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  • Tony Alexander- Ex BNZ Economist and OPIA AGM
    Very quick OPIA AGM and then our speaker for the evening ex BNZ Economist.  More info to come but you can read his latest newsletters at: http://www.tonyalexander.nz/publications.php  He has been doing these updates since he left BNZ and is now an independent economist and is now talking all over NZ and was a main speaker at NZPIF conference in 2019 and was fantastic.
    23-06-2020 more >>
  • Nick Gentle- His investor story
    19 May 2020 7pm for 7.30 start Chisholm Park Nick is a fellow Property Investor and co-owner of Investment Property Buyer's Agency iFindProperty. In the last 4 years, Nick has built up a portfolio that generates 6-figures in passive income. He did this in a city that he visits 2-3x per year, mostly after the boom and LVR restraints had arrived and while spending more than half of each year overseas (his wife runs a business in Japan). Nick will share lessons he learned along his journey.
    26-05-2020 more >>
  • Election year special with special National Party guests.
    21 April 2020 7pm for 7:30pm start Chisholm Park With an election looming later this year its a great time to put your questions to National party MP Hon Micheal Woodhouse (Dunedin North) and see where National sits with all the policy changes around landlording and housing that is happening under the Labour lead government currently. Current National party housing spokes person Hon Judith Collins has also been invited and e are just waiting to confirm. (Several Labour MPs were invited to come and speak to the OPIA at their convenience and no one has replied since October 2019)
    21-04-2020 more >>
  • Heather Black- Mortgage and Renos tips and tricks
    17 March 2020 7pm for 7:30pm start Chisholm Park Heather is a passionate 'buy and hold' investor with a sizeable portfolio of houses in the Manawatu. She is an IT project manager by day in both Auckland and Wellington, and a renovator in every spare hour she can find when home in Palmerston North. Heather has had experience in trading, rent by room and multi-income properties, both in the Manawatu and in Auckland. Specialising in turning distressed homes into homes that tenants can't wait to snap up, she can show you how to make a big impact on a small reno budget.Profiled in the NZ Prop erty investor twice, she is often called upon by the magazine for her view on the bank lending environment, property business plans and financing strategies. Come and hear Heather talk as she has a wealth of knowledge to share with you.
    17-03-2020 more >>
  • OPIA Bus Tour
    The 2020 Annual OPIA Bus Tour Come along to the annual social and educational event to start off 2020. 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.
    18-02-2020 more >>
  • Mitre 10 Mega Trade Night
    Come and join us for a fun instore trade night with the wonderful commercial team at Mitre10 Mega. BBQ and Drinks provided and prizes to be won. Click for more info and see the flyer.
    26-11-2019 more >>
  • Steve Watson- Head of Tenancy Services Compliance
    Venue: Kings and Queen Preforming Arts Centre- 195 Surrey Street, St Clair, Dunedin 9012 Time: 7pm for 7.30 start Come along and hear from Steve Watson the head of the compliance division at MBIE (Tenancy Service). With all the changes going on and all the problems members have been having. Steve had agreed to come and speak to our members to clear up problems we are having and answer all your tricky question. We do not get this opportunity often to have this kind of speaker so come along you will not be disappointed. This is not the same as the Renting and You seminar that was just held in Dunedin. Members only event and you MUST bring your membership card or card on the app along. Register now as space will fill up very quickly for an event like this. 
    25-11-2019 more >>
  • OPIA- Christmas Dinner
    Tuesday 19th November Come along and enjoy a fun end of year social event to celebrate a great year for the OPIA. We will have a quick update on what is going on with the property market in NZ and the political issues but apart from that its a great time to celebrate and have some fun. Two course set menu and shared starter. $35pp for members (Subsidised) $43pp Non-members
    19-11-2019 more >>
  • Cliff Seque- Extensions, development and Renos (EVENT FULL)
    THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL 5th November 2019, 7:30pm Start OPIA Offices, 365 Princes St Dunedin, 9016 upstairs above chipmunks Cliff Seque the ex president of the OPIA has offered to run a pop up meeting at the OPIA offices about extensions, renovations and development. After buying run down old properties for over 20 years he is a wealth of knowledge when it come to this topic. With two full renos and two new builds currently on the go he has is finger on the pulse of the Dunedin market and what tenants want from a property and how to add value at the best price. As this is at the OPIA offices we have very strict seats available so you must register ASAP to come before it is full. This is a members only event
    05-11-2019 more >>
  • MBIE EVENT- Renting and You seminar - Dunedin
    This is an MBIE event not run by or associated with the OPIA The seminar will cover the healthy homes standards and what landlords need to do to comply, along with other upcoming changes to tenancy laws. The presentation will be approximately one hour, followed by a Q&A session. Reg here: https://www.tenancy.govt.nz/about-tenancy-services/events/renting-and-you-seminar-dunedin-2/
    22-10-2019 more >>
  • Maximising your section and property
    Come to this evening to get you inspired about renovation and upgrading your properties or getting the most out of your section. We have a panel of local landlords/investors and so experts coming to speak so register now! More info to come
    15-10-2019 more >>
  • Market and New Laws Update- Cromwell Meeting
    The OPIA would like to invite members and non-members to a meeting of like minded investors to an exciting free Saturday afternoon meeting. We will have a market update with what is going on around central Otago (speaker TBC), Tenancy Law update by OPIA president Kathryn Seque including RTA amendments, healthy homes and RTA reform. We will also have Mitre 10 mega attending to show you products that can help you comply with the new healthy homes requirements with ease. Afternoon tea will be supplied but you must register online. Heritage Hotel Cromwell- 1pm 5th October 2019
    05-10-2019 more >>
  • Trade Expo - Meet Our Business Partners & Tradespeople
    Make a point of joining our business partners, tradespeople and advertisers for a closer look into their new products and services. Also see more efficient ways of going about your renovations. There will be ample opportunity to chat with the presenters while they update you and showcase their latest catalogues. Of course no event would be complete without giving away some great prizes on the night . MUST REGISTER FOR EVENT!
