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Safety risk to residents

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 17:08:33 +1300 | Gisborne District Council

Media Release Release date: Thursday 14 December Safety risk to residents The safety of residents living in the Masonic Building is the key concern for Gisborne District Council and Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) after an investigation into fire ...More >>

KiwiBuild spending mostly crowds out what would be built

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:32:14 +1300 | New Zealand Taxpayers' Union

By the next election the Government will have spent two billion dollars on KiwiBuild, but only a little more than a third of that will have translated into additional houses according to Treasury analysis pointed to by the Taxpayers’ Union. More >>

KiwiBuild to lift house construction investment

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 13:13:05 +1300 | New Zealand Government

KiwiBuild to lift house construction investment The Government’s KiwiBuild initiative will deliver 100,000 affordable houses over the next 10 years, giving hope to first-home buyers and addressing New Zealand’s housing crisis, Minister of Housing and Urban ...More >>

The Kaikoura Rebuild: A Scoop Foundation Investigation

Thu, 14 Dec 2017 12:35:46 +1300 | Veronika Meduna

Friday will be a big day for people north of Kaikōura – and for hundreds of construction workers who are racing to reopen State Highway 1 in time for the holiday season. More >>

Twyford extends olive branch to Singapore in house-buying

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 20:09:42 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 13 (BusinessDesk) - The government will push through its bill preventing foreign purchasers from buying existing New Zealand houses by early next year, though questions remain over the status of Singaporean buyers.More >>

New Approach to Dealing with Drug Use by HNZ Tenants

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:34:44 +1300 | NZ Drug Foundation

The Government’s announcement that Housing New Zealand will adopt a new policy when it detects methamphetamine in its rental properties has been enthusiastically welcomed by the Drug Foundation. The change is one of many drug policy priorities ...More >>

November Highlights Significant Lift in Housing Activity

Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:06:45 +1300 | REINZ

REINZ Figures Show Largest October/November Volume Increase in 6 Years – Record Median Prices Recorded in 7 Regions. More >>

Christmas comes early for homeowners

Tue, 12 Dec 2017 16:28:15 +1300 | Trade Me Property

Christmas has come early for many Kiwi homeowners after the national average asking price climbed 2.5 per cent on last month to $639,150, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. More >>

Undue panic created around meth contamination of properties

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 20:34:42 +1300 | NZ Property Investors Federation

"The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) agrees with the Minister of Housing’s comments that there has been undue panic created around meth contamination of properties." says Andrew King, executive officer of the NZPIF While the Government ...More >>

Half a Million Households Expected

Fri, 8 Dec 2017 10:53:00 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand is projected to have over 2.2 million households in 2038, 500,000 more than now, Stats NZ said today. According to the medium projection, the country will have more households in every region, city, and in most districts.More >>

Housing Market - Nationwide Value Growth Rallies

Thu, 7 Dec 2017 08:28:18 +1300 | QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows nationwide residential property values for November increased 6.4% over the past year which is a much faster rate of increase than last month’s annual growth of 3.9%. Values rose by 3.6% over the past three ...More >>

Updated Valuations Now Available Online in Timaru District

Wed, 6 Dec 2017 10:56:54 +1300 | Timaru District Council

People in Timaru District can now check and see what their property is worth online. More >>

Wynyard Quarter welcomes its first residents

Tue, 5 Dec 2017 14:24:16 +1300 | Panuku Development Auckland

The first residents to call Wynyard Quarter home will begin moving in from today, marking a major milestone in the redevelopment of the waterfront location. More >>

TINZ Launches Online Tenancy Risk Score

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 11:24:56 +1300 | Tenancy Information NZ

Tenancy Information New Zealand Launches Tenancy Risk Score, Enabling Landlords & Property Managers to Instantly Check & Screen Tenants Online More >>

House Price Paper Wins Treasury University Challenge

Mon, 4 Dec 2017 09:40:40 +1300 | New Zealand Treasury

The issue of inflated house prices has made at least one young New Zealander happy after an essay on this topic took top spot in the Treasury’s University Challenge for 2017. This year’s challenge winner is Sam Wynands, who is currently studying ...More >>

True Collaboration: Partnerships for the future of housing

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 21:09:32 +1300 | Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa welcomes Minister for Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford’s call to sit down with the community housing sector and agree a multi-year plan for how we can work together to grow the sector in a way that is both ambitious ...More >>

Accessible Properties - keen to work with Government

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 16:27:52 +1300 | Accessible Properties

1 December 2017 Accessible Properties welcomes the news that the Government is keen to work closely with Community Housing Providers to do more. More >>

Govt to 'put the state back into state housing': Twyford

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 14:20:42 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 1 (BusinessDesk) - The government is planning "the biggest overhaul of housing policy since the time of the first Labour government" by building 100,000 new houses, re-inventing state housing and reviewing the Residential Tenancies Act ...More >>

Colliers Top 10: Offshore Buyers to Chase Urban Investments

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 11:08:29 +1300 | Colliers International

Offshore investors will turn their attention to urban commercial property and off-the-plan residential investments as the Government’s restrictions on foreign buyers take hold, Colliers International experts predict. More >>

Phil Twyford – speech on Future of Housing in New Zealand

Fri, 1 Dec 2017 10:48:33 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Phil Twyford – speech on Future of Housing in New Zealand Kia ora tatou. Good morning. Thank you to the Salvation Army for giving me the opportunity to be with you here today. I want to acknowledge the housing NGOs, the activists, campaigners ...More >>


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