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Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Auckland housing: A crisis by any other name
12:38 | 24/5/16
Bill English is painting this year's Budget as predictable, but he's leaving people guessing about what the Government will do about "housing pressures".
Housing crisis or 'building boom'?
12:01 | 24/5/16
Is New Zealand in the midst of a housing crisis or "building boom"?
Housing plans lack cohesion - Dunne
08:58 | 24/5/16
Telling young families to give up on home ownership challenges the very ethos New Zealand was founded on, says United Future leader Peter Dunne.
Government gets thumbs down on housing
07:53 | 24/5/16
An opinion poll has shown that most voters don't think the government is doing enough to control the housing market.
More Auckland offices becoming apartments
06:32 | 24/5/16
Auckland's housing shortage is impacting on the commercial sector, with an increasing number of office buildings being turned into apartments.
Dunne suggests housing conference to deal with crisis
02:19 | 23/5/16
Labour and National should put politics aside and work with the building and finance industries on the nationwide problem of housing affordability, Peter Dunne says.
Labour: No new beds in emergency housing fund
09:22 | 20/5/16
Labour says the Government's emergency housing plan will just redefine existing stock as temporary, without actually increasing the number of beds.
Realtor hit by $1.25M price fixing fine
09:00 | 20/5/16
The Commerce Commission has taken 13 real estate companies to the High Court over price fixing allegations.
Auckland Council's housing plan 'deluded' - Labour
06:11 | 20/5/16
Labour says Auckland Council is deluded, after it said its metropolitan urban limit wasn't holding up development of new housing.
Fostering community after Wellington man's lonely death
10:59 | 19/5/16
Following the discovery of an elderly man's decomposing body in a Wellington apartment block, there have been reminders to get to know your neighbours.
Property investors get behind urban boundary removal
05:45 | 19/5/16
The Property Investors' Association says scrapping Auckland's urban boundary is a good start, but it's no silver bullet.
Greens policy to increase state house building
01:10 | 19/5/16
In a bid to get people out of cars and off the streets, the Greens have released a policy they say would build 450 state homes to help ease the housing crisis.
End Auckland's urban growth boundary - Twyford
02:53 | 18/5/16
Labour wants Auckland's urban growth boundary removed to take pressure off high land and house prices and the idea already has some backers.
Queenstown ahead of housing target
05:26 | 17/5/16
Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith says 557 dwelling and section consents were issued between October 2014 and September 2015 - 60 percent more than the target of 350.
Archaic Chinese letter breaks auction record
03:09 | 17/5/16
An anguished letter penned by a Chinese scholar nearly a millennium ago has become the most expensive work of calligraphy ever bought.
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