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ICNZ urges pre-purchase due diligence

Press Release – Insurance Council

The Insurance Council of New Zealand is urging property buyers in Canterbury to do thorough due diligence before buying a property. Its also urging current owners to put any payments received from the government towards properly fixing their homes, … Read more »

Former NZ Black Fern Izzy Ford stands for Porirua Mayor

Press Release – Izzy Ford

Porirua expects leadership that puts service above self and ensures good stewardship for ratepayers hard earned money. I am that leader, says Deputy Mayor Izzy Ford. Read more »

NPS on productive land – a balanced approach is needed

Press Release – Association of Consulting Engineers New Zealand

Paul Evans, Chief Executive of the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACENZ), is advocating a balanced approach to the development of productive land. Read more »

First urban growth partnership signed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealands first urban growth partnership between the Government, local councils and mana whenua was signed at a meeting of mayors, chairs and ministers in Hampton Downs today. Read more »

New research supports CPAG’s call for a housing WOF

Press Release – Child Poverty Action Group

CPAG (Child Poverty Action Group) says that new research from the University of Otago provides a solid foundation for why the Government must not delay instating a comprehensive Warrant of Fitness for tenanted homes in Aotearoa-New Zealand, and … Read more »

Central affiliation linked to success in local elections

Press Release – Auckland University of Technology

AUT research not only shows an increase in political affiliation, but that candidates affiliated to a central political party are more likely to win seats in Auckland local government. Read more »

New research links poor housing to hospital admissions

Press Release – Green Party

A research paper conducted by the University of Otago that was published today has shown a strong link between damp, mouldy housing and hospital admissions for young children with respiratory infections. Read more »

Price tag puts govt off university merger

Article – RNZ

A multi-million price tag has killed government support for a proposed partnership between Lincoln and Canterbury universities. Read more »

Anti-housing rules to keep Kiwis locked out

Press Release – New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union

The Governments plans to prohibit housing on productive farmland will serve as yet another regulatory tax on housing, and is a shameful breach of Jacinda Arderns promise to fix housing supply, says the New Zealand Taxpayers Union . Read more »

New Zealand First Backs Plans to Protect Productive Land

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First strongly supports Government proposals released today which will offer new protection for some of our most productive land. Read more »

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