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Hon Jo Goodhew opens Ballarat Care Home in Rangiora

Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:48:16 +1200 | Bupa

Bupa’s Ballarat Care Home was officially opened this week on 20 August by Hon Jo Goodhew in a public ceremony. The celebration was attended by community groups, residents and relatives plus representatives from the health care community.More >>

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Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:25:02 +1200 |

Aug 11, 2014 - is a brand new innovative property portal, offering capital, land and rates values for over 1.3M New Zealand properties. More >>

Average asking of homes remains high

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:31:24 +1200 |

Home sellers are still expecting near record prices for their homes, according to figures released by, the website with New Zealand’s largest number of homes for sale.More >>

Rural Women NZ calls for fair deal for rural

Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:46:47 +1200 | Rural Women New Zealand

Rural Women New Zealand today released its 2014-2017 manifesto, focusing on thirteen areas for action to ensure a fair deal for rural. More >>

Funding for further short-term flood mitigation work

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 17:10:08 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has approved funding for further short-term flood defence measures in the hardest hit areas of Christchurch and will consider potential mitigation options for the Central City. More >>

Council haphazardly releasing land for sprawl against advice

Thu, 14 Aug 2014 14:34:01 +1200 | Generation Zero

In the interest of transparency around Council decision making, Generation Zero has released documents showing that Auckland Council haphazardly released land for greenfield development against official advice as part of the Special Housing Areas.More >>

Provinces suffer from LVR restrictions

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:57:04 +1200 | Harcourts

Around the country our provincial sales are showing very clearly the negative effect loan-to-value restrictions have had in these fragile markets. More >>

Markets slow but first home buyers still hurting

Wed, 13 Aug 2014 12:44:26 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

First home buyers are hurting more than ever as the supply of affordable houses in the market dries up, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “The Reserve Bank will be happy LVR minimum deposits and rising interest rates have dampened down ...More >>

July real estate market in winter mode

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:59:38 +1200 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

• 5,893 dwellings sold in July 2014, up 2.3% on June but down 13.0% on July 2013 • National median price of $416,000, down $11,250 (-2.6%) on June and up $31,00 (+8.1%) on July 2013 • Days to sell improved by two days to 37 days compared to ...More >>

Upcoming Fabian Events in Auckland

Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:04:50 +1200 | New Zealand Fabian Society

Sue Bradford’s PhD thesis, 'A major left wing think tank in Aotearoa — an impossible dream or a call to action?' looked at why no major left wing think tank has developed in Aotearoa and whether the left in 2010-2013 was fertile for such a development ...More >>

Future doctors call for an end to unhealthy homes

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:08:27 +1200 | Joint Press Release

Future doctors call for an end to unhealthy homes 11 August 2014 Press Release From New Zealand Medical Students Association and Medical Students for Global Awareness New Zealand medical students are calling on the country’s political leaders to ...More >>

Taranaki region’s supreme homes revealed

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:33:22 +1200 | Registered Master Builders House of the Year

A family home in Taranaki, built by Fowler Homes Taranaki, has been awarded the Supreme Award in the Taranaki Region Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year. More >>

Lack of housing affecting listings and sales

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:56:16 +1200 | Harcourts

Please find attached full property market analysis for Auckland and Northland for July from New Zealand’s largest real estate group, Harcourts. More >>

Auckland and Northland supreme homes revealed

Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:47:23 +1200 | Registered Master Builders House of the Year

A new home in Takapuna and a renovation in Devonport have been named this year’s finest Auckland homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Auckland and Northland Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.More >>

Development Contributions Commissioners appointed

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 14:53:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Hon Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga Associate Minister of Local Government 8 August 2014 Media Statement Development Contributions Commissioners appointed More >>

214 Properties no longer on potentially contaminated list

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:18:30 +1200 | Environment Canterbury

Environment Canterbury has written to 214 landowners in the Pacific Park subdivision in North New Brighton advising them that their properties are no longer listed as potentially contaminated on the Listed Land Use register.More >>

Summerset green-lights $130M Ellerslie village after consent

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 10:26:31 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 8 (BusinessDesk) - Summerset Group, New Zealand's third-largest listed retirement village operator, will develop a $130 million village in the Ellerslie suburb of Auckland to accommodate 400 people after being granted resource consent.More >>

Consultation Report on Access to Buildings for Disabled

Fri, 8 Aug 2014 10:07:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Minister for Disability Issues says the consultation report on Access to Buildings for People with Disabilities reflects the voice of the disabled community, is responsive to their needs and recognises that for a society to be fully inclusive, then disabled ...More >>

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Thu, 7 Aug 2014 17:17:21 +1200 | Human Rights Commission

A key group monitoring disability rights in New Zealand says proposed changes to building regulations are unnecessary and infringe disabled people’s right to access buildings.More >>

Residential property value increases slowdown

Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:34:50 +1200 | QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV Residential Price Movement Index shows that nationwide residential property values for July have increased 7.6% over the past year and 2.3% over the past three months. This means they are now 15.6% above the previous market peak of ...More >>


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