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Local government

15th Jul 21, 12:17pm
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 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
13th Jul 21, 8:30am
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
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
1st Jul 21, 6:59am
Department of Internal Affairs says new water entities will need to service between 600,000 and 800,000 people to achieve efficiency gains
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
22nd Jun 21, 10:04am
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
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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29th May 21, 9:46am
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
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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
29th May 21, 9:46am
1st May 21, 9:31am
Auckland Council's chief economist sees little impact on the ground for developers from recent housing policy announcements, except house price growth will slow
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
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
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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15th Apr 21, 12:01pm
Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
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Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
15th Apr 21, 12:01pm
26th Mar 21, 1:46pm
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?
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
7th Mar 21, 6:02am
Infrastructure Commission chairman Alan Bollard says councils need to borrow more to invest in infrastructure, saying limited revenue sources isn't an excuse
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
22nd Feb 21, 5:43pm
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
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
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’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
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
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
26th Sep 20, 6:33am
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
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
9th Sep 20, 3:58pm
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
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
25th Jul 20, 5:55am
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Government - Local Government
Election 2020 - Party Policies - Government - Local Government
25th Jul 20, 5:55am
24th Jul 20, 11:36am
Government's new urban development policy could lead to greater parking congestion in both residential and commercial areas
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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8th Jul 20, 12:03pm
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
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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
8th Jul 20, 12:03pm
3rd Jul 20, 9:41am
Auckland Council's economists investigate the idea of changing the rating valuation process to focus solely on land values
Auckland Council's economists investigate the idea of changing the rating valuation process to focus solely on land values
3rd Jul 20, 9:41am
6th May 20, 6:21pm
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
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
3rd May 20, 6:31am
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
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
24th Apr 20, 5:45pm
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
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
22nd Apr 20, 3:01pm
Kirdan Lees says the idea of lower local government rates for everyone doesn’t stack up and cutting rates would ultimately be counterproductive, leading to deferral of capital investments
Kirdan Lees says the idea of lower local government rates for everyone doesn’t stack up and cutting rates would ultimately be counterproductive, leading to deferral of capital investments
22nd Apr 20, 3:01pm
17th Apr 20, 9:34am
Auckland Council says the economic fallout from COVID-19 is threatening its ability to deliver a balanced budget and comply with its debt to revenue ratio policy
Auckland Council says the economic fallout from COVID-19 is threatening its ability to deliver a balanced budget and comply with its debt to revenue ratio policy
17th Apr 20, 9:34am
8th Apr 20, 7:04pm
RBNZ favours buying more government bonds over corporate bonds, should it expand its Large Scale Asset Purchase next month; Remains open to cutting the OCR next year
RBNZ favours buying more government bonds over corporate bonds, should it expand its Large Scale Asset Purchase next month; Remains open to cutting the OCR next year
8th Apr 20, 7:04pm

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