Otago Property Investors Association Inc

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Recent updates

  • Monthly Coffee Chat Group - February 2022
    Come along to our monthly coffee club. You can pop along have a coffee or some lunch and chat with like-minded investors. President- Kathryn Seque is hosting and will have other OPIA executive members there as well so feel free to come along. You must register as if no one is registered to come it won't be held. The Plaza Cafe also has a play area for children so feel free to bring along your children.
    05-02-2022 more >>
  • Christmas Dinner- 2021
    Come along to our 2021 Christmas dinner, this year we have hired an amazing venue and got catering in! This year we have a 2-course buffet dinner (plus platters and nibbles to start) and the OPIA is discounting this to only $50 each for members and non-member will be the full price of $68.94. We also will have a subsidised cash bar for the evening. This is always a great event and every year it is getting more popular so get in quick to avoid disappointment, there are limited seats. There is vegan, GF, DF and Vegetarian options available but please email the office and indicate that you will require these options so we can make sure we have enough. If Covid level changes force the cancellation of this event then a full refund will be provided.
    16-11-2021 more >>
  • Monthly Coffee Chat Group - November
    Come along to our monthly coffee club. You can pop along have a coffee or some lunch and chat with like-minded investors. President- Kathryn Seque is hosting and will have other OPIA executive members there as well so feel free to come along. You must register as if no one is registered to come it won't be held. The Plaza Cafe also has a play area for children so feel free to bring along your children.
    06-11-2021 more >>
  • OPIA Bus Tour (Postponed Date)
    This is the bus trip that was postponed from Feb 2021. If you have already registered and paid then you are all good to go, if you can't make this date now please let us know and we can sort a refund for you. At this stage, the event is full however if you wish to be placed to the waiting list people also let us know as we will most likely have a few places open up. The 2021 Annual OPIA Bus Tour Come along to the annual social and educational event to start off 2021. There will be several properties to have a look around Dunedin suburbs - with the trip concluding back at Zingari for the ever popular barbecue. Please wear easy to remove footwear.
    02-11-2021 more >>
  • Heather Black- Mortgage and Renos tips and tricks
    Watch this space
    19-10-2021 more >>
  • Shane Story- Stats, population and property

