Housing Headlines

New catchphrase won’t soothe rate pain

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT Leader and Epsom MP David Seymour does not share Auckland Tourism Events and Economic Developments enthusiasm for a revamp of Aucklands global brand. Read more »

Mortgage statistics need careful interpretation

Press Release – NZ Property Investors Federation

Latest Reserve Bank lending data released this week has shown that, over the last year, the proportion of lending to investors has risen from 29 percent to 33 per cent. This has led some to believe that property investment is rampant and a major … Read more »

The Balance of Payments and the Housing Market

Article – Keith Rankin

On Morning Report on Friday (24 July), I heard the following exchange between Guyon Espiner and Finance Minister, Bill English. Read more »

Recovery Plan to allow new red zone offers

Press Release – CERA

A Recovery Plan has been approved that will enable new Crown offers to be made for vacant, insured commercial and uninsured properties in the Residential Red Zone. Read more »

Auckland Council asking for law changes

Press Release – NoMoreRates.Com

Six years after the boundaries of Local Boards and Wards were set by the Local Commission the Auckland is now able to propose changes to those boundaries, but cannot change the number of councillors. Read more »

Ruapehu Whānau Transformation team celebrates second bithday

Press Release – Ruapehu Whanau Transformation

The implementation phase of the Ruapehu Whnau Transformation Plan [RWT] continues to inspire positive, sustainable change for the Ruapehu communities of Raetihi, Ohkune and Waiouru. Read more »

Concern about industry skill shortages in light of growth

Press Release – Certified Builders Association

Certified Builders welcomes the latest National Construction Pipeline report which shows continued growth in demand for building and construction in New Zealand. While this is encouraging for the industry, a broader concern is the shortfall in skilled … Read more »

Report forecasts ‘unprecedented’ construction activity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The total value of building and construction activity in New Zealand is forecast to top $200 billion over the next six years and peak at an all-time high of approximately $37 billion in 2016 according to the latest National Construction Pipeline Report … Read more »

Focus on individual housing need drives results

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Improving the focus on supporting vulnerable New Zealanders individual needs has led to more people getting access to social housing, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says. Read more »

UC sells stake in earthquake solutions venture

Press Release – University of Canterbury

The University of Canterbury (UC) has sold its stake in Canterbury Seismic Instruments Limited (CSI) to local technology advisory and investment company Aoraki Partners, completing its direct involvement in a successful research commercialisation initiative. Read more »

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