Housing

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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23 Jun 16, 11:07am
Hefty rent hikes in Auckland, BoP, Waikato and Otago push the country's median weekly rent up 5% from a year ago
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20 Jun 16, 10:35am
PM says Govt looking at creating urban development authorities to allow developers to build both horizontal infrastructure and buildings and then recover money through development contributions; Chinese developers interested, he says
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15 Jun 16, 10:40am
Kerry McDonald analyses the many challenges the country faces and concludes we need effective leadership and recognition that good policy, in a sound strategic framework, is critical
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13 Jun 16, 10:18am
PM cites changing societal norms of later families, more people wanting to rent to explain falling home ownership rate; says RBNZ best placed to target rental property investors; won't use crisis or bubble words for Auckland
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10 Jun 16, 9:43am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says although the TPPA allows NZ to heavily tax foreign residential property investors, we may need offshore money to sort out Auckland's housing woes
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9 Jun 16, 8:55am
The latest Chinese trade data strongly suggests China is turning away from economic reform, going back to its investment-led growth model. Money leaks out at an increasing rate
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7 Jun 16, 12:33pm
Property lawyer Lauren Semple reviews the proposed NPS on Urban Development Capacity, and shows how it will change how Councils respond to housing needs
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3 Jun 16, 5:14pm
ANZ tightens lending criteria for rental propery investors; lowers maximum LVR levels; stops lending to investors buying sections, apartments off the plan; removes combined collateral exemption for Auckland investors so no new loans above 70% LVR
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3 Jun 16, 9:41am
Economist Rodney Dickens says the boost from the OCR cut to the labour market means inflation will head into risk territory before the governor realises his mistake
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2 Jun 16, 12:31pm
Smith puts out National Policy Statement that requires high growth Councils to open up 15% more land than is forecast to be required; NPS to be in place by Oct and back up Unitary Plan; Smith sees Commissioner for Auckland not needed
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1 Jun 16, 9:44am
The OECD Better Life Index finds that New Zealanders are the seventh most satisfied with their lives, out of the 38 member countries
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31 May 16, 11:49am
Smith says National Policy Statement on urban land development set for release on Thursday; Could be operative by October; Smith defends developer contributions and dismisses proposal for targeted rates to service infrastructure bonds
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29 May 16, 5:00am
The Budget showed the Government was still jumping at debt shadows when it needed to be breaking Auckland's housing infrastructure log-jam by borrowing at record-low interest rates
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27 May 16, 3:57pm
Key says the National Policy Statement on urban land use will direct Auckland Council to release land if it fails to meet targets
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27 May 16, 12:53pm
PACT Group pulls out of deal to buy and manage 348 Invercargill state houses; Horowhenua Council and HNZ to 'package' 365 homes for sale; Greens, Labour say Govt's state house sales plan in tatters and call for its cancellation
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26 May 16, 3:45pm
Our compilation of some of the key business, economic and political comment made in response to the 2016 Budget
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26 May 16, 3:02pm
Budget 2016 - Summary of all spending plans
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24 May 16, 1:48pm
English, Bennett signal 'significant' social housing announcement in Budget 2016; Bennett acknowledges housing crisis for homeless; English slams Auckland Council again; Smith denies housing crisis
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23 May 16, 4:03pm
Nick Smith announces deals done for developments on three Government-owned land sites in Auckland to build 740 homes; sites in Manukau, Mt Albert and Waterview; homes to be built within 18 mths
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