Nick Smith

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5th May 16, 12:50pm
Housing Minister says Government does not believe there is a housing crisis; sees a "challenge"; says rising house demand a 'good news story' that requires supply response; Seymour asks how affordable housing would be with 9% mortgage rate
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Housing Minister says Government does not believe there is a housing crisis; sees a "challenge"; says rising house demand a 'good news story' that requires supply response; Seymour asks how affordable housing would be with 9% mortgage rate
5th May 16, 12:50pm
30th Mar 16, 5:02am
Government rejects & opposition embraces campaigners' calls for fresh waterways to be made 'swimmable' at the very least
Government rejects & opposition embraces campaigners' calls for fresh waterways to be made 'swimmable' at the very least
30th Mar 16, 5:02am
28th Feb 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey describes how a few hundred Auckland home-owners were able to knee-cap the aspirations of generations of renters and strangle New Zealand's economic growth potential in a couple of meetings
Bernard Hickey describes how a few hundred Auckland home-owners were able to knee-cap the aspirations of generations of renters and strangle New Zealand's economic growth potential in a couple of meetings
28th Feb 16, 5:02am
18th Feb 16, 7:40pm
Housing and Building Minister quizzed in Parliament over revolt within Auckland Council against housing intensification; says supports intensification in leafy Eastern and Northern Suburbs; Key keener on intensification in CBD, West Auckland
Housing and Building Minister quizzed in Parliament over revolt within Auckland Council against housing intensification; says supports intensification in leafy Eastern and Northern Suburbs; Key keener on intensification in CBD, West Auckland
18th Feb 16, 7:40pm
16th Feb 16, 1:44pm
Minister calls on Auckland Council to 'stay the course' on building 'up and out'; says Council needs to deliver Unitary Plan before expiry of Special Housing Areas in Sept 2016; Key more equivocal; sees intensification in CBD, West Auckland
Minister calls on Auckland Council to 'stay the course' on building 'up and out'; says Council needs to deliver Unitary Plan before expiry of Special Housing Areas in Sept 2016; Key more equivocal; sees intensification in CBD, West Auckland
16th Feb 16, 1:44pm
3rd Dec 15, 5:21pm
Smith defends Government spending NZ$29 million on subsidies for Weymouth housing project when speculators pocketed big gains by selling houses within five weeks; New buyers have to hold for 3 years
Smith defends Government spending NZ$29 million on subsidies for Weymouth housing project when speculators pocketed big gains by selling houses within five weeks; New buyers have to hold for 3 years
3rd Dec 15, 5:21pm
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26th Nov 15, 12:54pm
Smith finally tables RMA reform after doing deal with Maori Party; National fails to get section 6 & 7 reform to focus on economic development
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Smith finally tables RMA reform after doing deal with Maori Party; National fails to get section 6 & 7 reform to focus on economic development
26th Nov 15, 12:54pm
23rd Nov 15, 10:24am
The New Zealand Initiative’s Jason Krupp argues that Nick Smith should visit Montreal to see how shifting infrastructure costs can improve housing affordability
The New Zealand Initiative’s Jason Krupp argues that Nick Smith should visit Montreal to see how shifting infrastructure costs can improve housing affordability
23rd Nov 15, 10:24am
22nd Sep 15, 2:54pm
Govt taskforce calls for 'loopy rules' to be reined in, cleaning up property regulation & streamlining the consenting process
Govt taskforce calls for 'loopy rules' to be reined in, cleaning up property regulation & streamlining the consenting process
22nd Sep 15, 2:54pm
22nd Sep 15, 1:48pm
Smith looking at extending exemptions for registered builders to self-certify some types of building work; also looking at new building guarantee scheme to deal with liability on self-certified work
Smith looking at extending exemptions for registered builders to self-certify some types of building work; also looking at new building guarantee scheme to deal with liability on self-certified work
22nd Sep 15, 1:48pm
9th Sep 15, 12:04pm
As the arguments continue over 'how much is enough?' Auckland's residential construction market IS now seriously ramping up
As the arguments continue over 'how much is enough?' Auckland's residential construction market IS now seriously ramping up
9th Sep 15, 12:04pm
3rd Sep 15, 3:34pm
Iwi and hapū group surrender right to develop public land in Auckland, making way for Government to push on with housing plan
Iwi and hapū group surrender right to develop public land in Auckland, making way for Government to push on with housing plan
3rd Sep 15, 3:34pm
2nd Sep 15, 4:13pm
Minister Nick Smith proposes buildings with unreinforced masonry must be assessed and strengthened twice as quickly as other buildings
Minister Nick Smith proposes buildings with unreinforced masonry must be assessed and strengthened twice as quickly as other buildings
2nd Sep 15, 4:13pm
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27th Aug 15, 4:01pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; New Auckland special housing, ComCom probes truck shops, Landcorp's profit plunge; F&P Healthcare boss stepping down
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A review of things you need to know before you go home on Thursday; New Auckland special housing, ComCom probes truck shops, Landcorp's profit plunge; F&P Healthcare boss stepping down
27th Aug 15, 4:01pm
27th Jul 15, 10:10am
PM rules out ban on foreign buyers of property due to FTAs and TPP, but says Govt considering land tax on foreign buyers or stamp duty; Unitary Plan modelling suggests massive housing supply shortfall
PM rules out ban on foreign buyers of property due to FTAs and TPP, but says Govt considering land tax on foreign buyers or stamp duty; Unitary Plan modelling suggests massive housing supply shortfall
27th Jul 15, 10:10am
20th Jul 15, 12:04pm
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Motu's Suzi Kerr reviews the regulatory mechanism that helped Lake Taupō benefit from a faster improvement in nitrogen leaching rates
Motu's Suzi Kerr reviews the regulatory mechanism that helped Lake Taupō benefit from a faster improvement in nitrogen leaching rates
20th Jul 15, 12:04pm
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11th Jul 15, 10:17am
Labour releases leaked data from Auckland real estate firm showing 39.5% of house sales from Feb to April were sold to buyers with Chinese names; not clear if residents or not
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Labour releases leaked data from Auckland real estate firm showing 39.5% of house sales from Feb to April were sold to buyers with Chinese names; not clear if residents or not
11th Jul 15, 10:17am
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9th Jul 15, 1:06pm
Nick Smith announces all rental properties that can be insulated have to be insulated by July 2019; smoke alarms compulsory from July 2016; Govt decides against WOF; will beef up enforcement instead
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Nick Smith announces all rental properties that can be insulated have to be insulated by July 2019; smoke alarms compulsory from July 2016; Govt decides against WOF; will beef up enforcement instead
9th Jul 15, 1:06pm
3rd Jul 15, 4:01pm
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Getting nervous in Auckland real estate land? Chinese shares down 27% in 3 weeks; The Smith & Brown housing show & more
A review of things you need to know before you go home on Friday; Getting nervous in Auckland real estate land? Chinese shares down 27% in 3 weeks; The Smith & Brown housing show & more
3rd Jul 15, 4:01pm
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3rd Jul 15, 3:07pm
Smith and Brown announce two new greenfield Special Housing Areas in South Auckland for up to 1,800 new homes as Auckland Council appears to end moratorium on new greenfield SHA consents
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Smith and Brown announce two new greenfield Special Housing Areas in South Auckland for up to 1,800 new homes as Auckland Council appears to end moratorium on new greenfield SHA consents
3rd Jul 15, 3:07pm

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