Prime Minister John Key officially opens Sofitel Wellington

Press Release – Sofitel

New Zealand Prime Minister, The Right Honourable John Key officially opened the new Sofitel Wellington hotel last night the first luxury hotel to open in the capital in over 15 years. Read more »

EDS welcomes Productivity Commission’s analysis

Press Release – Environmental Defence Society

Media Release: EDS welcomes the Productivity Commission’s thoughtful analysis of the thorny issue of urban planning Read more »

Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan decisions notified

Press Release – Auckland Council

Auckland Councils decisions on recommendations made by the Independent Hearings Panel will be available on the council website from 5pm today. Read more »

Strategically located bar goes up for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

One of Aucklands most strategically located bars has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Failed planning system only part of the problem

Press Release – NZ Council for Infrastructure Development

In its blue sky review of the New Zealand planning system, the Productivity Commission has correctly found that the planning system is failing, but their recommendations for change will not succeed without governance and funding reform, says Stephen … Read more »

Duncan Saville steps down from Infratil board after 22 years

Article – BusinessDesk

Duncan Saville is to retire as a director of Infratil at the company’s annual meeting later this month after 22 years in the role. Read more »

Century 21 launches its home loans service

Press Release – Century 21 Real Estate

Century 21s new home loans service was officially launched at the companys national awards ceremony last night in Auckland by Geoff Barnett, National Manager of Century 21 New Zealand. Read more »

Choosing bold design the right thing, says Chamber

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce

Wellington City councillors have done the right thing in opting for the bolder, though more expensive, design for The Movie Museum and Convention Centre, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce. Read more »

Mortgage fraudsters sentenced to prison, home detention

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Four people found guilty of mortgage fraud have been sentenced for scamming seven banks using forged documents and aliases in a $9.2 million scheme involving 11 Auckland properties between July 2007 and December 2010. Read more »

New package of urban growth areas to keep supply of housing

Press Release – SmartGrowth

A package of four new urban development projects in the western Bay of Plenty, approved by a joint SmartGrowth committee today, aims to boost inner city living and provide a steady supply of new, well-designed urban communities over the next 5 to ten years … Read more »

Council opts for big, bold, beautiful design

Press Release – Wellington City Council

Wellington City Councillors have today voted unanimously for a big, bold design to house the Movie Museum and Convention Centre. Read more »

Investment to help make Levin innovative lifestyle centre

Press Release – Horowhenua District Council

The potential for Levin to transform into a lifestyle centre specialising in living innovations for New Zealands older population has received a significant funding boost. Read more »

Auckland Council’s passing of Unitary Plan welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is welcoming Auckland Councils passing of the new Unitary Plan, which is a key component of the long-term solution to the citys housing challenges, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Read more »

Auckland Unitary Plan No Silver Bullet

Press Release – Mark Thomas

Auckland mayoral candidate Mark Thomas says passage of Auckland’s Unitary Plan today is an important milestone but the significant challenges of delivering affordable houses, filling our infrastructure deficit and protecting character remain. Read more »

Kids will keep getting sick as housing crisis persists

Press Release – Green Party

The Governments inaction on the housing crisis is hurting our kids health, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Harcourts Invercargill celebrates 25 years

Press Release – Harcourts

For a quarter of a century the team at Harcourts Holmwood has been an integral part of the Invercargill community. Read more »

Number of homes listed during July in Hamilton breaks record

Press Release – Lodge Real Estate

The number of homes listed for sale in Hamilton during July 2016 was the highest on record with 442 coming onto the market during the month. Read more »

NZSEE welcomes programme to strengthen heritage buildings

Press Release – NZ Society for Earthquake Engineering

New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering (NZSEE) has welcomed Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Maggie Barrys announcement of a programme to help private owners strengthen nationally significant heritage buildings that are earthquake-prone. Read more »

State house sell-off a kick in the guts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Phil Twyford MP for Te Atat Housing Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 12 August 2016 State house sell-off a kick in the guts for Taurangas homeless The Governments sale of 1124 state houses in Tauranga wont house a single extra homeless person … Read more »

Axing Auckland’s affordable quota disappointing

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Auckland Council has given away a useful tool for delivering more affordable housing by voting to accept the Independent Hearing Panels recommendation to abolish affordable quotas for new developments, says Labours Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford. Read more »

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