Housing Headlines

Rents leap to end 2016 on a record high

Press Release – Trade Me Property

December was another tough month for tenants in New Zealand with the national median weekly rent jumping to a record $450, according to the latest Trade Me Rental Index. Read more »

Gordon Campbell on populism and Labour 2017

Column – Gordon Campbell

S ince the resignation of John Key, the speculation about what-might-happen in election year 2017 has been framed almost entirely in terms of personality politics. Is Nationals Bill English more – or less chemically inert than Labours Andrew Little, and … Read more »

Julie Anne Genter selected for Mount Albert by-election

Press Release – Green Party

Green Party MP Julie Anne Genter will be standing in the Mount Albert by-election to be held on 25 February, said the Green Party today. Read more »

Property values drop in parts of NZ as the LVR takes effect

Press Release – QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for December increased 12.5% over the past year. Values rose by 1.3% over the past three months and are now 51.5% above the previous market peak of late 2007. … Read more »

$35m of projects underway in Auckland for Corbel

Press Release – Corbel Construction

Corbel Construction (Corbel) has signed $35million of new projects in Auckland as the company extends its presence in the North Island. Established in Christchurch in 2000, Corbel opened an office in Auckland in October 2015 when their Group Construction … Read more »

Cross-party approach needed as homeownership hits new low

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

New data showing homeownership has hit a record low shows the need for political parties to come together to enact Labours KiwiBuild and Healthy Home Bills, which are currently before Parliament, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. Read more »

Save Point England Reserve in Glen Innes

Press Release – TeRata Rangi Hikairo

Community Advocates are calling for support to oppose a Housing Development at a Local Reserve in East Auckland. A petition has been created to SAVE POINT ENGLAND RESERVE Read more »

Kaikoura residents to receive $400,000 of groceries

Press Release – AIG Insurance New Zealand

IAG and Countdown have collaborated to donate around $400,000 worth of food and grocery products to the Kaikoura District Council. Read more »

First stage of Whitianga Town Centre upgrade starting 2017

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

The first stage of the Town Centre development will be an upgrade of Albert St, Whitianga’s main street from Campbell St through to Hannan Rd (see map) with construction planned to start in Autumn 2017, and done in sections to avoid as much disruption as possible … Read more »

Cranford regeneration plan moves forward

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council is moving forward with a draft regeneration plan that could see rural land in Papanui re-zoned for housing development. Read more »

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