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Archive: August 2016

Business sentiment strong

Our quarterly BNZ Confidence Survey of 14,000 Weekly Overview recipients elicited over 570 responses this time around, the vast majority of which were positive
31-08-2016 more >>

2018 OPIA -NZPIF Conference

The OPIA has been awarded the opportunity to host the 2018 NZPIF Conference Friday 12th to Sunday 14th October 2018 Would you like to be involved? Drop by the OPIA Office between 4pm and 8pm for the Information Night and hear what is involved. There is a wide range of activities to help out with during the next two years of planning and during the weekend of the conference. We want to make this a real warm Dunedin welcome.
29-08-2016 more >>

North End Group

North End landlords have faced some challenging issues and events this year. The OUSA has already received hundreds of tenancy related complaints. This is an interactive discussion, landlords have the opportunity to voice the issues they face. Followed by a brain storming session on how to move forward. Large or small issues - this is your chance to let others know what you have been struggling with. If you can't get to the meeting email opia@opia.org.nz with a brief summary of your problem for inclusion. You are welcome to bring Non OPIA landlords along to participate in the discussion. But PLEASE REGISTER as space is limited.
25-08-2016 more >>

Residual methamphetamine in rental properties - an update by Colin Comber

Members may have heard or viewed various reports in the media in recent weeks about the issue of residual methamphetamine in rental accommodation. This communication is intended as a summary of some key points that have emerged from the ongoing debate about the subject:
22-08-2016 more >>

Auckland Unitary Plan notification welcomed

Auckland Council’s notification today of its new Unitary Plan is an historic step in enabling New Zealand’s largest city to better grow and prosper, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
20-08-2016 more >>

Steel mesh testing to be strengthened

Consultation on proposed changes to the Building Code to strengthen steel reinforcing mesh testing requirements has opened today, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
19-08-2016 more >>

Are Your Finances In Check?

Money. Not always the most exciting topic in the world for most people. But talking about money doesn’t need to involve dry financial terms and even dryer financial speakers. Those who have heard Lisa Dudson speak know how she can make the highly important topic of money interesting… and even fun! She prides herself as being one of the few financial experts that actually speaks in terms people can understand. Her presentations are full of useful advice and ideas that participants can take home and use to achieve their financial and lifestyle goals. Learn more about Lisa by checking out her website www.acumen.co.nz. Come along, bring your children, grandchildren, neices or nephews to hear Lisa give an inspirational presentation to help them to move ahead in life. Lisa will be bringing copies of her latest book which has been discounted from $40 to $25 for OPIA members. Please bring along cash on the night if you can. Thank you to our major sponsor, ANZ bank for providing the raffle prizes. Bring along your small change or eftpos will be available for you to buy your raffle tickets. Proceeds go towards purchasing resources for our members. The library will be on display - feel free to browse through and select the books you wish to take away with you or return the books you have at home. Here's What Others Say About Lisa "Lisa Dudson was an inspiring speaker at one of our Waikato Property Investor meetings. Speaking to a packed audience of about 300 members, she provided meaty, informative concepts for managing one’s finances and growing wealth overall. We encouraged our members to bring their children and were pleased to see them patiently absorbing Lisa’s nuggets of information for almost two hours! An impressive feat in itself! An accomplished businesswoman with an easy listening style and obvious enthusiasm for sharing her financial knowledge, Lisa made this one of our most memorable and talked about meetings. We will be more than happy to invite her back to speak again.” Michele Coker, Waikato Property Investors Spokesperson
16-08-2016 more >>

Accessible Properties preferred provider in Tauranga

IHC subsidiary Accessible Properties has been chosen as the preferred provider to take over the ownership of Housing New Zealand’s properties in Tauranga, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.
13-08-2016 more >>

Reserve Bank defers start of proposed changes to investor LVR

The Reserve Bank is deferring the start of the proposed changes to investor loan-to-value restrictions (LVRs) nationwide from 1 September to 1 October 2016, based on feedback from the banking industry from its recent consultation on the proposals.
12-08-2016 more >>

Rights of the tenant versus rights of the landlord

“There are good and bad aspects of the Greens’ Residential Tenancies (Safe and Secure Rentals) Amendment Bill which was selected from the ballot today” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation.
11-08-2016 more >>

NZPIF in the news in July and August

During the July/August period, Andrew King has been interviewed by a variety of media about the minimum standards for rental properties which came into force on July 1, about the Labour Party policy announcements. changes in Reserve Bank policy on levels of LVR for property investors, and the Green Party's housing bill. Six NZPIF media releases have been distributed on these issues as well.
11-08-2016 more >>

Advocacy during 2016

I was expecting this year to be relatively quiet on the advocacy front, but oh boy, how wrong I was.
07-08-2016 more >>

Government raises KiwiSaver HomeStart caps

The Government is increasing the income and house price caps of the KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme to ensure it meets its objectives of helping New Zealanders buy their first home, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
01-08-2016 more >>

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