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Private pipes blamed for human waste onto Auckland beaches

Thu, 15 Nov 2018 11:48:10 +1300 | RNZ

Illegal or poorly maintained private sewage and stormwater pipes are being blamed for the large amount of human waste polluting Auckland beaches. More >>

Spring sprouts into action says REINZ

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 19:47:09 +1300 | REINZ

Spring sprouts into action with highest number of sales in 5 months, says REINZ The number of residential properties sold across New Zealand increased by 15.5% year-on-year – the highest number of sales in 5 months according to the latest data from the ...More >>

Rental Market Statistics: October Report

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:36:39 +1300 | Oxygen

Every month we gather the most recent information on rental prices in Wellington and the Hawke's Bay. This is a great way to look at an overview of how much you could potentially rent out your investment property for.More >>

Govt pioneers new infrastructure funding model

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:58:03 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Infrastructure for a major suburban development on Auckland's Hibiscus Coast will be the first to gain funding from a special purpose vehicle using long-term debt raised by the government's Crown Infrastructure Partners and designed to lower the ...More >>

Shared financial risk will get more homes built faster

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 13:15:33 +1300 | EMA

The innovative funding that will enable the construction of up to 9,000 new homes at Wainui just north of Auckland, is an example of new models that need to be more widely used to fund critical infrastructure, says the Employers and Manufacturers ...More >>

Housing a springboard to whānau development

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 12:49:16 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Government is pioneering a new approach to allow whānau and communities to flourish with an investment of $15 million towards whānau-led community housing developments, Minister for Māori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta announced today. Nanaia Mahuta ...More >>

More transitional housing opens in Point England

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 10:49:12 +1300 | New Zealand Government

A new transitional housing development, which opened in Point England today, will provide much needed transitional housing for around 28 families each year, says Associate Minister of Housing and Urban Development Jenny Salesa.More >>

BNZ’s history making mortgage rate delivers confidence

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 12:47:45 +1300 | Bank of New Zealand

Bank of New Zealand is offering customers a two-year home loan rate not seen in at least a quarter of a century. More >>

HNZ does not know how many homeless due to meth tests

Mon, 12 Nov 2018 07:28:28 +1300 | Auckland Action Against Poverty

In an interview with One News, Housing New Zealand admitted to not knowing how many people are still homeless after being evicted because of faulty meth contamination testing . Auckland Action Against Poverty condemns Housing New Zealand for their ...More >>

KiwiBuild’s popularity plummeting

Sun, 11 Nov 2018 11:44:36 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has admitted his KiwiBuild housing scheme is not nearly as popular as he or the Prime Minister have claimed it is, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says.More >>

KiwiBuild homesellers who break the rules can keep 70%

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 20:16:26 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Nov. 8 (BusinessDesk) - A KiwiBuild homebuyer who sells their house without permission from the government within three years of buying it will hand over to the state 30 percent of any capital gain they make on the sale, says Housing Minister Phil Twyford.More >>

Decision allows development near sacred Māori site

Thu, 8 Nov 2018 17:05:54 +1300 | RNZ

Fletcher Building has won an Environment Court decision allowing it to build 480 houses beside arguably one of the country's most important archaeological sites, considered sacred by local iwi.More >>

Ballot extension shows KiwiBuild struggling

Sat, 3 Nov 2018 15:40:52 +1300 | New Zealand National Party

The latest announcement that the ballot for KiwiBuild houses in Wanaka has had to be extended hammers home just how much Housing Minister Phil Twyford’s pet KiwiBuild scheme is struggling, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says.More >>

10 new KiwiBuild apartments available in Ōtāhuhu

Fri, 2 Nov 2018 12:11:48 +1300 | Kiwibuild

Ten KiwiBuild apartments in the Mason Square development in Ōtāhuhu will be available for public viewing tomorrow and Sunday, 3 – 4 November. More >>

Tenant rents rising slower still; landlord yields perking up

Thu, 1 Nov 2018 13:41:40 +1300 | Barfoot and Thompson

The trend of slower-paced rent rises continued through the third quarter of this year, according to the latest data from Barfoot & Thompson, which manages more than 16,500 properties in Auckland.More >>

Dunne Speaks: Kiwibuild Straight Out of the Blackadder

Thu, 1 Nov 2018 12:07:42 +1300 | Peter Dunne

Kiwibuild is beginning to look more and more like no more than one of Edmund Blackadder’s cunning plans. While this week’s controversy about the couple getting the first Kiwibuild home is nothing like the drama National is making it out to be, it is nevertheless ...More >>

Action-Packed Month For New Zealand’s Housing Sector

Thu, 1 Nov 2018 11:38:10 +1300 | GoodSense

Throughout November, planners, policymakers and the public will gather around the country to look at how to plan and build in ways that create more connected communities. More >>

S&P Global Ratings revises NZ economic trend to positive

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 16:30:13 +1300 | BusinessDesk

S&P Global Ratings revised its risk trend on New Zealand to positive from stable after housing-related imbalances in the economy moderated. More >>

Law change 'likely' before meth compensation can be paid out

Tue, 30 Oct 2018 10:47:01 +1300 | RNZ

A law change is likely to be needed before Housing New Zealand (HNZ) can pay compensation to tenants who were evicted over flawed methamphetamine testing. More >>

Scoop Audio: PM's Post-Cabinet Press Conference 29/10/18

Mon, 29 Oct 2018 18:18:24 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern opened Monday's press conference by revealing some details of her meeting with the visiting Duke and Dutchess of Sussex. She gave them personal gifts including Shapeshifter on vinyl and received a copy of the cookbook ...More >>


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