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The Commerce Commission's draft building supplies report is a buy recommendation for Fletcher Building shares
5th Aug 22, 8:30am
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The Commerce Commission's draft building supplies report is a buy recommendation for Fletcher Building shares
Government lays out its climate change adaptation plan, with data to be key, and legislation covering managed retreat from high risk areas coming
3rd Aug 22, 11:02am
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Government lays out its climate change adaptation plan, with data to be key, and legislation covering managed retreat from high risk areas coming
Any normal candidate would have run a mile from Guy Williams, rightly fearing the humiliation the comedian would be straining every muscle to inflict upon his victim. But, as Chris Trotter writes, Leo Molloy is not a normal candidate
18th Jul 22, 8:00am
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Any normal candidate would have run a mile from Guy Williams, rightly fearing the humiliation the comedian would be straining every muscle to inflict upon his victim. But, as Chris Trotter writes, Leo Molloy is not a normal candidate
Bernard Hickey suggests a bipartisan deal to ensure any decision to unleash a migration surge happens as well as the long-required surge in infrastructure investment
16th Jul 22, 9:30am
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Bernard Hickey suggests a bipartisan deal to ensure any decision to unleash a migration surge happens as well as the long-required surge in infrastructure investment
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Tower CEO Blair Turnbull says reinsurers are questioning their down under exposure, he sees a risk of uninsurable areas in the future
14th Jul 22, 10:37am
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Tower CEO Blair Turnbull says reinsurers are questioning their down under exposure, he sees a risk of uninsurable areas in the future
Both parties assume New Zealand must keep tax and net debt around 30% of GDP. Bernard Hickey argues this assumption underpins the fatally flawed model NZ Inc is addicted to
12th Jul 22, 7:04pm
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Both parties assume New Zealand must keep tax and net debt around 30% of GDP. Bernard Hickey argues this assumption underpins the fatally flawed model NZ Inc is addicted to
With seas rising and storms surging, who will pay for New Zealand’s most vulnerable coastal properties?
3rd May 22, 8:48am
by Guest
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With seas rising and storms surging, who will pay for New Zealand’s most vulnerable coastal properties?
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Government says local council ownership and strengthened local voice locked in as it accepts majority of Three Waters Working Group recommendations
29th Apr 22, 11:00am
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Government says local council ownership and strengthened local voice locked in as it accepts majority of Three Waters Working Group recommendations
Auckland Council's operating budget under pressure, cuts to services looming
13th Apr 22, 12:18pm
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Auckland Council's operating budget under pressure, cuts to services looming
Town planning moved away from facilitating growth to maintaining character of existing suburbs leading to a reduction in housing supply, says Infrastructure Commission report
4th Apr 22, 11:11am
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Town planning moved away from facilitating growth to maintaining character of existing suburbs leading to a reduction in housing supply, says Infrastructure Commission report
S&P's Martin Foo says NZ councils have largely fared well in the Covid-era but infrastructure deficits may prove challenging
3rd Feb 22, 11:29am
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S&P's Martin Foo says NZ councils have largely fared well in the Covid-era but infrastructure deficits may prove challenging
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
by Toby Allen
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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
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