John Key

7th Nov 16, 6:53pm
Paula Bennett and John Key announce $303.6 mln package of spending on emergency housing, including buying and leasing motels and building pre-fab homes; also $100 mln loan for Housing NZ; but deny crisis
Paula Bennett and John Key announce $303.6 mln package of spending on emergency housing, including buying and leasing motels and building pre-fab homes; also $100 mln loan for Housing NZ; but deny crisis
7th Nov 16, 6:53pm
2nd Nov 16, 7:12pm
Finance Minister cautious about Reserve Bank hopes for Debt to Income multiple limits; say looking closely at unintended consequences; Key says Auckland housing market stabilising; points Mt Roskill voters to low interest rates
Finance Minister cautious about Reserve Bank hopes for Debt to Income multiple limits; say looking closely at unintended consequences; Key says Auckland housing market stabilising; points Mt Roskill voters to low interest rates
2nd Nov 16, 7:12pm
24th Oct 16, 5:02am
The RBNZ is keen to bolster its macro-prudential arsenal with a debt-to-income ratio limiting tool. What might this mean for borrowers, banks, the housing market & politicians?
The RBNZ is keen to bolster its macro-prudential arsenal with a debt-to-income ratio limiting tool. What might this mean for borrowers, banks, the housing market & politicians?
24th Oct 16, 5:02am
18th Oct 16, 3:05pm
English says NZ$1 bln capital cost and NZ$1.5 bln of operating costs for extra 1,800 prison beds reduces room for tax cuts; English, Key say no need for population policy and migration good for economy
English says NZ$1 bln capital cost and NZ$1.5 bln of operating costs for extra 1,800 prison beds reduces room for tax cuts; English, Key say no need for population policy and migration good for economy
18th Oct 16, 3:05pm
14th Oct 16, 10:01am
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Selena Eaqub on the responsibility of Nimbys, our bigger houses, Brexit pain, the need for fiscal stimulus, child poverty, local election apathy and more
Selena Eaqub on the responsibility of Nimbys, our bigger houses, Brexit pain, the need for fiscal stimulus, child poverty, local election apathy and more
14th Oct 16, 10:01am
11th Oct 16, 12:24pm
Key says would still recommend first home buyers go for apartments despite 35 projects failing to get off ground due to funding, cost issues; says consenting still strong; English points to ramping up of Govt building plans
Key says would still recommend first home buyers go for apartments despite 35 projects failing to get off ground due to funding, cost issues; says consenting still strong; English points to ramping up of Govt building plans
11th Oct 16, 12:24pm
11th Oct 16, 10:01am
New Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's push for a foreign property buyers tax is a no-go for National, but not necessarily for all its coalition partners or the Opposition
New Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's push for a foreign property buyers tax is a no-go for National, but not necessarily for all its coalition partners or the Opposition
11th Oct 16, 10:01am
8th Oct 16, 8:28am
Auckland's City Rail Link - a very expensive punt, or the city's key economic enabler? Gareth Vaughan wades through the Business Case
Auckland's City Rail Link - a very expensive punt, or the city's key economic enabler? Gareth Vaughan wades through the Business Case
8th Oct 16, 8:28am
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25th Sep 16, 9:53pm
Labour challenges Key view that "virtually 100%" of building consents turn into actual houses; Twyford cites Statistics NZ estimates of new dwellings being 800 a month or 13% lower than dwelling consents since 2014; Smith insists almost all will be built
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Labour challenges Key view that "virtually 100%" of building consents turn into actual houses; Twyford cites Statistics NZ estimates of new dwellings being 800 a month or 13% lower than dwelling consents since 2014; Smith insists almost all will be built
25th Sep 16, 9:53pm
18th Sep 16, 5:02am
Rules around body corporates need tightening before a whole new generation of Auckland apartment buyers are burnt by poor disclosure, inadequate maintenance and dodgy building quality
Rules around body corporates need tightening before a whole new generation of Auckland apartment buyers are burnt by poor disclosure, inadequate maintenance and dodgy building quality
