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Saturday, Mar 05, 2016

Nine Nelson special housing areas approved

The Government has approved nine new Special Housing Areas (SHAs) proposed by the Nelson City Council that will fast-track 417 additional homes, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today.

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Wednesday, Mar 02, 2016

$2 million boost to help homeless Aucklanders

Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett has today announced details of the Government’s $2 million contribution to increasing the emergency housing supply in Auckland.

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Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016

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Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016

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Every month Bunnings send us information for you about specials for that month

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Tuesday, Mar 01, 2016

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March specials from Bunnings

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Saturday, Feb 27, 2016

$2.9 million boost for Waikato HNZ homes

Increased spending on maintenance by Housing New Zealand’s is making its Waikato properties better places to live, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says

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Thursday, Feb 25, 2016

The Salvation Army's 2016 State of the nation report released today

This report is called "Moving Targets" and has a section on housing.

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Monday, Feb 22, 2016

Christchurch housing on track for full recovery

The Government’s wide-ranging support for Christchurch has ensured the city’s housing market is nearing recovery five years on from the Canterbury earthquakes, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith said today

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Monday, Feb 22, 2016

Insulation tax deductions

Due to insulation becoming compulsory in July, the NZPIF believe that the cost of the insulation should be tax deductible. To confirm this, last year the NZPIF requested clarification from the IRD.

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Friday, Feb 19, 2016

Tony Alexander looks at what will influence house prices in the future

The question he asks is what things cause house prices to fall and are any of these things likely in the near future?

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Wednesday, Feb 10, 2016

Auckland drops, the rest rise.

Jonno Ingerson, Director of Research at Corelogic NZ Ltd, says that Auckland values have dropped in the last month according to the latest QV house price index. Values in areas near Auckland continue to increase strongly while further South, things are a little patchier.

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Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.5 percent

The Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 2.5 percent.

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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

Fewer expecting house price gains but see interest rates staying low

The latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey was released today

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Wednesday, Jan 27, 2016

The complete answer for warm dry homes

Community Housing Aotearoa says that insulation is only half the answer in improving rental housing and that you still need to heat the house. "In fact it isn't even half the answer" says NZ Property Investors' Federation Executive Officer, Andrew King

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Monday, Jan 25, 2016

Heavy handed UK rental taxes

New Zealand is not the only country where people think that rental property owners are forcing people to be tenants. The UK Government has introduced tax changes aimed at forcing people out of owning rental property (termed buy-to-let in the UK) and reducing competition for first home buyers.

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Friday, Jan 22, 2016

Number on social housing register continues to decline

The December 2015 Social Housing Register shows that better understanding applicant’s particular needs is housing more vulnerable people, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.

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Thursday, Jan 21, 2016

Tony Alexander wriites his first BNZ weekly overview for 2016

Housing is one of the topics he covers.

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Tuesday, Jan 19, 2016

Rental prices in NZ are quite reasonable

It has been suggested that landlords are responsible for rental property overcrowding and even hot-bedding, but this is unlikely to be the case.

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Monday, Jan 18, 2016

A New Year offer from Unovent

By popular request from NZPIF members, the 25% price reduction for Unovent Home Ventilation Kitsets has become available until February 5, 2016, and is an exclusive offer for members of Property Investors' Associations affiliated to the NZPIF. It is for any size kitset (any number of room outlets) and for any quantity of kitsets.

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Friday, Jan 15, 2016

Cashing in on the baby boomer market

Late last year the Salvation Army published an interesting report into housing Baby Boomers. The report claimed there will be around 200,000 people who in 2030 will be aged over 65 years old and not own their home. That should interest all forward thinking rental property owners.

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Friday, Jan 15, 2016

NZ house prices - a historical perspective

Elizabeth Kendall provides some interesting insights into the context of rising house prices.

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Monday, Jan 11, 2016

Housing construction hits one billion dollars per month

The growth in residential building hit an all-time record of a billion dollars of work consented in a month for the first time ever, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith noted today in response to Statistics New Zealand building consent data.

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Monday, Jan 04, 2016

Rental Warrant of Fitness to be introduced this year in Wellington and Dunedin

He Kainga Oranga will measure how a WoF affects the rental market and tenant health in Wellington and Dunedin, compared with control cities Lower Hutt and Invercargill, which are not planning to introduce a rental WOF at this stage.

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Tuesday, Dec 15, 2015

Government and Salvation Army dedicate new social housing site

As announced by the Government last week, more social housing from the community housing sector in Auckland is expected to deliver over 500 new places, with 87 places provided by The Salvation Army

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Sunday, Dec 13, 2015

Aging populations and regional decline

Natalie Jackson has written this paper as part of the AUT series of Briefing Papers begun in 2014.

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