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Yet Another KiwiBuild Flop

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The ongoing KiwiBuild disaster has dashed more hopes for would-be first-home buyers in Wellington, Nationals Housing and Urban Development spokesperson Nicola Willis says. The proposed Monark housing development includes 44 KiwiBuild homes and was … Read more »

Mercury Bay Community Board Meet To Discuss Changes To Speed Limits For Joan Gaskell Drive And More

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

Our Mercury Bay Community Board met today. Click here to watch the unedited recording of the meeting. It is also available on our website at . Below is a summary of what was discussed. You can view the full agenda here. 2.1 Mercury … Read more »

Housing Confidence Whipsawed By COVID-19

Press Release – ASB

Confidence in rising house prices whipsawed by COVID-19 Perceptions of whether its a good time to buy also decline as households batten down the hatches Interest rate expectations flick back to lower for longer Expectations of a continued housing upswing … Read more »

EQC Apologises For The Unintended Release Of Claims Information

Press Release – Earthquake Commission

The Earthquake Commission today apologises unreservedly to customers whose claims information was unintentionally shared with one of its customers and their lawyer. Chief Executive Officer Sid Miller says what is most disappointing about the incident … Read more »

National has a ‘fresh start’ and will run the ruler over all policies, Willis says

Article – RNZ

MP Nicola Willis jumped from number 45 to 14 on the party’s list in leader Todd Muller’s caucus reshuffle. Read more »

Major Auckland Projects Face Budget Constraints Due To Covid-19

Article – Steve Forbes – Local Democracy Reporter

Auckland Council development agency Panuku is reviewing a number of major projects due to a projected half-billion revenue loss because of coronavirus. But the council-controlled organisation (CCO) will not say which projects might be affected. Panuku currently … Read more »

Safety Improvement Work Starts On SH16 Huapai To Waimauku

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency has begun safety improvements work on SH16 Huapai to Waimauku. The start of work was delayed by restrictions under COVID-19 Alert Levels 4 and 3, but the move to Alert Level 2 means work can now get under way with the … Read more »

EQC Encourages Homeowners To Lodge A Claim For The Levin Earthquake

Press Release – Earthquake Commission

EQC Deputy Chief Executive Rene Walker says that EQC had received a small number of claims from todays 5.8 magnitude earthquake at a depth of 37km, centred 30km north-west of Levin. This was a slab event, relatively deep, the energy was widely … Read more »

Would Muller Undo Labour’s Rental Property Errors?

Press Release – Stop the War on Tenancies

Since any promises made by former National Party leader Simon Bridges are effectively void, the new leader, Todd Muller, should tell New Zealands 290,000 residential rental property owners whether he supports Labour’s disastrous experiments or whether … Read more »

Marlborough’s Initial Economic Recovery Response Plan Unveiled

Press Release – Marlborough District Council

A first phase economic recovery response plan has been released detailing 60 projects and initiatives to offset the initial impacts of COVID-19 on Marlborough businesses and jobs. The plan covering May-July has been developed by The Economic Action Marlborough … Read more »

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