John Key

11 Oct 16, 10:01am
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New Auckland Mayor Phil Goff's push for a foreign property buyers tax is a no-go for National, but not necessarily for all its coalition partners or the Opposition
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8 Oct 16, 8:28am
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Auckland's City Rail Link - a very expensive punt, or the city's key economic enabler? Gareth Vaughan wades through the Business Case
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25 Sep 16, 9:53pm
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Labour challenges Key view that "virtually 100%" of building consents turn into actual houses; Twyford cites Statistics NZ estimates of new dwellings being 800 a month or 13% lower than dwelling consents since 2014; Smith insists almost all will be built
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18 Sep 16, 5:02am
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Rules around body corporates need tightening before a whole new generation of Auckland apartment buyers are burnt by poor disclosure, inadequate maintenance and dodgy building quality
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13 Sep 16, 11:41am
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PM says wary of policy action that could cause catastrophic slump in housing market; points to Australia; says Govt must protect home owners' equity; also wary of 2nd round of Anti Money Laundering controls as may increase agent/lawyer costs
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7 Sep 16, 3:07pm
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Dealing with foreign property buyers, steel dumping allegations and disputes in the South China Sea - without upsetting the Chinese dragon
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5 Sep 16, 1:16pm
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PM says migrants needed for low-wage jobs such as fruit picking, cafe work because NZers can't or won't do the work, or live elsewhere; says employers cite drug and health problems for locals; migration 'adds value' to country
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4 Sep 16, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey argues New Zealand needs to rediscover its 1974 house building mojo, which means building a lot more smaller, simpler homes with Government backing
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22 Aug 16, 3:46pm
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UMR poll finds 60% of Aucklanders over 18 would prefer house prices fell a bit or dramatically; 63% of NZers want lower house prices; 55% of home owners would like lower prices; 85% of Aucklanders see housing crisis
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8 Aug 16, 7:12pm
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PM expects banks to be good corporate citizens and pass on all of OCR in full if they can; Key deflects calls for migration review; says migration needed with 5.2% unemployment; says RBNZ has flexibility with inflation target, but can use LVRs and cut OCR
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27 Jul 16, 7:29pm
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Nick Smith emphasises 'the importance of the Council concluding' the Unitary Plan process; Says he'd opt for an over-supply of housing over developers securing a monopoly on the market
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26 Jul 16, 3:34pm
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The Sheep Deer and Cattle Report: The currency is still ruling all returns from our products but supply shortages are helping to drive demand
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21 Jul 16, 9:00am
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ANZ CEO David Hisco argues several levers must be pulled to take heat out of the property market and put the NZ economy on a firmer footing
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20 Jul 16, 3:09pm
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The Reserve Bank's decision to bring forward implementation of the new round of LVR restrictions gives it the edge over the Government in the game of chess that the two parties are playing
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20 Jul 16, 12:00pm
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Gareth Vaughan looks at why even the Third Coming of the RBNZ's high-LVR restrictions on home loans is merely fiddling around the fringes of the housing bubble
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19 Jul 16, 1:59pm
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Property Institute suggests political interference in the Reserve Bank's plans to introduce new LVR restrictions for property investors
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17 Jul 16, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey challenges the knee-jerk idea that a big fall in Auckland house prices would automatically kill the economy and destroy the banks
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12 Jul 16, 10:17am
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Key says via phone call from London that decision to stop taking dividend from Housing NZ as 'a bit semantic'; says commentators increasingly accept Govt's 'comprehensive' housing plan'; says Labour plan not new or startling
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11 Jul 16, 10:30am
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RBNZ's Spencer toughens call for review of migration settings; English says RBNZ doesn't have detailed understanding of tax and migration policy, and may have missed recent moves
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10 Jul 16, 5:02am
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Bernard Hickey says politicians of all colours failed the Arthur Grimes test this week because they favoured the short term interests of speculators and developers over the longer term interests of families living in their own homes
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9 Jul 16, 7:02am
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Geoff Simmons argues that intensification is the thorn that must be grasped for sake of the future of Auckland
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8 Jul 16, 6:16pm
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Key doubles down on instruction to RBNZ to move faster on LVRs, despite RBNZ speech saying it will only tighten LVR rules by end of 2016; Key also rejects RBNZ suggestion for migration review
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5 Jul 16, 2:33pm
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Key says expects RBNZ to take extra measures to limit lending to rental property investors in Auckland and other high growth areas; RBNZ to speak on Thursday on housing market and Macro-Prudential policy
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5 Jul 16, 2:00pm
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Ron Pol concedes defeat and leaves parting gift of policy suggestions beyond the Shewan report
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4 Jul 16, 6:58pm
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PM says Arthur Grimes' call to build 150,000 new houses in Auckland to produce a 'supply shock' that drives prices down 40% is a 'crazy idea'; says home owners don't want equity values to fall; says it would hurt banks
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