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Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
15th Apr 21, 12:01pm
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Government considering speeding up implementation of its National Policy Statement for urban development
National proposes giving councils $50,000 to spend on infrastructure for every building consent issued above historic averages
14th Apr 21, 6:56am
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National proposes giving councils $50,000 to spend on infrastructure for every building consent issued above historic averages
Government outlines timetable for replacing the Resource Management Act in this term of Parliament - with three new pieces of legislation
10th Feb 21, 11:00am
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Government outlines timetable for replacing the Resource Management Act in this term of Parliament - with three new pieces of legislation
Legislation has been passed to speed up housing developments and spread the cost of infrastructure, but developers aren't (yet) queueing up to use it
15th Oct 20, 10:44am
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Legislation has been passed to speed up housing developments and spread the cost of infrastructure, but developers aren't (yet) queueing up to use it
Panel suggests RMA be scrapped and replaced by two new pieces of legislation, which both address planning and environmental issues
29th Jul 20, 10:02am
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Panel suggests RMA be scrapped and replaced by two new pieces of legislation, which both address planning and environmental issues
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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Government's new urban development policy could lead to greater parking congestion in both residential and commercial areas
Gareth Vaughan on US anti-mask madness, a government job guarantee, the leveraging of American corporates, why COVID-19 might not change our cities as much as we expect & COVID-19 trumps Olympics in Japan
21st Jul 20, 9:39am
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Gareth Vaughan on US anti-mask madness, a government job guarantee, the leveraging of American corporates, why COVID-19 might not change our cities as much as we expect & COVID-19 trumps Olympics in Japan
'Less certain and more expensive' - Treasury's take on a complex model to levy landowners to pay for infrastructure 
26th Feb 20, 12:32pm
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'Less certain and more expensive' - Treasury's take on a complex model to levy landowners to pay for infrastructure 
KiwiBuild stock take: Govt currently $26 million out of pocket buying and selling KiwiBuild houses; 406 houses sold, 728 under construction; Mixed response from developers to reset
7th Feb 20, 9:42am
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KiwiBuild stock take: Govt currently $26 million out of pocket buying and selling KiwiBuild houses; 406 houses sold, 728 under construction; Mixed response from developers to reset
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
How Judith Collins has more in common with her arch nemesis, Phil Twyford, than one might be led to believe
23rd Dec 19, 10:09am
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How Judith Collins has more in common with her arch nemesis, Phil Twyford, than one might be led to believe
National doesn't propose doing anything radically different to address NZ's housing shortage; RMA reform remains central to its policy 
16th Dec 19, 12:51pm
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National doesn't propose doing anything radically different to address NZ's housing shortage; RMA reform remains central to its policy 
A closer look at Phil Twyford's much-anticipated Bill that will give central government the power to fast-track large urban development projects
10th Dec 19, 3:59pm
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A closer look at Phil Twyford's much-anticipated Bill that will give central government the power to fast-track large urban development projects
Phil Twyford hopes new legislation will make it easier for the cost of infrastructure in new suburbs to be covered by homeowners; an arrangement Crown Infrastructure Partners says is proving difficult to pull off beyond an Auckland development
9th Nov 19, 10:22am
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Phil Twyford hopes new legislation will make it easier for the cost of infrastructure in new suburbs to be covered by homeowners; an arrangement Crown Infrastructure Partners says is proving difficult to pull off beyond an Auckland development
First it was KiwiBuild, now it's Auckland's light rail that's looking increasingly shambolic; What's going on and how thin is that ice Transport Minister Phil Twyford is skating on?
22nd Oct 19, 4:49pm
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First it was KiwiBuild, now it's Auckland's light rail that's looking increasingly shambolic; What's going on and how thin is that ice Transport Minister Phil Twyford is skating on?
Auckland Council CCO Panuku's annual report shows double digit increases in staffing levels and costs
3rd Oct 19, 8:40am
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Auckland Council CCO Panuku's annual report shows double digit increases in staffing levels and costs
Treasury advises new Housing Minister that government building programmes (ie: KiwiBuild) will be 'expensive, inflationary, and slow to deliver' without supply reforms; Says need can't be met in current environment
7th Sep 19, 10:58am
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Treasury advises new Housing Minister that government building programmes (ie: KiwiBuild) will be 'expensive, inflationary, and slow to deliver' without supply reforms; Says need can't be met in current environment
KiwiBuild Head of Delivery Helen O'Sullivan resigns a month before her contract expires to take up a private sector role; News comes ahead of Government announcing its housing 'reset'
21st Aug 19, 1:08pm
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KiwiBuild Head of Delivery Helen O'Sullivan resigns a month before her contract expires to take up a private sector role; News comes ahead of Government announcing its housing 'reset'
Government proposes new policies to specifically require local councils to leapfrog the NIMBYs and enable more urban intensification
21st Aug 19, 11:54am
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Government proposes new policies to specifically require local councils to leapfrog the NIMBYs and enable more urban intensification
Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the effect on Auckland urban development of government plans to protect food producing land is not yet clear
16th Aug 19, 4:47pm
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Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the effect on Auckland urban development of government plans to protect food producing land is not yet clear
Government proposes introducing National Policy Statement to direct local councils to protect highly productive land in the face of urban sprawl; Horticulture NZ happy; Local Government NZ urges 'extreme caution'
14th Aug 19, 4:09pm
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Government proposes introducing National Policy Statement to direct local councils to protect highly productive land in the face of urban sprawl; Horticulture NZ happy; Local Government NZ urges 'extreme caution'
Auckland Council report suggests 66% of the city's future urban zoned land is on elite or prime soils as the government works on a national policy statement for highly productive land
31st Jul 19, 3:54pm
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Auckland Council report suggests 66% of the city's future urban zoned land is on elite or prime soils as the government works on a national policy statement for highly productive land
The trillion dollar reason Wednesday's RMA reform announcement saw David Parker puff his chest out, Winston Peters dismiss Maori rights, and Judith Collins talk up restoring property owners' rights 
25th Jul 19, 10:20am
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The trillion dollar reason Wednesday's RMA reform announcement saw David Parker puff his chest out, Winston Peters dismiss Maori rights, and Judith Collins talk up restoring property owners' rights 
Government tasks working group with considering whether Resource Management Act should be broken up to separately deal with land use planning and environmental protection
24th Jul 19, 9:30am
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Government tasks working group with considering whether Resource Management Act should be broken up to separately deal with land use planning and environmental protection
Cabinet reshuffle sees team of three ministers, headed by Megan Woods, made responsible for housing and Kris Faafoi promoted to Cabinet
27th Jun 19, 4:04pm
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Cabinet reshuffle sees team of three ministers, headed by Megan Woods, made responsible for housing and Kris Faafoi promoted to Cabinet