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Engineer warns of lack of action over aluminium cladding

Fri, 25 May 2018 15:42:08 +1200 | RNZ

A leading engineer who ran an audit in New Zealand prompted by the Grenfell Tower fire is accusing ministry officials of failing to act over what he says are potentially unsafe building panels.More >>

Dispute over proposed Epsom complex boils over

Thu, 24 May 2018 11:46:27 +1200 | RNZ

A stoush over a proposed Housing New Zealand complex in an upmarket Auckland suburb shows no sign of being resolved, with the Epsom MP doubling down on his contentious remarks.More >>

Labour and National go head to head over KiwiBuild

Thu, 24 May 2018 11:42:37 +1200 | RNZ

Housing minister Phil Twyford and National's Judith Collins have gone head to head in Parliament over the affordability of houses to be built under the government's flagship policy, KiwiBuild.More >>

Phil Twyford changes his tune over KiwiFail. Again.

Wed, 23 May 2018 17:22:26 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Phil Twyford confirmed three days ago that no income limits will be applied to prospective KiwiBuild buyers but today, under questioning, he said he had not yet decided about that, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins ...More >>

300 new homes for Manukau

Wed, 23 May 2018 16:29:26 +1200 | Panuku Development Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff today announced a major new housing development in the heart of Auckland’s south. An empty site at 20 Barrowcliffe Place in Manukau will be developed into a residential neighbourhood of up to 300 new homes during the next ...More >>

Govt should regulate property managers, says REINZ

Wed, 23 May 2018 13:24:00 +1200 | REINZ

As submissions close today on the proposed ban on letting fees, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) believes that if the Government really wants to help renters, it should regulate the property management industry rather than focus on banning ...More >>

Lawyers back minister's claims people on bail blocked from homes

Wed, 23 May 2018 11:42:09 +1200 | RNZ

Criminal lawyers are backing up the Justice Minister's claims that people on bail or parole are being routinely blocked from staying in state houses.More >>

Auckland Council Puts Big Block of Land up for Sale

Tue, 22 May 2018 14:33:43 +1200 | Bayleys

A large block of land in St Johns, Auckland is up for sale offering an opportunity to build a significant number of quality dwellings on the 2.7662 hectare site. More >>

NZ budget 2018: gains for health, housing and education

Tue, 22 May 2018 13:09:30 +1200 | The Conversation

Grant Duncan , Massey University ; Christoph Schumacher , Massey University ; John O'Neill , Massey University ; Martin Berka , Massey University , and Nicolette Sheridan , Massey University More >>

Budget 2018: government adopts investment approach

Tue, 22 May 2018 13:06:57 +1200 | Michael Mintrom

New Zealand’s Labour-led coalition government used its first budget to drive step changes in social and environmental outcomes. The investment approach to public policy has become the new orthodoxy for governance. More >>

WGTN landlord first to be awarded tenant’s Airbnb profits

Tue, 22 May 2018 09:46:57 +1200 | Nice Place

For what is likely the first time to occur in New Zealand, a landlord has successfully been awarded the profits earned by a tenant illegally sub-leasing a rental property on Airbnb. The tenant had been sub-leasing his rented Bellagio Apartment in central ...More >>

Roading network announcement spurs big residential land sale

Tue, 22 May 2018 09:18:18 +1200 | Bayleys

The Government’s $500million plan to upgrade and develop what is forecast to be one of Auckland’s busiest arterial routes has spurred the sale of a substantial and strategic block of residential development land adjacent to the new roading network.More >>

PM's Post-Cab 21/5/18: Working On It

Mon, 21 May 2018 17:57:07 +1200 | Lyndon Hood

At today's post-cabinet press conference Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern gave an update on the response to the spread of Mycoplasma bovis in New Zealand cattle. The government is working with industry to develop a long term approach to eradicate or control ...More >>

Budgeting for KiwiBuild

Mon, 21 May 2018 16:44:03 +1200 | NZCBIA

There was buzz in the air after the budget was announced as members of the New Zealand Chinese Building Industry Association (NZCBIA) held a mid-year gathering in their club rooms on Budget Day with 140 construction industry executives debating the government‘s ...More >>

Big wins in housing will come from regulation, not budgets

Mon, 21 May 2018 15:55:07 +1200 | RNZ

Opinion - Housing was not the centerpiece of the 2018 budget. It committed more money for state houses and incorporated tax changes, but the mini Budget in December had already committed the big money for KiwiBuild. More new spending was limited ...More >>

Rents rocket across the country

Mon, 21 May 2018 10:04:55 +1200 | Trademe

New Zealand’s national median rent reached a record-breaking $475 per week in April after a 5.6 per cent jump on last year, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index. More >>

Budget 2018: Is Robertson saving his firepower?

Fri, 18 May 2018 16:52:23 +1200 | RNZ

Jane Patterson , Political Editor Power Play - This Budget will not set the world on fire but Finance Minister Grant Robertson will be happy enough to have stuck to his self-imposed fiscal rules.More >>

Foreign house buyer ban may redirect investment

Thu, 17 May 2018 20:17:53 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) - Michael Wood, the MP who chairs Parliament’s finance and expenditure committee, wants to see more overseas investment directed into productive assets, which he sees as a secondary benefit to restricting foreign purchases of ...More >>

Housing plan commendable, but more innovation needed

Thu, 17 May 2018 19:23:13 +1200 | Colliers

The Government’s plans to boost the rate of housing development are commendable but the practicalities remain problematic, say Colliers International property experts. More >>

Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson 2018 Budget speech

Thu, 17 May 2018 17:01:37 +1200 | Green Party

This is what a real government looks like Green Party Co-leader Marama Davidson 2018 Budget speech More >>


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