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News & Updates

Recent updates

Saturday, Jan 31, 2015

Building activity reaches record high

Building and Housing Minister has welcomed today’s release of the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand which showed $14.6 billion of building work consented in 2014 – the highest ever.

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Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Political report for January from Thomas Chin

During this report, Thomas gazes into 2015

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Friday, Jan 30, 2015

Home affordability heads for uncharted territory

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows lack of affordability could reach historic levels.

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Thursday, Jan 29, 2015

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

This statement was issued by the Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler on Thursday 29 January

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Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015

Next steps in social housing

State of the nation speech by Prime Minister John Key

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Friday, Jan 23, 2015

Rental yields in Auckland getting lower says Andrew King to TV3

Andrew King talked to TV 3's Simon Shepherd about the recent Trade Me statistics of the cost of renting property in Auckland.

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Thursday, Jan 22, 2015

Overhauling the Resource Management Act

A speech made by the Minister, Nick Smith, to Nelson Rotary meeting on Wednesday 21 January

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Wednesday, Jan 21, 2015

The consumers price index (CPI) fell 0.2 percent in the December 2014 quarter

“Lower prices for petrol and vegetables were partly countered by higher prices for international travel and housing-related costs,” said Chris Pike, prices manager for Statistics New Zealand.

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Friday, Jan 16, 2015

Keep children safe in all housholds

Regulations to improve safety for children in the home should apply to all households.

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Thursday, Jan 15, 2015

It's the start of another year

The start of a new year is an excellent opportunity to reflect on your property investments and identify if you are still on track to reach your goals.

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Monday, Jan 12, 2015

Rent increases expected in Auckland

NZ Herald reports today that experts predict rents will continue to rise rapidly this year

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Friday, Jan 09, 2015

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Friday, Jan 09, 2015

Deflation looms according to BNZ economist

Deflation is not a bad thing for New Zealand, as traditionally thought.

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Wednesday, Jan 07, 2015

House sellers benefit from higher asking prices as inventory of homes for sale declines.

The average asking price of houses for sale in December remained at high levels across the country, while inventory of available homes for sale declined reaching record low levels in Auckland

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Monday, Jan 05, 2015

Poll shows 30,000 more buyers than sellers or residential homes

The Horizon Housing Demand and Supply Survey is of 1860 respondents nationwide aged 18+, weighted to represent the adult population at the 2013 census. At a 95% confidence level the maximum margin of error is +/- 2.3%. Interviews were conducted between November 7 and 26, 2014. It showed that nearly 30,000 more wanted to buy than wanted to sell.

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