Labour has withdrawn its support for the Government's Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Bill, saying the Bill is flawed and won't achieve its aim of increasing the supply of affordable homes.
Certified Builders Association of New Zealand, the preeminent nationwide network of qualified and trusted builders, says the record increase in building consents for the June quarter 2013 comes as no surprise.
With the recent earthquakes rattling the central New Zealand area, we have provided you with some useful tips around initial checking of your buildings.
A Government’s right to make legislation restricting foreign ownership of our housing stock should not be hamstrung due to free trade agreements signed up to by either Labour or National, Green Party Co-Leader Dr Russel Norman said today.
New Zealand First has again called for an immediate freeze on property sales to foreign buyers to avoid a ‘backdoor’ sell out of New Zealand land and homes.
The Green Party today welcomed David Shearer’s announcement about restricting overseas buyers access to the New Zealand housing market.
Commercial building owners and local authorities across New Zealand are hanging in the balance while the Government decides on its approach to changing the earthquake-prone building system.
In what looks to be a significant change up for the insurance industry in New Zealand all major insurers are switching their house insurance policies to ‘sum insured’.
National wants first home buyers to pay for its incompetent handling of the housing crisis by cracking open more of their retirement savings, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford and Finance spokesperson David Parker say.
First home buyers are getting squeezed even before the Reserve Bank announces expected limits to low-deposit home mortgage lending, says Labour's Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford.
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