Housing

4 Nov 18, 6:02am
Chris Trotter says the only people who aren’t happy are those who believe that publicly funded social interventions on the scale of KiwiBuild should be directed first to those most in need
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1 Nov 18, 8:37am
Peter Dunne says the Government's flagship housing programme is beginning to look like no more than one of Edmund Blackadder's cunning plans
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21 Oct 18, 7:41am
Unlike the worsening average OECD situation, New Zealand is making small progress with child poverty. But it's not enough by miles. We need to rid ourselves of vanity projects and focus on this core, urgent problem
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18 Oct 18, 3:24pm
Auckland Council economists found that property up to 500m from a train station gets a value boost, making the 'value catchments' smaller than expected. And the value uplift isn't everywhere trains service
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1 Oct 18, 12:41pm
The new Ministry of Housing and Urban Development brings together functions previously undertaken by MBIE, MSD and Treasury
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13 Sep 18, 11:46am
Why TOP Leader Geoff Simmons wants the Tax Working Group to take a capital gains tax off the table... and replace it with an equity tax
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11 Sep 18, 11:17am
As the Government stumbles from one crisis to another, it's looking for the flagship KiwiBuild programme to inject some stability and lead it in a more positive direction; the stakes are high
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10 Sep 18, 5:05pm
Prime Minister says Govt is 'opening the door' for families locked out of home ownership
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8 Sep 18, 10:31am
Auckland Council is consenting many more dwellings, especially smaller dwelling units. And building these will require a different type of construction worker, one already in hot demand
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6 Sep 18, 1:10pm
David Hargreaves argues that what is missing from the Government's Healthy Homes initiative is a long-term plan to modernise all of New Zealand's housing stock
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5 Sep 18, 5:00am
TOP Leader Geoff Simmons calls for Housing NZ to be replaced by regional 'associations' tasked with providing both affordable and state housing
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30 Aug 18, 11:20am
New dwelling consents were at elevated levels in Auckland last month, but down in most other main centres
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30 Aug 18, 9:54am
David Hargreaves says despite the wave of both pro and anti comments about the Government's review of the Residential Tenancies Act, what is being proposed is in fact a disappointingly shallow series of tweaks; but what's the thing with pets?
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29 Aug 18, 2:01pm
Paper for UN sustainable development project sets out why and how the ways energy, transport, food and housing are produced and consumed should be transformed
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27 Aug 18, 10:03am
Minister of Housing Phil Twyford eyes increase to tenancy termination notice periods, ‘no cause tenancy terminations’ and limiting rent increases in shakeup of the Residential Tenancies Act
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25 Aug 18, 9:21am
Brendon Harre asks: Do we need to think small to solve big problems like rising housing and transport costs?
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23 Aug 18, 9:53am
What if we magically increased the number of houses in Auckland by 20% and dropped population growth by 25%? We'd still have a housing shortage, concludes Auckland Council's chief economist 
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16 Aug 18, 3:48pm
New data reveals construction sector bosses are pessimistic about the future, but Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says he has an ‘action plan’
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16 Aug 18, 2:35pm
UK Investment Minister says British infrastructure firms will 'literally help build NZ's future' with preparations for NZ/UK FTA negotiations underway
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15 Aug 18, 6:58pm
Top Chinese property website says if anyone has been driving up house prices, 'it’s your rich dad and uncle, not rich Chinese'
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