Housing

27 Jul 16, 7:29pm
Nick Smith emphasises 'the importance of the Council concluding' the Unitary Plan process; Says he'd opt for an over-supply of housing over developers securing a monopoly on the market
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27 Jul 16, 1:41pm
Blueprint for Auckland's future looks to create capacity for more houses to be built than projections deem necessary, as expert panel calls for densification and sprawl
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23 Jul 16, 8:21am
Gareth Morgan finds it inexcusable that public policy settings are causing inequality, intergenerational damage, and misallocation of investment
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23 Jul 16, 8:21am
Ranjana Gupta says a land tax would broaden the tax base, depress land speculation, reduce the burden of tax on income, and shift taxation more to wealth
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21 Jul 16, 12:41pm
Economist Rodney Dickens accuses the RBNZ policy makers being out of touch with "the coal face" and the consequence will be a painful retrenchment after an unnecessary boom
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17 Jul 16, 5:20pm
David Chaston calls on the five main banks to give back the full OCR cuts from December and March now that it is clear the 'higher costs' claimed never materialised or have since faded
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17 Jul 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey challenges the knee-jerk idea that a big fall in Auckland house prices would automatically kill the economy and destroy the banks
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12 Jul 16, 11:32am
Economist Rodney Dickens says the currency market is smarter than the Reserve Bank because it is much quicker at responding to economic news
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12 Jul 16, 10:17am
Key says via phone call from London that decision to stop taking dividend from Housing NZ as 'a bit semantic'; says commentators increasingly accept Govt's 'comprehensive' housing plan'; says Labour plan not new or startling
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11 Jul 16, 10:30am
RBNZ's Spencer toughens call for review of migration settings; English says RBNZ doesn't have detailed understanding of tax and migration policy, and may have missed recent moves
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10 Jul 16, 2:57pm
Little says 50% of 100,000 Kiwibuild houses would be in Auckland; apartments priced under NZ$500,000; Labour plans Affordable Housing UDA to fast-track city developments; Labour would extend 2 year bright line test to 5 years
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10 Jul 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey says politicians of all colours failed the Arthur Grimes test this week because they favoured the short term interests of speculators and developers over the longer term interests of families living in their own homes
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9 Jul 16, 12:19pm
Andrew Little announces second tranche of Labour's Housing policy; plans to build add net extra 1,000 state houses each year; return housing assessment to Housing NZ from WINZ; Housing would stop paying dividends; use funds to build houses instead
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9 Jul 16, 8:02am
Bernard Hickey and Geoff Simmons discuss the factors that the Reserve Bank is facing and why they have them is such a bind
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7 Jul 16, 1:08pm
Andew Little launches first tranche of Labour housing policy; would spend $60 mln over 4 yrs to provide emergency housing for 5,100 homeless people; plan is for NGOs to buy or build houses
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5 Jul 16, 1:21pm
Labour Leader Andrew Little flags plans for new demand-side and supply-side measures to address Auckland housing crisis on weekend; will require modest borrowing in short term; big house building programme likely; negative gearing in focus
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4 Jul 16, 3:02pm
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy argues that a policy of increasing urban density is the only way of ensuring that both current and prospective Auckland home owners can win
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3 Jul 16, 12:33pm
Central Government to create temporary fund to pay for roads and pipes in high growth cities such as Auckland, Christchurch, Tauranga, Hamilton and Queenstown; Councils will have to repay funds or buy back infrastructure after houses built
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2 Jul 16, 9:35am
Wealth inequality is on the rise – Gareth Morgan has seven graphs to show you why
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28 Jun 16, 12:29pm
Around 10% of individuals account for 60% of the country’s net worth according to Stats NZ
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