Housing Headlines

Consultation opens on draft bylaw for indoor domestic fires

Press Release – Auckland Council

Public consultation started this week on a draft bylaw that sets out rules for how Aucklanders can use their indoor domestic fires. Read more »

Government have failed homeless and lack any vision

Press Release – Auckland Action Against Poverty

MEDIA RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE USE 28 February 2017 AUCKLAND ACTION AGAINST POVERTY Welfare group say Government have failed homeless and lack any vision for solutions Read more »

Judgment: Transpower v Auckland Council

Press Release – New Zealand High Court

of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 and the Resource Management Act 1991 Read more »

Aucklanders urged to have their say on budget

Press Release – Auckland Council

Aucklanders are being urged to make sure they have their say on the citys 2017/2018 budget. The four-week Annual Budget consultation focuses on issues around rates, growth and local priorities as part of the third year of the Long-term Plan. Read more »

Ponsonby Road pedestrian improvements project begins

Press Release – Auckland Transport

An artists impression of what the Collingwood Street intersection on Ponsonby Road might look like once complete. Read more »

Waikato businesses report strong growth and finances

Press Release – Waikato Innovation Park

Despite the downturn in the dairy industry, businesses based at Waikato Innovation Park have reported strong growth and financial results. Read more »

Accessibility legislation would boost NZ’s economy

Press Release – Access Alliance

In an unprecedented move, a diverse range of disability groups have come together to issue a call for legislation that would enable people with disabilities to more actively participate in society. The newly created Access Alliance is calling on … Read more »

Port Hills Fire Update – 4.50pm 27/2/17

Press Release – Christchurch Civil Defence

Overnight crews will continue to monitor and patrol the fire in the Port Hills. Weather permitting, drones will be flying overnight to undertake thermal imaging and to support ground crews damping down hot spots. Around 20 fire crews will be operating tomorrow. Read more »

National still has no plan on immigration

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Todays release of latest immigration statistics is further proof the Government has absolutely no plan for immigration and its impact on New Zealand, says Labours Immigration spokesperson Iain Lees-Galloway. Read more »

First National warns homeowners to prepare for rate hikes

Press Release – First National

First National Real Estate Chief Executive, Bob Brereton, says homeowners need to start preparing themselves for mortgage interest rate rises and is warning that those who fail to plan ahead may face hardship over the next 18 months. Read more »

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