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Tay St, Invercargill, 11 Day Closure This Coming January, 2022

Press Release – New Zealand Transport Agency

Invercargill people are getting early notice of some key highway maintenance and re-sealing work for eleven days in January in the towns Tay St (also SH1). The Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency project, by its highway contractor Highways South, … Read more »

Queenstown Lakes Homes Strategy Adopted

Press Release – Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Lakes Homes Strategy has been adopted by Councillors, at the Full Council meeting on Thursday 16 December, 2021. Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult thanked elected members for their decision, noting that housing was a clear issue in the … Read more »

Provincial Urbanisation Gathers Pace – As New Residential Subdivision Sells Out Ahead Of Schedule

Press Release – Bayleys

Overwhelming demand for sections at a new master-planned residential community in the North Canterbury township of Amberley has led its developers to bring forward the next stage of sites for sale by almost three months. The new development, known … Read more »

Earthquake Anniversary Prompts Reminders

Press Release – Gisborne District Council

Fourteen years ago today at 8.55pm Gisborne was rocked by a 6.8 magnitude earthquake lasting 32 seconds. The city centre was open for late-night shopping fortunately, most people had gone home. After an assessment of the damage, a state of emergency … Read more »

High Court Terminates Class Action Against Southern Response

Press Release – Anthony Harper

A High Court Judgment delivered by the Hon Justice Osborne yesterday (16 December) terminates the Ross Class Action (“RCA”) against Southern Response Earthquake Services Limited.  This removes the last hurdle for homeowners to recover … Read more »

Funding Sought For Central City Infrastructure

Press Release – Hamilton City Council

Hamiltons much talked about pedestrian and cycle bridge project could get a $29 million boost if a bid for government money is successful. Hamilton City Council has put a $333.5 million proposal to Governments Infrastructure Acceleration Fund … Read more »

Exciting Development To Karori Town Centre

Press Release – Wellington City Council

The redevelopment of Karoris vacant St John’s Church site has taken a major step forward with Wellington City Council announcing Voxell Architecture & Faisandier Group as development partners. The development is planned to include approximately … Read more »

Ohinewai Development Will Be Better, Council Says

Press Release – Waikato Regional Council

The Sleepyhead development at Ohinewai will be improved as a result of pending agreements reached during discussions on Waikato Regional Councils appeal. An update is due to be provided to the Environment Court today (Thursday, 16 December). It will be … Read more »

Property Prices Double In Five Years

Press Release – Trade Me Property

The national average asking price reached a new record of $936,150 last month, increasing by 50 per cent when compared with November 2016, according to the latest Trade Me Property Price Index. Trade Me Property Sales Director Gavin Lloyd said November … Read more »

CPAG Welcomes HRC’s Housing Inquiry Report: Calls On Govt To Move Beyond Accountability To Ambition

Press Release – CPAG

Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) welcomes todays housing inquiry report by the Human Rights Commission but says the recommendations alone wont deliver the right housing to the right people. The New Zealand Human Rights Commission (HRC) has released … Read more »

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