Housing Headlines

Foreign ownership needs closer scrutiny

Press Release – Auckland Property Investors Association

Auckland, New Zealand – 24th May 2015 – The Auckland Property Investors Association is calling for closer scrutiny and better understanding of overseas-based property buyers in order to address the stress of the Auckland housing market. Read more »

A Reprieve for Iconic Holiday Park

Press Release – Save Takapuna Beach Holiday Park

In a move welcomed by the local community, the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board voted this week to go ahead with a public poll to help them decide the future of the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park. A Resource Consent Application by HAT/Yachting NZ is already … Read more »

Good progress on Christchurch housing welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Christchurch Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck today welcomed the release of the first Christchurch Housing Accord monitoring report, which shows a strong recovery in Christchurchs residential housing since the earthquakes. Read more »

More Council funding for community initiatives

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councils Community Sport and Recreation Committee has approved funding from its Social and Recreation Fund for 28 community groups. Read more »

Growth is paramount for Tauranga City

Press Release – PropertyNZ

Property Council Bay of Plenty Branch has made a submission on Tauranga City Councils Long Term Plan 2015-2025, emphasising that economic growth is key to bringing new skills and wealth into the region, which is important for a vibrant economy and strong … Read more »

Step change approved to help homeless people

Press Release – Wellington City Council

At the Community, Sport and Recreation Committee meeting, Councillors approved contract funding (from 1 July 2015) totalling over $1million for 16 organisations who deliver community and social services throughout Wellington. The funding includes contracts … Read more »

Staysouth.com portfolio grows

Press Release – Scope Media

Staysouth.com portfolio grows with management of Queenstown’s Commonage Villas Leading Queenstown boutique apartment management company Staysouth.com has acquired some of the resorts finest accommodation with the Commonage Villas joining the companys … Read more »

Minister vows to hold slumlords to account

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister vows to hold slumlords to account Mori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa Flavell is outraged by the squalid state of some private rental properties in Christchurch. My first reaction was to name and shame those landlords, particularly those who … Read more »

Marcia Smythe Appointed to Mortgage Express

Press Release – Mortgage Express

Mortgage Express is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcia Smythe, who joins the team of Mortgage Advisers. Read more »

NZ an easy mark for overseas property speculators

Press Release – Green Party

Revelations that New Zealand is being marketed in Malaysia and other parts of Asia as an easy place to make a quick property buck show why we desperately need restrictions on non-resident foreign buyers in our overheated market, the Green Party said today. Read more »

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