27 Aug 16, 8:05am
Brian Easton examines the tax incentive mess we have got into with our housing policy, and suggests some ways to get out of it
19 Aug 16, 6:46pm
Auckland Council's 'decision version' of the Unitary Plan, including maps, notified and open to appeal through the court
15 Aug 16, 3:19pm
Auckland Council says Unitary Plan to provide for more than 400,000 new homes to meet the demands of Auckland’s growth over the next 30 years
14 Aug 16, 10:35am
Brendon Harre and David Lupton set out the case for more, and more variety of intensive housing options in New Zealand's urban areas
13 Aug 16, 5:00pm
By their actions, the four main banks show the claim that they are encouraging New Zealand businesses and supporting the New Zealand economy comes second to their own private interests
3 Aug 16, 9:10am
Gareth Kiernan sees sharply higher construction activity generating booming employment and business growth across the country at a time an ageing workforce requires more young entrants
1 Aug 16, 2:21pm
LINZ data for June quarter shows 3% of buyers say they are foreign tax residents, but data doesn't include overseas students or tempory work visas, or trusts and corporates; LINZ says more reliable data due in a year
30 Jul 16, 8:43am
Gareth Morgan likes the latest version of the Auckland Unitary Plan, despite some flaws. Now he offers some solutions for the over-stimulated demand
29 Jul 16, 9:21am
Vic Crone echoes Phil Goff's call for housing densification to be prioritised around transport hubs, emphasises importance of improving transport and using more PPPs
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
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
23 Jul 16, 8:21am
Gareth Morgan finds it inexcusable that public policy settings are causing inequality, intergenerational damage, and misallocation of investment
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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