Housing Headlines

Tāmaki Housing Group Occupy New Houses

Press Release – Glen Innes Defence Committee

Early this morning state housing tenants and their supporters occupied the new houses being built under the Northern Glen Innes Redevelopment on Apirana Avenue to disrupt the 2pm open home that was set for this afternoon. Read more »

How Renovating with Solar can Save You Money

Press Release – SolarCity

As property prices continue to increase, more homeowners are choosing to renovate and experts say if they include solar in their plans, they should be able to save thousands. Read more »

Innovation needed to halt grim future for Hastings retailers

Press Release – Logan Store

Stores going out of business and others relocating to new premises outside of the central business district, along with a general lack of interest in main street retailing has seen Hastings city retail occupancy continue to drop over the past year. Read more »

Methodist Mission decide on collaboration over ownership

Press Release – Methodist Mission

Following government plans to transfer more responsibility for housing low income and vulnerable tenants by selling a portion of its housing stock to community providers, Methodist Mission Aotearoa have also chosen not to participate in the transfer, instead … Read more »

Harcourts Foundation achieves $3 Million milestone

Press Release – Harcourts

The charitable arm of Harcourts real estate group, The Harcourts Foundation has surpassed $3 million in funds raised to support local non-profit community groups. Read more »

Questions and Answers – March 26

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Research and DevelopmentEffect on Economy 1. JAMES SHAW (Green) to the Minister of Science and Innovation : Does he stand by his statement that the Government will build a strong business-led R&D ecosystem to strengthen and diversify New … Read more »

Key decisions from today’s Council meeting 26/3/15

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council met today (Thursday 26 March), with the key decisions made outlined below: Read more »

KiwiSaver HomeStart Bill passes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Revenue 26 March 2015 Media Statement KiwiSaver HomeStart Bill passes Read more »

Whanganui volunteers prepare to represent their region

Press Release – TrustPower Community Awards

Representatives from Whangaui will converge on Wellington this weekend, (March 27-29), to go head to head with the countrys best and brightest volunteers at the Trustpower National Community Awards. Read more »

Thought for this Day: Empty Houses as Second Residences

Column – Keith Rankin

On 23 March I wrote in Scoop about Graham Adams’ article in North and South (April 2015), which attributed Auckland’s housing crisis to easy credit. In the same edition of that magazine is an article (“Running on Empty”) by Joanna Wane that features … Read more »

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