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Sustainable Housing Development Reaches New Milestone

Fri, 19 Dec 2014 11:47:53 +1300 | Unison

A sustainable housing development in Hastings has reached a new milestone, with the first of eleven solar PV equipped new-builds complete and open as a show home. The housing development, a joint project between Horvath Homes, Unison and Hastings District ...More >>

KiwiCover: loss of family home pales against loss of earning

Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:24:46 +1300 | KiwiCover Insurance

KiwiCover Insurance says that the financial loss caused by the destruction of a family home typically pales in comparison with the financial effects of the permanent loss of earnings of the home owner.More >>

Auckland housing now very different from the rest of NZ

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 13:46:23 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Auckland’s housing has changed markedly over the past two decades as the city reacts to its growing population, with more multi-storey homes, greater density, and fewer unoccupied homes all making it very different to the rest of the country, according ...More >>

Full audits of all rest homes available to public

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:38:56 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Associate Health Minister Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has announced that full audit reports for all rest homes will be published online from today in a more reader-friendly format.More >>

New community housing development opened

Wed, 17 Dec 2014 11:23:57 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett today opened Accessible Properties’ new community housing development in Johnsonville, furthering the Government’s commitment to providing better social housing for those in need.More >>

Social housing provider opens development in Johnsonvillle

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 16:48:50 +1300 | Accessible Properties

Social housing provider, Accessible Properties, will be opening eight new social housing units in a new housing development in Johnsonville tomorrow. More >>

Judgment: Tower Insurance v Skyward Aviation

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:43:15 +1300 | NZ Supreme Court

This Court has unanimously dismissed Tower’s appeal from the judgment of the Court of Appeal. It has concluded that the interpretation put forward by Tower under which Tower is entitled to choose the payment settlement option is inconsistent with the ...More >>

National MarketWatch Analysis December 2014

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:13:18 +1300 | Harcourts

There is a sense of urgency in the residential property market with written sales up markedly from this time last year in all regions except Christchurch. Buyers recognise that now is the best time to buy.More >>

Consent Marks New Stage for Ravenswood Village

Tue, 16 Dec 2014 11:11:09 +1300 | Infinity Investment Group Holdings

One of North Canterbury’s largest residential communities has reached a new stage in its development. More >>

Property rents plateau in November

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 13:37:09 +1300 | Trade Me Property

The median national rent was unchanged at $400 per week in November, but is up more than 5 per cent since November 2013, according to the Trade Me Property Rental Index out today. More >>

State Housing Tenant Fights HNZC on Legality of Eviction

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:07:22 +1300 | Tamaki Housing Group

Housing New Zealand tenant Ioela (Niki) Rauti took HNZ to the tenancy tribunal a month ago to fight against continued harassment by HNZ and to challenge the lawfulness of her eviction.More >>

NZ weekly rents rise 5.3% in November, upward trend slowing

Mon, 15 Dec 2014 09:06:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Median national housing rents rose at an annual pace of 5.3 percent in November, slowing from a month earlier as rental prices continue to plateau, according to online auction site Trade Me.More >>

Planning to Build Or Renovate on the Coromandel This Summer?

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:58:12 +1300 | Thames Coromandel District Council

If you're thinking about a summer DIY project on your holiday home or bach on the Coromandel this summer - make sure you've got a good plan and you're prepared. More >>

Using land for housing inquiry - submissions deadline 22 Dec

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 10:12:46 +1300 | Productivity Commission

The Government has asked the Productivity Commission to inquire into ways to improve planning and development systems in order to deliver an adequate supply of land for housing, especially in our growing cities.More >>

High end of housing market hot in Hamilton

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:25:45 +1300 | Lodge Real Estate

Hamilton, New Zealand – Lodge Real Estate’s managing director, Jeremy O’Rourke, said today that Hamilton’s residential housing market has experienced five months of steady growth. He says this is the city’s strongest growth trend since early ...More >>

Signs Christchurch market cooling

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 17:21:16 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s latest housing and construction report shows signs that the Christchurch housing market may be slowing. More >>

Will Anglican Family Care embody the Christmas spirit?

Thu, 11 Dec 2014 14:28:44 +1300 | Public Service Association

Public Service Association (PSA) members working at Anglican Family Care (AFC) in Dunedin and other parts of Otago have resumed industrial action following the failure of mediation to find any solution to AFC’s refusal to provide a cost-of-living ...More >>

Strong November puts bounce back in Spring

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:50:58 +1300 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

• 7,416 dwellings sold in November 2014, up 12.2% on October and up 6.5% on November 2013 • National median price of $455,750, up $25,750 on October and up $30,750 on November 2013 to set a new record median • Auckland median price reached a new ...More >>

Government planning and support for housing on Māori land

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:41:10 +1300 | Controller and Auditor-General

We have published a follow-up article that looks at the progress in responding to the Auditor-General’s recommendations in our 2011 report. The article describes some of the activities that have been happening to increase housing on Māori land.More >>

Bunnings triples annual profit in NZ

Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:38:18 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Bunnings, the hardware chain owned by Australian Wesfarmers, more than tripled annual profit in New Zealand, as a booming property market stoked demand for building products.More >>


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