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Envisioning A City For All Ages

Press Release – Nelson City Council

By 2040, approximately one-third of Nelsons population is expected to be over 65 years old and we want to embrace this change for the benefit of our entire community. The newly released draft City For All Ages Strategy, developed by a community steering … Read more »

Inspired Circuit Breaker Welcomed By Home Builder

Press Release – Platinum Homes

Inspired is how leading national home builder Platinum Homes describes the Governments announcement on freeing up urban land for housing. We desperately need a circuit breaker to get more Kiwi families into homes and this could well be … Read more »

Is It Worth Renovating Before Selling?

Press Release – Renovation Works

New Zealands property market has been a hot topic lately. The market is moving at an extraordinary pace, providing homeowners looking to sell a record-setting return on their investment. With the median house price continually on the rise, homeowners … Read more »

Dunne Speaks: Labour Snookers National Again

Column – Peter Dunne

The Labour-led Government must be rubbing its hands with glee after the announcement earlier this week of its housing deal with the National Party. In one fell swoop it has effectively both taken increasing housing availability and affordability … Read more »

Bipartisan Housing Policy Falls Short

Press Release – New Conservative

New Conservative is glad to see a bipartisan approach to housing policy. Unfortunately, however, the policy shows how out of touch both Labour and National are with the practicalities of suburban housing planning, and the consultative process that local … Read more »

Architectural Country House A Timeless Kiwi Treasure

Press Release – Bayleys

Beautifully positioned in Hawkes Bays Tukituki Valley, famed local architectural designer Andy Coltarts distinctive blend of sophisticated minimalism is on full display. The sprawling country house at 70 Walcott Lane, some 10 kilometres from … Read more »

Mayor Announces Taskforce On Social Housing

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Mayor Andy Foster has announced the establishment of a Mayoral Taskforce on Social Housing to tackle challenges to the future sustainability of Council Housing and alleviate financial hardship experienced by tenants. The decision to take a deeper … Read more »

Classic Group Partners With NZ Super Fund To Tackle Housing Shortage

Press Release – Kaha Ake

A new land development company established by Tauranga-based developer Classic Group and the $58 billion NZ Super Fund aims to use its scale and capital to increase housing supply in New Zealand. Kaha Ake (Stronger Together) aims to develop and market a … Read more »

Housing Differences A Major Contributor To NZ’s Inequities – Expert Reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

  Nearly a third of New Zealand households spent 30 per cent or more of their total income on housing costs in 2019, according to a new report. The report, written by an expert panel convened by Royal Society Te Aprangi, says spending … Read more »

Optimism For Housing Projects In Porirua

Press Release – Porirua City Council

Efforts to increase housing supply and improve housing affordability in Porirua took a big step forward last Friday, with the announcement of funding for three projects. In June, expressions of interest to the Governments Infrastructure Acceleration … Read more »

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