Nick Smith

23rd Jun 15, 1:58pm
English says hopes final Unitary Plan will allow Auckland to meet its housing growth needs from both greenfields and densification on brownfields land
English says hopes final Unitary Plan will allow Auckland to meet its housing growth needs from both greenfields and densification on brownfields land
23rd Jun 15, 1:58pm
16th Jun 15, 1:04pm
Labour Leader says Key should sack Nick Smith from Building and Housing portfolios after controversy over Auckland land sales plan
Labour Leader says Key should sack Nick Smith from Building and Housing portfolios after controversy over Auckland land sales plan
16th Jun 15, 1:04pm
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15th Jun 15, 10:33am
Iwi plan High Court challenge to Government's plan to redesignate NZTA and Education land in Auckland to avoid Treaty provisions on offering to iwi first; Smith surprised
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Iwi plan High Court challenge to Government's plan to redesignate NZTA and Education land in Auckland to avoid Treaty provisions on offering to iwi first; Smith surprised
15th Jun 15, 10:33am
8th Jun 15, 10:25pm
Key, English reject Labour's WOF-style proposal for Healthy Homes Guarantee, but government sources say minimum standards for insulation and smoke alarms being prepared
Key, English reject Labour's WOF-style proposal for Healthy Homes Guarantee, but government sources say minimum standards for insulation and smoke alarms being prepared
8th Jun 15, 10:25pm
5th Jun 15, 11:20am
David Whitburn on cutting red tape, NIMBYs, West Islanders, cutting the OCR, releasing Auckland land, buying in the provinces, a rush of high LVR loans, stadiums & fixing Auckland congestion, Dilbert & more
David Whitburn on cutting red tape, NIMBYs, West Islanders, cutting the OCR, releasing Auckland land, buying in the provinces, a rush of high LVR loans, stadiums & fixing Auckland congestion, Dilbert & more
5th Jun 15, 11:20am
29th May 15, 4:52pm
Building and Housing Minister details first four Govt land sites in Auckland to be sold to developers to build 600 homes; sees first homes built by late 2016
Building and Housing Minister details first four Govt land sites in Auckland to be sold to developers to build 600 homes; sees first homes built by late 2016
29th May 15, 4:52pm
21st May 15, 4:38pm
Government will tip millions of dollars into a new fund to facilitate development of its available land in Auckland: hopes first deal done in six months
Government will tip millions of dollars into a new fund to facilitate development of its available land in Auckland: hopes first deal done in six months
21st May 15, 4:38pm
20th May 15, 8:09pm
Housing Minister details audit of hundreds of Government land holdings found many vacant reserves, Defence, Education and MSD land; Govt eyes sale for housing developments
Housing Minister details audit of hundreds of Government land holdings found many vacant reserves, Defence, Education and MSD land; Govt eyes sale for housing developments
20th May 15, 8:09pm
19th May 15, 1:37pm
English and Smith hint at new moves in Budget 2015 to free up more Govt land in Auckland; possibly encourating competition for councils in consenting; Child poverty measures downplayed
English and Smith hint at new moves in Budget 2015 to free up more Govt land in Auckland; possibly encourating competition for councils in consenting; Child poverty measures downplayed
19th May 15, 1:37pm
11th May 15, 10:05am
Smith announces 10-20 year delay to rules on assessing and fixing quake-prone buidings; Expected cost almost halved to NZ$777 mln; Auckland, Dunedin big winners
Smith announces 10-20 year delay to rules on assessing and fixing quake-prone buidings; Expected cost almost halved to NZ$777 mln; Auckland, Dunedin big winners
11th May 15, 10:05am
10th May 15, 5:03am
Bernard Hickey explains why Auckland landlords will be celebrating a week of fantastic news for house prices and everyone else will be grinding their teeth
Bernard Hickey explains why Auckland landlords will be celebrating a week of fantastic news for house prices and everyone else will be grinding their teeth
10th May 15, 5:03am
6th May 15, 4:43pm
If it believes its own words the Government should be prepared to take centralised control of Auckland housing development
If it believes its own words the Government should be prepared to take centralised control of Auckland housing development
6th May 15, 4:43pm
5th May 15, 3:27pm
Nick Smith says Hobsonville Point asked for even bigger price hikes for 'affordable' homes; says may have to hike KiwiSaver HomeStart subsidy threshold of NZ$550,000 within a year
Nick Smith says Hobsonville Point asked for even bigger price hikes for 'affordable' homes; says may have to hike KiwiSaver HomeStart subsidy threshold of NZ$550,000 within a year
5th May 15, 3:27pm
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5th May 15, 12:55pm
Housing Minister warns Auckland Council not to overplay its hand on granting approval for greenfields Special Housing Areas; tells Council to use development contributions to pay for infrastructure
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Housing Minister warns Auckland Council not to overplay its hand on granting approval for greenfields Special Housing Areas; tells Council to use development contributions to pay for infrastructure
5th May 15, 12:55pm
3rd May 15, 5:03am
Bernard Hickey says the Government and Auckland Council need to agree on funding big new water and rail infrastructure to have any hope of addressing Auckland's housing shortage crisis
Bernard Hickey says the Government and Auckland Council need to agree on funding big new water and rail infrastructure to have any hope of addressing Auckland's housing shortage crisis
3rd May 15, 5:03am
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30th Apr 15, 10:23am
Company co-owned by government, Auckland Council to take charge of major Auckland state housing redevelopment
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Company co-owned by government, Auckland Council to take charge of major Auckland state housing redevelopment
30th Apr 15, 10:23am
19th Apr 15, 7:00am
Bernard Hickey looks at Grant Spencer's desperate plea for some 'mates' to slow Auckland house price inflation and how the Government simply ignored it
Bernard Hickey looks at Grant Spencer's desperate plea for some 'mates' to slow Auckland house price inflation and how the Government simply ignored it
19th Apr 15, 7:00am
13th Apr 15, 9:45am
PM denies Auckland housing crisis or bubble; Not planning to reduce migration; says doing enough on supply; says 'many, many, many' affordable homes for sale
PM denies Auckland housing crisis or bubble; Not planning to reduce migration; says doing enough on supply; says 'many, many, many' affordable homes for sale
13th Apr 15, 9:45am
1st Apr 15, 3:01pm
RBNZ warned Government that HomeStart subsidy for first home buyers could boost developer margins and pump up already over-valued house prices
RBNZ warned Government that HomeStart subsidy for first home buyers could boost developer margins and pump up already over-valued house prices
1st Apr 15, 3:01pm
31st Mar 15, 1:15pm
Key relaxed about effect of dropping major RMA reforms on new housing supply; says there are mixed views; Labour open to procedural reform
Key relaxed about effect of dropping major RMA reforms on new housing supply; says there are mixed views; Labour open to procedural reform
31st Mar 15, 1:15pm

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