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Metlifecare 1H profit jumps 31%

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:27:10 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 27 (BusinessDesk) - Metlifecare's first-half profit jumped by almost a third as the country's housing boom bolstered the value of the retirement village operator's property portfolio and fattened its margins for unit sales. More >>

Northland Residential Property Price Increases Accelerated

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 13:31:07 +1300 | Barfoot and Thompson

The average price being paid for residential property across all of Northland accelerated in the last quarter of 2016 to an all-time high of $554,000. More >>

Valocity awarded Callaghan Innovation Growth Grant

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:43:02 +1300 | Valocity

Kiwi-owned, and locally developed, cloud-based property valuation platform, Valocity, has been awarded an R&D Growth Grant by Callaghan Innovation. More >>

Borrowers need to look to the smaller lenders

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 11:59:35 +1300 | Mike Pero Mortgages

Smaller and highly responsive New Zealand-owned and operated lenders are the go-to options for Kiwi homebuyers now more than ever as the big four trading banks become increasingly picky on mortgage lending.More >>

New housing subdivision goes on the market

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 10:59:09 +1300 | Bayleys Realty Group

The urban growth of Hamilton’s satellite townships is gathering momentum – with plans announced this week for the sale of a new 47 dwelling development in Cambridge. More >>

Heartland Posts Half Year Profit of $29.1M

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:33:44 +1300 | Heartland

Heartland Bank Limited (Heartland) (NZX: HBL) achieved a net profit after tax (NPAT) of $29.1m for the half year ended 31 December 2016 (the Current Reporting Period), an increase of 14% from the half year ended 31 December 2015 (the Previous Corresponding ...More >>

People to occupy elderly tenant’s house

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:16:54 +1300 | Tamaki Housing Group

Ioela ‘Niki’ Rauti and her supporters will start another occupation of her home at 14 Taniwha Street, Glen Innes today at 10:30am to stop her eviction. More >>

500 new homes in the Airfields precinct at Hobsonville Point

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 12:35:48 +1300 | Joint Media Statement

Panuku Development Auckland has confirmed Avanda Group as the housing developer for Stage Two of the Airfields precinct at Hobsonville Point. More >>

BNZ - BusinessNZ PSI - January 2017

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 10:58:51 +1300 | BNZ BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index

New Zealand’s services sector experienced ongoing expansion during January to start 2017 on a very positive note, according to the BNZ - BusinessNZ Performance of Services Index (PSI). The PSI for January was 59.5. This was 1.0 point up from ...More >>

ASB Housing Confidence Survey - Price expectations cool

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:54:06 +1300 | ASB Bank

Buyer sentiment has improved in the ASB Housing Confidence Survey, but ultimately, New Zealanders still think it’s a bad time to buy a house. More >>

NZ house price growth to 'slow sharply'

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:15:46 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand housing market is in for a "pronounced and overdue slowdown", with national house price inflation forecast to fall to around 5 percent a year, says one of the world's top three credit rating agencies, ...More >>

Speech to Massey University and Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 13:17:43 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Today I’m going to offer some views on the current state of the New Zealand economy and our infrastructure. More >>

Homeowners face insurance shortfalls after earthquakes

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 12:43:46 +1300 | Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman

Growing concern about under-insured earthquake-damaged homes in the Kaikoura region is an acute reminder to check your house insurance policy to make sure you have enough cover.More >>

January job surge makes hiring harder for employers

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 11:45:00 +1300 | Trade Me Jobs

Kiwi employers are finding it harder to hire the people they need following a 16.4 per cent surge in job listings in January, according to the latest data from Trade Me Jobs. More >>

900 trades scholarships for Māori and Pasifika

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 10:33:38 +1300 | Maori Pasifika Trades Training

More than 900 young Māori and Pasifika are being offered a leg up into a career in the booming Auckland trades industry. More >>

Government backs fast-track Urban Development Authorities

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:30:26 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 14 (BusinessDesk) - Locally controlled urban development authorities (UDAs) with compulsory land acquisition powers and fast-tracked resource consent processes are the latest weapon the government is preparing to fight the slow speed of new ...More >>

Enabling faster and better urban development

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 13:01:48 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Public consultation has opened on proposed legislation to fast track the redevelopment and regeneration of urban areas to better meet housing and commercial needs, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says.More >>

Choice returning to Auckland market after summer holiday

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:35:48 +1300 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Sales volumes see seasonal drop in January as Auckland & national median house prices rise year-on-year More >>

PM Expects Big Influx of Migrant Workers

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:13:05 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister confirmed today thousands of immigrant workers will flood into Auckland on to building sites, says New Zealand First. More >>

13/02/17 PM’s Press Conference: Housing, Housing, Housing

Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:44:54 +1300 | Liana Pantaleo

Prime Minister Bill English began today’s press conference with a recap of announcements that were made recently: $300mn for ultrafast broadband, $500bn for police, the extension of the earthquake relief fund, the completion of the expressway up the Kapiti Coast, ...More >>


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