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Vero faces bigger bill for Canterbury quakes

Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:12:03 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 12 (BusinessDesk) - Vero New Zealand, the general insurer owned by Australia's Suncorp Group, has increased its assessment of the likely cost from the series of Canterbury earthquakes by $123 million, largely because of new claims that exceed ...More >>

Pressing Need for a National Policy Statement under the RMA

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:58:30 +1300 | The New Zealand Council of Shopping Centres

The New Zealand Council of Shopping Centres (NZCSC) strongly supports a National Policy Statement (NPS) to provide clarity, pragmatism, and guidance on urban development under the RMA.More >>

Ratings Changes to Encourage Māori Land Development

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 15:11:31 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Te Ururoa Flavell Minita Whanaketanga Māori Minister for Māori Development Minita Tuarua Whanaketanga Ohaoha Associate Minister for Economic Development More >>

CORRECT: Auckland house sales fall in January

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 14:10:46 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The steam continued to come out of the Auckland property market in January, being the only region to report a drop in house sales and a further slowing in annual price inflation as regulatory curbs dim demand in the country's ...More >>

Auckland house sale fall in Jan, annual price rise under 10%

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 13:49:55 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 11 (BusinessDesk) - The steam continued to come out of the Auckland property market in January, being the only region to report a drop in house sales and a further slowing in annual price inflation as regulatory curbs dim demand in the country's ...More >>

First Home Buyers Active Over Summer Break

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:49:56 +1300 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

• 5,048 dwellings sold in New Zealand in January 2016, up 4.3% on January 2015 and down 31% on December, although on a seasonally adjusted basis the number of dwelling sold rose by 9.7% compared to January 2015, and fell 5.1% compared to December. • ...More >>

Airfields site named a Special Housing area

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 12:43:32 +1300 | Panuku Development Auckland

The ability to buy a home in sought-after Hobsonville Point just got easier with news today an Auckland Council-owned site will be part of a new Special Housing Area. More >>

New Special Housing Areas to deliver 4500 more homes

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:06:15 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Special Housing Areas to deliver 4500 more homes for Auckland Fourteen new Special Housing Areas that will provide more than 4500 new homes across Auckland were announced today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown. “This ...More >>

New Zealand property market off to a slow start

Thu, 11 Feb 2016 10:25:41 +1300 | Trade Me Property

The heated property for sale market of 2015 cooled as quickly as a southerly in January, with most regions seeing average asking prices slip back according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. More >>

Auckland/Northern Overview

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:05:04 +1300 | Harcourts

Northern Region January 2016 January 2015 Change (%) Total listings 583.5 588 -0.8% New Auctions 220.5 273 -19.2% Property on Hand 1486 1666 -10.8% Written Sales 330 325 1.5% Average Sale Price $801,662 $683,055 17% *Based on residential only figuresMore >>

Housing NZ directors get 63% pay hike

Wed, 10 Feb 2016 13:52:01 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Low pay was among the reasons for a rapid turnover in Housing New Zealand's boardroom in recent years, and the government's social housing agency has bumped up its fees by 63 percent after getting an exemption from the State Services ...More >>

James Shaw's Commencement Debate Speech

Tue, 9 Feb 2016 15:02:44 +1300 | Green Party

Ki a koutou ōku hoa Pāremata, huri noa i te Whare, ngā mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa. More >>

Demolition of 32 & 36 Glendevere Terrace

Fri, 5 Feb 2016 14:23:05 +1300 | Land Information New Zealand

Demolition of 32 & 36 Glendevere Terrace Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and Southern Response today announced that the demolitions of 32 and 36 Glendevere Terrace, Redcliffs, Christchurch will begin next week.More >>

Changes to rural subdivision and land use rules proposed

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 14:04:04 +1300 | Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council is planning to change some of the rules that apply to rural land to better protect the District’s best productive land, while also offering greater flexibility for landowners.More >>

Auckland Property Choice In January Lowest In 20 Years

Thu, 4 Feb 2016 10:17:58 +1300 | Barfoot and Thompson

Auckland residential property sales in January were solid, with no clear direction emerging as to market trends for the remainder of the summer months. More >>

Provisional housing market update

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:42:34 +1300 | Harcourts

Provisional residential data for the Northern Region in January, from Harcourts, New Zealand’s largest real estate group, shows average sale prices continuing to rise, up 17% on the same period in 2015, to $801,472.More >>

Record High Average Asking Prices in Many Regions

Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:13:49 +1300 | Realestate.co.nz

Record High Average Asking Prices in Many Regions, Though New Listings Fall And Inventory Hits Record Low More >>

Government bullying over Three Kings now plain to see

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:12:23 +1300 | Roskill Community Voice

Government bullying over Three Kings now plain to see “Yesterday’s extraordinary announcement from Nick Smith that central government will join legal proceedings in the Three Kings development case brings central government bullying and stand-over ...More >>

Berry Backs Government Against Nimbys

Tue, 2 Feb 2016 10:05:56 +1300 | Affordable Auckland

Berry Backs Government Against Nimbys Affordable Auckland Mayoral candidate Stephen Berry is supporting the Government’s unusual step to join Auckland Council in fighting an attempt by residents in Three Kings to block a $1.2 billion development in the ...More >>

Govt to oppose appeal blocking $1.2B Auckland housing plan

Mon, 1 Feb 2016 15:09:26 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Feb. 1 (BusinessDesk) - Environment Minister Nick Smith and Housing New Zealand have joined legal proceedings in support of Auckland Council and Fletcher Building opposing a bid by community groups to only allow low-rise housing in a $1.2 billion housing ...More >>

 

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