Housing Headlines

Christchurch affordable housing partnership announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Fletcher Residential has been chosen as the Governments private sector partner for a new affordable housing project on an 11.5-hectare Crown-owned site in Christchurch, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. Read more »

Boutique Retirement Village Planned

Press Release – Shotover Country

October 22 2014: Plans for a high quality boutique retirement village at Queenstowns Shotover Country have been announced following the purchase of a key site in the subdivision by an established New Zealand retirement living operator. Read more »

District Plan Review – Further Submissions

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Submissions received on stage one of the Proposed Christchurch Replacement District Plan are now available for viewing – either online ( proposeddistrictplan.ccc.govt.nz ) or at any Council service centre or library. Read more »

Survey Confirms Dunedin a Great Place to Live

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Dunedin residents overwhelmingly consider their city to be a great place to live, according to the latest Quality of Life Survey. Some 86% of Dunedin residents agreed with that statement, well up on 82% in 2012 and above the 78% across six other New … Read more »

Special housing not to be scoffed

Press Release – Classic Builders

Peter Cooney, director of one of New Zealands largest residential building company, Classic Builders, says there is a misperception about special housing being cheap and low quality that must be shaken. Read more »

Surveying Views on Parking

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

The Dunedin City Council wants to hear what the public thinks about possible changes to how parking is managed in areas close to the CBD. Read more »

Medium Density Housing Zones Identified

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

The growth in one to two person households in Dunedin has prompted a rethink of how we look at residential development. Read more »

Turei: Address in reply speech, 21 October 2014

Speech – Green Party

The other day I had a moment of genuine inspiration while watching The Paul Henry Show. Clearly, this was a unique moment. Paul and I get along, but to tell you the truth the most inspiring thing about his show is usually the urge I get to change … Read more »

Note to National: Must deliver on child poverty

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key and his Government will be held to its promise to make child poverty a priority, Labours Acting Deputy Leader Annette King says. Read more »

Ohura Water Problems Will Occur Elsewhere

Press Release – Water New Zealand

The affordability of funding water services in small town New Zealand is going to become increasingly problematic says Water New Zealands chief executive, Murray Gibb. Read more »

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