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Falling consents adding to Auckland housing woes

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:58:42 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Phil Twyford Falling numbers of building consents being issued in Auckland will add to the city’s housing shortfall and fuel skyrocketing house prices, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford “The Productivity Commission found there was ...More >>

NZ building consents static in May

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:55:05 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents were virtually static in May as dwindling demand in Auckland offset increased construction intentions in other parts of the country.More >>

Dwelling consents decrease in Canterbury

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:07:49 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

“Canterbury dwelling consents more than tripled between 2011 and 2014, but have been decreasing since then,” business indicators manager Neil Kelly said. More >>

Foreign housing providers would be cash-flow positive: Key

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:36:40 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 29 (BusinessDesk) - Foreign organisations bidding for the government's social housing stock would have to stump up a lot of cash upfront, meaning it would be a very long time before they would be able to repatriate any profits back home, Prime ...More >>

PM Press Conference on the UN Security Council

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:36:10 +1200 | Francis Cook

PM Press Conference on the UN Security Council, State Housing, Milk, and Sugar. By Francis CookMore >>

Partnership to provide rental housing for homeless

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:18:02 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Partnership to provide rental housing for homeless A new partnership between Christchurch City Council and the Christchurch Methodist Mission will help to provide rental housing for the city's homeless. The Council has agreed to allocate $130,000 from its Social ...More >>

New Special Housing Areas for Tauranga

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 13:41:47 +1200 | New Zealand Government

New Special Housing Areas for Tauranga Two Special Housing Areas (SHAs) with the potential for 210 new homes in Tauranga were approved today by Cabinet, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has announced. “These two Special Housing Areas ...More >>

Pedersens Property Management Offer Full Client Satisfaction

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:10:45 +1200 | emagic

Pedersens Property Management Offers Full Client Satisfaction Guaranteed or Complete Refund Every investment property owner knows the many time consuming details that go into managing a property such as determining rental market rates, marketing the ...More >>

Govt must reveal details on state homes

Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:06:52 +1200 | Green Party

Govt must reveal details on how many new state homes will be built as a result of sell-off The Green Party is today challenging the Government to tell New Zealanders how many new state houses will be created by its sell-off of our current state housing ...More >>

Ngati Whatua files court papers over Crown land in Auckland

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 18:05:49 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 26 (BusinessDesk) - Ngati Whatua, a member of the Tamaki Makaurau Collective, has filed a statement of claim in the High Court at Auckland over the government's decision not to offer land earmarked for housing development to the iwi first.More >>

Ngāti Whātua Files Statement of Claim in Auckland High Court

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 17:16:11 +1200 | Ngati Whatua

Ngāti Whātua has today filed a statement of claim in the High Court at Auckland to seek a ruling to fast-­track the resolution of the difference of opinion over the extent of Ngāti Whātua’s Right of First Refusal (RFR) to surplus Crown land ...More >>

Housing New Zealand here to help flood-affected

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 13:58:30 +1200 | Housing New Zealand

Any person who is unable to return to their home and has no other housing options following last weekend’s flooding across the Central North Island should not hesitate to visit Housing New Zealand. More >>

Restrictions on High LVR Lending Information Release

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 11:09:45 +1200 | New Zealand Treasury

There have been two information releases relating to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's (RBNZ) restrictions on high loan-to-value ratio (LVR) lending. More >>

Mayfair Pools - Pool of the Year Awards for 2015

Fri, 26 Jun 2015 09:38:53 +1200 | Black Sheep Marketing

Mayfair Pools is proud to announce the annual Pool of the year awards for 2015.More >>

Bill to strengthen property tax rules passes first reading

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 17:03:19 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A bill which will help Inland Revenue enforce the tax rules around property has passed its first reading in Parliament today. More >>

EverEdgeIP raises millions to fuel further expansion

Thu, 25 Jun 2015 15:54:14 +1200 | EverEdgeIP

Auckland headquartered EverEdgeIP, a top intellectual property strategy and transaction firm, has completed a second capital raise, bringing on major new investors, including Sir Ralph Norris.More >>

Building or renovating? Wire your home for the future

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 13:37:39 +1200 | Blackfoot

The government’s investment of millions of dollars into the Ultra-Fast Broadband network is a bellwether for the future: New Zealand is becoming a more connected nation which views broadband as a fundamental service alongside water, electricity ...More >>

Auckland rental prices boiling while Christchurch cools

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:15:09 +1200 | Trade Me Property

As rent increases slow in much of the country, Auckland is forging its own path with the median weekly rent reaching yet another high, up to $490 per week for May. Rents in Auckland have increased by 6.5 per cent in the year to May 2015, ahead of the ...More >>

Housing should be warm and dry – full stop

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:04:58 +1200 | Green Party

Housing should be warm and dry – full stop State houses should be warm and dry, and not require tenants to beg for more help, the Green Party said today. “John Key’s assertion that those in poor quality state housing should ‘reach out for ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on telling the poor to ask for more

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 10:04:38 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

The government’s “let them ask for more” response to the dilapidated, cold and unhealthy conditions faced by many families in state housing can only be put down to two things – utter cluelessness, or total cynicism. This week, Prime Minister ...More >>


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