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New Leader For A Growing Hamilton

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has a new General Manager Growth as the city continues its sustained population and economic growth. Blair Bowcott will take up the position at the end of May, replacing Jen Baird who has a new role as Chief Executive of the … Read more »

Evolution Of Local Government A Timely Discussion Says Mayor

Press Release – Rotorua Lakes Council

A review looking at the future for local government will be a timely discussion given the changing environment, and increased challenges and community expectations faced by the sector, Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick says. Local Government Minister … Read more »

Major Opportunity To Revitalise Local Government

Press Release – Infrastructure NZ

The independent review of local government announced today is a genuine opportunity to address a wave of serious issues across housing, transport and water by strengthening the ability of councils to execute, address long standing infrastructure funding … Read more »

Creative City Conversations Continue

Press Release – Palmerston North City Council

Urban designer Daniel Chapman will be the fourth presenter in Palmys popular Creative City Conversation series. Chapman will discuss the crucial role walking plays in creating vibrant and creative urban places, share with us the ingredients … Read more »

How Can We Achieve Affordable, Secure Homes For Everyone?

Article – Closing The Gap

Much has been written about the reasons contributing to the crisis in housing affordability in New Zealand and its immediate and longer term consequences. This paper draws on research and commentary about how we got here and what can be done to help people … Read more »

Local Government Needs To Get Back To Basics

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

The review from Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta completely misses the mark of what is important to ratepayers, says ACTs Local Government spokesperson Simon Court. Our communities want their councils to get back to the basics. Water, … Read more »

More Aucklanders Get A Place To Call Home As Government Delivers On Housing

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Governments commitment to ensuring more New Zealanders have warm, dry, healthy homes is paying off in Auckland, where the Housing Minister Megan Woods today opened a 167 unit apartment in Glen Eden and 83 transitional homes in tahuhu. Read more »

Emergency Motels Making Millions And Set To Grow

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

New figures show the multi-million dollars being netted by top-earning emergency motels with the Government expecting this to continue for at least the next few years, Nationals Housing spokesperson Nicola Willis says. Emergency Housing should … Read more »

Data From Latest Taranaki Trends Places Taranaki Back In First Spot For GDP Per Capita

Press Release – Venture Taranaki

The Winter 2021 edition of Taranaki Trends, produced by Venture Taranaki, explores how our regional economy is tracking, including some of the medium-term impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic, a year on from the Level 4 lockdown in 2020; particularly … Read more »

Money, Housing, And King Canute

Article – Keith Rankin

Stories last week from Radio New Zealand: Expert analysis: low interest rates vs soaring house prices , Nine to Noon , 15 April 2021. And refer to: Arthur Grimes: How to fix a broken Auckland? Add 150,000 homes to crash prices by 40% ; The Spinoff, … Read more »

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