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Inflation weaker than expected

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Inflation weaker than expected as strong NZ$, lower airfares and lower electronics costs offset tobacco tax hike and surge in housing cost inflation; OCR hike still on for next Thursday

Chinese developer to build Auckland hotel

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Len Brown hails 'new era' for private capital funded Auckland infrastructure projects with $200m hotel; Another project set to be revealed next month

English says planning rules hiked rents

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English says Auckland's excessive planning rules on minimum apartment size and balconies boost rents by NZ$80/week; rules a factor in interest rates and inequality

Key open to foreign buyer data inquiry

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Key, English agree better data collection on foreign ownership of homes would be better; won't rule out collecting data; Labour says National 'wobbling'

English sees 20% wage growth in 6 yrs

English says Treasury will forecast GDP growth of 2-4% from 2014 to 2018 in Budget 2014; sees average wage growth of 20% in six years to 2018

'All power to the borrowers!'

ANZ economists see banks offering 'fierce' discounts to advertised mortgage rates as high LVR lending picks up pace. What are you seeing?

Key sees flattening Auckland house prices

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Key says Auckland home owners should welcome flattening of house price inflation; Govt opposed to Councils taxing sales and incomes; Key welcomes housing affordability debate with Labour

The house price conundrum

David Hargreaves asks: Is house price growth accelerating or slowing? And how on earth are we supposed to be able to tell?

The elusive house price story

Westpac chief economist says it's  impossible to tell what is really going on with house prices

Govt sets housing affordability target

Nick Smith says has told Government to target housing affordability at four times income, down from seven times income in Auckland now; More housing policy in May 15 Budget

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