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Property Council is appalled with Auckland councillors who have withdrawn their support to rezone Auckland suburbs with the capacity for more housing and apartments.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

Build smart and live well in Selwyn

If you’re thinking of building a new home and want to avoid large power bills or you’re in an existing home and need to manage your power bill, a free presentation can give you some great tips on how to do this.

Housing multi-generational families

An unrecognized household type, the multi-generational household (MGH), where more than one generation of related adults live together, has been rising sharply in New Zealand.

Annual building consents top 27,000

The latest figures from Statistics New Zealand showing 27,132 consents for the year and 2538 for the month of December are the highest in more than a decade and show residential construction is booming, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

RBNZ Bulletin looks at divergence in house prices between Auckland and regions

The Reserve Bank today published a Bulletin article, ‘New Zealand house prices: a historical perspective’ that provides historical context to the current divergence between house price inflation in Auckland and the rest of New Zealand.

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