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Otago Polytechnic Student Village – let the show begin!

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 16:05:40 +1300 | Otago Polytechnic

The excitement of Otago Polytechnic’s new 20+-million-dollar Student Accommodation Village is literally about to be rammed home!More >>

Barnett says hold fire on loan-to-income restrictions

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:20:59 +1300 | Century 21 Real Estate

Head of Century 21 New Zealand, Geoff Barnett, is cautioning Wellington’s decision-makers over increasing calls for the Government to give the Reserve Bank the power to introduce loan-to-income restrictions.More >>

Andrew Crisp appointed as LINZ Chief Executive

Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:12:45 +1300 | Land Information New Zealand

State Services Commissioner Peter Hughes has today announced the appointment of Andrew Crisp as Chief Executive of Land Information New Zealand (LINZ).More >>

Marathon winners announced before the race has even started!

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:33:54 +1300 | ASB Auckland Marathon

ASB is pleased to announce the winners of the ASB Auckland Marathon ‘Run Down The Rate’ campaign, which gifts 10 Kiwis a market-leading home loan rate to match the winning time at next weekend’s ASB Auckland Marathon.More >>

Superfund: We Want to Invest in Affordable Housing

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:50:25 +1300 | TVNZ

New Zealand Superfund: We Want to Invest in Affordable Housing The New Zealand Super Fund chief executive Adrian Orr says the Fund is keen to be an active investor in New Zealand infrastructure, including providing capital to help build affordable ...More >>

Rents unchanged for third month in a row

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:54:12 +1300 | Trade Me Property

Tenants can breathe easier as the national median asking rent remained unchanged at $440 a week for a third consecutive month in September, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index.More >>

Industry stars celebrated at We Are Waikato 2016 Awards

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 10:33:39 +1300 | Industry New Zealand

Property Council’s prestigious We Are Waikato 2016 Awards have been announced at a vibrant sold-out event in Hamilton, featuring fire-eating performers and an attendance by Theresa Gattung, co-founder of My Food Bag. More >>

Southern Response Class Action returns to court

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 12:55:03 +1300 | GCA Lawyers

Southern Response Class Action (SRCA) returned to court this morning, seeking an order that the class action may proceed. Soon after commencement Justice Gendall noted that the group's case appeared to Contain 'very Serious allegations'.More >>

The property market levelling off in flight mode

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 10:42:27 +1300 | Trade Me Property

-          The New Zealand property market is levelling off after some incredible growth. Average asking prices were up just 0.6 per cent on August. More >>

New Find Questions Validity of Fletcher’s Report on Ihumātao

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 13:37:59 +1300 | Save Our Unique Landscape

A new archaeological discovery on controversial land at Ihumātao, designated as Special Housing Area 62, calls into question the adequacy and conclusions of a Fletcher’s report presented to Council consent hearings in February 2016.More >>

MBIE docs show country needs KiwiBuild

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 12:24:17 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

John Key’s spin that New Zealand is in a building boom does not change the massive shortfall in building construction as new MBIE papers reveal, says Labour Party housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.More >>

Leaky-building class action gets go-ahead

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 20:53:24 +1300 | Parker and Associates

A group of leaky building owners with properties clad in Harditex and Titanboard has received permission from the High Court to proceed with a representative action against James Hardie. The group has also secured an opt-in period for those who have ...More >>

Tenancy law change on damage claims being considered

Sat, 15 Oct 2016 20:44:46 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Tenancy law change on damage claims being considered The Government is considering changes to the Residential Tenancy Act over when property damage costs can be reclaimed from tenants, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.More >>

Keen to make your place safer? The Home Safety Checklist

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 13:20:44 +1300 | New Zealand Police

New Zealand Police has just launched a simple online tool the public can use to improve the safety of their home. Advice is tailored to the individual, meaning they’ll only get the advice they need and Police won’t dish out advice relating to crime ...More >>

Climate Change & Business Conference: Conference Communique

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 12:09:54 +1300 | Australia NZ Climate Change Business Conference

Should New Zealand follow the UK model of an independent, stautory Climate Committee? That was the big question at the end of Day 2 of the Australia-New Zealand Climate Change and Business Conference, as discussion focused on just how New Zealand should ...More >>

1,200 home development for South Auckland

Fri, 14 Oct 2016 11:52:36 +1300 | Market Cove

Work is expected to get underway soon on the first stage of a significant new residential neighbourhood of over 1,200 homes on the edge of the Manukau Harbour. More >>

Christchurch Property Market Undergoing Major Transformation

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:49:28 +1300 | Golden Homes

CHRISTCHURCH, Thursday 13th October 2016: A leading home building company says recent QV figures showing Christchurch’s property market is “relatively flat” is masking the real truth – that homeowners are shunning earthquake-repaired homes in favour ...More >>

Auckland and Central Otago vie for least affordable region

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:23:02 +1300 | Massey University

Auckland and Central Otago Lakes continue to top the Massey University Home Affordability Report index by a considerable margin. At 62 per cent and 61 per cent less affordable than the rest of New Zealand, the margin of difference between these two regions ...More >>

Regions power on as the Auckland market draws breath

Thu, 13 Oct 2016 12:13:26 +1300 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

New record national median house price of $515k, and $400k median outside Auckland for the first timeMore >>

Cross-party inquiry a step in the right direction

Tue, 11 Oct 2016 17:13:36 +1300 | Lifewise

On October 10, the final cross-party inquiry report on homelessness was released. The report found that the level of homelessness in New Zealand is at a record high and is continuing to grow, especially in Auckland due to the housing crisis, with ...More >>


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