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KiwiBuild Expansion Lumps Taxpayers With Dodgy Investments

Press Release – Taxpayers’ Union

The New Zealand Taxpayers Union is slamming the Governments new $350,000,000 fund to underwrite at risk developments . Like the infamous KiwiBuild scheme, the fund will bail out developers that building housing at a loss. Taxpayers Union … Read more »

Heat Pumps Installed In All OCHT Homes – Curtain Programme Extended

Press Release – Otautahi Community Housing Trust

Its made a massive difference like you wouldnt believe. That from one of the tautahi Community Housing Trust (CHT) Tenants after the last of more than 2000 heat pumps were installed on Friday (31 July). CHT Chief executive, Cate Kearney … Read more »

New fund to support housing and construction sector

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A $350 million Residential Development Response Fund is being established to support the residential construction sector and to minimise the economic impact from COVID-19, the Housing Minister Dr Megan Woods has announced. Read more »

2020 Property Insights: The Covid Correction May Cure, As The Chronic Shortage Continues

Press Release – Kiwibank

We now expect a shallower correction in house prices of 6%, down from 9%. With short supply persisting, our projected house price falls should meet strong resistance. The regions have fared far better than expected. Covid lockdowns barely affected … Read more »

Should Mortgage Holidays Be Extended?

Opinion – Property and Build

New Zealand real estate is facing a triple whammy in September which will be detrimental to house prices and industry activity unless the Government steps in, argues Century 21 New Zealand Owner Derryn Mayne The real estate leader says with the general election … Read more »

Political Rabbits Put In Charge Of The Lettuce

Article – InfraNews

A combined plea from three key infrastructure associations garners a partial response from a government accused of using shovel-ready projects for politicking ahead of the election Details of 59 projects were released on July 27 by the governments … Read more »

Customers Use COVID-19 Lockdown To Pay Down Mortgages

Press Release – Westpac New Zealand

Many home owners unable to spend money during lockdown diverted significant sums of money into extra repayments on their mortgages, new Westpac NZ data shows. At the end of February, prior to lockdown, 65% of customers were ahead on their home … Read more »

Auckland Architecture Awards – Winners Announced

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects

Forty-four projects have received awards in the 2020 Auckland Architecture Awards, a peer-reviewed awards programme run by Te Khui Whaihanga New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA). The award-winning projects demonstrate the extraordinary breadth … Read more »

Greens Celebrate Rent Reforms

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is celebrating the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill, calling it a win for people who rent. Green Party Co-leader and Housing Spokesperson Marama Davidson said today: Whether we rent or own, we all have a right to live … Read more »

Government Delivers On Rental Reforms Promise

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has delivered on its promise to New Zealanders to modernise tenancy laws with the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment (RTA) Bill 2020 today, says Associate Minister of Housing (Public Housing), Kris Faafoi. The Residential … Read more »

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