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Health Benefits to Nelson Tasman from New Insulation Project

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:14:04 +1200 | Canterbury Community Trust

Significant economic and health benefits are being heralded as a result of the new Warmer Healthier Homes Project for the Nelson Tasman region. The Canterbury Community Trust has partnered with the Nelson Tasman Housing Trust, Absolute Energy, Nelson ...More >>

CDL Investments posts 44% gain in first-half profit

Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:02:37 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 31 (BusinessDesk) - CDL Investments, the residential property developer controlled by Millennium & Copthorne Hotels New Zealand, posted a 44 percent gain in first-half profit after doubling its sales of sections at developments in Auckland, Hamilton ...More >>

High house build rate welcomed

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:55:06 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The 23,370 new houses consented in the last year is a further sign the Government's housing reforms are working, Housing Minister Dr Smith said today in welcoming the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand.More >>

Manawatu-Wanganui’s supreme homes revealed

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:20:05 +1200 | Registered Master Builders House of the Year

A family home in Palmerston North built by Stonewood Homes PN has been awarded the Supreme Award in the Manawatu-Wanganui Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.More >>

Waikato region’s supreme homes revealed

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:18:19 +1200 | Registered Master Builders House of the Year

A new home in Hamilton and a renovation in Whangamata have been named this year’s finest Waikato homes, winning Supreme Awards in the Waikato Registered Master Builders 2014 House of the Year.More >>

New Guidelines Reduce Deaths And Serious Injuries

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:45:13 +1200 | Scaffolding Access and Rigging New Zealand

Tighter guidelines around working at heights in New Zealand is estimated to have resulted in 90 fewer deaths and severe injuries a year and will save the New Zealand economy $1.13 billion over the next 25 years, according to new research.More >>

UPDATE: NZ building consents on the rise

Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:27:50 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents increased at the fastest pace in three months in June, rising a seasonally adjusted 3.5 percent, led by a surge in Canterbury.More >>

Out of touch Brownlee gets numbers wrong

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:50:45 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Gerry Brownlee has shown how badly he is managing the rebuild by getting his figures wrong on how many houses are needed in Christchurch, Labour’s EQC spokesperson Clayton Cosgrove says.More >>

New Zealand Lifestyle Blocks: Planners Sprawl in Overdrive

Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:35:44 +1200 | Hugh Pavletich

It seems there is a massive boom in ultra-low density urban development, commonly referred to as lifestyle blocks, if The New Zealand Herald article by Nikki Preston … Ride-ons cut new figures in auctions is any guide. Ms Preston reports …More >>

Home loan affordability improves in June

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 17:01:19 +1200 | Roost Mortgages

Home loan affordability improves in June after house price falls, more than offsetting interest rate rises More >>

Prisoners Involvement in Rebuild Has Merit

Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:04:10 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First says the opportunity for prisoners to be involved in rebuilding earthquake damaged Christchurch houses is a small step in the right direction – but it has taken too long to get started.More >>

That’s all folks – OCR increases for 2014

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:55:51 +1200 | Mike Pero Real Estate

"Today's announcement by the Reserve Bank should be the last of the bad news for this year. More >>

Photo op disguises abysmal failure

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 12:07:21 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s opening of four Housing NZ units in Bexley today is nothing more than an insincere photo op designed to hide the Government’s failure to rebuild the housing stock destroyed by the earthquakes, says Labour’s Associate Housing spokesperson ...More >>

Ryman wins most trusted retirement village brand

Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:02:39 +1200 | Ryman Healthcare

Ryman Healthcare is the most trusted brand in the retirement village industry, according to Reader’s Digest. More >>

Migrant Workers - In response to Press article

Tue, 22 Jul 2014 17:24:41 +1200 | Tenants Protection Association ChCh Inc

Tenants Protection Association (TPA) has been concerned about the treatment of migrant workers for many years now and is bitterly disappointed that bad practice continues post-Earthquakes.More >>

Prices, Sales Volume Continue To Rise in June Rural Market

Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:30:15 +1200 | REINZ

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (“REINZ”) shows there were 70 more farm sales (+14.8%) for the three months ended June 2014 than for the three months ended June 2013. Overall, there were 544 farm sales in the three months ...More >>

Stonewood Homes Extends All Warranties in New Homes

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 17:27:56 +1200 | Stonewood Homes

One of New Zealand’s leading home builders is doubling its warranty on new builds so customers can have full faith and confidence in its people and products. More >>

Embrace falling home affordability, says NZIER

Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:34:59 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 18 (BusinessDesk) - Despair over the inability to afford a house is misplaced and should be embraced as an opportunity to invest in more wealth-creating activity, says the principal economist at the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research, Shamubeel ...More >>

Council decides against area-wide rockfall mitigation

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 17:27:40 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Councillors today decided area-wide rockfall mitigation for Port Hills homes red-zoned by the Crown was not practical for several reasons, including uncertainty around effectiveness and costs.More >>

Fast forward through architecture and planning

Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:54:19 +1200 | University of Auckland

Outstanding practitioners in the fields of architecture, planning and urban design will present their work for discussion and debate at the upcoming Fast Forward lecture series.More >>


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