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Changes won't cure house prices, will undermine protections

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:18:54 +1300 | Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

Major changes to Resource Management Act (RMA) proposed by the Minister for the Environment will weaken environmental safeguards and will not solve housing affordability issues, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ, ECO.More >>

Ravenswood Village Development Making Good Progress

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:28:39 +1300 | Infinity Investment Group Holdings

Subdivision consent for stage 1 of the residential area is in place and construction of a dual-lane roundabout will commence soon at the intersection of State Highway 1 and the entrance to Ravenswood Village opposite Pegasus Boulevard. This will improve ...More >>

National fails to produce evidence justifying attack on RMA

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:55:30 +1300 | Green Party

The National Government is misusing evidence provided in the Motu report on planning rules to justify gutting the environmental protections secured by the Resource Management Act (RMA), says the Green Party today.More >>

Rents continue to resist inflationary pressure

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:49:55 +1300 | Trade Me Property

For the fifth consecutive month, the national median rent remained unchanged at $400 per week and up just over 5 per cent on a year ago, according to the Trade Me Property Rental Price Index out today. More >>

Local government supports sensible change to the RMA

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:14:50 +1300 | Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed change to the RMA signalled by Hon Dr Nick Smith in his annual speech to Nelson Rotary yesterday and looks forward to working with the Government to implement these changes.More >>

RMA announcement is welcomed news

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:04:47 +1300 | Property Council Of New Zealand

The Housing and Building Minister’s announcement on overhauling the Resource Management Act, supply, affordability and quality of housing echo the same messages Property Council has been spearheading for years. More >>

To Rent or To Buy a House? A Global View

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:01:16 +1300 | rateyourflat.com

Shelter is a basic need for mankind, irrespective of what form. But, as humans, we look for something concrete and strong. This again is classified into rental, lease, buying or possessing of the asset, also considered as an essential component of investment. ...More >>

Mayor welcomes ‘pragmatic’ proposals to reform RMA

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:51:21 +1300 | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Len Brown has welcomed a review of the Resource Management Act announced today by Environment Minister Nick Smith. More >>

EDS responds to Hon Dr Nick Smith’s speech

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:20:47 +1300 | EDS

The Environmental Defence Society is responding to Hon Dr Nick Smith’s announcements today regarding RMA reforms. More >>

RMA changes won’t build more homes

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:19:05 +1300 | Green Party

RMA changes won’t build more homes The National Government must stop using the Resource Management Act as the straw man for its own failure to build more homes and put an end to the country’s housing crisis, the Green Party says. Today, Environment ...More >>

RMA changes won’t knock a dollar off the cost of a new home

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:15:49 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government’s proposed changes to the RMA won’t increase the number of affordable homes or knock a dollar off the cost of building a new house, Labour Leader Andrew Little says.More >>

RMA reform agenda outlined

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 19:13:57 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Overhauling the Resource Management Act (RMA) is critical to addressing housing supply and affordability, and maintaining the momentum of economic and job growth as well as better managing New Zealand’s environment, Dr Nick Smith said today in his 20th ...More >>

Low inflation helping households get ahead

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:56:28 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Low inflation is helping New Zealand households get ahead, with wages on average continuing to rise faster than the cost of living, Finance Minister Bill English says.More >>

Low inflation but high housing costs

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:07:02 +1300 | Council of Trade Unions

“Rising housing costs are a big worry for households, despite the fall in the CPI in the three months to December”, says Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist. More >>

Housing affordability about much more than land availability

Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:31:05 +1300 | NZ Planning Institute

The NZPI believes the current focus on land availability is too narrow to solve this country’s housing affordability problem effectively. More >>

RMA not responsible for housing crisis – Government is

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 11:17:41 +1300 | Green Party

A survey showing that only a tiny fraction of resource consent applications are declined makes a nonsense of the Government’s claims that the Resource Management Act is getting in the way of housing development, the Green Party says.More >>

RMA Changes Need Broader Support than Act Party

Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:02:31 +1300 | United Future NZ Party

20 January 2015 RMA Changes Need Broader Support than Act Party UnitedFuture leader Peter Dunne says the Government would be very unwise to progress its proposed changes to the Resource Management Act relying solely on the vote of the ACT Party. National ...More >>

Housing affordability crisis gets worse under National

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:52:43 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

Housing affordability crisis gets worse under National News that Auckland’s housing is now among the 10 most unaffordable in the world confirms the Government’s housing policy has failed, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. “After six ...More >>

RMA reforms to be outlined Wednesday: Nick Smith

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:50:35 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Jan. 19 (BusinessDesk) - Environment Minister Nick Smith will this week outline the approach and timing for a further attempt to reform the Resource Management Act after minor parties blocked a bill from progressing in the last Parliament because of its ...More >>

11th Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

Mon, 19 Jan 2015 09:54:10 +1300 | Demographia

The 11th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey covers 378 metropolitan markets in nine countries (Australia, Canada, China, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States). A total of 86 ...More >>

 

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