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New Tool to Raise Quality of the Built Environment

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:31:41 +1200 | New Zealand Construction Industry Council

A new comprehensive and modern suite of Design Guidelines crafted as a “must have” tool for the construction industry, its clients and professionals engaged in building and infrastructure projects, will soon be available from the Construction Industry ...More >>

Substantial Hawke’s Bay winery operation goes on the market

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 11:17:34 +1200 | Bayley's Real Estate

Media Release 29.8.2016 Substantial Hawke’s Bay winery operation goes on the market for sale More >>

Inquiry essential into payments to minister’s constituents

Mon, 29 Aug 2016 10:10:00 +1200 | Minto for Mayor

Christchurch mayoral candidate John Minto is calling for an independent investigation into last week’s revelations that the National government paid out four of National MP Gerry Brownlee’s wealthy constituents $595,000 each when they were entitled ...More >>

NZ Sotheby’s International Realty launches brand new office

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 14:53:19 +1200 | Sotheby's International Realty

As demand for premium properties in Waiheke Island continues to soar, New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty is gaining a foothold in the local market with a brand new office.More >>

Ray White City Apartments recognised internationally

Fri, 26 Aug 2016 10:40:28 +1200 | Ray White

After garnering 1st place in the 2015 ‘Large Residential / Highest Volume’ category in last month’s REINZ awards, Ray White City Apartments continues reaping the accolades after being recognised as Ray White International’s #2 Office of the Year.More >>

Tasman joins sector submitting against proposed legislation

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 17:14:48 +1200 | Tasman District Council

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne has delivered a strong message today to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee that key aspects of the ‘Better Local Services’ Bill is both undemocratic and impractical.More >>

National’s housing boom claim laid bare

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:28:32 +1200 | Green Party

National’s claim that record numbers of houses are being built is nonsense, the Green Party said today. More >>

Six new homes for every thousand Kiwis

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:01:45 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

The number of new homes consented per capita has doubled over the past five years, but is only half the level seen at the peak of the 1970s building boom, Statistics New Zealand said today.More >>

Please Stop the Politicking And Fix Shop Trading Hours Mess

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 15:40:36 +1200 | Retail NZ

As the Shop Trading Hours Amendment Bill is being debated in Parliament, Retail NZ has urged our MPs to put their politics aside and fix the current set of broken rules. More >>

Shining a Spotlight on Housing

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:36:25 +1200 | Housing Call to Action

Auckland’s Housing Call to Action group has chosen to highlight the issues affecting housing that can be influenced by Auckland Council during Spotlight on Housing week from 19 - 24 September 2016.More >>

Housing for older Aucklanders to better meet their needs

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:10:59 +1200 | Panuku Development Auckland

Auckland Council’s portfolio of homes for older Aucklanders has received a major boost with today’s approval to redevelop the villages and partner with The Selwyn Foundation.More >>

Wesley – new town announced to Franklin businesses

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 12:57:50 +1200 | Wesley New Town

An enthusiastic audience of Franklin and Auckland business interests last night attended the first public announcement of Wesley, a new town of 5,000 homes with transport hub and extensive amenities to be built close to Pukekohe.More >>

Most homeless people working or studying

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 13:54:08 +1200 | University of Otago

Most homeless people working or studying More than half of all homeless adults in New Zealand are working or studying, say University of Otago, Wellington (UOW) researchers. UOW researcher Dr Kate Amore, from the Health Research Council-funded He Kainga Oranga/Housing ...More >>

EQ Repairs and Methodology Don’t Meet Building Code

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 11:16:00 +1200 | EQCfix

With the sixth anniversary of the September earthquake in Canterbury only days away, documents obtained by EQC Fix, under the Official Information Act, show hundreds of repairs referred to the MBIE’s Technical Engineering Panel, did not comply with ...More >>

Metlifecare lifts annual earnings, dividend

Wed, 24 Aug 2016 09:43:07 +1200 | Metlifecare

Aug. 24 (BusinessDesk) - Metlifecare lifted annual earnings and dividends as the retirement village company continues to benefit from an ageing population and increased demand for its units. More >>

Survey shows sense on housing affordability

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 13:14:08 +1200 | Green Party

A new poll shows New Zealanders have grasped the realities of the housing crisis better than the Prime Minister and his Government, the Green Party said today. More >>

Tenants winning in slow rental market

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 12:09:46 +1200 | Trade Me Property

Tenants are benefiting from a very lacklustre rental market while those looking to break into the property market watch prices continue to rise. Median weekly rents rose just $10 across New Zealand in July to $440, according to the latest Trade Me ...More >>

OSOS Update #4

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:23:11 +1200 | James Littlewood

Somewhere around afternoon tea time I started to get a slightly disembodied feeling. It’s all very well being a conduit between an open source conference and the outside world, but after a while I started feeling like a piece of hardware, welded to my ...More >>

Developer demand for bank-alternative mortgages surges

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 15:16:01 +1200 | Omega Capital

An environment characterised by soaring demand for housing and a passive stance imposed by New Zealand’s trading banks has placed companies like Omega Capital Corporation in a position of strength.More >>

Drop-in sessions on South Dunedin's future

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 13:02:49 +1200 | Dunedin City Council

A series of drop-in information sessions hosted by the Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council early next month are the start of a community conversation around South Dunedin's future.More >>

 

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