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We look ahead to how 2022 might look for your household budget, Covid-19, climate change measures and the hospitality and tourism industries
2nd Dec 21, 10:07am
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We look ahead to how 2022 might look for your household budget, Covid-19, climate change measures and the hospitality and tourism industries
Economist Brian Easton asks: Why is there so much local opposition to the Three Waters restructuring?
15th Nov 21, 11:22am
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Economist Brian Easton asks: Why is there so much local opposition to the Three Waters restructuring?
David Norman says more compact housing growth policies may mean lower emissions and congestion growth, but upzoning will generate large windfall gains that could be used to fund the infrastructure needed to make development successful
9th Nov 21, 9:12am
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David Norman says more compact housing growth policies may mean lower emissions and congestion growth, but upzoning will generate large windfall gains that could be used to fund the infrastructure needed to make development successful
2021 looks like the year that housing supply caught up with demand - in most places, Greg Ninness reports
31st Oct 21, 6:00am
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2021 looks like the year that housing supply caught up with demand - in most places, Greg Ninness reports
Government takes heavy-handed approach, requiring councils to transfer ownership of their water assets to four new water entities
27th Oct 21, 10:35am
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Government takes heavy-handed approach, requiring councils to transfer ownership of their water assets to four new water entities
A catch-up with the minister who believes the RBNZ is largely to blame for the recent spike in house prices, and is responding by making investors pay more tax and allowing for more densification
23rd Oct 21, 6:32am
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A catch-up with the minister who believes the RBNZ is largely to blame for the recent spike in house prices, and is responding by making investors pay more tax and allowing for more densification
Government's sweeping decision to allow for more housing densification prompts renewed calls from councils for more infrastructure funding
21st Oct 21, 8:12am
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Government's sweeping decision to allow for more housing densification prompts renewed calls from councils for more infrastructure funding
Labour and National propose major building densification law change, expected to see up to 105,500 extra homes built in the next 5-8 years
19th Oct 21, 12:04pm
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Labour and National propose major building densification law change, expected to see up to 105,500 extra homes built in the next 5-8 years
Dipping our toes into the podcasting world, interest.co.nz probes whether it would be possible and desirable for the government and Reserve Bank to deliberately reduce house prices
10th Oct 21, 6:00am
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Dipping our toes into the podcasting world, interest.co.nz probes whether it would be possible and desirable for the government and Reserve Bank to deliberately reduce house prices
Local government is struggling with two major reforms being imposed by central government, both too big and too important to get wrong
5th Sep 21, 8:31am
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Local government is struggling with two major reforms being imposed by central government, both too big and too important to get wrong
The drive for local government centralisation and the pressure from Wellington to impose national 'solutions' to local issues, is disconnecting the 'public' from the 'service' they expect and are required to fund, observes Guy Trafford
27th Aug 21, 10:16am
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The drive for local government centralisation and the pressure from Wellington to impose national 'solutions' to local issues, is disconnecting the 'public' from the 'service' they expect and are required to fund, observes Guy Trafford
The PM, Deputy PM and Local Government Minister descend upon Blenheim for a local government conference, bearing a $2.5 billion carrot to incentivise councils to support their water reforms
15th Jul 21, 12:17pm
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The PM, Deputy PM and Local Government Minister descend upon Blenheim for a local government conference, bearing a $2.5 billion carrot to incentivise councils to support their water reforms
The Government is putting $136 mln into a scheme that it says will create capacity for 2000 new houses in Porirua and create up to 250 jobs
13th Jul 21, 8:30am
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The Government is putting $136 mln into a scheme that it says will create capacity for 2000 new houses in Porirua and create up to 250 jobs
Department of Internal Affairs says new water entities will need to service between 600,000 and 800,000 people to achieve efficiency gains
1st Jul 21, 6:59am
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Department of Internal Affairs says new water entities will need to service between 600,000 and 800,000 people to achieve efficiency gains
Government ringfences $1 billion of $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund for councils, iwi and developers investing in infrastructure to support the building of new houses
22nd Jun 21, 10:04am
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Government ringfences $1 billion of $3.8 billion Housing Acceleration Fund for councils, iwi and developers investing in infrastructure to support the building of new houses
If the best measure for housing demand is land value, what people will pay to live in particular areas, Auckland Council's economists find there is a mismatch in some areas between land that is high value, and current residential development potential
29th May 21, 9:46am
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If the best measure for housing demand is land value, what people will pay to live in particular areas, Auckland Council's economists find there is a mismatch in some areas between land that is high value, and current residential development potential
Auckland Council's chief economist sees little impact on the ground for developers from recent housing policy announcements, except house price growth will slow
1st May 21, 9:31am
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Auckland Council's chief economist sees little impact on the ground for developers from recent housing policy announcements, except house price growth will slow
Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says review will focus on how New Zealand's system of local democracy needs to evolve over the next 30 years
23rd Apr 21, 10:43am
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Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta says review will focus on how New Zealand's system of local democracy needs to evolve over the next 30 years
Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
15th Apr 21, 12:01pm
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Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
Guy Trafford finds that huge rates increases for 2021/22 and further out are coming, far in excess of of the large rises we have already had. Farmers are asking, what happened to the $100+ mln previously taken?
26th Mar 21, 1:46pm
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Guy Trafford finds that huge rates increases for 2021/22 and further out are coming, far in excess of of the large rises we have already had. Farmers are asking, what happened to the $100+ mln previously taken?
Infrastructure Commission chairman Alan Bollard says councils need to borrow more to invest in infrastructure, saying limited revenue sources isn't an excuse
7th Mar 21, 6:02am
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Infrastructure Commission chairman Alan Bollard says councils need to borrow more to invest in infrastructure, saying limited revenue sources isn't an excuse
NZ dollar hits 34-month high, as New Zealand becomes the first developed country with investment-grade debt to receive a credit rating upgrade since COVID-19 hit
22nd Feb 21, 5:43pm
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NZ dollar hits 34-month high, as New Zealand becomes the first developed country with investment-grade debt to receive a credit rating upgrade since COVID-19 hit
Auckland’s night-time economy is struggling. Recovery strategies include town centre regeneration, coaxing people back on to public transport, and getting a bigger share of the burgeoning domestic tourist pie
1st Feb 21, 9:46am
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Auckland’s night-time economy is struggling. Recovery strategies include town centre regeneration, coaxing people back on to public transport, and getting a bigger share of the burgeoning domestic tourist pie
Auckland Council's Shane Martin says we need to trade off the resources we have for the best societal outcomes we can achieve. This requires us to use the best tools available to make economically-sound decisions
31st Oct 20, 9:42am
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Auckland Council's Shane Martin says we need to trade off the resources we have for the best societal outcomes we can achieve. This requires us to use the best tools available to make economically-sound decisions
COVID-19 has massive implications for the future of Auckland's city centre, but it has also revealed a need to revisit the role the city centre plays in how we work, live and play there
26th Sep 20, 6:33am
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COVID-19 has massive implications for the future of Auckland's city centre, but it has also revealed a need to revisit the role the city centre plays in how we work, live and play there