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Special housing not to be scoffed

Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:51:11 +1300 | Classic Builders

Peter Cooney, director of one of New Zealand’s largest residential building company, Classic Builders, says there is a misperception about special housing being cheap and low quality that must be shaken.More >>

Medium Density Housing Zones Identified

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 16:58:27 +1300 | Dunedin City Council

The growth in one to two person households in Dunedin has prompted a rethink of how we look at residential development. More >>

Fletcher to triple pace of home building in NZ

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:10:15 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Fletcher aims to triple pace of home building in NZ as demand grows, Adamson says More >>

Speech from the Throne: State Opening of Parliament, 21 Oct

Tue, 21 Oct 2014 11:38:25 +1300 | Governor General

Following the General Election, a National-led Government has been formed with a majority in the House on confidence and supply. Confidence and supply agreements have been signed between the National Party and, respectively, the ACT Party and ...More >>

PM Press Conference – 20 October 2014

Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:39:05 +1300 | The Scoop Team

Prime Minister John Key met with press today to discuss: • Housing prices and redevelopment in Auckland • Discussions with Tony Abbott on the governmental response to ISIS, and New Zealand’s election to the UN Security CouncilMore >>

Resthome food sterotypes busted with national award

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:16:02 +1300 | Ranfurly Village Hospital

Imagine a world where the elderly order restaurant quality food off a computer tablet. They dine when they feel like eating, enjoy beautifully plated food served on quality crockery and white linen, and there is not a single whiff of boiled cabbage.More >>

Force owners to bring all homes up to Building Code

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 11:13:47 +1300 | Jennian Homes

Home owners should be legally forced to upgrade their house to the current Building Code before being able to sell, an industry expert says. More >>

Regulations threaten property growth, say investors

Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:07:57 +1300 | ANZ New Zealand

Residential property investors are still confident, growing and looking to buy more properties despite rising interest rates – but many would consider selling up in the event of proposed new regulations. More >>

Future of filling the gaps to be explored

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:47:56 +1300 | Lincoln University

A Lincoln University planning expert sees the temporary and transitional projects which caught the public’s imagination in central city spaces post-earthquakes becoming a permanent part of Christchurch.More >>

Property Council supports Government’s focus on RMA

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 14:23:33 +1300 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council supports potential reform to the Resource Management Act that factors in the built environment into its purposes and principles. More >>

Hawkins consolidates, rebrands, positions for future growth

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:27:34 +1300 | Hawkins Group

Aiming to hit $1 billion in annual revenue, up from projected $700m in 2014 Hawkins today announces that it has rebranded as it positions itself for a period of sustained future growth. More >>

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:49:30 +1300 | New Zealand Government

The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing if the downward trend in home ownership over the past 20 years is to be reversed, Building and Housing, and Environment Minister Dr ...More >>

Interest bubbles in spa lodge and land sale

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 10:36:09 +1300 | Bayleys

A boutique lodge with private geothermal spas, and an adjoining section of land north of Auckland in an area that caters to a flourishing domestic tourism sector has been placed on the market for sale. More >>

National Property Market Analysis

Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:27:58 +1300 | Harcourts

Auckland and Christchurch have recovered from the winter lull that is traditional in real estate, with written sales up and average prices continuing to increase. More >>

Housing affordability worsens, says Massey index

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:13:24 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Oct. 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand housing is becoming less affordable as rising wages are not enough to offset climbing house prices and interest rates, says Massey University's latest quarterly Home Affordability Report.More >>

Home affordability continues to decline - Massey report

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:28:53 +1300 | Massey University

The latest Home Affordability Report from Massey University’s Real Estate Analysis Unit is now available online. The report shows affordability has decreased by 11.4% nationally over the past 12 months and is projected to deteriorate further during ...More >>

NZ Housing Crisis: Local Government Still Confused

Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:35:15 +1300 | Hugh Pavletich

Early 2007, Local Government New Zealand and the New Zealand Planning Institute, expressed concern about housing affordability … International Housing Availability Survey … stating …More >>

REINZ Residential Market Reports for September

Mon, 13 Oct 2014 13:33:29 +1300 | REINZ

- 5,911 dwellings sold in September 2014, up 7.8% on August and down 12.0% on September 2013 - National median price of $420,000, the same as August and up $20,000 (+5.0%) on September 2013 - Days to sell improved by three days to 35 days compared to August, ...More >>

Christchurch’s property management stars

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 13:46:25 +1300 | Harcourts

Their outstanding customer service was recently recognised by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. Harcourts scooped five out of 15 REINZ Awards for Excellence in Residential Property Management, with the Christchurch team winning three of the major awards:More >>

Introducing NZPRA

Fri, 10 Oct 2014 11:09:00 +1300 | NZ Property Rights Association

New Zealand property Rights Association is a newly formed society established in response to concerns about property rights being eroded in New Zealand - especially by authorities since the series of earthquakes in Canterbury post September 4th 2010.More >>


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