    20-08-2019 more >>
  • Donna Youngman- Resene Renovator of the Year 2017
    Donna's renovation showed imaginative solutions, achieved excellent extra profit and the result looked really good.  She was able to increase the rent income without the cost of a new build.  There was a good description of what paints were used and where. It was completed under budget as most of the work was done by the owner. Come and learn about the best renovator in NZ in 2017 and how she does it all, there will be so much to learn at this event. 
    16-07-2019 more >>
  • Period between property inspections increased from 3 -4 monthly by Initio - an exclusive member-only benefit
    The New Zealand Property Investors Federation is pleased to announce that our insurance partner, Initio, has added an exclusive member-only benefit that increases the required property inspection period from 3 monthly to 4 monthly.
    08-07-2019 more >>
  • Noel Leeming deal for NZPIF members to keep you safe and smart
    From 9 -22 July you can purchase all smart home, smart security and smart light products for cost +5%
    07-07-2019 more >>
  • The Official Cash Rate (OCR) remains at 1.75 percent.
    The Reserve Bank Governor said that given the weaker global economic outlook and the risk of ongoing subdued domestic growth, a lower OCR may be needed over time to continue to meet our objectives.
    26-06-2019 more >>
  • A complete plants package - without a hefty price tag
    Landscaping supplies can cost you an arm, and a leg as well as your patience. Adding up the price of plants, the time deciding which plants are right for the environment, not to mention the to-ing and fro-ing, loading and off-loading – well, it can leave more than your budget broken. So, we were pleasantly surprised when we discovered there’s something like flat pack furniture, but for the outdoors. In short, it’s a complete (and affordable) plants package that provides you with what you need to create an entire garden, including plants, shrubbery, flowers and trees.
    20-06-2019 more >>
  • AGM & Andrew King- NZPIF Executive officer
    Come along to our fun AGM and vote on the new executive for the 2019/2020 year. After we get that out of the way we will have the NZPIF executive officer Andrew King speaking about all the changes happening around tenancy law and everything thrown at it in the past two years. Andrew is the person you see in the media talking on behalf of the NZPIF and often deals with the Government directly to try and get us landlords heard. This will be a popular one so register early!
    18-06-2019 more >>
  • POP UP MEETING- Healthy Homes Info night
    With the new Healthy Homes Act now law come and learn about what it entails and how you will have to bring your rental property up to standard. A special meeting run by the OPIA to help you get healthy home ready. We will go over all the new requirements and also some of the products you can use to do this at minimal cost using OPIA and NZPIF discounts and tips from Cliff (Current OPIA president) about what he does to make it easier and cheaper. This event is a must register event as it is looking to be very popular and we may have to limit numbers so make sure you reg now! Tuesday 4th June 2019, 7pm
    04-06-2019 more >>
  • Proposed CGT impacted on housing views in three months to April
    The latest ASB Housing Confidence report shows there was an impact on housing views from the proposed capital gains tax,
    27-05-2019 more >>
  • PKF Accounting- All things Tax
    PKF Accounting have been friends to the OPIA for years and are experts when it comes to property and rental taxes. Come along and learn all about the tax changes that have already happened and ones that are coming. We may not need to worry about capital gains tax anymore but there is so much more coming so don't miss this chance to get caught up and learn how to make the most of it.
    21-05-2019 more >>
  • Healthy Homes standards signed off
    The final healthy homes standards were announced on 13 May and are now available on the New Zealand Legislation website. The standards set minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties and will be law from 1 July 2019.
    13-05-2019 more >>
  • OCR reduced to 1.5%
    The Monetary Policy Committee decided a lower OCR is necessary to support the outlook for employment and inflation consistent with its policy remit.
    08-05-2019 more >>
  • News from CoreLogic
    CoreLogic has the tools to assist property investors with their research
    24-04-2019 more >>

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