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Archive: February 2015

Political report for February from Thomas Chin

The following is a summary of political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property industry.
27-02-2015 more >>

Building consents up in January

The number of new dwellings consented was 3.6 percent higher in January 2015, compared with January 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Excluding apartments, this number was 6.8 percent lower.
27-02-2015 more >>

Minister talks housing at Finance 2015

Finance Minister Bill English focused on Auckland’s housing issues at Finance 2015, an annual event co-hosted by Massey University and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce.
26-02-2015 more >>

Stronger banking sector fuels economic growth

A press release by KPMG
25-02-2015 more >>

Gigatown - The Benefits For Otago Landlords

Thanks to a game well-played, Dunedin took out the top spot to win its place as New Zealand’s first Gigatown and is now well on the way to becoming the most connected town in the Southern hemisphere. Josh Jenkins and Dunedin City Council Chief Executive Officer, Dr Sue Bidrose visited Chattanooga in Tennessee, US to see for themselves how gigabit broadband has transformed the American city. They were both blown away by the experience. #GigatownDunedin was run by Josh Jenkins, a Project Manager at Digital Office, along with many volunteers in the community. The Digital Office is a non-profit organisation that receives council funding to develop projects that help our communities be more efficient by integrating technology into their lives. Josh has agreed to come along and speak with landlords about the benefits to be gained by our city and region through winning the Gigatown competition. Forbury Park Raceway Function Room (1st floor) Victoria Road Dunedin
24-02-2015 more >>

Good time to check your rents

Demand for rental property from tenants tends to increase during the months of January and February each year. Because of this, these months are an excellent time to check your rental income to see if your rates should be increased.
22-02-2015 more >>

Landlord Of The Year 2015 entry form

Use this form if you wish to enter this Award in 2015
22-02-2015 more >>

Carpet Court signs an agreement with NZPIF

The NZPIF Executive Committee is delighted that a business partnership agreement has been signed with Carpet Court. The Committee is keen to develop relationships with a number of suppliers and it is very pleasing to be able to add a flooring specialist to this group.
19-02-2015 more >>

The future of home heating is here says Infracomfort, new national NZPIF business partner

Today there’s a new way to heat homes. Infracomfort provides an effective, efficient, low cost and maintenance-free way of heating living and work spaces, with stylish panels that emit invisible infrared light which gently and safely warms people and surfaces just as the sun does on a warm winter’s day.
18-02-2015 more >>

Update on social housing

Andrew King reports on the first of the six public meetings on social housing changes in New Zealand.
18-02-2015 more >>

Call for property investors to pay more tax

Towards the end of last year, an organisation called the Financial Services Council (FSC) launched a campaign to reduce the tax obligations for Kiwisaver savings and some term deposits.
17-02-2015 more >>

WOF for rental houses not the answer

Andrew King responds to the NZ Listener editorial in the 14-20 February issue.
15-02-2015 more >>

Latest residential housing figures from Harcourts

These figures show that inventory is down in all regions except Christchurch
15-02-2015 more >>

Latest residential housing figures from Harcourts

These figures show that inventory is down in all regions except Christchurch
15-02-2015 more >>

NZPIF in the news

On 120 occasions during the last twelve months, the NZPIF views and comments have featured in the media
14-02-2015 more >>

Is there a case to target property investors?

Bill English said the Government would support the Reserve Bank if it chooses to implement new rules to target property investors.
11-02-2015 more >>

Taskforce to cut red tape announced

The Rules Reduction Taskforce is underway with the announcement of Taskforce members and public meetings to begin in March to consider submissions.
10-02-2015 more >>

Economic prospects good, risks more complex

Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler delivered this message in a speech to the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce in Christchurch today
04-02-2015 more >>

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