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Housing Affordability

Housing unaffordability a key factor in child poverty

The NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton says improving housing affordability is a key step the Government can take to reduce child poverty

Auckland development land up for grabs

Bayleys expects a surge of land suitable for housing to start coming on to the market

Planners not a handbrake on developments

Town planners blow their own trumpet on processing resource consents

Goodbye to Auckland's competitive, depressing housing market

Elizabeth Davies on why she's trading in renting in Auckland for home ownership in Mount Maunganui/Tauranga

Fletcher changes plans for Three Kings quarry

Fletcher Building hopes for a more extensive redevelopment of the former Three Kings quarry site and surrounding area

Clean, green and up to our necks in debt

International report confirms NZ is a world leader in its consumer credit to personal disposable income ratio

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for August

NZ home loan affordability improved in August as interest rates & mortgage payments fell; Affordability worsens for 1st home buyers

Rents not keeping pace with house prices

Rents lag property values in Auckland, but in Wellington and Christchurch the reverse was true

17 new Auckland special housing areas

Len Brown, Nick Smith unveil 17 new special housing areas they say have potential for 8,000 new homes in Auckland

Housing land supply inquiry launched

Productivity Commission to launch inquiry into how councils regulate for land supply for housing; will focus on high growth areas; look at planning, funding for water & transport