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Sustainability a matter of “survival”

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:43:12 +1300 | University of Auckland

A high profile business leader has warned that New Zealand must catch up with the movement towards sustainable, “conscious capitalism” to survive in a disrupted world. More >>

Property Institute wants LVR exemption for first home buyers

Sun, 25 Sep 2016 21:56:58 +1300 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute wants LVR exemption for first home buyers Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, has repeated his call for the Reserve Bank to exempt first home buyers from the Loan-to-value restrictions following news ...More >>

Time to Buy! How we finance Auckland’s growth!

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:23:15 +1200 | John Palino

Our debt strapped Council needs innovative alternative financial funding and development policies. My BIG idea is for Council sponsored involvement in creating a greenfields Satellite City. This project will raise very significant user pays Council revenue, ...More >>

Building Industry Leadership with the Quix Plumbing Network

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:05:46 +1200 | Quix New Zealand

Quix NZ limited are building New Zealand’s leading plumbing network to help progress the plumbing industry. More >>

Conroy Removals Pre-Move Video Survey

Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:59:04 +1200 | Conroy Removals

With the help of Crater’s new live online video survey application, Survey Bot , Conroy Removals will be able to conduct pre-move surveys through the use of smart phone and tablet technology. This means that customers can get a firm quotation from ...More >>

Next step for housing infrastructure fund

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 16:31:41 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Councils can now submit indicative proposals for the Government’s $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says. More >>

Funding will increase emergency housing for homeless

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:42:37 +1200 | Auckland Council

The council’s Finance and Performance Committee today approved funding of $2 million to the James Liston Hostel in the Auckland CBD to enhance the quality and quantity of emergency housing for rough sleepers and homeless people.More >>

Mayor welcomes new funding for homelessness

Thu, 22 Sep 2016 12:32:12 +1200 | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Auckland Mayor Len Brown has welcomed a decision by councillors to approve $2million of funding to the James Liston Hostel in Freeman’s Bay as an important step towards eliminating rough sleeping.More >>

Iconic building to be restored into home for city dwellers

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:51:26 +1200 | Panuku Development Auckland

The iconic Civic Administration Building in Aotea Square will be restored and the surrounding area developed under a private sector proposal that will breathe life into a key part of our city centre.More >>

Iconic Auckland suburb undergoing transformation

Wed, 21 Sep 2016 12:29:32 +1200 | Colliers International

Auckland’s iconic suburb of Mount Eden is undergoing unprecedented change that will further lift its profile and prestige. More >>

Auckland rents rise just $1 in the last year

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:42:28 +1200 | Trademe

Auckland’s two-speed property market continued in August. While the average asking price of property for sale in the city has jumped $88,000 in the last year, median weekly rents are up just $1 in the same period according to the latest Trade Me Property ...More >>

Flynn Scott, McGrath, French for Rabbits for benefit gig

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:37:45 +1200 | Renters United

WELLINGTON, 16 September 2016 — A star studded line-up of musicians will take the stage onThursday 22 September to raise funds for Renters United. More >>

Housing - Mayor’s taskforce, Social Impact Investment Market

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 11:24:42 +1200 | Vic Crone

Auckland mayoral candidate, Vic Crone, says she will establish a Mayor’s Taskforce for Housing and champion New Zealand’s first Social Impact Investment Market to boost housing affordability . More >>

Mayoral Candidates Fail Housing Scorecard Test

Mon, 19 Sep 2016 09:43:56 +1200 | Housing Call to Action

Auckland’s Housing Call to Action group has chosen to highlight the issues affecting housing that can be influenced by Auckland Council during Spotlight on Housing week from 19 - 24 September 2016.More >>

35% of offshore speculators paying no tax

Sun, 18 Sep 2016 21:46:58 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Offshore investors are aggressively exploiting tax breaks to pay no tax on their rental properties according to IRD data released by Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. “35% of offshore investors are paying no tax on their properties, ...More >>

Government should address the demand side of housing crisis

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 15:00:01 +1200 | BerrySimons

Leading Environmental law firm, Berry Simons, is calling on the Government to consider the need to address housing demand, rather than focusing only on bringing more supply to the market, in its bid to curb Auckland’s severe housing shortage. More >>

NZ consumer confidence gains in September

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:25:01 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Sept. 16 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand consumer confidence lifted in September as house price expectations hit a new high More >>

David Hay releases comprehensive housing policy

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 12:47:55 +1200 | David Hay

"Auckland currently faces a housing crisis, brought about mainly by things are beyond the council’s control. The council can’t fix them. I am restricting my housing policy to focus on the things council can do. I can’t promise to fix Auckland’s ...More >>

Canterbury social housing programme book launched

Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:27:02 +1200 | Housing New Zealand

A new book, detailing how Housing New Zealand responded to the devastation caused by the Canterbury earthquakes was officially launched this afternoon. More >>

NZ economy gets boost from bubbling building sector

Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:25:28 +1200 | BusinessDesk

New Zealand's booming construction sector remains one of the main pillars for the country's economic growth, benefiting from an expanding population in need of housing and spurring activity in other industries. More >>

 

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