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Affordable housing

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
Community Finance seeks $100 million to fund a community housing project offering investors interest rates north of 2%
9th Mar 21, 3:20pm
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Community Finance seeks $100 million to fund a community housing project offering investors interest rates north of 2%
David Chaston points out that the new 39% income tax rate won't work as intended. It will just re-incentivise the housing distortion, sad because the real answer has been in plain sight for a decade
5th Jan 21, 3:29pm
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David Chaston points out that the new 39% income tax rate won't work as intended. It will just re-incentivise the housing distortion, sad because the real answer has been in plain sight for a decade
Sallies call for RBNZ to provide banks with guidance to help curb risk-aversion when it comes to lending against housing with alternative tenures such as progressive & co-ownership
10th Dec 20, 4:45pm
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Sallies call for RBNZ to provide banks with guidance to help curb risk-aversion when it comes to lending against housing with alternative tenures such as progressive & co-ownership
Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics argues if American capitalism gives people the basic things they want, the socialist threat will go away
29th Feb 20, 9:25am
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Patrick Watson of Mauldin Economics argues if American capitalism gives people the basic things they want, the socialist threat will go away
New Stats NZ data shows little change to child poverty measures in recent years, with 151,700 children living in material hardship
25th Feb 20, 11:07am
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New Stats NZ data shows little change to child poverty measures in recent years, with 151,700 children living in material hardship
How a group of 8 friends went on an 8-month journey buying a house together in Wellington
9th Feb 20, 8:11am
by Guest
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How a group of 8 friends went on an 8-month journey buying a house together in Wellington
KiwiBuild stock take: Govt currently $26 million out of pocket buying and selling KiwiBuild houses; 406 houses sold, 728 under construction; Mixed response from developers to reset
7th Feb 20, 9:42am
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KiwiBuild stock take: Govt currently $26 million out of pocket buying and selling KiwiBuild houses; 406 houses sold, 728 under construction; Mixed response from developers to reset
Chris Trotter argues Jacinda Ardern's 'year of delivery' was naivety of a very particular kind and 'transformational government' requires an unflinching exercise of political mastery over her civil service advisers
2nd Dec 19, 8:00am
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Chris Trotter argues Jacinda Ardern's 'year of delivery' was naivety of a very particular kind and 'transformational government' requires an unflinching exercise of political mastery over her civil service advisers
The latest changes to KiwiBuild won't be a game changer for housing, Greg Ninness argues, with news of new housing authority Kainga Ora elusive
5th Sep 19, 7:39am
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The latest changes to KiwiBuild won't be a game changer for housing, Greg Ninness argues, with news of new housing authority Kainga Ora elusive
Housing Minister Megan Woods on ditching KiwiBuild targets, lumping developers with more risk and involving community organisations in progressive home ownership schemes
4th Sep 19, 8:04pm
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Housing Minister Megan Woods on ditching KiwiBuild targets, lumping developers with more risk and involving community organisations in progressive home ownership schemes
Housing reset: KiwiBuild eligibility broadened for buyers and developers; Developers to shoulder more risk; $400m of KiwiBuild funding to go towards new progressive home ownership schemes; Existing schemes supporting first-home-buyers bolstered
4th Sep 19, 1:00pm
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Housing reset: KiwiBuild eligibility broadened for buyers and developers; Developers to shoulder more risk; $400m of KiwiBuild funding to go towards new progressive home ownership schemes; Existing schemes supporting first-home-buyers bolstered
Property developers and community housing providers want the Government, through its new Kāinga Ora entity, to be legally required to work with them
21st Jul 19, 7:02am
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Property developers and community housing providers want the Government, through its new Kāinga Ora entity, to be legally required to work with them
With Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford set to continue leading key housing-related law changes, Jenée Tibshraeny argues he shouldn't be written off as an architect of the Government’s broader housing policy
29th Jun 19, 10:28am
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With Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford set to continue leading key housing-related law changes, Jenée Tibshraeny argues he shouldn't be written off as an architect of the Government’s broader housing policy
There is probably no need for a scheme such as KiwiBuild outside of Auckland, Greg Ninness argues, adding KiwiBuild may yet have its day albeit not in its existing form
15th Jun 19, 8:20am
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There is probably no need for a scheme such as KiwiBuild outside of Auckland, Greg Ninness argues, adding KiwiBuild may yet have its day albeit not in its existing form
Twyford to let law allowing for Special Housing Areas expire, as he focuses on beefing up central government's ability to cut through local planning rules 
12th Mar 19, 5:57pm
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Twyford to let law allowing for Special Housing Areas expire, as he focuses on beefing up central government's ability to cut through local planning rules 
Cheapest KiwiBuild homes announced, as Mike Greer commits to building 104 homes in Christchurch and West Auckland 
20th Feb 19, 11:14am
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Cheapest KiwiBuild homes announced, as Mike Greer commits to building 104 homes in Christchurch and West Auckland 
The Government is looking to set up 'partnership groups' with builders and developers to undertake major housing projects
29th Jan 19, 10:01am
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The Government is looking to set up 'partnership groups' with builders and developers to undertake major housing projects
Around 230 more first home buyers expected to qualify for Housing New Zealand grants a year, and 10 for Welcome Home Loans under scheme tweaks
18th Dec 18, 11:46am
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Around 230 more first home buyers expected to qualify for Housing New Zealand grants a year, and 10 for Welcome Home Loans under scheme tweaks
KiwiBuild homes are on the margins of affordability for first buyers but that could change significantly next year, writes Greg Ninness
13th Nov 18, 12:03pm
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KiwiBuild homes are on the margins of affordability for first buyers but that could change significantly next year, writes Greg Ninness
KiwiBuild houses at Wanaka to be priced between $565,000 and $650,000
30th Sep 18, 1:00pm
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KiwiBuild houses at Wanaka to be priced between $565,000 and $650,000
The Government's plans for 10,000 new homes around Mt Roskill could extend significantly into the neighbouring suburbs of Sandringham, Balmoral, Three Kings and Hillsborough
11th Sep 18, 11:03am
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The Government's plans for 10,000 new homes around Mt Roskill could extend significantly into the neighbouring suburbs of Sandringham, Balmoral, Three Kings and Hillsborough
TOP Leader Geoff Simmons calls for Housing NZ to be replaced by regional 'associations' tasked with providing both affordable and state housing
5th Sep 18, 5:00am
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TOP Leader Geoff Simmons calls for Housing NZ to be replaced by regional 'associations' tasked with providing both affordable and state housing
KiwiBuild pre-qualification stage to open in early August; proof of finance and income necessary to enter the ballot
27th Jul 18, 1:28pm
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KiwiBuild pre-qualification stage to open in early August; proof of finance and income necessary to enter the ballot
Three quarters of the people who have applied for a KiwiBuild home are from Auckland
19th Jul 18, 2:45pm
by Jason Walls
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Three quarters of the people who have applied for a KiwiBuild home are from Auckland