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Average rents increased by more than 10% in many parts of the country in the year to March but growth was much more subdued in Auckland and Christchurch
29th Apr 20, 8:07am
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Average rents increased by more than 10% in many parts of the country in the year to March but growth was much more subdued in Auckland and Christchurch
'The tyres of the Kiwi economy are nicely inflated now. But Covid-19 has caused a large puncture = deflation'
20th Apr 20, 11:04am
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'The tyres of the Kiwi economy are nicely inflated now. But Covid-19 has caused a large puncture = deflation'
Economists see inflation possibly dropping below the minimum target of 1% this year, but say it's going to be difficult to even accurately measure it after the disruption of the lockdown
17th Apr 20, 8:58am
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Economists see inflation possibly dropping below the minimum target of 1% this year, but say it's going to be difficult to even accurately measure it after the disruption of the lockdown
Struggling commercial tenants and mortgage holders given more time to sort their affairs before landlords and lenders swoop in 
15th Apr 20, 7:02am
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Struggling commercial tenants and mortgage holders given more time to sort their affairs before landlords and lenders swoop in 
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'
Average rents in Auckland up by $16 to $18 a week last year but the rate of increase is continuing to slow
31st Jan 20, 11:03am
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Average rents in Auckland up by $16 to $18 a week last year but the rate of increase is continuing to slow
The catch 22 Labour faces advocating for renters when the strength of the economy hinges on the strength of the housing market
28th Jan 20, 11:29am
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The catch 22 Labour faces advocating for renters when the strength of the economy hinges on the strength of the housing market
Consumer price index up 1.9% as rents make their largest annual increase in 11 years; Inflation stronger than expected by the RBNZ and most economists
24th Jan 20, 11:15am
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Consumer price index up 1.9% as rents make their largest annual increase in 11 years; Inflation stronger than expected by the RBNZ and most economists
Residential rental yields are falling in most parts of the country as rising prices outstrip rents
22nd Jan 20, 10:19am
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Residential rental yields are falling in most parts of the country as rising prices outstrip rents
Government to introduce law to limit rent hikes, enable tenants to add minor fittings to a property and limit landlords' abilities to end tenancies
17th Nov 19, 1:00pm
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Government to introduce law to limit rent hikes, enable tenants to add minor fittings to a property and limit landlords' abilities to end tenancies
Residential rental yields looking slightly more attractive in Auckland, not so good elsewhere
18th Oct 19, 7:44am
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Residential rental yields looking slightly more attractive in Auckland, not so good elsewhere
New figures show the Consumer Price Index rose 0.7% in the September quarter and 1.5% year-on-year - more than expected by the RBNZ; Higher household costs largely behind the rise; NZ$ up momentarily
16th Oct 19, 10:57am
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New figures show the Consumer Price Index rose 0.7% in the September quarter and 1.5% year-on-year - more than expected by the RBNZ; Higher household costs largely behind the rise; NZ$ up momentarily
New Zealand may have just seen its biggest quarterly price rises in a year - and yet at the same time annual inflation could drop to an 18 month low
14th Oct 19, 12:00pm
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New Zealand may have just seen its biggest quarterly price rises in a year - and yet at the same time annual inflation could drop to an 18 month low
Inflation up 0.6% in June quarter in line with RBNZ expectations; Rise comes off the back of higher petrol prices and rents; Market reaction muted
16th Jul 19, 10:56am
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Inflation up 0.6% in June quarter in line with RBNZ expectations; Rise comes off the back of higher petrol prices and rents; Market reaction muted
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
David Chaston looks at the changes in average loan size for new lending for first home buyers, owner occupiers, and housing investors to try and locate the stress points
22nd Apr 19, 8:16am
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David Chaston looks at the changes in average loan size for new lending for first home buyers, owner occupiers, and housing investors to try and locate the stress points
Tax experts: Govt should hold fire introducing rules to ring-fence rental losses until it knows if it'll introduce a capital gains tax, as we don't need both
10th Apr 19, 9:19am
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Tax experts: Govt should hold fire introducing rules to ring-fence rental losses until it knows if it'll introduce a capital gains tax, as we don't need both
Opposition leader Simon Bridges' figures on rising rents are more interesting for what they don't say than what they do say
12th Feb 19, 5:00am
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Opposition leader Simon Bridges' figures on rising rents are more interesting for what they don't say than what they do say
The IRD can't say for certain how ring-fencing rental losses will affect the residential property market, but notes investors suffering losses on their rentals are currently getting tax breaks of $2000 a year
7th Dec 18, 2:33pm
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The IRD can't say for certain how ring-fencing rental losses will affect the residential property market, but notes investors suffering losses on their rentals are currently getting tax breaks of $2000 a year
Little overall movement in rental yields for residential property investors - particularly low returns in Auckland, Tasman, Queenstown-Lakes
7th Nov 18, 5:00am
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Little overall movement in rental yields for residential property investors - particularly low returns in Auckland, Tasman, Queenstown-Lakes
Rental growth strong in Wellington, Queenstown, Rotorua, Napier and Whanganui, but weak in Auckland and Christchurch
15th Oct 18, 9:44am
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Rental growth strong in Wellington, Queenstown, Rotorua, Napier and Whanganui, but weak in Auckland and Christchurch
UK academic says although profits have recovered post GFC, investment remains weak. The reason is 'neoliberal ideology' & its academic cousin 'public choice' theory
12th Sep 18, 9:38am
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UK academic says although profits have recovered post GFC, investment remains weak. The reason is 'neoliberal ideology' & its academic cousin 'public choice' theory
Residential rental yields appear to have bottomed out and are starting to rise as capital gains dry up and rents rise
19th Jul 18, 7:56am
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Residential rental yields appear to have bottomed out and are starting to rise as capital gains dry up and rents rise
Westpac models how the different taxes being considered by the Tax Working Group would affect house prices
19th Jun 18, 6:00am
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Westpac models how the different taxes being considered by the Tax Working Group would affect house prices
Rent rises outpacing wage growth in Auckland and Wellington but Canterbury renters are on the pig's back
9th May 18, 7:44am
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Rent rises outpacing wage growth in Auckland and Wellington but Canterbury renters are on the pig's back