RMA changes welcome, but problem bigger than housing

Press Release – The New Zealand Initiative

The New Zealand Initiative has welcomed the overhaul of the Resource Management Act, in particular the focus on housing affordability and the restoration of property rights, but is still concerned about the ambiguity surrounding Section 5. Read more »

Ravenswood Village Development Making Good Progress

Press Release – Infinity Investment Group Holdings

Subdivision consent for stage 1 of the residential area is in place and construction of a dual-lane roundabout will commence soon at the intersection of State Highway 1 and the entrance to Ravenswood Village opposite Pegasus Boulevard. This will improve … Read more »

Managing Natural Hazards Must Be In RMA

Press Release – Insurance Council of New Zealand

The Insurance Council of New Zealand welcomes the Governments intention to include the management of natural hazards in a revamped Resource Management Act (RMA). Read more »

National fails to produce evidence justifying attack on RMA

Press Release – Green Party

The National Government is misusing evidence provided in the Motu report on planning rules to justify gutting the environmental protections secured by the Resource Management Act (RMA), says the Green Party today. Read more »

Rents continue to resist inflationary pressure

Press Release – Trade Me Property

For the fifth consecutive month, the national median rent remained unchanged at $400 per week and up just over 5 per cent on a year ago, according to the Trade Me Property Rental Price Index out today. Read more »

Bayleys Realty Group new strategic marketing director

Press Release – Bayleys

Real estate and property services company Bayleys Realty Group is growing its service support with the appointment of Chris Gwin to the newly-created role of Director Marketing and Communications. Read more »

Local government supports sensible change to the RMA

Press Release – Local Government NZ

Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has welcomed change to the RMA signalled by Hon Dr Nick Smith in his annual speech to Nelson Rotary yesterday and looks forward to working with the Government to implement these changes. Read more »

RMA announcement is welcomed news

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

The Housing and Building Ministers announcement on overhauling the Resource Management Act, supply, affordability and quality of housing echo the same messages Property Council has been spearheading for years. Read more »

To Rent or To Buy a House? A Global View

Press Release – rateyourflat.com

Shelter is a basic need for mankind, irrespective of what form. But, as humans, we look for something concrete and strong. This again is classified into rental, lease, buying or possessing of the asset, also considered as an essential component of investment. … Read more »

Dunne Speaks: RMA Changes

Column – United Future NZ Party

The first was the befittingly silly comment from Ron Mark about putting shots across the bows of foreign fishing vessels illegally poaching toothfish in the southern ocean. Read more »

ACT welcomes commitment to RMA reform

Press Release – ACT New Zealand

ACT welcomes commitment to RMA reform Press release: ACT New Zealand January 22, 2015. 8:20am Read more »

Mayor welcomes ‘pragmatic’ proposals to reform RMA

Press Release – Office of the Mayor of Auckland

Mayor Len Brown has welcomed a review of the Resource Management Act announced today by Environment Minister Nick Smith. Read more »

EDS responds to Hon Dr Nick Smith’s speech

Press Release – EDS

The Environmental Defence Society is responding to Hon Dr Nick Smiths announcements today regarding RMA reforms. Read more »

RMA changes won’t build more homes

Press Release – Green Party

RMA changes wont build more homes The National Government must stop using the Resource Management Act as the straw man for its own failure to build more homes and put an end to the countrys housing crisis, the Green Party says. Today, Environment … Read more »

RMA changes won’t knock a dollar off the cost of a new home

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Governments proposed changes to the RMA wont increase the number of affordable homes or knock a dollar off the cost of building a new house, Labour Leader Andrew Little says. Read more »

RMA reform agenda outlined

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Overhauling the Resource Management Act (RMA) is critical to addressing housing supply and affordability, and maintaining the momentum of economic and job growth as well as better managing New Zealands environment, Dr Nick Smith said today in his 20th … Read more »

Local building contractors win UCOL tender

Press Release – Universal College Of Learning

Local building companies Masterbuilt Ltd and Houghton & Gemini Pepper Construction Ltd have tendered successfully for rebuilding and refurbishment work at Whanganui UCOL. Read more »

Court case reconfirms QEII covenants’ clout

Press Release – QEII National Trust

For the second time in less than 12 months the durability of QEII National Trust covenants has been confirmed by the High Court. Read more »

Canopies removal underway in Porirua City Centre

Press Release – Porirua City Council

For the first time in 20 years light was able to shine into a section of Porirua City Centre after a section of canopies covering the street was removed. Read more »

Low inflation helping households get ahead

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Low inflation is helping New Zealand households get ahead, with wages on average continuing to rise faster than the cost of living, Finance Minister Bill English says. Read more »

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