    05-10-2021 more >>
  • Monthly Coffee Chat Group - October
    Come along to our monthly coffee club. You can pop along have a coffee or some lunch and chat with like-minded investors. President- Kathryn Seque is hosting and will have other OPIA executive members there as well so feel free to come along. You must register as if no one is registered to come it won't be held. The Plaza Cafe also has a play area for children so feel free to bring along your children.
    02-10-2021 more >>
  • (CANCELED DUE TO COVID LEVEL 3) Monthly Coffee Chat Group - September
    (CANCELED DUE TO COVID LEVEL 3) Come along to our monthly coffee club. You can pop along have a coffee or some lunch and chat with like-minded investors. President- Kathryn Seque is hosting and will have other OPIA executive members there as well so feel free to come along. You must register as if no one is registered to come it won't be held. The Plaza Cafe also has a play area for children so feel free to bring along your children.
    04-09-2021 more >>
  • Monthly Coffee Chat Group - August
    Come along to our monthly coffee club. You can pop along have a coffee or some lunch and chat with like-minded investors. President- Kathryn Seque is hosting and will have other OPIA executive members there as well so feel free to come along. You must register as if no one is registered to come it won't be held. The Plaza Cafe also has a play area for children so feel free to bring along your children.
    07-08-2021 more >>
  • Angela Caughey- Mortgage free at 30
    IT IS NOW TOO LATE TO REGISTER TO ZOOM IN Angela will share her story of how she became financially free at 30, meaning she had the option to quit working and still have a basic income. Now 35 years old, she has 7 houses and 6 flats in her portfolio which provide a very comfortable lifestyle. Click to see more....
    20-07-2021 more >>
  • Monthly Coffee Chat Group - July
    Come along to our monthly coffee club. You can pop along have a coffee or some lunch and chat with like-minded investors. President- Kathryn Seque is hosting and will have other OPIA executive members there as well so feel free to come along. You must register as if no one is registered to come it won't be held. The Plaza Cafe also has a play area for children so feel free to bring along your children.
    03-07-2021 more >>
  • OPIA AGM and Core Logic- Current Property Market
    OPIA AGM 2021 followed by Nick Goodall from core logic speaking about the current property market. It is now too late to register to Zoom in.
    15-06-2021 more >>
  • Monthly Coffee Chat Group - June
    Come along to our monthly coffee club. You can pop along have a coffee or some lunch and chat with like-minded investors. President- Kathryn Seque is hosting and will have other OPIA executive members there as well so feel free to come along. You must register as if no one is registered to come it won't be held. The Plaza Cafe also has a play area for children so feel free to bring along your children.
    12-06-2021 more >>
  • Confusing consultation paper
    The Government has released a 143-page discussion paper on removing mortgage interest tax deductibility on investment properties and the extension of the Bright line test.
    12-06-2021 more >>
  • DCC Zoning, 2GP, Minor Dwellings and more
    Speaking about: Current residential density rules and associated provisions under the 2GP (Family Flat allowances, Residential 2 zone subdivision, etc.). Proposed Variation 2 changes, inc.- Allowances for duplex construction on standard residential sites. Ancillary Flats to replace Family Flats. New areas of General Residential 2 zoning. Increased density allowances for development within General Residential 1 zones. Anticipated increase in development contribution fees. Anticipated increase in developers infrastructure obligations. About me- I grew up in Dunedin (now 45 years old). Finished study for Bachelor of Surveying (at Otago) in 1997. I have worked as a private practice surveyor with Paterson Pitts from 1997 to present (became an owner and director of Paterson Pitts in 2005). Studied for Master of Planning degree (also at) Otago from 2016 to 2019. Graduated in 2020. I am a member of both Survey and Spatial NZ and NZ Planning Institute. I am an owner of a land development company and an owner of a separate commercial property investment company. I am on the board of Otago Accommodation Trust. Married to Christina, and we have 3 kids (25, 17, 12). IT IS NOW TOO LATE TO REGISTER TO ZOOM IN
    18-05-2021 more >>
  • Government rejects first home buyers, tenants and rental providers
    The First Home Buyers Club, Tenants Protection Canterbury and the NZ Property Investors Federation have presented a letter to Government requesting them to reconsider removing mortgage interest costs on rental properties.
    12-05-2021 more >>
  • North End Meeting
    11th May 2021 at 7pm Strictly limited numbers so you MUST register to come. We are holding a North end meeting for student landlords before renting season starts again. We will be having the Otago Uni Proctor speaking, a north end market update and then discussions around student tenancies. This meeting cannot be 'Zoomed'
    11-05-2021 more >>
  • Your Rental and Tax
    IT IS NOW TOO LATE TO ZOOM IN. YOU CAN STILL ATTEND IN PERSON Come along to hear about all things 'tax related' to do with your rental properties. Topics will include: - Tax Dedutions - Brightline Test - and plenty more Speakers are: Ben McCormack from PKF Dunedin and Graeme Magorian from Tony Mounce Mortgages Please register for this informative event being held on Tuesday 20th April 2021 - 7.30pm
    20-04-2021 more >>
  • Monthly Coffee Chat Group- April
    Come along to our new monthly coffee club. You can pop along have a coffee or some lunch and chat with like-minded investors. President- Kathryn Seque is hosting the first one and will have other OPIA executive members there as well so feel free to come along. You must register as if no one is registered to come it won't be held. The Plaza Cafe also has a play area for children so feel free to bring along your children.
    10-04-2021 more >>
  • Meet the NZPIF
    ZOOM registrations now closed. You can now only register to come in person Come along and meet all of the NZPIF. The NZPIF is the parent body of all the association and do alot of work with MBIE and the government. On the night we will have an updates from: President: Andrew King (Talking about the work the NZPIF are doing) Executive Officer: Sharon Cullwick ( Talking about the lobbing and what 2021 might bring for landlords) Vice President: Peter Lewis (Talking about the education program) Treasurer: Amanda Watt (Giving a quick tax update) You will also get to meet and have a chance to talk to the rest of the executive after the meeting. This is a one time only event and it is very rare to have all the executive members at a meeting so register now to avoid missing out.
    25-03-2021 more >>
  • Government housing package backs first home buyers
    This is the media release from the Prime Minister, Minister of Housing, Minister of Finance and Attorney General
    23-03-2021 more >>
  • Planning your maintenance
    Your property is a major asset, and like any asset it is in your own best interests to maintain it well and so preserve and enhance its value. Peter Lewis, Vice President of NZPIF, discusses the issues.
    16-03-2021 more >>
  • Different ways to change a tenancy agreement
    Tenancy Services has updated their website content to describe and distinguish different ways to change a tenancy agreement. Landlords and tenants should decide together which approach best suits their situation. The type of change to a tenancy agreement will have an impact on the healthy homes compliance date and Residential Tenancies Amendment Act 2020 law changes that apply.
    15-03-2021 more >>
  • Reply to opinion piece by Bernard Hickey in Sunday Star Times 7 February 2021
    In an opinion piece in the Sunday Star Times on 7 February, Bernard Hickey once again made unfounded, inaccurate and untrue statements about rental property providers in New Zealand.
    15-02-2021 more >>
  • POP UP- Know the law changes before they happen
    9th Feb 2021- 7pm for 7:30pm Start Chisholm Golf Club Come along as the OPIA Exec very informally go through the RTA changes that take effect a few days later on the 11th Feb. Get prepared and ask all your questions. REGISTRATIONS FOR ZOOM ARE NOW CLOSED. IF YOU WISH TO ATTEND AND HAVENT ALREADY REGISTERED YOU CAN NOW ONLY REGISTER TO COME IN PERSON
    09-02-2021 more >>

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