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Innovative housing complex designed for Wellington

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:18:14 +1200 | Branz

Thirty top architecture, engineering and construction management students, one brief and just three days to design a Wellington-centric housing complex for all generations. More >>

Protest to HNZ Minister over sick home creating sick kids

Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:56:10 +1200 | Dr Lance O'Sullivan

Dr O'Sullivan's protest to Minister of Housing NZ over sick homes creating sick kids More >>

Property Institute move a “Game Changer” – Really?

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 16:18:26 +1200 | R and G Health and Safety

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House prices $300,000 above what NZers think affordable

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 14:05:56 +1200 | Horizonpoll

On average New Zealanders think an affordable home price would be $375,200. This is $300,480 below Quotable Value’s national average house price, for the three months ending June 30, 2018.More >>

The Herald and the drug industry

Fri, 13 Jul 2018 09:14:36 +1200 | Don Franks

“Auckland’s phoney homeless make $100 a day on the streets” is a Herald piece by Amanda Saxton, about a few skid row alcoholics who assemble early each morning to sit together and drink.More >>

Landlords lag on healthy home upgrades

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 16:27:48 +1200 | HRV

Landlords lag on healthy home upgrades Less than a year out from the introduction of new healthy home laws for rental accommodation, almost 60 percent of landlords had done nothing to prepare for the changes, according to a new survey. The HRV State ...More >>

Renters group pushes for tougher laws for landlords

Thu, 12 Jul 2018 13:08:03 +1200 | RNZ

Dozens of tenants sick of mouldy, cold and outright dangerous homes are backing a campaign for tougher laws for landlords. More >>

Record sentence for property developer

Wed, 11 Jul 2018 13:43:21 +1200 | Auckland Council

The unprecedented sentence handed down to property developer Augustine Lau in the Auckland District Court is a strong warning to others who would consider this type of offending.More >>

Diplomat gets out of paying landlords due to immunity

Tue, 10 Jul 2018 15:30:15 +1200 | RNZ

A foreign diplomat will not have to pay out any money to her Wellington landlord because of diplomatic immunity. More >>

19 new homes for South Auckland families

Fri, 6 Jul 2018 13:08:30 +1200 | Ministry of Social Development

19 new homes for South Auckland families EMBARGOED UNTIL 1:00pm, Friday 6 July 2018 -- Up to 76 South Auckland families each year will benefit from 19 brand new homes in Manurewa that opened as transitional housing today [Friday, 6 July].More >>

Property Institute move a ‘game changer’

Thu, 5 Jul 2018 20:08:33 +1200 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute move a ‘game changer’ for residential property sector Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive Ashley Church has announced plans to transform the residential property management sector in New Zealand by bringing the Independent ...More >>

Kiwis want KiwiBuild

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 17:17:48 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The Minister for Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford today announced that more than 5950 registrations of interest had been received from Kiwis wanting a KiwiBuild home.More >>

REINZ welcomes eligibility criteria announcement

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 14:30:27 +1200 | REINZ

REINZ welcomes eligibility criteria announcement from Twyford but wishes higher allocation was given to low income earners More >>

Auckland median house price slips to $810,000 in June

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 13:47:31 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 4 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland's residential property market slowed in June, with fewer new listings and a slip in the median price, according to the city's largest realtor.More >>

Winter chill moderates property values

Wed, 4 Jul 2018 09:30:55 +1200 | QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows nationwide residential property values for June increased 5.7% over the past year, while values dropped 0.3% over the past three months. The nationwide average value is now $675,680. When adjusted for inflation, ...More >>

Marae Installs Water Tank Through Community Resilience Fund

Tue, 3 Jul 2018 09:27:44 +1200 | Nikau Foundation

Wellington’s Nikau Foundation is on a mission to increase grants available for community resilience projects around the Region. The Foundation is building a new “Wellington Resilience Fund” and while the fundraising is ongoing, it has already ...More >>

Housing NZ chief exec: Just two solo interviews in 20 months

Mon, 2 Jul 2018 12:06:48 +1200 | RNZ

Housing New Zealand (HNZ) chief executive Andrew McKenzie granted just two one-on-one media interviews in his first 20 months in the role. More >>

Highest building consent levels in 44 years

Sat, 30 Jun 2018 12:30:29 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The first five months of 2018 have seen the highest number of building consents issued for new homes since 1974, according to new statistics , Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford says.More >>

Haumaru Housing celebrates first anniversary

Fri, 29 Jun 2018 19:53:46 +1200 | Haumaru Housing

New Zealand’s fourth largest social housing provider, Haumaru Housing, will celebrate its first anniversary in July. More >>

Twyford hopes Kiwibuild will drive down construction costs

Thu, 28 Jun 2018 18:52:51 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 28 (BusinessDesk) - Housing and urban development minister Phil Twyford says construction companies and developers are on board with Kiwibuild, despite his hope that the government will be able to keep driving down prices for those houses.More >>


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