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EQC: Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 16:00:31 +1300 | Controller and Auditor-General

The Auditor-General has published her report Earthquake Commission: Managing the Canterbury Home Repair Programme – follow-up audit . This report looks at EQC’s progress in addressing the recommendations we made in our 2013 report about how it ...More >>

New rules take heat out of Auckland market, boost regions

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 15:55:57 +1300 | QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for November have increased 15.0% over the past year which is the fastest rate since February 2006. Values rose 4.0% over the past three months and are now ...More >>

Regions reach record average asking prices in November

Tue, 1 Dec 2015 10:10:15 +1300 |

Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Coromandel reach record average asking prices in November, bucking national trend More >>

NZ residential building consents rise 5.1% in October

Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:49:28 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential building consents rose in October, snapping two months of decline on a pickup in Auckland, where approvals for apartments helped drive the trend for new dwellings in the city to the highest level in almost ...More >>

Reforms fall far short of a housing crisis fix

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:57:01 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Phil Twyford Housing Spokesperson 26 November 2015 Reforms fall far short of a housing crisis fix The Government’s proposed Resource Management Act changes fall a long way short of the reforms needed to fix the housing crisis, Labour’s Housing spokesperson ...More >>

Arvida posts first-half profit of $7.4 mln

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:22:09 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Arvida posts first-half profit of $7.4 mln, expects to beat full-year prospectus forecasts More >>

Accessible Properties opens top quality new homes

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 10:30:52 +1300 | Accessible Properties

Accessible Properties, New Zealand’s largest non-government community housing provider, is proud to open 12 new homes in Linwood, Christchurch. More >>

Housing Market a Regulatory Disaster

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:57:19 +1300 | Affordable Auckland

“With Auckland’s housing market becoming an international sensation following the sale of a former state house hovel in Devonport for over $1 million, young people and low-income families are paying the price for the Council’s regulatory disaster,” ...More >>

E tu! Strathmore Park stands tall

Thu, 26 Nov 2015 09:55:52 +1300 | Wellington City Council

E tu! Strathmore Park stands tall Wellington City Council, along with Housing New Zealand, New Zealand Police and other agencies are behind a community-led development approach to transform the eastern Wellington suburb of Strathmore Park. Councillor ...More >>

Good progress in two years of Housing Accord

Wed, 25 Nov 2015 17:15:11 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Auckland Housing Accord is freeing up land faster for housing and helping drive increasing momentum in residential construction, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown said today in releasing the second year monitoring ...More >>

Report shows desperate housing situation throughout NZ

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:56:10 +1300 | Citizens Advice Bureaux NZ

Can this really be New Zealand? The CAB is asking this question after carrying out an analysis of the situations of people coming to them in need of emergency accommodation. More >>

Helping hand for first home buyers in the Hutt Valley

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:31:27 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

In the Hutt Valley, 371 people are receiving help to buy their first home through the Government’s new $435 million KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme. More >>

Desperate Nick Smith talks up housing failures

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 17:10:34 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Nick Smith is clutching at straws as he desperately tries to talk up his failed housing policies, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. More >>

Greater clarity needed for housing transfers

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 16:22:51 +1300 | Community Housing Aotearoa

Media Release Greater clarity needed for housing transfer in Invercargill and Tauranga - CHA The Government has listened to some of the concerns raised by Community Housing Aotearoa surrounding the process of transferring about 1500 Housing NZ homes in Invercargill ...More >>

Government needs to urgently prepare for rising seas

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 09:12:50 +1300 | Caritas Aotearoa

The government needs to urgently prepare for the impact of rising sea levels, both in New Zealand and in Pacific Island nations, says Catholic social justice agency Caritas.More >>

PropertyNZ completes successful investment round

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 12:06:59 +1300 | PropertyNZ

Wellington-based start-up PropertyNZ Ltd has successfully completed its first external investment round for the soon-to-be launched website . More >>

Household spending continues to outpace income

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 11:21:54 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Household income was $134.4 billion (up 0.8 percent), while household spending was $135.3 billion (up 3.3 percent) in the March 2015 year, Statistics New Zealand said today.More >>

David Kennedy appointed as Chief Executive

Fri, 20 Nov 2015 10:00:07 +1300 | Te Runanga o Ngai Tahu

Ngāi Tahu Property Board Chair, Barry Bragg, is pleased to announce that David Kennedy has been appointed as Chief Executive of Ngāi Tahu Property. More >>

Council funds for heritage buildings' seismic strengthening

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:51:49 +1300 | Wellington City Council

Ten heritage building owners will benefit from the latest round of Wellington City Council’s Built Heritage Incentive fund after their applications were approved today.More >>

Environment Commissioner Report on Sea Levels Welcomed

Thu, 19 Nov 2015 16:48:18 +1300 | Sir Peter Gluckman Chief Science Advisor

Sir Peter Gluckman, the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor, welcomes the report by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment (PCE) on the expected impact of sea level rise for New Zealand. Entitled Preparing New Zealand for Rising Seas: ...More >>


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