Housing Headlines

Auckland/Northern Overview

Press Release – Harcourts

Northern Region January 2016 January 2015 Change (%) Total listings 583.5 588 -0.8% New Auctions 220.5 273 -19.2% Property on Hand 1486 1666 -10.8% Written Sales 330 325 1.5% Average Sale Price $801,662 $683,055 17% *Based on residential only figures Read more »

Government turns Housing NZ into disarray

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Government has run Housing NZ down and left the organisation in disarray, says Labours Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. The Auditor General has found significant deficiencies in Housing NZs management of the $220 million a year it spends … Read more »

Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament

Speech – New Zealand Government

The Government is continuing to implement its plan to build a faster-growing economy with more jobs and rising incomes, and to support New Zealanders and their families. Read more »

Auckland home values edge down while regions rise

Press Release – QV Valuations

The latest monthly QV House Price Index shows that nationwide residential property values for January have decreased by 0.3% over the past month, which is the result of a 0.5% decrease in the Auckland region in the month since December 2015. Read more »

James Shaw’s Commencement Debate Speech

Speech – Green Party

Ki a koutou ku hoa Premata, huri noa i te Whare, ng mihi o te tau hou ki a koutou katoa. Read more »

Ladies Mile Trees

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Vanessa van Uden is confident that a solution can be found to stop the iconic roadside trees on Ladies Mile being felled next week. Read more »

CoCA’s first exhibition something to smile about

Press Release – Christchurch Centre of Contempary Arts

CoCAs first exhibition something to smile about The Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) Toi Moroki will re-launch at Valentines weekend with an exciting new vision and future for contemporary art in Christchurch. Precarious Balance, the first … Read more »

Demolition of 32 & 36 Glendevere Terrace

Press Release – Land Information New Zealand

Demolition of 32 & 36 Glendevere Terrace Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) and Southern Response today announced that the demolitions of 32 and 36 Glendevere Terrace, Redcliffs, Christchurch will begin next week. Read more »

Credit Ratings Agency Blackmails Christchurch City Council

Press Release – Keep Our Assets Canterbury

Credit Ratings Agency Blackmails Christchurch City Council on Asset Sales This story slipped by without comment from anyone in the Christmas rush. Better late than never. On December 8th the Press reported that: Ratings agency Standard & Poors … Read more »

Changes to rural subdivision and land use rules proposed

Press Release – Tasman District Council

The Tasman District Council is planning to change some of the rules that apply to rural land to better protect the Districts best productive land, while also offering greater flexibility for landowners. Read more »

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