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Another vote of confidence in Govt’s economic management

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Coalition Government is welcoming another sign that our economic plan and decisions to run surpluses and pay down debt are paying off for New Zealand, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. Read more »

More public houses open for Auckland families

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Three new community housing developments officially opened in West and South Auckland today, which will provide desperately needed homes for up to 30 households. Read more »

Off The Hidden Path – Five Los Angeles Treasures (Part I)

Article – Howard Davis

What’s Been Did and What’s Been Hid. – Donovan’s first album, released in the US as Catch The Wind . Read more »

Submissions closing soon on the Proposed District Plan

Press Release – Waikato District Council

There has been a lot of interest in Waikato District Councils Proposed Waikato District Plan and the public are reminded that submissions close next month. Read more »

Pocket money offer for HNZ evicted tenants deeply cynical

Press Release – State Housing Action

The pocket money offer to state house tenants wrongly evicted from their homes based on bogus meth testing is deeply cynical and insulting. Read more »

Council proposes partnership on new social housing site

Press Release – Wellington City Council

A partnership with central government could result in Wellington City Council leasing 104 new social housing units to Housing New Zealand (HNZ). Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – September 20

Press Release – Hansard

Question No. 1Housing and Urban Development 1. MARAMA DAVIDSON (Co-LeaderGreen) to the Minister of Housing and Urban Development : Will he commit to ensuring that the 800 tenancies terminated or otherwise affected by Housing New Zealand’s previous … Read more »

Lessons must be learnt from meth report

Press Release – NZ Drug Foundation

The report into Housing New Zealands response to so-called methamphetamine contamination contains hard lessons for the government and its agencies on how to properly address complex drug issues, and reveals the harms caused by HNZs action were more widespread … Read more »

The ongoing effects of the 0.5 meth standard

Press Release – NZ Property Investors’ Federation

The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) has always been opposed to the interpretation of guidelines around methamphetamine, so we were extremely pleased when the Minister of Housing, Phil Twyford, undertook a review of the situation. Read more »

Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Bill

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

The Governance and Administration Committee has opened for public submissions on the Canterbury Earthquakes Insurance Tribunal Bill. Read more »

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