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Next step for Auckland housing programme

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 16:53:56 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government is inviting suitably qualified developers to register their interest in the development of housing on Crown-owned land in Auckland, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.More >>

Diggers in action at Alexandra Park

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 15:28:50 +1300 | Alexandra Park

The first of October traditionally marks the start of the earthworks season for the New Zealand construction and development sectors, and no more apparent is this than at Auckland’s iconic Alexandra Park.More >>

Nationwide home values rise at fastest annual rate since '07

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 12:33:02 +1300 | QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for September have increased 12.6% over the past year which is the fastest rate since October 2007 . Values rose 4.2% over the past three months and are now ...More >>

Bright line test already set to flat line

Thu, 1 Oct 2015 09:25:33 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s bright line test that comes into force today will have little impact on house prices and speculation, shown by National’s recent last-ditch efforts to talk down the housing market, Labour’s Finance spokesperson Grant Robertson ...More >>

Report by Auckland Council’s chief economist a powerful tool

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:44:30 +1300 | Property Council Of New Zealand

The independent report by Auckland Council’s chief economist adds to the growing voice of experts calling for urgent intervention in Auckland’s housing supply crisis. More >>

Action on price-to-income ratio key housing issue

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 16:38:33 +1300 | Auckland Council

Action on price-to-income ratio the key issue for housing affordability, says Chief Economist More >>

Need for Constructive Solutions on Affordable Housing

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:40:49 +1300 | NZ Planning Institute

In a recent set speech the Hon Bill English has once again attributed inequality, poverty and the lack of affordable housing within New Zealand to ‘planners’, citing Auckland as the ‘most evident indication of the problem.’ More >>

Auckland home build rate hits another high

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 13:18:06 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The latest data from Statistics New Zealand showing the annual number of building consents in Auckland at an eight-year high have been welcomed today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.More >>

NZ residential building consents fall 4.9% in September

Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:25:01 +1300 | BusinessDesk

NZ residential building consents fall 4.9% in September as Canterbury focus shifts to non-residential work More >>

Mayor welcomes Govt intervention on District Plan Review

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:41:30 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has welcomed the Government's decision to remove coastal hazards from the District Plan Review process. More >>

Coastal hazard issue to be uncoupled from earthquake process

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 13:40:07 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Plan changes affecting property owners as a consequence of future coastal hazard issues are to be dealt with as part of Christchurch City Council’s normal planning processes, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee, Associate Minister ...More >>

Home-buyers and farmers support thriving banking sector

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 13:24:59 +1200 | KPMG

Despite growing headwinds in the global economy, New Zealand’s banking sector has enjoyed another profitable quarter – buoyed by our hot property market and increased farm lending.More >>

Law Society identifies problems with “bright-line test”

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 13:01:14 +1200 | New Zealand Law Society

The New Zealand Law Society is concerned that the proposed two-year “bright-line test” for sales of residential property will unfairly catch ordinary taxpayers who need to sell property within two years of purchase because of changes in their ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on Paula Bennett’s gaffe and Luna in Newtown

Wed, 23 Sep 2015 10:53:36 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett ’s statement of support for cutting red tape in the building industry was probably self-certified as being politically OK, but it has blown up in her face. Self-regulation can be like that: its OK until it ...More >>

Iwi tax status mess for charity sector

Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:41:25 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s mishandling of tax status for charitable community housing providers is jeopardising projects to house some of New Zealand’s most vulnerable families, Labour’s Associate Housing and Community and Voluntary sector spokesperson Poto ...More >>

NZ's annual net migration reaches record 60,300 in August

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:36:10 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ's annual net migration reaches record 60,300 in August on Indian, Chinese students More >>

Delivering for all New Zealanders – one year on

Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:07:16 +1200 | New Zealand Government

20 September 2015 Media Statement Delivering for all New Zealanders – one year on A year on from the General Election, the National-led Government is delivering on its commitment tohelp all New Zealanders get ahead, says Prime Minister John Key. ...More >>

MSD “Investment Approach” is not an investment approach

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 16:56:37 +1200 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

Today the Minister of Finance, Bill English gave the first in a series of lectures at Treasury on the Government’s “Social Investment” approach. A flagship part of this is the so-called “Investment Approach” used by the Ministry of Social ...More >>

English: On Social Investment

Thu, 17 Sep 2015 13:32:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

It is a pleasure to launch this Treasury Guest Lecture Series focused on social investment. More >>

Community providers boost social housing

Tue, 15 Sep 2015 16:22:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Eight new properties being opened today show the importance community organisations play in housing vulnerable New Zealanders, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.More >>


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