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70% of people think Tower’s new insurance pricing is fair

Press Release – Tower Insurance

A recent survey by Tower Insurance showed that 70% of people across New Zealand believe that risk-based pricing is a fair way to pay for insurance. Read more »

Converted church for sale has buyers shopping down the aisle

Press Release – Bayleys

An historic landmark church converted into a boutique homeware giftshop and adjoining residential dwelling has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Auckland Property Market Edges Towards Price Decline

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

The Auckland property market ended the year edging towards its first decline in prices for ten years. Read more »

Hahei tourism infrastructure projects – have your say

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

(Image above is a detail of the concept plan for the proposed Hahei Tourist Walkway. Click the image to open the full concept diagram.) Read more »

2019 real estate better than most predicted

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

Low interest rates, softer lending criteria, and Aucklands ongoing undersupply of housing will help counter any negative influences impacting the property sector in 2019, says Ryan Mitchell, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand. Read more »

The state of Maori Affairs, the things that kept Maori awake

Press Release – National Maori Authority

As we approach 2019 the National Maori Authority Ngangaru, wanted to find out what was both worrying Maori and where they saw the opportunities for change in the year ahead. Like many New Zealanders Maori struggle with the changing times and there … Read more »

Sandwiched and feeling the squeeze

Press Release – Public Trust

Sandwiched and feeling the squeeze The holiday season can be an especially challenging time, for a generation of New Zealanders caught in a costly caring trap. Silently squeezed between looking after an elderly family member and raising their own children, … Read more »

KiwiBuild progresses to next stage in offsite manufacturing

Press Release – Ministry of Housing and Urban Development

KiwiBuild is moving to the next stage of procuring large numbers of affordable homes using offsite manufacturing, Head of the Office of the CE for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development Brad Ward says. Read more »

Minister appoints Southern Response interim Board Chair

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister Megan Woods has appointed former CDHB Chair and City Councillor Alister James as Interim Chair of Southern Response Earthquake Services Ltd. The appointment applies from now until 30 June 2019. Read more »

Gordon Campbell: Thompson + Clark are the tip of the iceberg

Column – Gordon Campbell

Basically, it just seems naive to bemoan how state agencies spy on ordinary citizens without addressing how those agencies came to be the hired hands at the bidding of the policy agendas of the government of the day. Read more »

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