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Economist Shamubeel Eaqub on what's going on in the housing market and why he's now optimistic about housing
19th Aug 22, 11:08am
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Economist Shamubeel Eaqub on what's going on in the housing market and why he's now optimistic about housing
Human Rights Commission calls for new rent freeze and an increase in the accommodation supplement to help those hit hardest by cost-of-living shocks to rent, food
16th Aug 22, 12:14pm
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Human Rights Commission calls for new rent freeze and an increase in the accommodation supplement to help those hit hardest by cost-of-living shocks to rent, food
Bernard Hickey argues falling mortgages rates, landlords celebrating a likely National victory and weakening consents are likely to trigger a housing bounce in the summer of 2023/24
15th Aug 22, 4:43pm
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Bernard Hickey argues falling mortgages rates, landlords celebrating a likely National victory and weakening consents are likely to trigger a housing bounce in the summer of 2023/24
Auckland's North Shore has NZ's most expensive rents with an average $642 a week, Invercargill the cheapest at $373
10th Mar 22, 8:45am
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Auckland's North Shore has NZ's most expensive rents with an average $642 a week, Invercargill the cheapest at $373
Rosie Collins looks at ways to make 'build to rent' more useful in mitigating New Zealand's housing crisis
6th Dec 21, 1:30pm
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Rosie Collins looks at ways to make 'build to rent' more useful in mitigating New Zealand's housing crisis
Susan St John argues the Fair Economic Return (FER) could be a way of tackling New Zealand's housing woes
30th Jul 21, 10:15am
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Susan St John argues the Fair Economic Return (FER) could be a way of tackling New Zealand's housing woes
Home ownership levels continue declining, especially for younger people
8th Dec 20, 11:50am
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Home ownership levels continue declining, especially for younger people
David Hargreaves has not changed his view that the Government got things the wrong way around with its changes to the Residential Tenancies Act
11th Aug 20, 11:35am
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David Hargreaves has not changed his view that the Government got things the wrong way around with its changes to the Residential Tenancies Act
Landlords barred from increasing residential rents for the next 6 months; Tenancies can't be terminated during lock-down period without agreement; Tenants given more leeway for late rent payments
25th Mar 20, 4:14pm
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Landlords barred from increasing residential rents for the next 6 months; Tenancies can't be terminated during lock-down period without agreement; Tenants given more leeway for late rent payments
Homeownership has long been touted as the great Kiwi dream, but not everyone’s looking for a permanent fix. Jihee Junn explores the rising phenomenon of renters by choice
26th Feb 20, 2:03pm
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Homeownership has long been touted as the great Kiwi dream, but not everyone’s looking for a permanent fix. Jihee Junn explores the rising phenomenon of renters by choice
David Hargreaves offers alternatives to what the Government is proposing with its revamp of New Zealand's tenancy rules
25th Feb 20, 11:13am
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David Hargreaves offers alternatives to what the Government is proposing with its revamp of New Zealand's tenancy rules
Officials tell Government there's a 'low' chance proposed rental property reforms will decrease the supply of rentals, while the effect it'll have on rents is 'uncertain'
23rd Feb 20, 6:02am
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Officials tell Government there's a 'low' chance proposed rental property reforms will decrease the supply of rentals, while the effect it'll have on rents is 'uncertain'
David Hargreaves suggests the Government's proposed changes to tenancy laws will simply make it harder for the more socially disadvantaged to get private rental accommodation
18th Nov 19, 3:51pm
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David Hargreaves suggests the Government's proposed changes to tenancy laws will simply make it harder for the more socially disadvantaged to get private rental accommodation
Government to introduce law to limit rent hikes, enable tenants to add minor fittings to a property and limit landlords' abilities to end tenancies
17th Nov 19, 1:00pm
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Government to introduce law to limit rent hikes, enable tenants to add minor fittings to a property and limit landlords' abilities to end tenancies
The latest changes to KiwiBuild won't be a game changer for housing, Greg Ninness argues, with news of new housing authority Kainga Ora elusive
5th Sep 19, 7:39am
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The latest changes to KiwiBuild won't be a game changer for housing, Greg Ninness argues, with news of new housing authority Kainga Ora elusive
The rate at which rents are rising in Auckland has been slowing for the last three years, Barfoot & Thompson says
30th Jul 19, 3:17pm
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The rate at which rents are rising in Auckland has been slowing for the last three years, Barfoot & Thompson says
Statistics NZ estimates the number of households renting their homes increased by 15,400 in the year to June, while owner-occupied households increased by 7900
5th Jul 19, 2:20pm
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Statistics NZ estimates the number of households renting their homes increased by 15,400 in the year to June, while owner-occupied households increased by 7900
Rents in Wellington are rising so strongly they are closing in on Auckland, with average Auckland rent now just 5% higher than Wellington average
5th Jul 19, 7:31am
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Rents in Wellington are rising so strongly they are closing in on Auckland, with average Auckland rent now just 5% higher than Wellington average
Findings from Statistics NZ's General Social Survey show a third of renters say their house is very suitable, compared to half of homeowners
26th Jun 19, 11:58am
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Findings from Statistics NZ's General Social Survey show a third of renters say their house is very suitable, compared to half of homeowners
Landlords face a $4000 fine if their properties are uninsulated on July 1 – but insulation companies say time’s run out and if they haven’t done it by now, bad luck. The Spinoff's Don Rowe reports
14th Jun 19, 10:35am
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Landlords face a $4000 fine if their properties are uninsulated on July 1 – but insulation companies say time’s run out and if they haven’t done it by now, bad luck. The Spinoff's Don Rowe reports
Rents increasing more than twice as fast in Wellington as Auckland, interest.co.nz analysis shows
27th Apr 19, 9:16am
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Rents increasing more than twice as fast in Wellington as Auckland, interest.co.nz analysis shows
David Hargreaves says the lasting legacy of the Government's new 'Healthy Homes' initiative will likely be increasing numbers of people dependent on the state for a roof over their heads
26th Feb 19, 11:43am
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David Hargreaves says the lasting legacy of the Government's new 'Healthy Homes' initiative will likely be increasing numbers of people dependent on the state for a roof over their heads
Housing and Urban Development Ministry officials concede that the Govt's new 'Healthy Homes' initiative will drive up rents, see rental stock taken off the market and may increase demand for public and emergency housing
26th Feb 19, 7:53am
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Housing and Urban Development Ministry officials concede that the Govt's new 'Healthy Homes' initiative will drive up rents, see rental stock taken off the market and may increase demand for public and emergency housing
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on the Top Ten resolved and unresolved issues on the Tax Working Group’s proposed capital gains tax
30th Nov 18, 10:00am
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Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on the Top Ten resolved and unresolved issues on the Tax Working Group’s proposed capital gains tax
Housing Minister Phil Twyford backs select committee recommendation for start of letting fee ban to be brought forward to December 12
5th Oct 18, 7:24am
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Housing Minister Phil Twyford backs select committee recommendation for start of letting fee ban to be brought forward to December 12