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The following articles are sourced from The New Zealand Herald


Flat-pack home ordered via smartphone
Fri, 27 May 2016 07:00
Like the idea of designing your dream home on an app and receiving it on a truck a couple of months later, ready to be bolted together in a matter of days?It's already possible in California where upmarket prefab homes can be designed...

 

Budget 2016: Disappointed couple no closer to buying first home
Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00
New parents Mike Alsweiler and Gemma Mann - who the Herald followed as part of its Home Truths series last month - saw nothing in the Budget to get them closer to buying their first home.Mr Alsweiler said the Government had hinted...

 

Editorial: Lack of moves on housing disappointing
Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00
This is not a Government that often springs surprises, for which we should be grateful most of the time. But a Budget always brings hope of a new answer to the country's most pressing problem. Right now that problem is rampant housing...

 

Budget 2016: Housing issues ignored: critics
Fri, 27 May 2016 05:00
Lack of Budget housing initiatives earned the Government criticism from many quarters yesterday."When New Zealanders need homes, the Government gives us toilets," said Greens co-leader James Shaw."The extent of this Government's...

 

Budget 2016: Housing moves welcomed, but more needed
Thu, 26 May 2016 15:22
Property experts welcomed Budget housing initiatives, but one said much more was needed due to extensive impediments.David Whitburn, a former lawyer turned major residential investor, welcomed the measures but described issues."The...

 

Budget 2016: $17.8m for Maori land reform
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:58
Maori Development Minister Te Ururoa Flavell has secured $17.8 million to get a new Maori land service up and running, and provide more assistance for property owners as part of his efforts to overhaul legislation governing Maori...

 

New Zealand Budget 2016: Auckland focus of housing initiatives
Thu, 26 May 2016 14:00
• Live updates and reaction to Bill English's Budget speech • Budget 2016 at a glance: 10 key points • INTERACTIVE: Where the money is being spent • FULL BUDGET 2016 COVERAGE HERE • Join the conservation...

 

New Zealand Budget 2016: Vulnerable get $650m funding boost
Thu, 26 May 2016 12:33
• Live updates and reaction to Bill English's Budget speech • Are you a Budget winner or a Budget loser? • INTERACTIVE: Where the money is being spent • FULL BUDGET 2016 COVERAGE HERE • Join the conservation...

 

Argosy lifts annual earnings 5pc as portfolio shift drives up rental income
Thu, 26 May 2016 09:32
Argosy Property, the country's fourth-biggest listed property investor by market value, lifted distributable earnings 5 percent as a shift in the company's portfolio helped lift rental income. Distributable profit, the preferred...

 

John Palino: Housing solution must look outside council-imposed box
Thu, 26 May 2016 08:30
John Palino is standing for Mayor of Auckland at the local elections this year. Make no mistake, Auckland is in crisis and it is a crisis of the council's making. Housing is unaffordable due to artificial restrictions on land supply....

 

Cartoon: Failed housing policy
Thu, 26 May 2016 05:00

 

The apartment you can control on your phone
Wed, 25 May 2016 17:42
Residents can use their mobile phones to unlock doors, heat rooms and even control their ovens at a new apartment development in Auckland.The Kosmopolis, a $30 million, 25-apartment project in Grafton by the Chateau Management Group,...

 

Legal stuff up could hamper plans to build 15,000 new homes in special housing areas
Wed, 25 May 2016 16:38
A legal stuff up could hamper 15,000 new homes being built in special housing areas in Auckland, says Labour MP and Auckland mayoral candidate Phil Goff.The MP has written to Housing Minister Nick Smith today, saying legal experts...

 

Fletcher gets approval for new housing project
Wed, 25 May 2016 16:38
Fletcher Residential has won the right to build a huge new Auckland housing project on a controversial site at Oruarangi in Mangere.A decision has just been issued by the Accord Territorial Authority, chaired by Leigh McGregor,...

 

Study: Facebook may influence your house price
Wed, 25 May 2016 15:30
House prices rises could spread through social networks like a virus, according to a new study that suggests your Facebook friends have too much of an influence on what you pay for a house.People whose friends are experiencing house...

 

Arvida posts full-year profit, beats IPO forecast
Wed, 25 May 2016 13:15
Arvida Group, which operates 21 retirement villages and aged care facilities, reported annual earnings ahead of its prospectus forecast and said it was confident of further gains in 2017.Underlying profit, which Arvida has said...

 

Monsanto rejects $62 billion Bayer offer
Wed, 25 May 2016 12:30
Monsanto rejected a $62 billion takeover offer from Bayer as too low, while saying it remains open to further deal talks, putting pressure on the German company to raise a bid that has already sent its stock tumbling."We believe...

 

Economics of Tiwai Point smelter still going backwards - Woodward's Kidd
Wed, 25 May 2016 11:45
The economics of the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter continue to slide despite last week's announcement that it will be the largest single beneficiary of proposed national grid payment reforms, says Woodward Partners energy analyst...

 

Opinion: Project threatens precious heritage
Wed, 25 May 2016 09:31
On the face of it, a decision to give the go-ahead for residential development of a site at Ihumatao, five minutes from Auckland Airport, has a lot of appeal. The city is gripped by a housing crisis and the development, by Fletcher...

 

Brian Rudman: Developers rub hands as city begs for funding
Wed, 25 May 2016 09:30
Instead of all the whining about property developers making windfall profits at the expense of the rest of us, why don't we do something about it? Over the weekend there was one of those night follows day, obvious headlines blaring...

 

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