Minister intends to introduce Māori Land Bill into the House

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, intends to allow for more time to develop the Ture Whenua Mori Bill within an expanded work programme, which is aimed at fully realising the utilisation of Mori land. Read more »

Jane Kelsey on “The FIRE Economy”

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

I would also like to invite you to hear Professor Jane Kelsey speak about her new book “The Fire Economy” at 5:30pm onWednesday August 5th at Lecture Theatre 1, Old Government Buildings, Stout Street, Wellington. Read more »

New, young director takes out top national valuation award

Press Release – Kite Communications

Logan Stone, a leading national and international property valuation business recently announced a new director of the business, Jay Sorensen. At 28 years old, he may be youthful, but he is already packing a punch in the valuation industry having been … Read more »

Accommodation complex for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

Amid escalating house prices, a residential, holiday and caravan complex at Waihi Beach in the Western Bay of Plenty offers coastal living at an entry level price. The property encompassing a home and established business has been placed on the … Read more »

Tainui to sell up to 50% of its Hamilton shopping centre

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 3 (BusinessDesk) – Tainui Group Holdings (TGH), the investment arm of the Waikato tribe, plans to sell as much as 50 percent of its The Base shopping centre in Te Rapa, northwest Hamilton, using the funds to repay debt and for other investments. Read more »

Up to 50% Of the Base Shopping Centre up for grabs

Press Release – Tainui Group Holdings

Tainui Group Holdings (TGH) today announced that it intends to offer for sale up to 50 per cent ofThe Base, one of New Zealands largest and most successful shopping centres located at Te Rapa, North-West Hamilton. Read more »

TPPA ministerial fails – time for NZ Govt. to cut losses

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The final ministerial meeting on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) in Maui has failed. Not opting to stay another day shows the gridlock is serious and potentially intractable, according to University of Auckland law professor … Read more »

Asian interest in Auckland property accounts for around 5%

Press Release –

Data indicates East Asian interest in Auckland property accounts for around 5% of those viewing online listings in the city Read more »

House price expectations highest since survey began in 1996

Press Release – ASB Bank

House price expectations hit a new record, with a net 65% of respondents expecting house prices to increase. More people expect interest rate declines over the next year. First signs that new rules for property investors are impacting price … Read more »

Ngai Tahu Property boss Tony Sewell to retire

Article – BusinessDesk

Ngai Tahu Property boss Sewell retiring to pursue private sector opportunities after building $553 million portfolio Read more »

Majestic Church sells Cranmer Court land in Christchurch

Press Release – Colliers International

Majestic Church sells Cranmer Court land in Christchurch to joint venture for premium apartment development 31 July 2015 – The Majestic Church in Christchurch has sold its high profile Cranmer Court site to a joint venture that is planning an upmarket … Read more »

Wellington Property People Awards

Press Release – PropertyNZ

For the first time in Wellington, commercial property professionals, developers, investors, managers and enthusiasts get the opportunity to be recognised and celebrated for their commitment to the industry and the local economy. Read more »

Halberg Sport for Life Dinner raises $113,000

Press Release – Harcourts

A massive $113,000 was last night raised by guests at the second annual Sport for Life charity dinner, hosted by the Harcourts Foundations to benefit the Halberg Disability Sport Foundation. Read more »

Ngai Tahu Property Chief Executive Signals Departure

Press Release – Cherryred Consulting

Ngai Tahu Property Chief Executive Signals Departure Ngi Tahu Property Chief Executive, Tony Sewell, has announced that he will be leaving Ngi Tahu Property to explore new business opportunities. After 21 years working for Te Rnanga o Ngi Tahu … Read more »

NZ home building consents fall 4.1% in June

Article – BusinessDesk

July 30 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand residential building consents fell 4.1 percent in June as construction intentions in Canterbury tapered off, with the region’s housing rebuild nearing a plateau. Read more »

Food and hospitality revolution coming to New Zealand

Press Release – PropertyNZ

Over the past five years, Australia and New Zealand have experienced a massive change in the range and diversity of modern popular cuisines. Read more »

Mortgage statistics need careful interpretation

Press Release – NZ Property Investors Federation

Latest Reserve Bank lending data released this week has shown that, over the last year, the proportion of lending to investors has risen from 29 percent to 33 per cent. This has led some to believe that property investment is rampant and a major … Read more »

Concern about industry skill shortages in light of growth

Press Release – Certified Builders Association

Certified Builders welcomes the latest National Construction Pipeline report which shows continued growth in demand for building and construction in New Zealand. While this is encouraging for the industry, a broader concern is the shortfall in skilled … Read more »

Report forecasts ‘unprecedented’ construction activity

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The total value of building and construction activity in New Zealand is forecast to top $200 billion over the next six years and peak at an all-time high of approximately $37 billion in 2016 according to the latest National Construction Pipeline Report … Read more »

‘Unprecedented’ building activity seen on back of Auckland

Article – BusinessDesk

July 29 (BusinessDesk) – An “unprecedented” level of building work is predicted over the coming six years, due largely to Auckland’s housing boom, a new reports says. Read more »

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