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Kiwis Lose Out as More Land Goes to Foreigners

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:51:21 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

It’s not just Auckland houses being snapped up by foreign money - sales of large tracts of New Zealand land to foreigners continue unabated, says New Zealand First.More >>

Govt’s Rumoured Cuts to Insulation Bitter Blow for Northland

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:48:17 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

The health of Northland’s most vulnerable citizens will suffer if the government cuts the home insulation scheme, Homes Te Tai Tokerau, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament, Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:22:31 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration Nicky Wagner says it is pleasing to see that a recent CERA survey of former red zone owners shows the Crown’s recovery objectives have largely been met. More >>

Au Pair Link Achieve First Ever National Healthy Heart Award

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:38:59 +1200 | Au Pair Link

Au Pair Link Achieve First Ever National Healthy Heart Award - http://www.aupairlink.co.nz/news/au-pair-link-achieves-the-first-ever-national-healthy-heart-award More >>

Labour claims new Home-Start scheme "vastly underperforming"

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:36:37 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - Labour has warned one of the government's policies to help first-time buyers is "vastly underperforming" and having little impact in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Gone

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:52:35 +1200 | Martin Doyle

Wealthy speculators buy houses they don't personally need. In doing so, they lessen the pool of houses available for first-home buyers and further grow the number of renters in our society. Are non-residents the only exponents of this practice?More >>

Quarterly Auckland rental update

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:42:15 +1200 | Barfoot and Thompson

Early 2016 got off to a busy start for landlords and renters, while average weekly rents edged up only slightly over the first few months of the year. More >>

House-sharing aims to get Aucklanders on property ladder

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:43:21 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland startup The Ownery Ltd is offering a new way to enter the housing market by buying shares in a company that then buys a house. More >>

Government not doing enough for rental properties

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:38:51 +1200 | Jennian Homes

Government not doing enough for rental properties, says building expert It was announced earlier this week that Nelson City Council may implement a compulsory warrant of fitness (WoF) for rental properties, which Aidan Jury of Jennian Homes says signifies ...More >>

Company Offers New Path to “Property Ladder”

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:37:10 +1200 | The Ownery Limited

An innovative New Zealand company, The Ownery Limited, is set to offer a new way for Kiwis to build up a stake in the housing market. More >>

Dunedin Annual Plan sends the right signals

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:40:06 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council is pleased to note Dunedin City Council’s Annual Plan 2016/17 is largely aligned with the council’s Long Term Plan 2015-2015. More >>

Government should just ban foreign speculators

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:48:50 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Prime Minister’s musings about a land tax on non-resident buyers is just more tinkering, and the Government should just ban foreign speculators as the Australian Government has done, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.More >>

Major survey of local renters complete

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:19:19 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust

An independent market research survey of residential renters in Queenstown and Wanaka was conducted by the local Housing Trust last month – with important findings for the community. More >>

PropertyOnly NZ Announces Platform

Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:43:36 +1200 | PropertyOnly NZ

PropertyOnly NZ Announces Platform Allowing Property Buyers, Sellers, Landlords and Tenants to Leave Real Estate Agent Reviews More >>

Action not words, needed on housing speculation

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 20:03:42 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key should be taking action to crack down on speculation in our overheated housing market, instead of random musings on land tax, Labour Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford said. "John Key suggested today on TVNZ's Q and A programme that a land tax ...More >>

Second stage of urban village at Alexandra Park

Sun, 24 Apr 2016 13:50:42 +1200 | Alexandra Park

Media release Alexandra Park Sunday, 24 April 2016 Celebrations set for second stage of urban village at Alexandra Park More >>

Gap widens between national for sale and rental markets

Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:29:15 +1200 | Trade Me Property

As the ‘for sale’ market continues to charge ahead, there is some good news for tenants as rents stagnate in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index. More >>

A Different Kind Of Housing Crisis

Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:23:05 +1200 | Lifemark

We’re all too aware that houses in New Zealand are becoming more expensive and less affordable. Families are being priced out of their communities and first time buyers are struggling to get on the property ladder. More >>

Thirty-fourth refurbished house leaves Rolleston Prison

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:28:43 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister of Corrections 19 April 2016 Media Statement Thirty-fourth refurbished house leaves Rolleston Prison Construction Yard More >>

Housing NZ Breaches Tenancy And Health Laws

Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:57:26 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Housing New Zealand is acting unlawfully by putting tenants into state houses without testing the houses for “P” contamination, says New Zealand First. More >>

 

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