More ghost houses from National

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Governments desperate pre-election announcement of more ghost houses wont fool Aucklanders wanting action on the housing crisis, says Labours Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

Harcourts MarketWatch September 2014

Press Release – Harcourts

The property market has taken a pause around the country as people wait for the end of winter and the outcome of the election. This is always the case around election time, with a drop off in listings and sales expected. Read more »

NZ house sales fall in August

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand house sales fell in August as a lack of listings compounded the chilling effects of rising interest rates and mortgage loan restrictions, and as the upcoming general election adds another uncertainty for buyers. Read more »

Bellfield Road, Papakura – Special Housing Area

Press Release – Calum Penrose

The former Papakura Golf Course and the adjoining property at 117 Opaheke Road, which borders the new Opaheke Park, have been recommended to the Minister of Housing in Auckland Councils latest tranche of Special Housing Areas (SHAs). Read more »

August real estate market ‘idling’

Press Release – Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

5,481 dwellings sold in August 2014, down 7.0% on July and down 16.3% on August 2013 National median price of $420,000, up $4,000 (+1.0%) on July and up $30,000 (+7.7%) on August 2013 Days to sell eased by one day to 38 days compared to July, … Read more »

ACT will sort out the shambles Govts have caused in housing

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

“Government interference over the years have made a dogs breakfast of housing in New Zealand, said ACT Leader Jamie Whyte. It should be obvious that if government removed the needless regulations on land use that restricts supply, the number of … Read more »

Company directors Hayden Jones, Thomas Jones fined

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) – Christchurch company directors Hayden Jones and Thomas Jones have each been fined $35,000 for breaching financial reporting rules by not filing financial statements. Read more »

Three Central City transport projects for consultation

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council today gave the go-ahead to start public consultation on three concept designs for transport projects needed to support key Anchor Projects in the Central City. Read more »

New framework outline for a world-class downtown Auckland

Press Release – Auckland Council

A new framework for downtown Auckland has been launched today, setting out 12 major programmes of work that will help create a world-class area that is able to compete globally to attract investment, tourism and jobs. Read more »

Expressions of interest for Town Hall conservation

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Council has begun an expression of interest (EOI) process for contractors interested in tendering for the Town Hall conservation project. Read more »

Council to increase social housing under new structure

Press Release – Christchurch City Council

Christchurch City Councils decision to lease its social housing to a separate entity will secure the service for tenants and grow it into the future, says Deputy Mayor Vicki Buck. Read more »

Northern Region property market analysis

Press Release – Harcourts

Please find attached full property market figures for the Northern Region for August 2014 from New Zealands largest real estate group Harcourts. Read more »

Economic analysis of runway extension is a positive first step

Press Release – Greater Wellington Regional Council

Regional Council Chair Fran Wilde has welcomed the economic analysis of an airport runway extension as a significant step in the debate about the proposed project. Read more »

Reserve Bank says migration impact on housing ‘muted’ so far

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank is keenly watching the impact New Zealand’s decade-high net migration inflow is having on the housing market, which it says hasn’t pushed up property prices as aggressively as in the past. Read more »

Higher interest rates, loan curbs rein in house prices: RBNZ

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 11 (BusinessDesk) – The Reserve Bank’s moves to hike interest rates and impose restrictions on low-equity home loans has helped slow the pace of house price increases, the central bank says. Read more »

Property Council welcomes Inquiry into land supply

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council welcomes the scope of the Productivity Commissions new inquiry into the supply and development capacity of land for housing. Read more »

Public input invited on development of new playground

Press Release – Hastings District Council

The public is being invited to give their thoughts on the creation of a new playground and family area at Windsor Park in Hastings. Read more »

RCG wins awards for commercial design excellence

Press Release – RCG

The RED Awards, run by the New Zealand Retail Interior Association, recognises design and commercial excellence in the retail sector. Read more »

Horowhenua Hospital sold

Press Release – MidCentral District Health Board

MidCentral District Health Board has confirmed the sale by tender of the former Horowhenua Hospital and grounds. Read more »

Productivity Commission to look at housing land supply

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) – The Productivity Commission is to expand on its housing affordability report with an investigation into improving land supply and development capacity, particularly in areas with strong population growth. Read more »

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