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Number of homeless working people a national shame

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 15:58:18 +1200 | Green Party

Number of homeless working people a national shame Research released today showing more than half of all homeless New Zealanders are working or studying is a clear sign of just how bad the housing crisis has become, the Green Party said today. Otago ...More >>

Most homeless people working or studying

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:54:08 +1200 | University of Otago

Most homeless people working or studying More than half of all homeless adults in New Zealand are working or studying, say University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) researchers. UOW researcher Dr Kate Amore, from the Health Research Council-funded He Kainga Oranga/Housing ...More >>

EQ Repairs and Methodology Don’t Meet Building Code

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:16:00 +1200 | EQCfix

With the sixth anniversary of the September earthquake in Canterbury only days away, documents obtained by EQC Fix, under the Official Information Act, show hundreds of repairs referred to the MBIE’s Technical Engineering Panel, did not comply with ...More >>

Metlifecare lifts annual earnings, dividend

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:43:07 +1200 | Metlifecare

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Metlifecare lifted annual earnings and dividends as the retirement village company continues to benefit from an ageing population and increased demand for its units. More >>

Park up for homes: Parnell signifies time for a change

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:58:25 +1200 | Child Poverty Action Group

The #ParkUpForHomes protests will be drawing to a close over the next fortnight, with a final Auckland event happening this Thursday August 25, in the central suburb of Parnell.More >>

Survey shows sense on housing affordability

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:14:08 +1200 | Green Party

A new poll shows New Zealanders have grasped the realities of the housing crisis better than the Prime Minister and his Government, the Green Party said today. More >>

Tenants winning in slow rental market

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:09:46 +1200 | Trade Me Property

Tenants are benefiting from a very lacklustre rental market while those looking to break into the property market watch prices continue to rise. Median weekly rents rose just $10 across New Zealand in July to $440, according to the latest Trade Me ...More >>

Developer demand for bank-alternative mortgages surges

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:16:01 +1200 | Omega Capital

An environment characterised by soaring demand for housing and a passive stance imposed by New Zealand’s trading banks has placed companies like Omega Capital Corporation in a position of strength.More >>

Drop-in sessions on South Dunedin's future

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:02:49 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

A series of drop-in information sessions hosted by the Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council early next month are the start of a community conversation around South Dunedin's future.More >>

90 day plan to halve homelessness in Auckland’s Inner City

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 11:54:51 +1200 | Rob Thomas

Homelessness has reached an all-time high in Auckland’s Inner City with the Auckland City Mission reporting that 147 people are sleeping rough within a 3km radius of the Sky Tower. The problems have increased in recent years with the closing of the ...More >>

Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan decisions notified

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:57:31 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland Council’s decisions on recommendations made by the Independent Hearings Panel will be available on the council website from 5pm today. More >>

Failed planning system only part of the problem

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:39:17 +1200 | NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

“In its ‘blue sky’ review of the New Zealand planning system, the Productivity Commission has correctly found that the planning system is failing, but their recommendations for change will not succeed without governance and funding reform,” says Stephen ...More >>

Public Hearings for Homelessness Inquiry begin

Fri, 19 Aug 2016 13:13:52 +1200 | Cross Party Homelessness Inquiry

Public Hearings for Homelessness Inquiry begin at Te Puea Marae What: First hearing of the Cross-Party Inquiry into Homelessness When: Monday August 22 at 10am – 4pm Where: Te Puea Memorial Marae, 1534 Miro Rd, Auckland Who: Hearings Panel made up ...More >>

Century 21 launches its home loans service

Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:14:07 +1200 | Century 21 Real Estate

Century 21’s new home loans service was officially launched at the company’s national awards ceremony last night in Auckland by Geoff Barnett, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand.More >>

New package of urban growth areas to keep supply of housing

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:43:23 +1200 | SmartGrowth

A package of four new urban development projects in the western Bay of Plenty, approved by a joint SmartGrowth committee today, aims to boost inner city living and provide a steady supply of new, well-designed urban communities over the next 5 to ten years ...More >>

Investment to help make Levin innovative lifestyle centre

Tue, 16 Aug 2016 16:26:24 +1200 | Horowhenua District Council

The potential for Levin to transform into a lifestyle centre specialising in living innovations for New Zealand’s older population has received a significant funding boost.More >>

Kids will keep getting sick as housing crisis persists

Mon, 15 Aug 2016 11:59:05 +1200 | Green Party

The Government’s inaction on the housing crisis is hurting our kids’ health, the Green Party said today. More >>

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Phil Twyford

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:08:10 +1200 | The Nation

Labour housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says Housing New Zealand has been selling state houses for below the official valuations More >>

Number of homes listed during July in Hamilton breaks record

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 17:50:14 +1200 | Lodge Real Estate

The number of homes listed for sale in Hamilton during July 2016 was the highest on record with 442 coming onto the market during the month. More >>

Heritage Earthquake Strengthening Fund Welcome

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 16:02:13 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council New Zealand welcomes today’s announcement by the Government of a $12 million contestable fund to help private property owners to earthquake strengthen category 1 and 2 historic buildings.More >>

 

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