Marlborough Property Investors' Association

News & Updates

Recent updates


Review of political issues of interest to property investors

Presentation to NZPIF meeting 17 May 2009
Housing Politics 2009
·         National and minor parties including ACT, United Future & Maori Party
·         “Memorandum of Understanding” with the Green Party
·         Coalition partners & Green “MOU” will significantly shape the Government's legislative programme, also: “less compliance” & “less bureaucracy” edicts
Relevant Cabinet Ministers
·         Phil Heatley – Minister of Housing
·         Maurice Williamson – Minister of Building & Construction
·         Gerry Brownlee – Minister of Energy and Resources
·         Simon Power – Minister of Justice
Opposition Spokespersons - The new leadership team in the Labour Party and recent “MOU” with the Green Party will need to be watched
·         Moana Mackey/Housing – Labour Party
·         Charles Chauvel/Energy – Labour Party
·         Sue Bradford/Housing – Green Party
·         Jeanette Fitzsimons/Energy – Green Party
Social Services Select Committee – The last opportunity to influence the form of the law
·         Chester Borrows National Party, Whanganui
·         Sue Bradford Green Party, List
·         Jo Goodhew (Chair) National Party, Rangitata
·         Annette King Labour Party, Rongotai
·         Tim Macindoe National Party, Hamilton West
·         Todd McClay National Party, Rotorua
·         Rajen Prasad Labour Party, List
·         Katrina Shanks National Party, List
·         Su'a William Sio Labour Party, Mangere
Departmental Officials
·         Jeff Montgomery – DBH
·         Mike Underhill – EECA
·         Ministry of Justice
2 Key Legislative Issues - NZPIF focus attention on the changes in the:
·         Unit Titles Bill – at select committee (report due Sep 09)
·         Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill - targeted consultation & new bill (mid-09)
Other Issues – the new political reality will mean much closer attention to:
·         Property Managers Review – Ministry of Justice consultation (changes by Nov 09)
·         Home insulation (Govt infrastructure plan & Greens pet project (“MOU”))
·         Home performance rating mark/“healthy homes” (Greens pet project)
·         Building warrant of fitness
·         Insolvency Amendment Bill – changes to the NAP (report due 28 May)
·         Taxation (International Taxation, Life Insurance, and Remedial Matters) Bill - under consideration by the Finance & Expenditure Committee - proposed changes to the associated person rules (due Aug 09)

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