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Urban Planning

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
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 announces Brian Roche as new chairman of NZ Transport Agency for a three year term
12th Jun 19, 2:26pm
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Government announces Brian Roche as new chairman of NZ Transport Agency for a three year term
Special purpose vehicle will fund $91 mln of infrastructure to support building of 9,000 homes at Wainui, north of Auckland
13th Nov 18, 10:32am
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Special purpose vehicle will fund $91 mln of infrastructure to support building of 9,000 homes at Wainui, north of Auckland
Brendon Harre asks: Do we need to think small to solve big problems like rising housing and transport costs?
25th Aug 18, 9:21am
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Brendon Harre asks: Do we need to think small to solve big problems like rising housing and transport costs?
Brendon Harre says to solve our housing shortage the simplest solutions should be tried first, such as reducing taxes and removing impediments on building decent housing. Taxing housing more won't deliver more housing
16th Jun 18, 6:31am
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Brendon Harre says to solve our housing shortage the simplest solutions should be tried first, such as reducing taxes and removing impediments on building decent housing. Taxing housing more won't deliver more housing
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on housing supply, urban planning, earthquakes, rent controls, transportation, foreign buyer bans & more
27th Apr 18, 10:00am
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Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy on housing supply, urban planning, earthquakes, rent controls, transportation, foreign buyer bans & more
Brendon Harre sees many reforms New Zealand could and should pursue to improve its urban performance, all of which we are in a good position to adopt
14th Apr 18, 9:59am
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Brendon Harre sees many reforms New Zealand could and should pursue to improve its urban performance, all of which we are in a good position to adopt
Brendon Harre with his top 10 housing links for the beginning of 2018
26th Jan 18, 10:02am
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Brendon Harre with his top 10 housing links for the beginning of 2018
It could take a few years before new urban planning rules for delivering more affordable housing are in place, Bill English says; Labour says move is an admissiona of failed settings these past 9 years
5th Sep 17, 7:33am
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It could take a few years before new urban planning rules for delivering more affordable housing are in place, Bill English says; Labour says move is an admissiona of failed settings these past 9 years
National says new 'fit for purpose' urban planning laws separate from RMA would encourage more responsive planning and faster development
4th Sep 17, 12:35pm
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National says new 'fit for purpose' urban planning laws separate from RMA would encourage more responsive planning and faster development
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'
31st Aug 17, 9:22am
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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'
Shamubeel Eaqub says there is a failure to think long-term by both local and central government. Local authorities are not the only ones responsible for the housing crisis, but they can do a lot, he believes
30th Aug 17, 7:36am
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Shamubeel Eaqub says there is a failure to think long-term by both local and central government. Local authorities are not the only ones responsible for the housing crisis, but they can do a lot, he believes
Motu working paper argues high rise apartment developers could be forced to pay for blocking neighbouring homes' sunlight
6th Jul 17, 5:02am
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Motu working paper argues high rise apartment developers could be forced to pay for blocking neighbouring homes' sunlight
Nick Smith says tackling land bankers best done by creating competitive land markets; Welcomes Productivity Commission proposals
6th Apr 17, 7:05am
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Nick Smith says tackling land bankers best done by creating competitive land markets; Welcomes Productivity Commission proposals
Infrastructure New Zealand says a Royal Commission into planning laws, local government structure and funding would be an appropriate move toward designing a fully integrated planning, funding and delivery system
5th Apr 17, 2:28pm
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Infrastructure New Zealand says a Royal Commission into planning laws, local government structure and funding would be an appropriate move toward designing a fully integrated planning, funding and delivery system
Construction firms in position to raise prices as they hit capacity buffers with skilled labour shortages showing no signs of letting up, NZIER survey shows
4th Apr 17, 1:31pm
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Construction firms in position to raise prices as they hit capacity buffers with skilled labour shortages showing no signs of letting up, NZIER survey shows
Land tax, council rates, land acquisition powers, value-capture tax & Auckland Council funding: Murray Sherwin chats to Alex Tarrant about improving NZ's urban planning framework
30th Mar 17, 12:02pm
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Land tax, council rates, land acquisition powers, value-capture tax & Auckland Council funding: Murray Sherwin chats to Alex Tarrant about improving NZ's urban planning framework
Labour responds to challenge from Joyce that political parties should seriously consider ProdComm urban planning proposals in Election 2017 campaign; Notes similarities to current policies
29th Mar 17, 2:10pm
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Labour responds to challenge from Joyce that political parties should seriously consider ProdComm urban planning proposals in Election 2017 campaign; Notes similarities to current policies
The NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton says a govt committed to housing affordability would implement the Productivity Commission’s better urban planning agenda
29th Mar 17, 9:02am
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The NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton says a govt committed to housing affordability would implement the Productivity Commission’s better urban planning agenda
Auckland’s housing and infrastructure issues illustrate central failures of NZ’s urban planning system, Productivity Commission says
29th Mar 17, 8:02am
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Auckland’s housing and infrastructure issues illustrate central failures of NZ’s urban planning system, Productivity Commission says
NZ's urban planning framework requires substantial overhaul to avoid further harmful effects from spiraling house prices, infrastructure shortfalls and environmental costs, Productivity Commission says; 'Scrap the RMA'
29th Mar 17, 5:02am
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NZ's urban planning framework requires substantial overhaul to avoid further harmful effects from spiraling house prices, infrastructure shortfalls and environmental costs, Productivity Commission says; 'Scrap the RMA'
How NZ could fix property taxation, face down the NIMBY problem, overhaul the RMA and drive sustainable urban development - OECD
22nd Mar 17, 9:35am
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How NZ could fix property taxation, face down the NIMBY problem, overhaul the RMA and drive sustainable urban development - OECD
Brendon Harre and David Lupton set out the case for more, and more variety of intensive housing options in New Zealand's urban areas
14th Aug 16, 10:35am
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Brendon Harre and David Lupton set out the case for more, and more variety of intensive housing options in New Zealand's urban areas
Productivity Commission seeks feedback on its 'plan-of-action' to investigate the best way to allocate land use in NZ
9th Dec 15, 5:02am
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Productivity Commission seeks feedback on its 'plan-of-action' to investigate the best way to allocate land use in NZ