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Tuesday, Jan 17, 2017

Happy New Year

I hope this magazine finds you still on holiday and enjoying a well earned break. This is a great time of the year to contemplate events of the past year and where you are heading in the coming year.

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Wednesday, Dec 21, 2016

NZ Standards for Meth - public consultation and NZPIF policy

The draft NZ Standard for meth is now open for public consultation. Submissions close on 20 February 2017.

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Sunday, Dec 18, 2016

PM announces new Cabinet line-up

Prime Minister Bill English has today announced his new Cabinet line-up which builds on the success of the last eight years and provides new ideas and energy heading into election year.

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Wednesday, Dec 07, 2016

Positive end to the year

This year has been quite a tough one for our industry, at least politically. The Reserve Bank has made financing rentals much harder, the courts have made us pay for our tenants damage and meth has continued to take off and act like a grenade being thrown around threatening to blow up our investments.

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Monday, Dec 05, 2016

Prime Minister John Key announces resignation

Just a few days ago I marked the anniversary of my eighth year as Prime Minister and my tenth as leader of the National Party. Such an occasion seems a fitting time to not only take stock of the past 10 years, but to look forward.

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Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016

More social housing for Auckland

A new social housing complex of 120 apartments is to be built on surplus Crown land and an adjoining Housing New Zealand site in Auckland in partnership with local iwi, Ministers Paula Bennett and Nick Smith have announced.

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Friday, Nov 18, 2016

Proposal for an Osaki remedy

Andrew King reports on the NZPIF has had meetings with Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and outlines all the discussion which is going on behind the scenes.

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Friday, Nov 18, 2016

Andrew King updates members on meth contamination.

The much anticipated report on acceptable levels of meth contamination was released recently by the Ministry of Health. The main finding of the report is that the current levels of acceptable meth contamination are to be amended.

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Thursday, Nov 17, 2016

MBIE investigation into building performance

A technical investigation into the performance of buildings such as Statistics House at CentrePort will be undertaken to help inform improved building regulation, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

Reserve Bank reduces OCR to 1.75 percent

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:

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Monday, Nov 07, 2016

Government injects another $300m into emergency housing

More emergency housing places, more support for tenants and more frontline staff have been funded in the next step in the Government’s comprehensive housing plan.

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Monday, Nov 07, 2016

Osaki change being considered by Government

The NZ Property Investor's Federation annual conference was recently held in New Plymouth and was an outstanding success.

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Friday, Oct 28, 2016

President Terry le Grove's report to the AGM of the NZPIF 14 October 2016

Since the President's report was delivered, progress had been made in several areas outlined in the report. The changes have been added in red.

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Friday, Oct 21, 2016

ANZ/NZPIF Survey 2016 - key findings released in October

The 2016 ANZ Residential Property Survey results show the impact of the LVR restrictions on investors’ ability to purchase more property or change their investment strategies

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Saturday, Oct 15, 2016

Tenancy law change on damage claims being considered

The Government is considering changes to the Residential Tenancy Act over when property damage costs can be reclaimed from tenants, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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Sunday, Oct 09, 2016

Hundreds helped into housing independence

The Government has granted nearly $2.5 million in assistance to help people move from social housing to sustainable private housing, freeing up places for those who need it most, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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Friday, Oct 07, 2016

Harvey Norman commerial special deal to OPIA members

Save on your appliances When you’re looking at appliances for your rental property, look no further than Harvey Norman Commercial. The great news is that OPIA members have the exclusive advantage of buying from Harvey Norman Commercial at trade prices. So if it’s a fridge, stove, washing machine or dishwasher you’re looking for, take advantage of Harvey Norman Commercial’s offer to buy exclusive brands at bargain prices. That way you ensure durability, longevity and value for money. Plus, if you’re looking for something for yourself, Harvey Norman Commercial can access a wide range of appliances, audio/visual, heating, computers and even commercial-grade appliances. Call Nathan Lee on 021 243 108 , email Nathan.lee@nz.harveynorman.com - or visit the Harvey Norman Commercial showroom in Christchurch or Queenstown.

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Friday, Oct 07, 2016

Tenants' liability for damage 2

In last month's article I discussed the ramifications of the court's decision to exemplify tenants from responsibility for any damage that they cause to their rental property.

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Monday, Oct 03, 2016

Ending a Tenancy: What is Expected

Here’s a handy guide that you could provide your tenants or even have as a clause in your tenancy agreement so that it is clear about what is expected when a tenancy ends and the tenants move out.

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Friday, Sep 23, 2016

An update on tenants' liability for damage

The NZPIF recently surveyed members to estimate the cost of damage claims over the past year. Read the background to this request and how the NZPIF is working hard to ensure that landlords do not bear the full financial burden of unintentional damage and neither are tenants financially ruined through a mistake or accident.

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Thursday, Sep 22, 2016

The Reserve Bank today left the OCR unchanged

Statement by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler: The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate (OCR) unchanged at 2.0 percent.

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Tuesday, Sep 20, 2016

Government secures more emergency housing

A target of around 3000 emergency housing places funded per year has been exceeded and Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett is seeking even more places to help house vulnerable New Zealanders.

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Sunday, Sep 11, 2016

Social housing reform programme on track

The Government’s Social Housing Reform Programme is on track with more social housing available in Auckland and more on the way, says Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett.

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Thursday, Sep 08, 2016

Housing legislation passes

Parliament has today passed housing legislation which will ensure house building momentum continues in Auckland and enable the Special Housing Area (SHA) process to be used in other areas for a further three years, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says

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Wednesday, Sep 07, 2016

Tenants' liability for damage

n 2009, a tenant called Mrs Osaki left a pot of oil unattended on the stove. A fire broke out that caused over $200,000 of damage. The property was repaired through the owners insurance, but the insurance company decided to seek the cost of the damage from the Osaki's.

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