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Megan Woods

Fletcher Building says residential 'backlog' will support robust market volumes for next 12-18 months; plasterboard shortage to end by October
22nd Jun 22, 12:08pm
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Fletcher Building says residential 'backlog' will support robust market volumes for next 12-18 months; plasterboard shortage to end by October
Government establishes taskforce to investigate ways of increasing plasterboard supplies
21st Jun 22, 2:08pm
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Government establishes taskforce to investigate ways of increasing plasterboard supplies
Ardern concerned GIB shortages hurting housing supply; expects Woods to move later this week as critics call for supermarket-style breakup of Fletcher’s monopoly
20th Jun 22, 7:48pm
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Ardern concerned GIB shortages hurting housing supply; expects Woods to move later this week as critics call for supermarket-style breakup of Fletcher’s monopoly
Brian Fallow casts an eye over the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan and discovers there is much more work ahead
16th May 22, 12:51pm
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Brian Fallow casts an eye over the Government's Emissions Reduction Plan and discovers there is much more work ahead
LINZ issues guidance clarifying that while foreigners can't buy existing houses in NZ, they can build rental houses
31st Mar 22, 9:30am
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LINZ issues guidance clarifying that while foreigners can't buy existing houses in NZ, they can build rental houses
Government reacted to high petrol prices like it did to Covid, side-stepping usual processes to rush through a temporary tax cut
18th Mar 22, 5:16pm
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Government reacted to high petrol prices like it did to Covid, side-stepping usual processes to rush through a temporary tax cut
Government cuts petrol excise duty and road user charges, and halves public transport fares for three months; ANZ economists see this cooling inflation a touch
14th Mar 22, 6:03pm
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Government cuts petrol excise duty and road user charges, and halves public transport fares for three months; ANZ economists see this cooling inflation a touch
Government declines request for 'build-to-rent' developments to be exempt from the interest deduction tax change, but continues to consider ways to support the sector
11th Mar 22, 9:00am
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Government declines request for 'build-to-rent' developments to be exempt from the interest deduction tax change, but continues to consider ways to support the sector
Cabinet to consider Russian sanctions bill on Monday; NZ supports IEA's emergency release of oil reserves to curb soaring prices
2nd Mar 22, 1:38pm
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Cabinet to consider Russian sanctions bill on Monday; NZ supports IEA's emergency release of oil reserves to curb soaring prices
Report ordered by the Government finds that the power cuts on one of the coldest nights of the year 'need not have happened' as there was enough load to keep the lights on
25th Nov 21, 1:31pm
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Report ordered by the Government finds that the power cuts on one of the coldest nights of the year 'need not have happened' as there was enough load to keep the lights on
Government's sweeping decision to allow for more housing densification prompts renewed calls from councils for more infrastructure funding
21st Oct 21, 8:12am
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Government's sweeping decision to allow for more housing densification prompts renewed calls from councils for more infrastructure funding
Labour and National propose major building densification law change, expected to see up to 105,500 extra homes built in the next 5-8 years
19th Oct 21, 12:04pm
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Labour and National propose major building densification law change, expected to see up to 105,500 extra homes built in the next 5-8 years
The Ts and Cs of the Government's $187 million shared equity scheme for aspiring homeowners
9th Oct 21, 9:57am
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The Ts and Cs of the Government's $187 million shared equity scheme for aspiring homeowners
Smaller players in electricity market lay formal complaint accusing Genesis and Contact of withholding power and creating an 'Undesirable Trading Situation'
12th Aug 21, 6:44pm
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Smaller players in electricity market lay formal complaint accusing Genesis and Contact of withholding power and creating an 'Undesirable Trading Situation'
Genesis CEO says Megan Woods' finger-pointing over Monday night's blackouts is 'misguided'; Electricity generators explain why they weren't operating at full capacity
10th Aug 21, 12:36pm
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Genesis CEO says Megan Woods' finger-pointing over Monday night's blackouts is 'misguided'; Electricity generators explain why they weren't operating at full capacity
A closer look at the calls for the Government to provide regulatory and financial support to grow the build-to-rent sector
25th Jul 21, 6:01am
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A closer look at the calls for the Government to provide regulatory and financial support to grow the build-to-rent sector
The Government is putting $136 mln into a scheme that it says will create capacity for 2000 new houses in Porirua and create up to 250 jobs
13th Jul 21, 8:30am
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The Government is putting $136 mln into a scheme that it says will create capacity for 2000 new houses in Porirua and create up to 250 jobs
How $3.8 billion of government funding is expected to get more houses built
27th Jun 21, 6:01am
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How $3.8 billion of government funding is expected to get more houses built
Government ringfences $1 billion of $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund for councils, iwi and developers investing in infrastructure to support the building of new houses
22nd Jun 21, 10:04am
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Government ringfences $1 billion of $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund for councils, iwi and developers investing in infrastructure to support the building of new houses
Rain eases pressure on electricity system, but coal and gas continue to account for nearly a quarter of New Zealand's electricity generation
17th May 21, 3:52pm
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Rain eases pressure on electricity system, but coal and gas continue to account for nearly a quarter of New Zealand's electricity generation
Owner-occupiers have been able to buy KiwiBuild houses since mid-2020, when the Government quietly broadened the scheme in fear house building would plummet
30th Apr 21, 1:16pm
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Owner-occupiers have been able to buy KiwiBuild houses since mid-2020, when the Government quietly broadened the scheme in fear house building would plummet
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development was asked for advice on temporary rent controls, as it warned the Government taxing investors more could increase rents
29th Apr 21, 12:24pm
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Ministry of Housing and Urban Development was asked for advice on temporary rent controls, as it warned the Government taxing investors more could increase rents
A deep dive into what's causing wholesale electricity prices to soar and manufacturers curtail production
18th Apr 21, 6:01am
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A deep dive into what's causing wholesale electricity prices to soar and manufacturers curtail production
Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
15th Apr 21, 12:01pm
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Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
Housing policy package: Bright-line test extended, interest deductibility changed, caps on first home products lifted, more money set aside for supporting development
23rd Mar 21, 9:00am
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Housing policy package: Bright-line test extended, interest deductibility changed, caps on first home products lifted, more money set aside for supporting development