Housing Headlines

Alpine water storage needed now to counter dry spell

Opinion – Irrigation NZ

If youre lucky enough to still be on holiday, no one will blame you for basking in the hot, dry weather being experienced in many parts of New Zealand. For the South Island’s east coast its been the first decent Kiwi summer for decades with temperatures … Read more »

Frankton Marina

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has resolved to proceed with a new marina at Frankton, recognising that it will provide an important piece of recreational infrastructure for the Queenstown Lakes community without requiring any ratepayer funding. Read more »

SMC Deadline: Fishy supplements, missing rock wren and RMA

Column – Science Media Centre

New from the SMC Fishy labels for fish oil supplements Formaldehyde in e-cigarettes expert responds Proposed Resource Management Act changes- experts respond Fish oil capsules fall short on quality, freshness experts respond 2014 hottest year … Read more »

Hastings residents urged to continue water conservation

Press Release – Hastings District Council

Councillor Tania Kerr says If we dont get rainfall soon, some river flows will fall to critical levels, so it is now extremely important that everyone becomes more active in reducing domestic irrigation. Current daily consumption is still in excess … Read more »

Public consultation aims to reach more Aucklanders

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Council wants as many Aucklanders as possible to have a say on the regions 10-year budget, with feedback being sought online, at public events or through a feedback form going to all households. Read more »

Aucklanders urged to have their say

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Len Brown is urging Aucklanders to have their say on some of the biggest decisions on the future of Auckland. Read more »

Breach of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act

Press Release – Arrow International

Arrow is grateful the courts have recognised the company has acted in good faith despite its breach of the Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act. Read more »

Changes won’t cure house prices, will undermine protections

Press Release – Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ

Major changes to Resource Management Act (RMA) proposed by the Minister for the Environment will weaken environmental safeguards and will not solve housing affordability issues, says the Environment and Conservation Organisations of NZ, ECO. Read more »

Reduce water use during hot weather

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

With more warm, dry weather forecast and two long weekends coming up, Rotorua Lakes Council (RLC) is urging residents to help conserve water supplies by keeping water use to a minimum. Read more »

Caritas cautions against undermining RMA

Press Release – Caritas Aotearoa

The proposed Resource Management Act changes must keep promotion of sustainable environmental management as the main purpose of the Resource Management Act, and not use affordable housing as camouflage for significant changes, says Caritas. Read more »

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