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Next steps in earthquake-prone building policy

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today released for consultation regulations approved by Cabinet on Monday for the new earthquake-prone building legislation.

Building levels reaching pre-GFC activity

Data released today by Statistics New Zealand shows that while the value of building work put in place for the 2016 June quarter is at record levels, the actual building activity is now nearly reaching 2004 peak levels.

Building boom going strong - Minister

The nearly 1100 dwelling consents issued in Auckland in July shows New Zealand’s building boom is continuing to gather momentum, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

Rights of the tenant versus rights of the landlord

"There are good and bad aspects of the Greens’ Residential Tenancies (Safe and Secure Rentals) Amendment Bill which was selected from the ballot today" says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation.

Green Party Bill puts renters' rights on the agenda

A Green Party Member’s Bill pulled from the ballot today will put renters’ rights firmly on the political agenda, where it belongs.

Low interest rates 'will mean busy spring'

"It’s yet to be seen just how much of the latest Official Cash Rate cut will be passed on by our retail banks.

Opinion: Oh, give me a home...

House price inflation is an issue of supply and demand - but it's the supply of easy money that is the real culprit, Massey academics say.

National's runaway housing market is hurting rest of economy - Greens

House price data released today shows no signs of a slow down to the overheated housing market and overdue cuts to the Official Cash Rate (OCR) tomorrow are likely to add further fuel to the fire, the Green Party said today.

Ravenswood launches commercial centre with major retailers

Ravenswood, the new 1300 section residential community in the heart of North Canterbury, has announced the inclusion of several major retailers as anchor tenants for its new commercial centre.

Auckland median prices hit record $825k in July - REINZ

Four regions hit new record high median sale prices in July, with the national median sale price rising by $5,000 to $505,000, only $1,000 shy of the record median price reached in May 2016, according to the latest data released today by REINZ, source of the most recent, complete and accurate rea

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