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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
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
by Guest
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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
by Guest
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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
National Party pledges consolidation of several existing entities into a national infrastructure "bank" to provide finance and advice for central and local government infrastructure projects
9th Sep 20, 3:58pm
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National Party pledges consolidation of several existing entities into a national infrastructure "bank" to provide finance and advice for central and local government infrastructure projects
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Government - Local Government
25th Jul 20, 5:55am
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Election 2020 - Party Policies - Government - Local Government
Government's new urban development policy could lead to greater parking congestion in both residential and commercial areas
24th Jul 20, 11:36am
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Government's new urban development policy could lead to greater parking congestion in both residential and commercial areas
Government puts deal on table for local authorities: You give up some of your autonomy and team up to meet new water standards, we help cover the costs
8th Jul 20, 12:03pm
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Government puts deal on table for local authorities: You give up some of your autonomy and team up to meet new water standards, we help cover the costs
Auckland Council's economists investigate the idea of changing the rating valuation process to focus solely on land values
3rd Jul 20, 9:41am
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Auckland Council's economists investigate the idea of changing the rating valuation process to focus solely on land values
CEO Matt Whineray says NZ Super Fund still keen on Auckland light rail project; also interested in climate adaption projects & expects government contributions to continue
6th May 20, 6:21pm
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CEO Matt Whineray says NZ Super Fund still keen on Auckland light rail project; also interested in climate adaption projects & expects government contributions to continue
Raf Manji on the lessons from Christchurch for a COVID-19 world, and a lesson from Japan pointing the way to fixing local government funding and building infrastructure
3rd May 20, 6:31am
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Raf Manji on the lessons from Christchurch for a COVID-19 world, and a lesson from Japan pointing the way to fixing local government funding and building infrastructure
Auckland Council faces massive drop in revenue due to the lockdown and the expected recession, proposes to broaden its rates deferral scheme for businesses and residents facing hardship
24th Apr 20, 5:45pm
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Auckland Council faces massive drop in revenue due to the lockdown and the expected recession, proposes to broaden its rates deferral scheme for businesses and residents facing hardship