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Auckland Councillors must engage with public on rezoning - ACT

ACT Leader David Seymour is urging councillors to make their positions on rezoning plans clear after tomorrow’s extraordinary Council meeting.

Improvement in housing affordability for first home buyers

There was a significant improvement in housing affordability for first home buyers in many parts of the country including Auckland last month, thanks to a sharp drop in house prices combined with ongoing declines in mortgage interest rates.

Landlords out of pocket but things set to improve

Landlords around New Zealand are losing thousands of dollars in tenancy debt but new statistics illustrate that the losses aren’t as significant as they were four years ago and things are only going to get better.

'Auckland must be exempted' from quake-prone buildings law

Auckland and other low-seismic-risk areas must be exempted from strict new building strength regulations, says ACT Leader David Seymour, who plans to vote against the Building (Earthquake-prone buildings) Amendment Bill at second reading tonight.

Govt must rewrite rental housing bill to save lives - Greens

The Government must rewrite and strengthen its Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill so that it will actually keep Kiwi children warm, safe and dry in the homes they live in, the Green Party said today.

Christchurch's housing affordability improves

Growing incomes, coupled with stabilising rents and house prices, are helping improve housing affordability in Christchurch.

Politicising of Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan 'appalling'

Property Council is appalled with Auckland councillors who have withdrawn their support to rezone Auckland suburbs with the capacity for more housing and apartments.

First home buyers active over summer break

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ), the most up-to-date source of nationwide real estate data in New Zealand, announced today that there were 5,048 dwelling sales in January 2016, up 4.3% on January 2015.

Affordable housing confirmed for Akld Council owned Hobsonville Pt site

The ability to buy a home in sought-after Hobsonville Point just got easier with news today an Auckland Council-owned site will be part of a new Special Housing Area.

PrefabNZ UniPod design competition winner announced

What if your bathroom and kitchen came to your building site in one-piece like a giant piece of Lego? That’s exactly what the UniPod is all about.

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