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Housing Minister Chris Bishop urges councils to rezone more land as home building falls behind record migration numbers
28th Feb 24, 9:25am
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Housing Minister Chris Bishop urges councils to rezone more land as home building falls behind record migration numbers
Housing Minister Chris Bishop says he wants to flood big cities with 30 years of mixed-use land ready for development to 'solve New Zealand’s housing crisis'
27th Feb 24, 9:26am
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Housing Minister Chris Bishop says he wants to flood big cities with 30 years of mixed-use land ready for development to 'solve New Zealand’s housing crisis'
Rates levied by local governments have been flat for a century, even as central government taxation has more than tripled, according to S&P Global Ratings
23rd Feb 24, 12:54pm
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Rates levied by local governments have been flat for a century, even as central government taxation has more than tripled, according to S&P Global Ratings
New Zealand Infrastructure Commission says for every $10 NZ spent on new infrastructure between 2013 and 2022, almost $6 of existing infrastructure has worn out
23rd Feb 24, 5:00am
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New Zealand Infrastructure Commission says for every $10 NZ spent on new infrastructure between 2013 and 2022, almost $6 of existing infrastructure has worn out
Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings says uncertainty surrounding Three Waters reform is weighing on councils' credit ratings
21st Feb 24, 6:51am
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Credit rating agency S&P Global Ratings says uncertainty surrounding Three Waters reform is weighing on councils' credit ratings
Local Government Minister Simeon Brown advocates for localism in Parliamentary debates but overrules Aucklanders from his Beehive office
14th Feb 24, 3:19pm
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Local Government Minister Simeon Brown advocates for localism in Parliamentary debates but overrules Aucklanders from his Beehive office
The Coalition Government's water reform policy will be developed by Castalia boss and put in place ahead of the 2025 local body elections
13th Feb 24, 9:41pm
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The Coalition Government's water reform policy will be developed by Castalia boss and put in place ahead of the 2025 local body elections
Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown and Minister for Auckland Simeon Brown are set for a contentious showdown over transport funding in New Zealand's biggest city
10th Feb 24, 9:20am
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Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown and Minister for Auckland Simeon Brown are set for a contentious showdown over transport funding in New Zealand's biggest city
NZIER says barriers to climate adaptation investment need to be addressed while resilience investment needs to be incentivised
30th Jan 24, 1:31pm
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NZIER says barriers to climate adaptation investment need to be addressed while resilience investment needs to be incentivised
David Mahon says despite considerable challenges, the Chinese economy is recovering, and will offer the strongest and most investible market for the rest of the decade
21st Dec 23, 9:24am
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David Mahon says despite considerable challenges, the Chinese economy is recovering, and will offer the strongest and most investible market for the rest of the decade
Insurer Tower says it faced significant challenges this financial year, but its underlying result 'demonstrates resilience and strategic delivery' that positions the company well for long-term sustainable growth and performance
23rd Nov 23, 11:00am
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Insurer Tower says it faced significant challenges this financial year, but its underlying result 'demonstrates resilience and strategic delivery' that positions the company well for long-term sustainable growth and performance
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International credit rating agency S&P says repealing the Affordable Water Reforms could result in local government downgrades
21st Nov 23, 3:46pm
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International credit rating agency S&P says repealing the Affordable Water Reforms could result in local government downgrades
Growing NZ cities eat up fertile land – but housing and food production can co-exist, Shannon Davis says
14th Nov 23, 10:39am
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Growing NZ cities eat up fertile land – but housing and food production can co-exist, Shannon Davis says
A record 1927 new homes were completed in the Auckland region during September
13th Nov 23, 1:05pm
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A record 1927 new homes were completed in the Auckland region during September
Wellington Council votes to spend another $147m restoring a town hall but economic consultants warn it may struggle to afford it
25th Oct 23, 5:10pm
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Wellington Council votes to spend another $147m restoring a town hall but economic consultants warn it may struggle to afford it
IAG encourages customers whose properties were hardest hit by extreme weather earlier this year 'to reside elsewhere'
20th Sep 23, 7:36pm
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IAG encourages customers whose properties were hardest hit by extreme weather earlier this year 'to reside elsewhere'
TOP economy policy includes 30-year infrastructure plan, compulsory KiwiSaver enrolment at birth and a regional talent visa for immigration
5th Sep 23, 12:08pm
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TOP economy policy includes 30-year infrastructure plan, compulsory KiwiSaver enrolment at birth and a regional talent visa for immigration
Homeowners who sell their weather damaged properties to local councils will not be subject to the bright-line test, Revenue Minister Barbara Edmonds says
23rd Aug 23, 4:26pm
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Homeowners who sell their weather damaged properties to local councils will not be subject to the bright-line test, Revenue Minister Barbara Edmonds says
Parliament passes law to reform New Zealand's water supply system, Nats & Act vow to repeal it
16th Aug 23, 3:27pm
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Parliament passes law to reform New Zealand's water supply system, Nats & Act vow to repeal it
The future land use in Tairāwhiti/Gisborne and Wairoa is up for debate after a Ministerial Inquiry and the Government's Response. Guy Trafford looks at the state of play
10th Aug 23, 5:55pm
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The future land use in Tairāwhiti/Gisborne and Wairoa is up for debate after a Ministerial Inquiry and the Government's Response. Guy Trafford looks at the state of play
First benchmarking report for Auckland finds lifestyle ranks well, but infrastructure and transport is holding back economy
8th Aug 23, 5:00am
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First benchmarking report for Auckland finds lifestyle ranks well, but infrastructure and transport is holding back economy
Insurer Tower says inflation, motor crime and supply chain issues continued to worsen over the third quarter of its financial year to September
19th Jul 23, 10:11am
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Insurer Tower says inflation, motor crime and supply chain issues continued to worsen over the third quarter of its financial year to September
Chris Trotter says nation-building isn’t just about erecting hospitals, schools and hydro-electric schemes, it’s about resourcing New Zealand’s artists to create and shape the development of a unique national character
3rd Jul 23, 8:26am
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Chris Trotter says nation-building isn’t just about erecting hospitals, schools and hydro-electric schemes, it’s about resourcing New Zealand’s artists to create and shape the development of a unique national character
Auckland University's Martin Brook on how this year's extreme weather shows we need a more holistic storm preparation and response approach
25th Jun 23, 6:10am
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Auckland University's Martin Brook on how this year's extreme weather shows we need a more holistic storm preparation and response approach
A lack of trust and inadequate funding means there need to be many changes to local government, according to a specialist panel
21st Jun 23, 1:23pm
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A lack of trust and inadequate funding means there need to be many changes to local government, according to a specialist panel