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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

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

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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

Friday's guest Top 10

Christian Hawkesby on NZ houses as affordable as 1985, complicated labour markets, France's need for reform, Scottish independence, the end of the term deposit glory age, Dilbert & more

When demand meets supply

Bernard Hickey asks why the Government wants to pump jet fuel onto Auckland's housing fire when the evidence shows first home buyer subsidies just inflated prices in Australia

Property - NZ’s drug of choice

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Geoff Simmons says National is encouraging first home buyers to get up to their necks in debt. Your view?

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for July

NZ home loan affordability improves again in July after more house price falls, Roost Home Loan Affordability Reports show. But Auckland missing out on affordability gains

Rents rise faster in Christchurch than Auckland

Rents in some parts of Christchurch have risen more than 60% over five years, leaving Auckland rents in their dust