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Council identifies preferred option for flood protection

Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:00:10 +1300 | Christchurch City Council

The Council has identified its preferred option to protect against regular flooding in the Flockton area. More >>

Fletcher Building helping rebuild Christchurch

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:19:14 +1300 | Fletcher Building

Fletcher Building will construct 237 new homes in Christchurch over the next two years following the company’s appointment as preferred development partner for the Awatea/Carrs Rd Housing Development.More >>

Community partners to build home for needy Auckland family

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:47:58 +1300 | Habitat for Humanity

Housing charity Habitat for Humanity Auckland, Takapuna Grammar School, and the Rotary Club of Devonport are partnering to build a home for an Auckland family in housing need. More >>

Low inflation – time for meaningful wage increases

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:53:30 +1300 | New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

With inflation low, now is a good time for workers to negotiate for pay increases that outstrip price rises and deliver real increases in wages and salaries. “For too many people, real pay increases have been missing for several years unless they ...More >>

Fletcher wins govt contract to build 237 homes in Chch

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:03:58 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - Fletcher Building has won a contract to build 237 homes on an 11.5-hectare Crown-owned site in Christchurch, including 89 which will be priced below $400,000, Housing Minister Nick Smith said.More >>

Wheeler says LVR policy worth 25-50 basis points off OCR

Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:47:26 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank's introduction of limits to low-equity mortgage lending last year had a similar impact on inflation as raising the official cash rate by as much as 50 basis points, governor Graeme Wheeler told a global banking ...More >>

Boutique Retirement Village Planned

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:59:41 +1300 | Shotover Country

October 22 2014: Plans for a high quality boutique retirement village at Queenstown’s Shotover Country have been announced following the purchase of a key site in the subdivision by an established New Zealand retirement living operator.More >>

Fletcher drops to 2014 low as investors sell on guidance

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:16:23 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 22 (BusinessDesk) - Shares of Fletcher Building, New Zealand's largest listed company, have fallen to their lowest level of the year after the building supplies and construction company's earnings guidance disappointed investors. More >>

Special housing not to be scoffed

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:51:11 +1300 | Classic Builders

Peter Cooney, director of one of New Zealand’s largest residential building company, Classic Builders, says there is a misperception about special housing being cheap and low quality that must be shaken.More >>

Medium Density Housing Zones Identified

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:58:27 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

The growth in one to two person households in Dunedin has prompted a rethink of how we look at residential development. More >>

Fletcher to triple pace of home building in NZ

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:10:15 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Fletcher aims to triple pace of home building in NZ as demand grows, Adamson says More >>

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:25 +1300 | Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and ...More >>

PM Press Conference – 20 October 2014

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:39:05 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister John Key met with press today to discuss: • Housing prices and redevelopment in Auckland • Discussions with Tony Abbott on the governmental response to ISIS, and New Zealand’s election to the UN Security CouncilMore >>

Resthome food sterotypes busted with national award

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:16:02 +1300 | Ranfurly Village Hospital

Imagine a world where the elderly order restaurant quality food off a computer tablet. They dine when they feel like eating, enjoy beautifully plated food served on quality crockery and white linen, and there is not a single whiff of boiled cabbage.More >>

Force owners to bring all homes up to Building Code

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:13:47 +1300 | Jennian Homes

Home owners should be legally forced to upgrade their house to the current Building Code before being able to sell, an industry expert says. More >>

Regulations threaten property growth, say investors

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:07:57 +1300 | ANZ New Zealand

Residential property investors are still confident, growing and looking to buy more properties despite rising interest rates – but many would consider selling up in the event of proposed new regulations. More >>

Future of filling the gaps to be explored

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:47:56 +1300 | Lincoln University

A Lincoln University planning expert sees the temporary and transitional projects which caught the public’s imagination in central city spaces post-earthquakes becoming a permanent part of Christchurch.More >>

Property Council supports Government’s focus on RMA

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:23:33 +1300 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council supports potential reform to the Resource Management Act that factors in the built environment into its purposes and principles. More >>

Hawkins consolidates, rebrands, positions for future growth

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:27:34 +1300 | Hawkins Group

Aiming to hit $1 billion in annual revenue, up from projected $700m in 2014 Hawkins today announces that it has rebranded as it positions itself for a period of sustained future growth. More >>

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:49:30 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing if the downward trend in home ownership over the past 20 years is to be reversed, Building and Housing, and Environment Minister Dr ...More >>

 

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