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EQC Responds To On-sold Policy Feedback

Press Release – Earthquake Commission

Owners of on-sold homes still have just under six months to register their interest in receiving an ex-gratia payment to repair earthquake damage to their homes. EQC is encouraging homeowners of on-sold properties who think that they may be eligible, … Read more »

Blatant Attack On Private Property Rights

Press Release – New Conservative

New Conservative is extremely concerned over what is tantamount to the confiscation by government of private land, without compensation. Taranaki farmers and landowners have had portions of their properties classed as Significant Natural Areas … Read more »

More Government Action Needed To Lift Children Out Of Poverty

Press Release – The Salvation Army New Zealand

Child poverty figures released today by Statistics New Zealand show further urgent Government action is needed to lift more children and whnau out of poverty, says The Salvation Army, which is calling for a change in core welfare benefits to be … Read more »

Housing Consent Applications On The Up

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

So far in 2020, Marlborough District Council has received applications for subdivision resource consents enabling 263 residential lots to be built on, representing several years worth of new builds for Blenheim. They include provision for 131 new homes … Read more »

The Waimea Dam Remains “the Most Cost-effective” Solution For The Region’s Water Supply

Press Release – Waimea Water

Waimea Irrigators Ltd (WIL) says the importance of the Waimea Dam is well understood and it remains the most cost-effective solution for the regions water supply, despite a construction cost increase announced today. Waimea Water Ltd (WWL) today … Read more »

Revised Construction Cost And Timeframe For Waimea Dam Announced

Press Release – Waimea Water

Waimea Water Ltd (WWL) says the forecast cost and timeframe for the build of the Waimea Community Dam have been revised after encountering unforeseen geological conditions. The projected new cost is $129.4 million and there is now a two to four-month delay, … Read more »

Wellington’s Regional Healthy Housing Group Announces Appointment Of Inaugural Executive Officer

Press Release – Sustainability Trust

Wellingtons Regional Healthy Housing Group is excited to announce the appointment of its first Executive Officer. Amanda Scothern, who is currently the Programme Manager for Timor Leste with the International Womens Development Agency in Melbourne … Read more »

Official Advice: New Tenancy Law Will Increase Rents

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has told the Government that its new tenancy law will increase rents in the middle of a housing crisis, says ACT Leader David Seymour. The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill has its first reading … Read more »

New Zealand Housing Crisis Requires Bold Human Rights Response, Says UN Expert

Press Release – UN Human Rights Council

The Government of New Zealand has recognized that the country is facing a housing crisis, said Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the right to housing, at the end of her visit to the country . While the Government has taken important steps … Read more »

Protest On The Sale Of Canal Road’s Historic Trees

Press Release – The Tree Council Inc

Please join members of The Tree Council to show your disappointment at the loss of this potential park to the community of Avondale. There will be a protest on the pavement adjacent to the site starting at 10am on Saturday 22 February organised … Read more »

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