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Homelessness in Rotorua requires multi-pronged approach

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

A multi-pronged approach is underway to help Rotoruas homeless and the Council continues to work with the Ministry of Social Development, providers and local groups, Mayor Steve Chadwick says. Read more »

Rise in accommodation supplements cause modest rent rise

Press Release – MOTU

The accommodation supplement benefit is the governments largest direct investment in private sector housing subsidies. It provides assistance with housing costs for 11 percent of the population, with about two-thirds of recipients being renters. … Read more »

Mahuta: LGNZ Speech [17/7/18]

Speech – New Zealand Government

Hei tawharau i a mtou i tnei w, Kai Tahu koutou n tnei pito te motu. Nga timimate o te w, o te marama ,o nanahi here hoki mai here. Tatu iho nei ki a ttou ng mahue tanga iho. Tn koutou katoa, Pai Mrire. Read more »

Robertson: LGNZ 2018 Conference [15/7/18]

Speech – New Zealand Government

Thank you very much for having me here today. I know the Prime Minister would have loved to be here, but Im sure you can all appreciate shes somewhat preoccupied at the moment. Read more »

EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims

Press Release – Earthquake Commission

EQC continues to settle storm and landslip claims The Earthquake Commission has settled 727 claims from the storms and ex-cyclones that crossed the country between January and June, out of a total of 1,042 claims lodged for storm events so far this … Read more »

Councils get help to prepare for sea-level rise

Press Release – NIWA

A senior NIWA scientist is concerned many councils are having difficulty getting off the starting blocks when it comes to planning for coastal climate change. Read more »

Innovative housing complex designed for Wellington

Press Release – Branz

Thirty top architecture, engineering and construction management students, one brief and just three days to design a Wellington-centric housing complex for all generations. Read more »

Agreement to help Tauranga families into Homes

Press Release – Nga Potiki a Tamapahore Trust

Treaty settlement tribe Ng Potiki a Tamaphore Trust formally signed an agreement today with Westpac NZ that will mean more homes for Tauranga families. The Ng Potiki Housing Shared Equity Scheme will assist Ng Potiki families realise their dream … Read more »

Queenstown’s Secure Home scheme reaches new milestone

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust

The first six homes in a pioneering new scheme designed to offer truly affordable homes in Queenstown are underway. Read more »

Housing costs lead annual 1.5 percent inflation

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) inflation rate was 1.5 percent in the June 2018 year, mainly influenced by higher prices for housing, Stats NZ said today. This follows a 1.1 percent annual inflation rate in the March 2018 year. Read more »

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