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New social housing for vulnerable families

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:36:53 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says a new development in Auckland is a fantastic example of community housing providers and agencies working together to house vulnerable families.More >>

NZ Banks now lending on income over equity

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:03:35 +1300 | LoanPlan Mortgages and Finance

While your house may be worth a fortune, it’s now harder than ever to convert property assets into cash because New Zealand’s major banks are assessing mortgage and loan applications against income over equity.More >>

Better outcomes for Tāmaki tenants a step closer

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 12:02:32 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Formal proposals are being requested from three responders to carry out New Zealand’s largest housing redevelopment project, Ministers Bill English and Dr Nick Smith say. More >>

Reserve sale proceeds should be reinvested in public land

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 14:51:26 +1300 | Auckland Council

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff is joining with Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board and councillor Denise Lee to call on the government to reinvest the full proceeds of its sale of part of the Pt England Reserve in new and improved public open spaces for the local ...More >>

Building industry professionals form Central Otago group

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 13:26:28 +1300 | Sustainable Homes Organisation Central Otag

A group of industry professionals concerned with the need to improve housing stock in the region have formed a steering committee to support the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) Homestar rating system for assessing the sustainability of a residence.More >>

Foreign Land Register Will End Secrecy

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 15:16:33 +1300 | New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First’s Bill to set up a foreign land ownership register will end of the era of secrecy in this country, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters.More >>

Silence from Government & Council on comprehensive solution

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 11:51:53 +1300 | Leonie Freeman

Auckland, New Zealand, Wednesday 7th December 2016: A philanthropic venture aimed at solving Auckland’s Housing Crisis has failed to gain commitment from Council or Government, despite a feasible plan from one of New Zealand’s foremost housing ...More >>

Next Prime Minister must tackle foreign speculators

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:39:17 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The public rightly puts much of the blame for the housing bubble at the feet of foreign speculators, and the next Prime Minister must listen to their concerns, says Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.More >>

Poll: Public aren’t buying talk of property crash

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:09:44 +1300 | New Zealand Property Institute

A Property Institute poll of public perceptions has revealed that foreign investors are copping the blame for having the biggest impact on New Zealand house prices - while a clear majority of people don’t believe those talking up a property market ...More >>

More long-term Auckland social housing places

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 17:13:01 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Changes to the way community housing providers are funded are paying further dividends as much-needed new supply comes on stream in Auckland, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.More >>

Credit Quality of APAC Covered Bonds Will Remain Strong

Tue, 6 Dec 2016 10:13:13 +1300 | Moody's Investors Service

The credit quality of Australian, New Zealand, Korean and Singaporean covered bonds will remain strong in 2017, underpinned by the credit quality of issuers and sovereigns. More >>

Property Institute applauds ‘Peoples Prime Minister’

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 17:17:12 +1300 | New Zealand Property Institute

Property Institute of New Zealand Chief Executive, Ashley Church, has joined business and community leaders in recognizing the outstanding contribution made by retiring Prime Minister, John Key.More >>

World leading game changer for the Auckland housing scene

Mon, 5 Dec 2016 10:48:38 +1300 | The Mcgregor Family Trust

Answers to Auckland’s housing crisis require new ways of thinking, new ways of building and new ways of engaging with the community, say a group proposing to build ‘The McGreggor’ New Zealand’s most sustainable apartment building in the vibrant ...More >>

Higher housing costs eat into household budgets

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:18:28 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

A growing proportion of households are spending more than a quarter of their household income on housing, Statistics NZ said today. From the year ended June 2007 to June 2016, the proportion of households spending one-quarter or more of their total household ...More >>

Work begins on new 570-home subdivision at Orewa

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 13:17:49 +1300 | Changda International NZ

Auckland, 2 December 2016: Groundworks for Sunny Heights, a $420 million, 570-home development at Orewa, have commenced. Developer Changda International NZ hosted a ground-breaking ceremony on site today, attended by CEO of Ngati Manuhiri Mook Hohneck, ...More >>

Work begins on new 570-home subdivision at Orewa

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 12:40:17 +1300 | Changda International New Zealand Limited

Auckland, 2 December 2016: Groundworks for Sunny Heights, a $420 million, 570-home development at Orewa, have commenced. Developer Changda International NZ hosted a ground-breaking ceremony on site today, attended by CEO of Ngati Manuhiri Mook Hohneck, ...More >>

NZ home values rise at slowest annual pace in six months

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 15:50:05 +1300 | BusinessDesk

Dec. 1 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property values increased at the slowest annual pace in six months in November, as tougher lending restrictions constrain buyers.More >>

Nats will jump at chance to vote for KiwiBuild Bill

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:48:41 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

National will welcome the chance to vote for a real solution to the housing crisis after their many, many failed attempts, says Labour MP for Te Tai Tokerau Kelvin Davis.More >>

Architect's international perspective for Christchurch panel

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:47:33 +1300 | Context Architects

A collaborative approach to development is important for Christchurch to create the best city for future generations, believes Context Architects’ Heather Blewett, who has just been appointed as a member of the city’s Urban Design Panel (UDP).More >>

Queenstown average value tops $1 million dollars

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 13:34:34 +1300 | QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for November have increased 12.4% over the past year, which is the slowest rate since May 2016. Values rose by 2.0% over the past three months and are now 50.8% ...More >>


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