Peters: Stopping the Sale of New Zealand

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Stopping the Sale of New Zealand Futility of offshore ownership of house building companies. What New Zealand First will do. Read more »

Chch property investor wins policy appeal in Supreme Court

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Ridgecrest NZ, a property investor, has won an appeal in the Supreme Court over insurance cover provided by IAG New Zealand for a Christchurch building damaged in four successive earthquakes. Read more »

Be clear how much you’ll pocket if selling property

Press Release – Banking Ombudsman

Customers wanting to sell one of their properties to release capital should first be clear how much money their bank will let them pocket, said Banking Ombudsman Deborah Battell. Read more »

Support for capital gains tax misguided

Press Release – NZ Property Investors’ Federation

Nearly half of the respondents to TV Ones Vote Compass survey supported a Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is hardly surprising given the information presented to them. Read more »

Akarua Purchases Vineyards on Felton Road

Press Release – Akarua Winery

Akarua is delighted to announce a major vineyard purchase with the acquisition of vineyards located in Felton Road and Lowburn finalised on Friday 22 August 2014. Read more »

National gets fast and loose with the facts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

In their desperation to make it look as though they are doing something about the housing crisis, National is playing fast and loose, says Labours housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

High LVR lending slips to 6.5% of new mortgages in July

Article – BusinessDesk

High LVR lending slips to 6.5% of new mortgages in July, RBNZ data shows Read more »

John Collyns on taking the heat out of the housing crisis

Press Release – ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews John Collyns, RVA Executive Director on taking the heat out of the housing crisis. Read more »

New Zealand organic pioneers place farming unit up for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

A sizeable landholding which is part of one of New Zealands oldest organic farming operations has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Office sector leads New Zealand commercial property returns

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Sydney, 22 August 2014 : The PCNZ/IPD New Zealand Quarterly Property Index Q2 2014 results, released today, showed a total return of 11.1% for the year-ending June 2014. This was comprised of 7.7% income return and 3.1% capital growth. Read more »

$20k grant ‘definitely makes it easier to buy homes sooner’

Press Release – Jalcon Homes

The $20,000 grant announced by National will definitely make it easier for people to get in to their own homes sooner, says one of Aucklands biggest residential builders, Jalcon Homes. Read more »

Quest opens new property in Wellington

Press Release – Quest Serviced Apartments

Quest Serviced Apartments has added to its accommodation offering in Wellington with the opening of a new property in the central city. Read more »

Land sale highlights need for clean water rules

Press Release – Green Party

Concerns raised about the possible impact of the sale of Lochinver Station, and resulting increased dairy intensification on the property, highlight the need for stronger clean water rules, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Home buyer subsidy discredited in Oz

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Treasury advised against Nationals policy of ramping up home buyer subsidies after it was discredited in Australia because it pushed house prices even higher, Labours Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. Read more »

Modest Homes Beating Mansions Should Spur Rethink

Press Release – Future Proof Building

Homebuyers have been given a compelling argument to choose a new build over major renovations, with the latest Registered Master Builder House of the Year results. Read more »

South Auckland housing crisis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nationals HomeStart package is nothing more than a political stunt designed to beguile South Auckland voters, said Labours Pacific Affairs spokesperson Sua William Sio. Read more »

Housing under National: the Facts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Council valuations indicate Auckland house prices have gone up by one-third over the last three years. (Auckland Council) Read more »

Hon Jo Goodhew opens Ballarat Care Home in Rangiora

Press Release – Bupa

Bupas Ballarat Care Home was officially opened this week on 20 August by Hon Jo Goodhew in a public ceremony. The celebration was attended by community groups, residents and relatives plus representatives from the health care community. Read more »

Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort looks to expand

Press Release – Millbrook Resort

Queenstowns award-winning Millbrook Resort has conditionally purchased 66 hectares of land adjacent to the five-star resort, which could significantly expand the property and potentially see the resort upgraded from its current 27-hole layout to a full … Read more »

Wilson Parking New Zealand Limited v Fanshawe 136 Limited

Press Release – NZ Court of Appeal

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Courts judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons … Read more »

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