Housing Headlines

Questions & Answers – 23 August 2016

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

1. METIRIA TUREI (Co-LeaderGreen) to the Prime Minister : Ka t a ia i runga i te mana o tana krero “you turn on the tap, you expect water to flow and for it to be potable, that you can drink it”? Read more »

Havelock North water coming from Hastings

Press Release – Hastings District Council

A decision has been made today to supply Havelock Norths water from the Hastings water system for the foreseeable future. Read more »

Safety improvements underway and more to come on SH16

Press Release – NZ Transport Agency

A project to improve safety for road users on a stretch of rural State Highway 16 between Brigham Creek and Waimauku in Auckland is now underway. Read more »

Park up for homes: Parnell signifies time for a change

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

The #ParkUpForHomes protests will be drawing to a close over the next fortnight, with a final Auckland event happening this Thursday August 25, in the central suburb of Parnell. Read more »

Survey shows sense on housing affordability

Press Release – Green Party

A new poll shows New Zealanders have grasped the realities of the housing crisis better than the Prime Minister and his Government, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Tenants winning in slow rental market

Press Release – Trade Me Property

Tenants are benefiting from a very lacklustre rental market while those looking to break into the property market watch prices continue to rise. Median weekly rents rose just $10 across New Zealand in July to $440, according to the latest Trade Me … Read more »

OSOS Update #4

Article – James Littlewood

Somewhere around afternoon tea time I started to get a slightly disembodied feeling. Its all very well being a conduit between an open source conference and the outside world, but after a while I started feeling like a piece of hardware, welded to my … Read more »

Developer demand for bank-alternative mortgages surges

Press Release – Omega Capital

An environment characterised by soaring demand for housing and a passive stance imposed by New Zealands trading banks has placed companies like Omega Capital Corporation in a position of strength. Read more »

Drop-in sessions on South Dunedin’s future

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

A series of drop-in information sessions hosted by the Dunedin City Council and Otago Regional Council early next month are the start of a community conversation around South Dunedin’s future. Read more »

Cowley challenges mayoral candidates

Press Release – Matt Cowley

City Councillor Matt Cowley is challenging Taurangas mayoral candidates to stop campaigning on singular issues and start focussing on the bigger picture. Read more »

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