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Auckland Council: Rating valuation objections – what next?

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland property owners who objected to their latest council valuations will receive the results of the objection process before rates bills are issued later this year. Read more »

Engineer warns of lack of action over aluminium cladding

Article – RNZ

A leading engineer who ran an audit in New Zealand prompted by the Grenfell Tower fire is accusing ministry officials of failing to act over what he says are potentially unsafe building panels. Read more »

More Kōtuitui Places needed please – CHA

Press Release – Community Housing Aotearoa

Community Housing Aotearoa says it is vital communities dont have to wait six more years for another development like Manukaus Ktuitui Place to kick off. Read more »

Seymour shows a lack of understanding

Press Release – Auckland Community Housing Network

Auckland community housing providers are urging communities to show greater understanding of their neighbours, rather than greeting people living in social housing with ill-founded condemnation. Read more »

Bidois identifies priority park and ride sites

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Nationals Northcote candidate Dan Bidois is calling for Auckland Council to commit to building new park and ride facilities in the electorate, to ease residents congestion woes. Read more »

National should apologise for housing gaffe

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Northcote needs a local MP who’s focused on quality affordable housing, not on scaremongering rhetoric trying to divide our community,” says Labour candidate for Northcote Shanan Halbert. Read more »

Questions raised over mayor’s involvement in land-sale

Article – RNZ

Questions raised over mayor’s involvement in land-sale meeting 8:15 pm on 23 May 2018 Robin Martin , Reporter Read more »

Dispute over proposed Epsom complex boils over

Article – RNZ

A stoush over a proposed Housing New Zealand complex in an upmarket Auckland suburb shows no sign of being resolved, with the Epsom MP doubling down on his contentious remarks. Read more »

Homelessness Strategy for Lower Hutt

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Hutt City Council is taking action to address homelessness in the city, following a unanimous decision on Tuesday night to begin work on a homelessness strategy for Lower Hutt. Read more »

Tim Melville announced as President of NZIA

Press Release – New Zealand Institute of Architects

Auckland architect Tim Melville has taken up the role of President of the New Zealand Institute of Architects and will serve a two-year term of office until May 2020. Read more »

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