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ANZ economists see signs of 'late cycle behaviour' emerging in the economy but believe the boom-and-bust pattern of previous cycles can be avoided this time
17th Oct 16, 2:37pm
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ANZ economists see signs of 'late cycle behaviour' emerging in the economy but believe the boom-and-bust pattern of previous cycles can be avoided this time
The Government needs to get involved in helping to provide a level playing field for entrants into the housing market
26th Sep 16, 11:26am
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The Government needs to get involved in helping to provide a level playing field for entrants into the housing market
Some 'old' patterns of consumer spending are belatedly showing signs of returning, along with the ever-rising house prices
21st Sep 16, 1:32pm
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Some 'old' patterns of consumer spending are belatedly showing signs of returning, along with the ever-rising house prices
Terry Baucher says the new Auckland Unitary Plan could trigger some nasty tax surprises courtesy of largely forgotten decades-old rules
19th Sep 16, 10:37am
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Terry Baucher says the new Auckland Unitary Plan could trigger some nasty tax surprises courtesy of largely forgotten decades-old rules
Rules around body corporates need tightening before a whole new generation of Auckland apartment buyers are burnt by poor disclosure, inadequate maintenance and dodgy building quality
18th Sep 16, 5:02am
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Rules around body corporates need tightening before a whole new generation of Auckland apartment buyers are burnt by poor disclosure, inadequate maintenance and dodgy building quality
If current house sales figures are demonstrating the full impact of the latest LVR restrictions, there's nothing to stop prices marching ownwards and upwards over the rest of 2016 and into the New Year
14th Sep 16, 1:44pm
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If current house sales figures are demonstrating the full impact of the latest LVR restrictions, there's nothing to stop prices marching ownwards and upwards over the rest of 2016 and into the New Year
Bernard Hickey argues the Government should help break the lending drought threatening the Auckland housing building boom by focusing KiwiSaver HomeStart on funding new builds
11th Sep 16, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey argues the Government should help break the lending drought threatening the Auckland housing building boom by focusing KiwiSaver HomeStart on funding new builds
The Reserve Bank's 40% deposit rule for investors already seems like yesterday's news...now all eyes are on the proposed debt-to-income ratios
9th Sep 16, 9:40am
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The Reserve Bank's 40% deposit rule for investors already seems like yesterday's news...now all eyes are on the proposed debt-to-income ratios
RBNZ decides to further extend the exemption from LVR rules for newly constructed homes to assist in creation of new housing stock
5th Sep 16, 3:25pm
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RBNZ decides to further extend the exemption from LVR rules for newly constructed homes to assist in creation of new housing stock
Bernard Hickey argues New Zealand needs to rediscover its 1974 house building mojo, which means building a lot more smaller, simpler homes with Government backing
4th Sep 16, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey argues New Zealand needs to rediscover its 1974 house building mojo, which means building a lot more smaller, simpler homes with Government backing
Gareth Kiernan sees sharply higher construction activity generating booming employment and business growth across the country at a time an ageing workforce requires more young entrants
3rd Aug 16, 9:10am
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Gareth Kiernan sees sharply higher construction activity generating booming employment and business growth across the country at a time an ageing workforce requires more young entrants
Nick Smith emphasises 'the importance of the Council concluding' the Unitary Plan process; Says he'd opt for an over-supply of housing over developers securing a monopoly on the market
27th Jul 16, 7:29pm
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Nick Smith emphasises 'the importance of the Council concluding' the Unitary Plan process; Says he'd opt for an over-supply of housing over developers securing a monopoly on the market
Bernard Hickey challenges the knee-jerk idea that a big fall in Auckland house prices would automatically kill the economy and destroy the banks
17th Jul 16, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey challenges the knee-jerk idea that a big fall in Auckland house prices would automatically kill the economy and destroy the banks
Bernard Hickey says politicians of all colours failed the Arthur Grimes test this week because they favoured the short term interests of speculators and developers over the longer term interests of families living in their own homes
10th Jul 16, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey says politicians of all colours failed the Arthur Grimes test this week because they favoured the short term interests of speculators and developers over the longer term interests of families living in their own homes
The Government's desire to keep pumping the economy with a flow of immigrants is increasingly at odds with Auckland's housing shortage
23rd Jun 16, 11:55am
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The Government's desire to keep pumping the economy with a flow of immigrants is increasingly at odds with Auckland's housing shortage
Finance Minister says Govt expects Auckland Council to approve Unitary Plan that caters for housing supply growth needs; says August vote on Plan 'probably the single biggest issue for house prices across the country'
12th May 16, 7:16pm
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Finance Minister says Govt expects Auckland Council to approve Unitary Plan that caters for housing supply growth needs; says August vote on Plan 'probably the single biggest issue for house prices across the country'
To meet the growing demand, Australian contractors are increasingly working in Auckland, 'putting pressure on the Aussie supply chain'
13th Apr 16, 8:31am
by Guest
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To meet the growing demand, Australian contractors are increasingly working in Auckland, 'putting pressure on the Aussie supply chain'
The NZ Initiative’s Jason Krupp examines the most vital principles of urban economics
7th Mar 16, 9:45am
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The NZ Initiative’s Jason Krupp examines the most vital principles of urban economics
The Big Short reminds us all what hubris about over-valued housing looks like. Bernard Hickey looks at whether Auckland's property perma-bulls are as guilty now as the US ones were in 2005-06
31st Jan 16, 5:02am
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The Big Short reminds us all what hubris about over-valued housing looks like. Bernard Hickey looks at whether Auckland's property perma-bulls are as guilty now as the US ones were in 2005-06
Bernard Hickey picks out the five most important numbers for the New Zealand economy in 2015 that explain the dairy slump, the housing boom and an amazing jump in tourism
20th Dec 15, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey picks out the five most important numbers for the New Zealand economy in 2015 that explain the dairy slump, the housing boom and an amazing jump in tourism
The NZ Initiative’s Jason Krupp believes local authorities need incentives to be more open to economic growth while central government needs to be more responsive to local needs
7th Dec 15, 8:50am
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The NZ Initiative’s Jason Krupp believes local authorities need incentives to be more open to economic growth while central government needs to be more responsive to local needs
The New Zealand Initiative’s Jason Krupp grudgingly argues that Auckland Council is right to give Nimbys the finger
30th Nov 15, 9:00am
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The New Zealand Initiative’s Jason Krupp grudgingly argues that Auckland Council is right to give Nimbys the finger
Infometrics sees looming large construction projects shielding the economy from drought and weaker global demand for our commodities
20th Oct 15, 11:20am
by Guest
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Infometrics sees looming large construction projects shielding the economy from drought and weaker global demand for our commodities
Westpac economists stick to view that RBNZ will be forced to drop interest rates by more than it currently intends
19th Oct 15, 11:23am
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Westpac economists stick to view that RBNZ will be forced to drop interest rates by more than it currently intends
David Hargreaves thinks the RBNZ Governor may have just given a historic speech - in a bad way
15th Oct 15, 11:42am
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David Hargreaves thinks the RBNZ Governor may have just given a historic speech - in a bad way