May 2016 16:38:48 +1200 | Martin Doyle

In previous times, it was quite common for couples to put off having children till they were properly set up. That approach needs to be adopted again given the seriousness of child poverty and the shortage of housing under this government. Property speculators ...More >>

Smarts needed as rush to build houses increases in Auckland

Wed, 25 May 2016 15:25:14 +1200 | Royal NZ Institute of Horticulture Education Trust

Smarts needed as rush to build houses takes toll on Auckland's green spaces Search on for 2016 Young Horticulturist of the Year AUCKLANDERS are being warned that the rush to build more houses – even as the Auckland Council comes under pressure to ...More >>

National’s latest short-sighted housing scheme

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:59:35 +1200 | Green Party

Paula Bennett’s announcement today that homeless New Zealanders will be offered up to $5000 to move out of Auckland is a sign of a Minister under enormous pressure, and a government that’s flailing over the housing crisis, the Green Party said ...More >>

Remarkables Park announces second new hotel

Wed, 25 May 2016 14:34:23 +1200 | Remarkables Park

Remarkables Park announces second new hotel and residential units for Queenstown’s rapidly expanding Remarkables Park Town Centre More >>

Government Finally Acknowledges Problem

Wed, 25 May 2016 10:10:29 +1200 | Aim High

Lack of consumer education major contributor to building problems says publisher of consumer Building Guide magazine and website. “The Minister of Building and Housing has finally acknowledged there’s a problem with the quality of building ...More >>

NZ commercial real estate returns highest since the GFC

Tue, 24 May 2016 16:33:11 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

The Property Council New Zealand/IPD New Zealand Quarterly Property Index Q1 2016 results have been released. More >>

Houzz Launches in New Zealand

Tue, 24 May 2016 14:06:45 +1200 | Houzz

World’s leading home renovation and design platform to shake up New Zealand’s $6 billion home renovation market with houzz.co.nz, specifically tailored to needs of Kiwi users More >>

NZGBC supports idea of New Zealand Housing Strategy

Tue, 24 May 2016 13:39:02 +1200 | Green Building Council

The New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) has added its voice to the call for a nationwide housing strategy – and they’re holding a Sustainable Housing Summit next month that will bring together industry leaders to discuss the critical challenges ...More >>

 

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