planning

8 Aug 18, 2:57pm
Auckland Council points to surging housing consent numbers particularly on 'brownfield sites' as evidence the Unitary Plan is working and 'helping deliver a more compact city'
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16 Jul 18, 4:36pm
David Hargreaves says other things need to happen first before we consider giving local government more decentralised power
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12 Jul 18, 10:49am
Westpac economists revise upwards their forecasts for house construction in the country's largest city; say Auckland getting close to building enough houses to keep up with population growth
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17 May 18, 3:25pm
Our compilation of some of the key comments made in response to the 2018 Budget
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5 Mar 18, 10:30am
The NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton says Parliament deserves better advice about the policies it is being asked to consider
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1 Mar 18, 9:07am
New research from Motu Economic and Public Policy Research finds a very dynamic construction sector with a lot of staff changing firms and many companies both entering and exiting the industry
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28 Feb 18, 2:59pm
New Reserve Bank paper puts estimate of Auckland housing shortage far higher than previous RBNZ estimates; says if construction worker shortfall continues it will be 'difficult' to overcome the shortage
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19 Feb 18, 11:35am
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says he's planning a workshopping event for representatives of the finance community and players in the development and construction sector to help crack NZ’s problems around infrastructure financing
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20 Dec 17, 1:21pm
Housing Minister says 2500 Christchurch state houses due to be sold by mid next year will now be retained
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19 Dec 17, 1:47pm
Housing Minister announces establishment of interim unit within MBIE to start work on 100,000 affordable homes programme
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11 Dec 17, 8:15am
Finance Minister details 'five point plan' for urban growth; will look at alternatives for Auckland's East-West link, but not interested in building 'the most expensive road in the world'
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13 Nov 17, 2:50pm
Local Government New Zealand keen to work with the new Government as a 'matter of urgency' to find alternative methods of funding new infrastructure
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8 Nov 17, 12:16pm
Speech from the throne pledges that Auckland's urban limit will be removed and density controls will be freed up in this term of Government
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6 Nov 17, 1:26pm
Think tank welcomes Housing Minister's suggestions of simplifying planning rules and abolishing Auckland's rural urban boundary
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2 Nov 17, 11:56am
Property Council of New Zealand calls on the new Government to work alongside local Councils and the property sector to together address the issues that have created the current development bottleneck
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1 Nov 17, 4:20pm
David Hargreaves says assuming the Government's proposed ban on offshore buying of existing housing stock can be made to work the focus goes back on ensuring future consistent supply of housing
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30 Oct 17, 3:04pm
David Hargreaves says the new Government may need to rethink its idea for a ban on offshore-based buyers of existing housing stock in New Zealand
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30 Oct 17, 10:51am
Infrastructure New Zealand's proposal for a new South Auckland satellite city gains support
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8 Sep 17, 10:15am
The NZ Initiative's Jenesa Jeram on whether social programmes work, the perils of planners, why people don't vote, solving the housing crisis, genetic engineering, hooking up with economists, and more
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31 Aug 17, 9:22am
Chief Human Rights Commissioner David Rutherford says we need to work together to ensure everyone in New Zealand has an adequate home to live in. 'We must leave nobody behind'
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