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Biodiversity and our brains: ecology and mental health

Article – The Conversation

Mental health in our cities is an increasingly urgent issue. Rates of disorders such as anxiety and depression are high . Urban design and planning can promote mental health by refocusing on spaces we use in our everyday lives in light of what research … Read more »

Publicised P lab sells above CV at auction

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

The sale price of a well-publicised former P lab in South Auckland blew all expectations, selling at auction for $880,000 well clear of its $855,000 2017 CV. Read more »

WelTec and Rimutaka Prison team up to build social housing

Press Release – Weltec

WelTec and Kinga Ora Homes and Communities (previously Housing New Zealand/HLC/Kiwibuild) have signed a housing supply agreement whereby houses built by WelTec students in Porirua, Petone and Rimutaka Prison, will be placed in the Porirua, Hutt Valley and … Read more »

Urban Form and Transport Initiative releases Interim Report

Press Release – Urban Form and Transport Initiative

The Urban Form and Transport Initiative (UFTI) Interim Report, presenting four possible concepts for the future of the Western Bay of Plenty, has been released today. Read more »

Hamilton continues to better national economic averages

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Sustained activity in the residential construction sector has seen Hamilton again out-perform the New Zealand average in key indicators, according to the latest Infometrics Quarterly Economic Monitor. Read more »

Delays in opening new West Coast hospital ‘unacceptable’

Article – Lois Williams – Local Democracy Reporter

Fletcher Building’s endless delays in finishing a new base hospital for the West Coast are unacceptable, according to the new DHB chairman Rick Barker. Read more »

Peacocke programme celebrates milestones

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has awarded Schick Civil Construction the contract to build a new roundabout in the south-west of the city, the first major piece of roading infrastructure for the new neighbourhood at Peacocke. Read more »

Peacocke not just housing, an environmental game-changer

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Councils work to enable a new neighbourhood in the citys south is not only literally breaking ground, its a ground-breaking example of how well-managed growth can enhance and protect nature. Read more »

Positive surge in house price expectations

Press Release – Colliers International

A wave of positivity has swept the nations housing market, with the latest Colliers International survey finding a significant lift in price growth expectations over the next year. Read more »

Cantabrians’ wellbeing continues to improve

Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board

Canterburys latest wellbeing indicators show that most people continue to rate their quality of life highly. Read more »

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