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State Housing Conference

Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:04:19 +1300 | Defend Glen Innes

We are holding a conference to launch a nationwide fightback against the privatisation of state housing stock. More >>

Now is a good time to be an architect in NZ

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:32:47 +1300 | Hays Recruitment

Permanent jobs are being created for registered Architects in New Zealand as the volume of work is picking up in the field due to the ongoing construction boom across the country, says recruiting experts Hays Construction. More >>

Kiwibank slashes five-year home loan mortgage rate

Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:35:53 +1300 | Kiwibank

Kiwibank has slashed 0.60% from its five-year mortgage rate with a special offer of 5.89% p.a. The offer requires a minimum 20% deposit. Kiwibank opened its New Year mortgage promotion a fortnight ago with a two-year rate of 5.55%.More >>

Boulcott development application back on the Council agenda

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:04:37 +1300 | Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council will consider whether to accept or reject the plan change application for a development on part of the Boulcott Golf Course at a meeting on 28 January 2015.More >>

Rangitāiki waterway structure project begins

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 12:22:35 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

A project is under way to locate all culverts in the Rangitāiki catchment area, and Bay of Plenty Regional Council is asking for help from the public. More >>

Aucklanders urged to have their say

Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:02:41 +1300 | Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Len Brown is urging Aucklanders to have their say on some of the biggest decisions on the future of Auckland. More >>

Breach of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 17:26:50 +1300 | Arrow International

Arrow is grateful the courts have recognised the company has acted in good faith despite its breach of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act. More >>

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 >>

Public memorial service for Sir Ian Athfield

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:20:01 +1300 | New Zealand Institute of Architects

A public memorial service for Sir Ian Athfield will be held at 3pm, Sunday 1 February, in Wellington’s Civic Square.More >>

Policies and procedures amended following conviction

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:17:54 +1300 | Mike Greer Homes

Mike Greer Homes today confirmed that the company had amended its policies and procedures following conviction of non-compliance with the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014.More >>

Solid Performance in December Rural Property Market

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:46:10 +1300 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (“REINZ”) shows there were 68 fewer farm sales (-12.3%) for the three months ended December 2014 than for the three months ended December 2013. Overall, there were 486 farm sales in the three ...More >>

Licensed Building Practitioner requirements to change

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:53:04 +1300 | Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

Upcoming changes to the Licensed Building Practitioners (LBP) scheme announced today will make ongoing professional development more relevant and potentially less onerous for LBPs, whilst ensuring they remain professionally competent.More >>

RMA changes welcome, but problem bigger than housing

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:47:08 +1300 | The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative has welcomed the overhaul of the Resource Management Act, in particular the focus on housing affordability and the restoration of property rights, but is still concerned about the ambiguity surrounding Section 5.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 >>

Managing Natural Hazards Must Be In RMA

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:19:12 +1300 | Insurance Council of New Zealand

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the Government’s intention to include the management of natural hazards in a revamped Resource Management Act (RMA). 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 >>

Bayleys Realty Group new strategic marketing director

Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:22:16 +1300 | Bayleys

Real estate and property services company Bayleys Realty Group is growing its service support – with the appointment of Chris Gwin to the newly-created role of Director Marketing and Communications.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 >>

 

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