Housing Headlines

Questions and Answers – October 23

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

Economic ProgrammePolicies 1. JAMI-LEE ROSS (NationalBotany) to the Minister of Finance : What measures is the Government taking to help the New Zealand economy become more productive and competitive? Read more »

Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord signed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord has been signed between Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Vanessa van Uden to provide an additional 1300 homes over the next three years. The Queenstown Lakes District is one of the five least affordable … Read more »

Government loses the affordable housing race

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nick Smith is dreaming if he thinks he can deliver affordable housing to Cantabrians on his current figures, says Labours Associate Housing spokesperson Poto Williams. Read more »

Fletcher Building helping rebuild Christchurch

Press Release – Fletcher Building

Fletcher Building will construct 237 new homes in Christchurch over the next two years following the companys appointment as preferred development partner for the Awatea/Carrs Rd Housing Development. Read more »

Council CEO details options to prevent forced house sale

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council CEO Stephen Town has today written to Penny Bright making it clear that the forced sale of her house because of her long-term overdue rates arrears was not the councils preferred course of action. Read more »

Community partners to build home for needy Auckland family

Press Release – Habitat for Humanity

Housing charity Habitat for Humanity Auckland, Takapuna Grammar School, and the Rotary Club of Devonport are partnering to build a home for an Auckland family in housing need. Read more »

ANZ gets behind Grand Designs New Zealand

Press Release – ANZ New Zealand

ANZ New Zealand and TV3 have formed a production partnership to create the New Zealand version of the hit British show Grand Designs , the bank announced tonight. Read more »

Low inflation – time for meaningful wage increases

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

With inflation low, now is a good time for workers to negotiate for pay increases that outstrip price rises and deliver real increases in wages and salaries. For too many people, real pay increases have been missing for several years unless they … Read more »

General Revaluation report received by councillors

Press Release – Auckland Council

The Finance and Performance committee this morning received the 2014 General Revaluation report, which shows average residential capital value increases of 34.8 per cent since 2011. Read more »

Health Impact assessment findings to inform Air Plan

Press Release – Environment Canterbury

Canterburys Air Plan is being updated for the first time in more than ten years to make sure everything is being done to ensure the community has clean, healthy air to breathe. Read more »

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