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IAG joins Christchurch earthquake claims service

Press Release – IAG New Zealand

New Zealands leading general insurer IAG has announced that it will participate in the Greater Christchurch Claims Resolution Service (GCCRS), an initiative designed to fast-track the resolution of outstanding residential Canterbury earthquake insurance … Read more »

This is what colonisation in 2019 looks like

Press Release – First Union

Theres a dispute going on in the heart of Auckland over some of New Zealands oldest and most precious archaeological land. Read more »

Mayor concerned at proposed polytechnic shakeup

Press Release – Dunedin City Council

Mayor of Dunedin Dave Cull says hes extremely concerned that the proposed restructure of New Zealands vocational training sector could weaken the innovative autonomy of Otago Polytechnic and deprive the city of the considerable benefits the Polytechnic … Read more »

Tiny House Conference Coming to Auckland in April

Press Release – Tiny House Conference

AUCKLAND WILL HOST the citys first-ever tiny house conference in April, following a sell-out conference in Carterton last year. Read more »

Homelessness strategy moves ahead, now have your say

Press Release – Hutt City Council

Homelessness strategy moves ahead, now have your say Hutt City Council has laid out its broad vision of how to tackle homelessness in the city. Now it wants you views on it. To better understand homelessness and create a strategy to resolve it, Council … Read more »

Good time to buy as Year of the Pig begins

Press Release – ASB Bank

House price expectations have slipped again in the three months to January, although the dip was less dramatic than in the previous quarter, according to the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey. With a net 23% of respondents anticipating price increases, … Read more »

Canterbury company launch community owned property campaign

Press Release – PledgeMe

Lyttelton based Colletts Corner Limited is a community focussed property developer offering Kiwis an opportunity to own a piece of their first commercial building. Colletts Corner will be New Zealands first community minded, equity crowdfunded … Read more »

Noise from Defence Force planes delays new homes

Article – RNZ

Work on hundreds of new Auckland homes is being delayed by a year because Auckland Council is worried about noise from engine testing at the New Zealand Defence Force’s air base at Whenuapai. Read more »

SkyCity replacing Grenfell-style cladding panels

Article – RNZ

The government is being too slow to introduce new regulations and policing measures on building supplies, the National Party says, as SkyCity announced its convention centre would be further delayed by the replacement of flammable panels. Read more »

House sale delay a small step in right direction

Press Release – Gwynn Compton

Mayoral candidate Gwynn Compton says news Kpiti Coast District Council is set to delay the sale of at least one Council owned house by up to six months is an important step for ensuring locals arent forced out of Kpiti. Read more »

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