Housing Headlines

Settlement of Earthquake Claims Tops $13 Billion

Press Release – Insurance Council of New Zealand

The settling of Canterbury earthquake private insurance claims continues apace as pay outs hit the $13 billion mark, advancing at $10 million a day in 2014. Read more »

Kotuku Apartments – transformation begins

Press Release – Wellington City Council

An impression of what the upgraded Kotuku flats will look like in 2016. Homes for 50 more people will be created when the $7.4 million transformation of the Kotuku Apartments, in Kemp Street, Kilbirnie, is complete. Kotuku is the latest Wellington … Read more »

Television Series To Support Insurance Information

Press Release – Rebuild Christchurch

Rebuild Christchurch is partnering with CTV to run a 2-part series that takes us behind the scenes on the residential rebuild in Canterbury. Covered – restoring our community looks at how things are progressing post-quake and seeks to get … Read more »

Earthquake repair programme well on track

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A significant milestone in the Governments commitment to the Christchurch rebuild has been achieved, says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett. Today marks the half-way point in a comprehensive repair of earthquake-damaged Housing New Zealand (HNZ) properties, … Read more »

Building consents top 24,000 per year

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand that show strong annual growth in the number of building consents. “There were 24,046 building consents issued across the country in the year to … Read more »

Geotechnical testing underway for new Sport Centre

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has this week been carrying out geotechnical testing on the QEII Park site that will help it to determine whether the land is suitable for a new Eastern Recreation and Sport Centre to be built there. Read more »

Annual hazardous waste collection returns to Hawke’s Bay

Press Release – Hastings District Council

The Annual HazMobile collection of hazardous waste will return to Hawkes Bay in early November. Read more »

Map: where property values have fallen and risen since 2007

Press Release – Data Insight

The holding of the OCR will continue to fuel the housing market. Dropped talk of future rate hikes will also fuel the property market, particularly in Auckland where we are seeing significant pockets of soaring house prices. Read more »

Grand re-opening for Rawene heritage gem

Press Release – Heritage New Zealand

Hokianga locals turned out in force recently to celebrate the opening of a Rawene heritage landmark after months of refurbishment and restoration. Owners of the Category 2 Ferry House (formerly Andrewes Store), Linda Blincko and Lynn Lawton of Devonport … Read more »

Questions and Answers – October 30

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

EconomyInterest Rates and Inflation 1. ALASTAIR SCOTT (NationalWairarapa) to the Minister of Finance : What reports has he received on the economy, particularly on the direction of interest rates and inflation? Read more »

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