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Minister speeds up tenant bond releases in Canterbury

Minister speeds up tenant bond releases in Canterbury
Wellington, Sept 24 NZPA - Canterbury tenants forced to end the lease of their property due to earthquake damage should have their bond money released with 24 hours, Housing Minister Phil Heatley says.

Demand for Christchurch rentals increasing 'dramatically'

Demand for Christchurch rentals increasing 'dramatically'
By Amelia Langford for NZPA Wellington, Sept 14 NZPA - Demand for Canterbury rental properties has sharply increased since the magnitude 7.1 earthquake, say several real estate companies.

Eight councils sign up to leaky homes package

Eight councils sign up to leaky homes package
Wellington, May 31 NZPA - Eight of the "most affected" local government authorities have signed up to the Government's proposed financial assistance package for leaky home owners.

More councils sign up to leaky homes deal

More councils sign up to leaky homes deal
Wellington, May 28 NZPA - The Government's leaky homes package is finding support with local bodies, with Auckland City Council the latest to join up.

Leaky home repair claims spike after announcement

Leaky home repair claims spike after announcement
Wellington, May 24 NZPA - There has been a spike in claims and inquiries for leaky home repairs since a new subsidy package was offered by the Government last week, Prime Minister John Key says.

National Government caused leaky homes - Goff

National Government caused leaky homes - Goff
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - Labour leader Phil Goff admits not enough was done under his party was in government to fix the leaky home problem, but says the crisis only happened because of changes a National administration made.

Lawyer advising leaky home clients against taking package

Lawyer advising leaky home clients against taking package
Wellington, May 18 NZPA - The package to help fix leaky homes is not good enough, a lawyer for leaky home owners says. Paul Grimshaw, of Grimshaw and Co, will advise his clients to continue with litigation, Radio New Zealand reported.

Rates likely to increase to fix leaky homes

Rates likely to increase to fix leaky homes
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, May 18 NZPA - Rates could increase to pay local authorities' share of fixing the leaky homes problem, Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast says.

Local authority support likely for leaky homes package

Local authority support likely for leaky homes package
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, May 17 NZPA - Local authorities appear to support a Government package announced today to fix some of the nation's leaky homes.

Local authority support likely for leaky homes package

Local authority support likely for leaky homes package
By Sharon Lundy of NZPA Wellington, May 17 NZPA - Local authorities appear to support a Government package announced today to fix some of the nation's leaky homes.

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