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Labour wants 100% swimmable rivers too

Cunliffe says Labour also wants 100% of rivers to be "swimmable", but over time; Key says that's not realistic and would "cost billions"

Bernard's election diary - July 29

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Key leaves Craig to swing in the breeze under 5%; Key backs Smith, but says legal threat "silly"; Smith drops threat; Key says swimmable rivers would cost "billions"; Your view?

Key comfortable if RBNZ intervenes

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PM John Key says agrees with RBNZ that NZ$ over-valued; would be comfortable if RBNZ intervened to sell it down; but restates intervention not effective in long run; NZ$ dips

Online system to help regulate real estate agents

Real estate agents will no longer need to advertise in their local paper when applying for a licence

Build up not out says Harcourts chief

More apartments the solution as Auckland house prices reach 'frightening' levels, says Harcourts chief; Describes Auckland as 'the problem child'

Bernard's election diary - July 28

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Key hangs Colin Craig out to dry; Smith denies threatening Fish and Game; Smith threatens legal action against bullying claim; Greens would ban deep sea drilling; Your view?

Roost Home Loan Affordability report for July

NZ home loan affordability improves in June after house price falls, Roost Home Loan Affordability Reports show

Apartment market runs out of puff

Auckland apartment sales are stalling as vendor expectations get ahead of what investors are prepared to pay

Bernard's election diary - July 25

Brownlee gives up Civil Aviation responsibilities during Inquiry into airport security breach; Gareth Morgan launches water campaign; Labour sets Local Govt policy; Your view?

RBNZ sitting tight on LVR restrictions

Deputy Governor Grant Spencer tells interest.co.nz the RBNZ's plans for the future of its LVR restrictions will be revealed in November's Financial Stability Report

Brownlee offers to resign; Key says no

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Brownlee offers to resign over airport security breach; Key says won't accept it; Labour doesn't want Mike Hosking moderating TVNZ debate; Cunliffe complains about John Key's All Blacks' cover

RBNZ hikes, but signals pause

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RBNZ signals "period of assessment"; NZ$ drops to 86 USc after Wheeler warns it could fall a lot; Pause may last til March; Door seen opening for NZ$ intervention

Landlords' rental yields declining sharply

Rental yields on residential investment properties have been steadily declining since the early 1990s, ANZ says

Super age a trust issue, says English

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Government's retirement age policy of 65 more an issue of trust now, rather than policy, English says; Future Govt without Key may change that, he says

Bernard's election diary - July 23

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Labour, Green welcome block to Basin Reserve flyover; Brownlee scathing on Inquiry's decision; says cars still the future; More expenses problems for Claudette Hauiti?;Your view?

Investors sought for not so new syndicate

Property Managers ramps up efforts to sell down an Auckland office building syndicate 

Taskforce to target 'loopy' council rules

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Paula Bennett launches Taskforce to stamp out 'loopy' council rules; calls on developers and ratepayers to submit red tape complaints; Your most-hated red tape?

Taskforce to target 'loopy' council rules

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Paula Bennett launches Taskforce to stamp out 'loopy' council rules; calls on developers and ratepayers to submit red tape complaints; Your most-hated red tape?

Bernard's election diary - July 22

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Cunliffe rejigs election campaign after crisis caucus meeting; says should not have taken holiday; Key refuses to apologise to Tania Billingsley; Hauiti won't stand again

Lifestyle blocks set record prices

Prices of lifestyle blocks have hit a record high in Auckland but the number of sales around the country is down

Net migration at 11 year high

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Net migration 4,300 in June; highest since Feb 2003; Net migration to Australia was zero; First time since 1991; Record high 100,000 migrants came in year to June

Bernard's election diary - July 21

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Cunliffe hits back at anonymous critic; Labour languishes in polls; Winston Peters would take GST off food and rates, but would impose CGT on foreigners; Your view?

The shortage of property myth

To say we have a shortage of houses-for-sale listings is stretching the truth, even in Auckland, notes Alistair Helm. Your view?

Shoeboxes back in the black

Auckland CBD apartment prices at last rising above their pre-GFC levels

Bernard's election diary - July 18

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Poll shows Labour support would be 13.5% higher without David Cunliffe as leader; Peters calls for Inquiry into KiwiRail's 'lemon' Aratere; Your view?