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Decision digest: Groups for housing and Domain memorial

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 17:09:19 +1200 | Auckland Council

The Governing Body today approved a steering group to oversee progress on the recommendations from the Mayoral Housing Taskforce Report (June 2017) and an advisory group to advance the Auckland Domain’s World War I centenary memorial project.More >>

Housing, utilities and food prices squeeze beneficiaries

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 14:45:20 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 27 (BusinessDesk) - Beneficiaries were the hardest hit by inflation in the second quarter of the year due to higher prices for housing, household utilities and food, while overall prices continued to dip for top earners, Stats NZ said. More >>

Public Support Keeps Healthy Homes Bill on Track

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 11:11:42 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

The strong call from the public for warm, dry, healthy rentals has helped the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill to pass its second reading, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little.More >>

REINZ Welcomes Healthy Homes Bill moving to Next Stage

Thu, 27 Jul 2017 10:51:14 +1200 | REINZ

Real Estate Institute welcomes Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill moving to next stage The Real Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) welcomes the announcement that the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill (No. 2) has passed its second reading last night, as the organisation ...More >>

UnitedFuture to support Second Reading of Healthy Homes Bill

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 17:43:08 +1200 | United Future

UnitedFuture to support Second Reading of Healthy Homes Bill - Dunne UnitedFuture leader, Hon Peter Dunne has today announced his support for the Second Reading of the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in the name of Andrew Little. "Last year, I ...More >>

Strong Support for New Home Quality Verification Tool

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:29:41 +1200 | Green Building Council

25 July 2017 - With the launch of the biggest update and overhaul to the Homestar standard since it was first introduced in 2010, the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) is making it easier for the building and construction sector to lift and ...More >>

PM 24/7/17: Boris, Infrastructure, Immigration, Drugs

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:57:41 +1200 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister Bill English opened today's post-cabinet press conference by revisiting the announcement of 'Crown Infrastructure Partners' a vehicle for Government and private investment in infrastructure for housing, which allows councils to fund projects ...More >>

Trade Me - Rents Unchanged for Last Six Months

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 10:23:58 +1200 | Trademe

New Zealand’s median weekly rent has not moved in the last six months according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index. More >>

Govt embraces targeted rates to spur urban infrastructure

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 22:13:35 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) - The government's latest response to the Auckland housing shortage will see central government and private sector firms invest in 'special purpose vehicles' to fund essential roading, water and drains that Auckland Council ...More >>

Ray of light for New Zealand’s housing crisis

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:29:51 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council New Zealand welcomes the Government's announcement of a Crown company to invest in housing infrastructure. More >>

LGNZ welcomes Special Purpose Vehicles

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:50:17 +1200 | Local Government NZ

LGNZ welcomes Special Purpose Vehicles to assist with infrastructure funding Local Government New Zealand welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it will move to introduce Special Purpose Vehicles to assist in funding housing infrastructure. ...More >>

Crown Infrastructure Partnerships initiative could transform

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:29:40 +1200 | Infrastructure NZ

"The Government's announcement today that it will set up Crown Infrastructure Partnerships to seed fund private investment in road and water infrastructure provides a means to dramatically increase housing supply," says Infrastructure New Zealand ...More >>

Infrastructure announcement too long coming

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 15:26:31 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Infrastructure announcement too long coming “What took you so long?” is Labour’s response to the Government’s announcement of a new infrastructure investment vehicle. More >>

Crown company to invest $600m in housing infrastructure

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:45:39 +1200 | New Zealand Government

on Steven Joyce Minister of Finance Hon Anne Tolley Minister of Local Government 23 July 2017 Media Statement Crown company to invest $600m in housing infrastructure The Government will co-invest up to $600 million alongside local councils and private ...More >>

Auckland Chamber of Commerce on Crown Infrastructure

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:43:46 +1200 | Auckland Chamber of Commerce

Inviting private sector to invest in housing infrastructure - "Solution-based thinking and exactly what we need right now" More >>

Mayor Goff Welcomes New Infrastructure Fund

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 14:32:25 +1200 | Auckland Council

MAYOR GOFF WELCOMES NEW INFRASTRUCTURE FUND Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and Deputy Mayor Bill Cashmore have welcomed the Government’s announcement today of a new infrastructure investment vehicle. “Funding provided through a Crown Company, Crown Infrastructure ...More >>

Campaign to Recruit Female Infrastructure Industry Staff

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:58:49 +1200 | Connexis

Wellington, 20 July 2017: Women from around the country recently experienced a taste of a career in the Infrastructure Industry. More >>

ActionStation & Renters United Launch Campaign for Renters

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 12:20:25 +1200 | ActionStation

Hundreds of renting stories gathered as ActionStation and Renters United launch The People’s Review of Renting More >>

Queenstown's ‘Binocular House’ Picks up Top Building Award

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 10:38:41 +1200 | Bennie Builders

A house renowned in Queenstown as “that binocular house with the large numbers” has made a statement of a different kind after winning a top regional building award. More >>

Home Affordability Declines in Most Regions

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:29:22 +1200 | Massey University

Thursday, July 20, 2017 - The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows most regions of New Zealand have declined in affordability over the most recent quarter, as well as over the past 12 months.More >>


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