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NZ home building consents fall 4.1% in June

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 11:20:35 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential building consents fell 4.1 percent in June as construction intentions in Canterbury tapered off, with the region's housing rebuild nearing a plateau.More >>

Mortgage statistics need careful interpretation

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 10:17:56 +1200 | NZ Property Investors Federation

Latest Reserve Bank lending data released this week has shown that, over the last year, the proportion of lending to investors has risen from 29 percent to 33 per cent. This has led some to believe that property investment is rampant and a major ...More >>

The Balance of Payments and the Housing Market

Thu, 30 Jul 2015 09:50:58 +1200 | Keith Rankin

On Morning Report on Friday (24 July), I heard the following exchange between Guyon Espiner and Finance Minister, Bill English. More >>

Concern about industry skill shortages in light of growth

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:14:02 +1200 | Certified Builders Association

Certified Builders welcomes the latest National Construction Pipeline report which shows continued growth in demand for building and construction in New Zealand. While this is encouraging for the industry, a broader concern is the shortfall in skilled ...More >>

'Unprecedented' building activity seen on back of Auckland

Wed, 29 Jul 2015 17:05:04 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) - An "unprecedented" level of building work is predicted over the coming six years, due largely to Auckland's housing boom, a new reports says.More >>

Huge Wave of Support for a locally-led Christchurch

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 13:55:42 +1200 | ActionStation

As of today over 1800 people have submitted to the consultation on the future structure of the Christchurch rebuild, calling for a locally-led approach, after member-led campaign organisation; ActionStation, launched their quick submission form on Friday.More >>

Potential savings for Northland residents

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:18:33 +1200 | Electricity Authority

Potential savings for Northland residents Northlander’s are being urged to check their electricity provider, as switching rates are in decline despite a large increase in retail brands entering the local market. New figures from the Electricity Authority ...More >>

50% of Wellington households switch electricity providers

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:06:56 +1200 | Electricity Authority

Over 50% of Wellington households switch electricity providers New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate over half of Wellington households have switched electricity providers in the last five years. The figures show last year over 42,000 ...More >>

Manawatu-Wanganui households likely to switch electricity

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:05:52 +1200 | Electricity Authority

More than 50% of Manawatu-Wanganui households switch electricity suppliers Households in the Manawatu-Wanganui region are more likely to shop around for a better deal on their electricity, with over 50 percent switching suppliers in the last five years. ...More >>

Taranaki most likely to switch electricity providers

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:04:10 +1200 | Electricity Authority

Taranaki households most likely to switch electricity providers Households in the Taranaki region are the most active in the electricity market, with 62 percent changing providers once or more in the last five years. New figures from the Electricity Authority ...More >>

Over 50% of Waikato residents switch power suppliers

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:59:15 +1200 | Electricity Authority

More than 50% of Waikato residents switch electricity suppliers Electricity switching rates in Waikato are the second highest in the country with over half of households switching suppliers in the last five years. New figures from the Electricity Authority ...More >>

Potential savings for Hawke’s Bay households

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 10:58:33 +1200 | Electricity Authority

Potential savings for Hawke’s Bay households Hawke’s Bay households are urged to shop around, with only 41% of consumers in the region switching electricity providers in the last five years. New figures from the Electricity Authority estimate last ...More >>

The George welcomes two new properties to growing portfolio

Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:20:48 +1200 | The George

The George welcomes two luxury properties to growing portfolio Christchurch’s luxury boutique hotel, The George is adding two high-end properties under its growing Brook Serene Hotel Management portfolio. Hotel Montreal, Christchurch’s only other ...More >>

Key blames Labour for barrier to foreign buyer ban

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:31:20 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 27 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister John Key has blamed the way the Labour-led government of the 2000s structured the free trade agreement with China for making it impossible for a future government to impose a ban on land sales to foreign investors, ...More >>

Nelson, Marlborough, and West Coast Region’s finest homes

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:09:07 +1200 | Acumen Republic

Nelson, Marlborough, and West Coast Region’s finest homes announced A new build in the Marlborough Sounds and a renovation in Nelson have been revealed as this year’s top Nelson, Marlborough, and West Coast homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Nelson, ...More >>

East Coast Region’s finest homes announced

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:08:20 +1200 | Acumen Republic

A new build in Hastings District and a renovation in Gisborne have been revealed as this year’s top East Coast homes, winning Supreme Awards in the East Coast Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year.More >>

Waikato Region’s finest homes announced

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 10:07:05 +1200 | Acumen Republic

A new build in Hamilton has been revealed as this year’s top Waikato home, winning a Supreme Award in the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year. More >>

Masport - The Brand My Grandfather Trusts

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:45:55 +1200 | Masport

Earning and maintaining the trust of kiwis, Masport has once again proudly secured the top spot in the 2015 Reader’s Digest Most Trusted Brands award, in the Gardening Equipment Division.More >>

New Zealand’s most trusted brands for 2015 revealed

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:35:03 +1200 | Metro Marketing

The popular chocolate manufacturing company has been announced New Zealand’s most trusted brand in the annual Reader’s Digest ‘Most Trusted Brands’ survey released today. More >>

Harcourts’ excellence celebrated at industry awards

Mon, 27 Jul 2015 09:33:41 +1200 | Harcourts

Harcourts NZ has been celebrated with across the board success at the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand’s annual Awards for Excellence in Real Estate. With more than 12,000 sales consultants around New Zealand competing for the awards, Harcourts ...More >>

 

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