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Institute welcomes ‘game changing’ Reserve Bank tweak

Fri, 28 Aug 2015 16:54:45 +1200 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, has welcomed a recent policy change, by the Reserve Bank calling it ‘a game changer’ and ‘a massive step in the right direction’.More >>

Good progress continuing under Housing Accord

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 17:08:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Eleven new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) that will provide up to 1600 new homes across Auckland were announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown.More >>

New appointment release: Mortgage Express

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:36:44 +1200 | Mortgage Express

No stranger to the financial services industry, Mr. Ren’s background includes 2 years’ experience as an insurance broker and over 5 years’ experience as a mortgage adviser. More >>

Class Action Filed in Christchurch High Court

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:03:52 +1200 | GCA Lawyers

A class action against Southern Response was filed in the Christchurch High Court earlier this afternoon [2.15pm. 26 August 2015]. More >>

Significant opportunities to improve urban development

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 13:53:48 +1200 | NZCID

New Zealand has an opportunity to significantly improve urban development according to leaders across the infrastructure sector.More >>

Top 100 homes in running for NZ House of the Year honours

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 10:59:33 +1200 | Master Builders House of the Year

One Hundred of the best homes in New Zealand have been named as Gold Reserve Finalists in the country’s premier residential building awards, the Registered Master Builders 2015 House of the Year .More >>

Charities to benefit from the sale of six houses

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:58:16 +1200 | Bayleys

A couple’s passion for property and helping others has so far raised $220,000 for the wider Wellington region and with six of their new charity build houses now on the market, they are about to boost that figure. Wellington’s Chris and Warwick ...More >>

Rising house prices is a supply issue

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:03:09 +1200 | NZ Property Investors Federation

The Reserve Bank is continuing to blame rental property owners for Auckland's rising house prices. They say that investor activity has increased from 33% in 2013 to 41% in 2015.More >>

Investor LVR limits to reduce financial system risk

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 13:42:06 +1200 | Reserve Bank

Investor LVR limits to reduce financial system risk The Reserve Bank expects new lending limits for Auckland property investors will reduce heightened financial system risk, and help moderate the Auckland housing market cycle, Deputy Governor Grant ...More >>

Seismic policy lives saved estimate a fabrication

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 09:13:18 +1200 | EBSS

“The claim by Nick Smith,Minister of Building and Housing, in a recently released Cabinet paper, that 335 lives will be saved by the new seismic strengthening policies over the next 100 years, grossly overstates the true position,” Ian Harrison Chair ...More >>

HomeStart off to successful start

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 19:20:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The number of first home buyers accessing Government support for making a deposit on a house has doubled since the Government’s new KiwiSaver HomeStart package took effect on 1 April this year, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said in ...More >>

No Community for Sick Children

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 10:17:43 +1200 | Glen Innes Defence Committee

A recent story in the news of a mother whose child is suffering from severe health problems due to their mouldy home in Glen Innes is yet another reminder of the Government's failure to provide adequate and safe housing for vulnerable New Zealanders.More >>

Reserve Bank delays LVR implementation by one month

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:49:29 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank of New Zealand will give the country's banks an extra month to implement system changes required to impose new lending restrictions on Auckland residential property investors.More >>

Submissions: Social Housing Reform Transaction Mandate Bill

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:34:04 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

On 18 August 2015, the House of Representatives referred the Social Housing Reform (Transaction Mandate) Bill to the Social Services Select Committee for consideration and report to the House by 18 February 2015.More >>

Repair Failure Rate So Bad Brownlee Should Go

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:56:43 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Minister for Earthquake Recovery Gerry Brownlee must take full responsibility for a 36 per cent failure rate in earthquake underfloor repairs and resign, says New Zealand First Deputy Leader Ron Mark. “He is blaming cowboy builders for botched ...More >>

Make your view count

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:19:24 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

The Christchurch City Council is seeking public feedback on its final set of proposals for the Replacement Christchurch District Plan. The proposals were notified on 25 July. Since then there have been more than 36,000 online property searches, many ...More >>

Auckland Mayor welcomes Government infrastructure plan

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:11:58 +1200 | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor welcomes Government infrastructure plan The 30-year New Zealand Infrastructure Plan announced today has been applauded by Mayor Len Brown who says he supports the government’s desire to work closely together on this. The $110 billion plan contains ...More >>

Speech to New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:09:40 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Good afternoon. Thank you Jim for that warm welcome and for the New Zealand Council for Infrastructure Development’s hosting of this event. Your invitation to address the Building Nations Symposium 2015 is both welcome and opportune.More >>

30-year Infrastructure Plan a great start

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:38:17 +1200 | PropertyNZ

Property Council welcomes the long-term focus of the 30-year Infrastructure Plan released today, but suggests the Plan could go further in addressing funding. More >>

Colliers Auckland Apartment Market Report

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 09:44:53 +1200 | Colliers International

Summary below. • It includes analysis of CBD, city fringe and suburban development to the end of 2018 and commentary on pricing and affordability. • It notes the Auckland apartment market has changed to focus on owner-occupiers not investors, ...More >>


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