Nick Smith

2 Nov 17, 2:40pm
National MP Michael Woodhouse the new opposition spokesman on housing and social housing portfolios, Nick Smith gets forestry and aquaculture
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25 Sep 17, 3:47pm
Assuming National does lead the next Government, it needs to urgently address the dog's breakfast it had created with the housing portfolio
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19 Sep 17, 10:44am
Leaky homes are back in focus ahead of Saturday's election; Nick Smith has asked officials to look at extending the 10% equity Welcome Home Loan scheme to leaky home owners; RNZ running series on the issue
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10 Sep 17, 4:16pm
National to double HomeStart grant to $20,000 for an existing house, raise new build grant to $30,000; Labour's Ardern steps up campaign with 'first 100 days' pledge
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5 Sep 17, 7:33am
It could take a few years before new urban planning rules for delivering more affordable housing are in place, Bill English says; Labour says move is an admissiona of failed settings these past 9 years
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4 Sep 17, 12:35pm
National says new 'fit for purpose' urban planning laws separate from RMA would encourage more responsive planning and faster development
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17 Aug 17, 7:54am
Declining home ownership rates are turning the corner, Building & Construction Minister Smith says while talking up increasing numbers of first home buyers turning to govt subsidies
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7 Aug 17, 2:55pm
David Hargreaves says the Auckland housing market has gone cold at exactly the wrong time. And does the sudden focus by politicians on our largest city's infrastructure imply a sense of defeat on housing?
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4 Aug 17, 7:21am
An existential Auckland housing debate during Parliament's Question Time: Do land bankers even exist? Also, building consents vs code compliance certificates (and Nick Smith's defective knob)
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2 Aug 17, 7:36pm
Figures revealed by the Auckland Council show over 5,500 building consents were issued within the 154 SHAs, but 25 of the areas had no consent activity at all prior to being disestablished
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12 Jul 17, 4:53pm
Observations of a renting millennial attending a Smith/Twyford housing debate with a bunch of property investors 
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11 Jul 17, 10:28am
Government shares out $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund among five councils - mostly in the top half of the North Island
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7 Jul 17, 9:50am
New figures from Statistics NZ suggest only about 90% of new homes consented in Auckland actually get built, which means the housing crisis could be much worse than feared
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6 Jul 17, 10:29am
Two instances of the government wrongly defending its Auckland First Home Buyer track record has Alex Tarrant warning: Beware Ministers bearing affordability data
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5 Jul 17, 3:27pm
Nick Smith's Bill, clearing haze around meth contamination, landlord liability and dodgy housing, passes First Reading
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5 Jul 17, 5:02am
Affordable housing front-and-centre in Parliament Tuesday: Amy Adams announces building programme in (marginal) Hutt Valley; English says Nick Smith and his team are doing a great job
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4 Jul 17, 9:36am
Nick Smith says housing affordability is in the eye of the beholder; Defends government’s track record on Auckland affordable housing supply; Says can't regulate prices in SHA developments, despite desire for 10% affordable
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2 Jul 17, 8:41am
Has the Government's Welcome Home Loan scheme under-performed because of banks' relaxed credit policies?
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29 Jun 17, 11:10am
Government releases standard confirming how much P there needs to be in a property for it to be considered contaminated, and how you need to get rid of it
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28 Jun 17, 8:30am
Nick Smith blames Labour for Auckland's housing problems, says National introduced most generous FHB scheme in a generation; English skips around Barclay Affair & ACT defends our freedom to eat a medium-rare burger
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