18th Sep 16, 5:02am
13th Sep 16, 11:41am
PM says wary of policy action that could cause catastrophic slump in housing market; points to Australia; says Govt must protect home owners' equity; also wary of 2nd round of Anti Money Laundering controls as may increase agent/lawyer costs
PM says wary of policy action that could cause catastrophic slump in housing market; points to Australia; says Govt must protect home owners' equity; also wary of 2nd round of Anti Money Laundering controls as may increase agent/lawyer costs
13th Sep 16, 11:41am
7th Sep 16, 3:07pm
Dealing with foreign property buyers, steel dumping allegations and disputes in the South China Sea - without upsetting the Chinese dragon
Dealing with foreign property buyers, steel dumping allegations and disputes in the South China Sea - without upsetting the Chinese dragon
7th Sep 16, 3:07pm
5th Sep 16, 1:16pm
PM says migrants needed for low-wage jobs such as fruit picking, cafe work because NZers can't or won't do the work, or live elsewhere; says employers cite drug and health problems for locals; migration 'adds value' to country
PM says migrants needed for low-wage jobs such as fruit picking, cafe work because NZers can't or won't do the work, or live elsewhere; says employers cite drug and health problems for locals; migration 'adds value' to country
5th Sep 16, 1:16pm
4th Sep 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey argues New Zealand needs to rediscover its 1974 house building mojo, which means building a lot more smaller, simpler homes with Government backing
Bernard Hickey argues New Zealand needs to rediscover its 1974 house building mojo, which means building a lot more smaller, simpler homes with Government backing
4th Sep 16, 5:02am
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22nd Aug 16, 3:46pm
UMR poll finds 60% of Aucklanders over 18 would prefer house prices fell a bit or dramatically; 63% of NZers want lower house prices; 55% of home owners would like lower prices; 85% of Aucklanders see housing crisis
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UMR poll finds 60% of Aucklanders over 18 would prefer house prices fell a bit or dramatically; 63% of NZers want lower house prices; 55% of home owners would like lower prices; 85% of Aucklanders see housing crisis
22nd Aug 16, 3:46pm
8th Aug 16, 7:12pm
PM expects banks to be good corporate citizens and pass on all of OCR in full if they can; Key deflects calls for migration review; says migration needed with 5.2% unemployment; says RBNZ has flexibility with inflation target, but can use LVRs and cut OCR
PM expects banks to be good corporate citizens and pass on all of OCR in full if they can; Key deflects calls for migration review; says migration needed with 5.2% unemployment; says RBNZ has flexibility with inflation target, but can use LVRs and cut OCR
8th Aug 16, 7:12pm
27th Jul 16, 7:29pm
Nick Smith emphasises 'the importance of the Council concluding' the Unitary Plan process; Says he'd opt for an over-supply of housing over developers securing a monopoly on the market
Nick Smith emphasises 'the importance of the Council concluding' the Unitary Plan process; Says he'd opt for an over-supply of housing over developers securing a monopoly on the market
27th Jul 16, 7:29pm
26th Jul 16, 3:34pm
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The currency is still ruling all returns from our products but supply shortages are helping to drive demand
The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The currency is still ruling all returns from our products but supply shortages are helping to drive demand
26th Jul 16, 3:34pm
21st Jul 16, 9:00am
ANZ CEO David Hisco argues several levers must be pulled to take heat out of the property market and put the NZ economy on a firmer footing
ANZ CEO David Hisco argues several levers must be pulled to take heat out of the property market and put the NZ economy on a firmer footing
21st Jul 16, 9:00am
20th Jul 16, 3:09pm
The Reserve Bank's decision to bring forward implementation of the new round of LVR restrictions gives it the edge over the Government in the game of chess that the two parties are playing
The Reserve Bank's decision to bring forward implementation of the new round of LVR restrictions gives it the edge over the Government in the game of chess that the two parties are playing
20th Jul 16, 3:09pm

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