Days to the General Election: 36
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17th Dec 19, 8:11am
David Hargreaves tries to overcome his astonishment at the speed with which 2019 has disappeared and outlines some of the key economic developments as he has seen it over the past 12 months
David Hargreaves tries to overcome his astonishment at the speed with which 2019 has disappeared and outlines some of the key economic developments as he has seen it over the past 12 months
17th Dec 19, 8:11am
16th Dec 19, 12:51pm
National doesn't propose doing anything radically different to address NZ's housing shortage; RMA reform remains central to its policy 
National doesn't propose doing anything radically different to address NZ's housing shortage; RMA reform remains central to its policy 
16th Dec 19, 12:51pm
13th Dec 19, 10:00am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on five US cities or states that have followed Auckland and upzoned to promote housing affordability
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on five US cities or states that have followed Auckland and upzoned to promote housing affordability
13th Dec 19, 10:00am
10th Dec 19, 3:59pm
A closer look at Phil Twyford's much-anticipated Bill that will give central government the power to fast-track large urban development projects
A closer look at Phil Twyford's much-anticipated Bill that will give central government the power to fast-track large urban development projects
10th Dec 19, 3:59pm
18th Nov 19, 3:51pm
David Hargreaves suggests the Government's proposed changes to tenancy laws will simply make it harder for the more socially disadvantaged to get private rental accommodation
David Hargreaves suggests the Government's proposed changes to tenancy laws will simply make it harder for the more socially disadvantaged to get private rental accommodation
18th Nov 19, 3:51pm
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9th Nov 19, 10:22am
Phil Twyford hopes new legislation will make it easier for the cost of infrastructure in new suburbs to be covered by homeowners; an arrangement Crown Infrastructure Partners says is proving difficult to pull off beyond an Auckland development
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Phil Twyford hopes new legislation will make it easier for the cost of infrastructure in new suburbs to be covered by homeowners; an arrangement Crown Infrastructure Partners says is proving difficult to pull off beyond an Auckland development
9th Nov 19, 10:22am
24th Oct 19, 4:17pm
Auckland Council development agency Panuku highlights potential risks amidst a softening property market
Auckland Council development agency Panuku highlights potential risks amidst a softening property market
24th Oct 19, 4:17pm
24th Oct 19, 6:28am
Gareth Kiernan says the housing market failure has caused a large undersupply in some regions, especially Auckland, but a surplus in others, especially Christchurch, and the surplus regions are vulnerable to a sharp price correction
Gareth Kiernan says the housing market failure has caused a large undersupply in some regions, especially Auckland, but a surplus in others, especially Christchurch, and the surplus regions are vulnerable to a sharp price correction
24th Oct 19, 6:28am
23rd Oct 19, 1:22pm
A lift in housing activity could help to give the economy 'a bit of a kick', ANZ economists say
A lift in housing activity could help to give the economy 'a bit of a kick', ANZ economists say
23rd Oct 19, 1:22pm
20th Oct 19, 6:02am
David Hargreaves says the Government's supposed year of delivery has been a non-starter. But key decisions in the final two months of the year may set the tone for the economy in 2020
David Hargreaves says the Government's supposed year of delivery has been a non-starter. But key decisions in the final two months of the year may set the tone for the economy in 2020
20th Oct 19, 6:02am
19th Oct 19, 9:59am
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Brendon Harre asks if Wellington is perpetually stuck being a sleepy government town that is incapable of being entrepreneurial in its public policy making
Brendon Harre asks if Wellington is perpetually stuck being a sleepy government town that is incapable of being entrepreneurial in its public policy making
19th Oct 19, 9:59am
16th Oct 19, 11:26am
Fletcher's new off-site house production plant in Wiri is expected to make the core components for at least 500 new homes a year
Fletcher's new off-site house production plant in Wiri is expected to make the core components for at least 500 new homes a year
16th Oct 19, 11:26am
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16th Oct 19, 10:57am
New figures show the Consumer Price Index rose 0.7% in the September quarter and 1.5% year-on-year - more than expected by the RBNZ; Higher household costs largely behind the rise; NZ$ up momentarily
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New figures show the Consumer Price Index rose 0.7% in the September quarter and 1.5% year-on-year - more than expected by the RBNZ; Higher household costs largely behind the rise; NZ$ up momentarily
16th Oct 19, 10:57am
14th Oct 19, 12:00pm
New Zealand may have just seen its biggest quarterly price rises in a year - and yet at the same time annual inflation could drop to an 18 month low
New Zealand may have just seen its biggest quarterly price rises in a year - and yet at the same time annual inflation could drop to an 18 month low
14th Oct 19, 12:00pm
13th Oct 19, 6:02am
With the RBNZ due to review its loan to value ratio restrictions next month, David Hargreaves assesses the chances of a resurgence in the housing market and therefore a boost to the economy
With the RBNZ due to review its loan to value ratio restrictions next month, David Hargreaves assesses the chances of a resurgence in the housing market and therefore a boost to the economy
13th Oct 19, 6:02am
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11th Oct 19, 10:31am
Building Act reforms to see new certification scheme reduce prefab consenting requirements, improve building product information disclosures, hike penalties for non-compliant builders, and reduce the building levy
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Building Act reforms to see new certification scheme reduce prefab consenting requirements, improve building product information disclosures, hike penalties for non-compliant builders, and reduce the building levy
11th Oct 19, 10:31am
7th Oct 19, 8:03am
Chris Trotter catches up with Roger Douglas and can't help comparing and contrasting his strong vision and transformational policies with the current government's lack of these
Chris Trotter catches up with Roger Douglas and can't help comparing and contrasting his strong vision and transformational policies with the current government's lack of these
7th Oct 19, 8:03am
4th Oct 19, 9:59am
Kiwibank economist Jeremy Couchman on the super slow super city, the economic temperature dropping in the south, strength in small regions, Wellywood looking good & risks to the regions
Kiwibank economist Jeremy Couchman on the super slow super city, the economic temperature dropping in the south, strength in small regions, Wellywood looking good & risks to the regions
4th Oct 19, 9:59am
26th Sep 19, 1:33pm
The Auckland Unitary Plan has kick-started more apartment development after a decade of lost opportunities, a response to the inefficient use of land, high infrastructure costs and externalities of sprawl
The Auckland Unitary Plan has kick-started more apartment development after a decade of lost opportunities, a response to the inefficient use of land, high infrastructure costs and externalities of sprawl
26th Sep 19, 1:33pm
26th Sep 19, 9:50am
The 2018 Census shows 191,646 homes (10.3%) throughout the country were unoccupied but in Auckland just 7.3% were unoccupied 
The 2018 Census shows 191,646 homes (10.3%) throughout the country were unoccupied but in Auckland just 7.3% were unoccupied 
26th Sep 19, 9:50am

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Days to the General Election: 36
See Party Policies here. Party Lists here.