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Renting In Retirement – A Growing Challenge For Older People

Tue, 5 Dec 2023 14:36:45 +1300 | Grey Power New Zealand

A growing number of retirees are facing the challenge of renting as they age. Suitable affordable properties are rare, and often only offer short term tenancies resulting in uncertainty and stress. For those retirees with limited financial resources trying ...More >>

Kainga Ora Shifts Goalposts On Controversial Housing Development To Sidestep New Government

Mon, 4 Dec 2023 10:41:19 +1300 | Ratepayers and Residents Association

The controversy surrounding a large-scale social housing scheme in the small tourist town of Ohakune deepens. Ruapehu District Council (RDC) and Kainga Ora, which are partnering a proposal to build 44 houses in the first of a potential three-stage ...More >>

Cost Of Building A Home Increases By 4.9% Annually

Thu, 30 Nov 2023 10:39:18 +1300 | Quotable Value New Zealand

The average cost of building a home in Aotearoa New Zealand’s main centres has increased by less than half as much as last year. QV CostBuilder is New Zealand’s most comprehensive construction cost database. More than 42,000 rates were updated ...More >>

Christmas Coming Early For Landlords With An Extra $900 Million Present From NACT

Wed, 29 Nov 2023 10:52:51 +1300 | Public Housing Futures

New CTU analysis of the National & ACT coalition agreement has shown the cost of returning interest deductibility to landlords is an extra $900 million on top of National’s original proposal. This is because it is going to be implemented ...More >>

City Deals Can Rebalance Central And Local Government Relationships Over Infrastructure

Wed, 22 Nov 2023 08:39:48 +1300 | Infrastructure NZ

The incoming Government has the opportunity to rebalance the relationship between central and local government and address New Zealand’s massive infrastructure deficit by adopting city and regional deals. “Infrastructure New Zealand sees city and ...More >>

New Cromwell Subdivision Releases First Stage Of Lifestyle Sections

Mon, 20 Nov 2023 10:11:54 +1300 | Infinity Investment Group Holdings

The development of Cromwell’s newest subdivision moves into its next phase with sections going on the market. Shannon Farm – a 142ha rural lifestyle subdivision in Cromwell – is releasing the first stage of sections to the public on Monday ...More >>

Understanding the Critical Connection Between Plumbing and Public Health in Auckland

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 17:31:16 +1300 | Fabric Digital

In Auckland, a city renowned for its scenic beauty and quality of life, an often-overlooked aspect of public health is beginning to draw attention: the vital link between plumbing and health. Experts across the city are calling attention to the significance of ...More >>

INZ Open Letter To Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 09:01:28 +1300 | Infrastructure NZ

INZ Open Letter To Prime Minister-elect Christopher Luxon. The letter includes: A proposal for a government-hosted Uplift New Zealand Forum to be held prior to Christmas to identify short, medium and long-term priorities in infrastructure. A recommendation ...More >>

Rental Market Holds Steady As New Government Forms

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 08:06:13 +1300 | Trademe

Rental prices have continued to stabilise as the new Government starts to take shape, according to Trade Me’s latest Rental Price Index. The latest data shows that Aotearoa’s national median weekly rent has held steady at $620 for the month of October, despite ...More >>

How the incoming Government can help NZ tenants

Mon, 13 Nov 2023 00:14:38 +1300 | NZ Property Investors Federation

The recent ‘Sunday’ television report on Queenstown's rental housing shortage highlighted a nationwide issue in New Zealand: the diminishing availability of rental properties. An analysis of the tenancy services data shows a consistent decrease ...More >>

ASB Champions Affordable And Social Housing With Innovative Accelerated Housing Fund

Fri, 3 Nov 2023 09:33:56 +1300 | ASB Bank

ASB will support the delivery of up to 1,000 new homes over the next two years, funded through its new Accelerated Housing Fund for affordable and social housing. It’s just one of the bank’s innovative approaches to tackling New Zealand’s ...More >>

Showcasing Advance Build's New Zealand Display Home Sites, Featuring The Latest Addition In Coopers Beach

Wed, 1 Nov 2023 13:56:29 +1300 | Advance Build

Advance Build, renowned for its expertise in crafting premium display homes, is thrilled to unveil its latest show home location in the captivating scenery of Coopers Beach. As a leader in the industry, Advance Build continues to redefine the concept ...More >>

Habitat Celebrates 30 Years Of Delivering Decent Housing – But Much More To Do

Wed, 1 Nov 2023 08:45:54 +1300 | Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand is celebrating 30 years of building homes, communities and hope in Aotearoa and the Pacific, however it also recognises there is still a lot more that needs to be done to achieve its vision of a world where everyone has ...More >>

25,000 Home Target For New Simplicity Fund

Mon, 30 Oct 2023 06:16:46 +1300 | Simplicity

Default KiwiSaver and Investment fund manager Simplicity has launched a new fund focused on residential property sector investments. Its new Homes and Income Investment Fund aims to provide an alternative to traditional property and fixed income investors, ...More >>

Quarterly Rental Update: Increasing Demand Sees Average Weekly Rent Tip Over $650

Fri, 27 Oct 2023 10:44:43 +1300 | Barfoot and Thompson

September quarter data released today shows the average weekly rent paid in Auckland has tipped over $650, with the region’s rental market recording one of its biggest increases in years. Barfoot & Thompson, which manages more than 17,000 rental ...More >>

Experts Call For A Single Agency To Manage Lead Exposure In Residential Properties

Tue, 24 Oct 2023 13:00:43 +1300 | WasteMINZ

WasteMINZ’s residential lead working group is calling for a single agency to steer a proactive cohesive approach to residential lead contamination. It’s apt timing, as the theme for this year’s International Lead Poisoning Prevention Week (22-28 ...More >>

Property Market Showing Green Shoots In Spring

Wed, 18 Oct 2023 19:49:08 +1300 | Trade Me Property

The property market is starting to show signs of reviving as we head into spring, with month-on-month increases slow but steady, according to Trade Me’s Property Price Index for September. The national average asking price for a property was up ...More >>

National Science Challenge Building Better Homes, Towns And Cities Unveils Revamped Website

Thu, 12 Oct 2023 10:59:30 +1300 | Building Better Homes Towns and Cities

National Science Challenge Building Better Homes, Towns and Cities Unveils Revamped Website: Emphasizing Whānau Māori, Accessibility, Co-governance, and Sustainable Housing Solutions The National Science Challenge Building Better Homes, Towns and ...More >>

More Demand Than Supply For New Zealand Tenants

Thu, 12 Oct 2023 07:04:53 +1300 | Trade Me Property

There is currently greater demand for rental properties than what is available, according to Trade Me’s latest Rental Price Index. The latest Trade Me data shows that although New Zealand’s median weekly rent has held steady at $620 since June, ...More >>

Newly Weds And First Home Owners Have Been Let Down

Wed, 11 Oct 2023 11:27:46 +1300 | Martin Jenkins

In Wellington alone the Council have estimated that an additional 30,000 homes will be needed by 2043 ! For many years cities around the World have typically grown as the ‘newly weds’ and ‘first home owners’ have purchased the cheapest land ...More >>


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