Housing Headlines

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Floor-raising proposal; Christchurch Botanic Gardens Tea Kiosk to be repaired; Demolition of closed Linwood Library; Cycleways construction approved; New policy gives base isolated foundations “wiggle room” Read more »

Questions and Answers – July 31

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Economic ProgrammeChallenges 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS (NationalBotany) to the Minister of Finance : What has been the Governments main challenge in implementing its economic programme during this term of Parliament? Read more »

Home Building Won’t Be Cheaper with Levy Change

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Claims that home building costs will drop with changes to developers contributions are balderdash, says New Zealand First Spokesman on Local Government, Andrew Williams. Read more »

PQ 2. Prime Minister—Statements

Press Release – Hansard

2. Hon DAVID CUNLIFFE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : Does he stand by all his statements? Read more »

Nick Smith hides shameful vacant house numbers

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labours Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford has lodged an official complaint against Housing Minister Nick Smith with Parliaments Speaker for refusing to release data on the number of vacant state houses around the country. Nick Smith is clearly … Read more »

Restricted access to Greys Bush car park

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

GDC contractors will be undertaking some drainage improvements at the entrance to Greys Bush Scenic Reserve to reduce the impact of flooding on Harper Road residents. Work is expected to start on the 31st July and last for up to two weeks. Access to … Read more »

Public say planned for Ngā Puna Wai Sports Hub

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Residents will soon have a say on plans for a sports hub at the Ng Puna Wai Reserve in southwest Christchurch. Read more »

Extension for red zone property owners in the Port Hills

Press Release – CERA

Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority Chief Executive Roger Sutton has announced an extension of almost six months for the owners of eligible Residential Red Zone properties in the Port Hills to consider a Crown offer to purchase their properties. … Read more »

Health Benefits to Nelson Tasman from New Insulation Project

Press Release – Canterbury Community Trust

Significant economic and health benefits are being heralded as a result of the new Warmer Healthier Homes Project for the Nelson Tasman region. The Canterbury Community Trust has partnered with the Nelson Tasman Housing Trust, Absolute Energy, Nelson … Read more »

City-building after Disaster in Christchurch

Press Release – Freerange Press

On 30 July, 2012, Prime Minister John Key launched the Central City Recovery Plan – the Blueprint. Two years to the day, Freerange Press is pleased to announce the upcoming release of Once in a Lifetime: City-building after Disaster in Christchurch. Read more »

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