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Proposed Land Tax will have detrimental long term affects

Tue, 3 May 2016 14:25:39 +1200 | Mark Rais

Proposed Land Tax will have detrimental long term affects Mark Rais The national median price of houses sold last year was $450,000, according to statistics from REINZ (Real Estate Institute of New Zealand). A proposed Land Tax at the recommended ...More >>

Strong housing market drives retail spending

Tue, 3 May 2016 11:58:35 +1200 | Veda Limited

Activity in the New Zealand housing market remains strong, with mortgage applications up 11.6 per cent year-on-year in the March 2016 quarter according to Veda, the leading provider of data analytics and credit information in New Zealand and a wholly-owned ...More >>

NZ’s regional renaissance set to continue

Mon, 2 May 2016 15:21:43 +1200 | Century 21 Real Estate

Recent Quotable Value statistics revealed a slight softening in Auckland’s house values for the first quarter of 2016. This however appears to be short-lived. Auckland is showing signs of heating up again in the second quarter and I expect this to continue ...More >>

OAG raps Govt over the knuckles on HNZ contracts

Mon, 2 May 2016 11:18:03 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Phil Twyford MP for Te Atatū Housing Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 29 April 2016 OAG raps Govt over the knuckles on HNZ contracts The Government has been rapped over the knuckles by the Auditor General over its failure to properly manage $2.3m of ...More >>

Napier retail vacancies jump 30 per cent

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 17:03:03 +1200 | Turley and Co

Napier CBD retail vacancies have jumped 30 per cent since December, according to the Turley & Co Retail Vacancy Survey. More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Big ole from OIO

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:43:43 +1200 | Martin Doyle

It's hard to know which is more stunning - the people we won't let into NZ or the people we do let in. It's almost laughably appropriate to bring in criminally convicted river-polluters to take over one of our farms.More >>

Kiwis Lose Out as More Land Goes to Foreigners

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 15:51:21 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

It’s not just Auckland houses being snapped up by foreign money - sales of large tracts of New Zealand land to foreigners continue unabated, says New Zealand First.More >>

Gordon Campbell on not crying foul, Argentina

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 11:07:20 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

So a couple of guys found to be criminally liable of environmental pollution in Argentina lodge an application with the Overseas Investment Office… in order to buy some prime New Zealand rural land. Seems that their factory back home had carelessly ...More >>

Labour claims new Home-Start scheme "vastly underperforming"

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:36:37 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 28 (BusinessDesk) - Labour has warned one of the government's policies to help first-time buyers is "vastly underperforming" and having little impact in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city. More >>

Horticulture Welcomes Dam Progress

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 16:30:43 +1200 | Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand has welcomed the announcement of the progress made in funding for the Ruataniwha Dam project in Hawke’s Bay. The horticulture industry is reliant on sensible management of freshwater in New Zealand and the provision of water for ...More >>

Martin Doyle cartoon: Gone

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:52:35 +1200 | Martin Doyle

Wealthy speculators buy houses they don't personally need. In doing so, they lessen the pool of houses available for first-home buyers and further grow the number of renters in our society. Are non-residents the only exponents of this practice?More >>

City should buy Victoria University’s Karori Campus

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:12:58 +1200 | Jo Coughlan

Mayoral Candidate Jo Coughlan today announced that as Mayor she would urge Wellington City Council to acquire Victoria University's Karori Campus to secure options on the land for the future.More >>

Quarterly Auckland rental update

Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:42:15 +1200 | Barfoot and Thompson

Early 2016 got off to a busy start for landlords and renters, while average weekly rents edged up only slightly over the first few months of the year. More >>

RDRR Opposes Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 17:29:10 +1200 | Rotorua District Residents and Ratepayers

RDRR is opposed to the Proposed Plan Change 10 (Lake Rotorua Nutrient Management) to the Bay of Plenty Regional Water and Land Plan, on six grounds. More >>

House-sharing aims to get Aucklanders on property ladder

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:43:21 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland startup The Ownery Ltd is offering a new way to enter the housing market by buying shares in a company that then buys a house. More >>

Government not doing enough for rental properties

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:38:51 +1200 | Jennian Homes

Government not doing enough for rental properties, says building expert It was announced earlier this week that Nelson City Council may implement a compulsory warrant of fitness (WoF) for rental properties, which Aidan Jury of Jennian Homes says signifies ...More >>

Company Offers New Path to “Property Ladder”

Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:37:10 +1200 | The Ownery Limited

An innovative New Zealand company, The Ownery Limited, is set to offer a new way for Kiwis to build up a stake in the housing market. More >>

Dunedin Annual Plan sends the right signals

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:40:06 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council is pleased to note Dunedin City Council’s Annual Plan 2016/17 is largely aligned with the council’s Long Term Plan 2015-2015. More >>

Lower-end retailers forced out of CBD

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:01:58 +1200 | Colliers

Convenience stores, discount outlets and souvenir shops are disappearing from Auckland’s CBD as an increase in rental rates see larger national and international chains secure inner-city premises More >>

Major survey of local renters complete

Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:19:19 +1200 | Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust

An independent market research survey of residential renters in Queenstown and Wanaka was conducted by the local Housing Trust last month – with important findings for the community. More >>


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