Home building consents rebounded in February 2017, but were up only slightly from February 2016, Stats NZ said today.
A total of 2,418 new homes were consented in February 2017 â€“ up 1.6 percent from February 2016. 31-03-2017 more >>
From next month, Accessible Properties will take over 1138 social houses and tenancies owned by Housing New Zealand.
"This is the first regional, large-scale transfer of Government-owned social houses to a community housing provider. They are a major plank of our plan to improve social housing,â€ says Social Housing Minister Amy Adams. 24-03-2017 more >>
Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment's (MBIE) Tenancy Compliance and Investigations Team's first successful prosecution of a landlord for renting a substandard property, under the Government's tenancy law reform passed last year. 17-03-2017 more >>
If you are not a member of a local Property Investors' Association, read on and tell us what you would like as a member by taking our survey. If you are already a member, send this item on to a friend who is a property investor but not a member. 10-03-2017 more >>
I live in a part of the Mt Albert electoral area. As you read this, the results of a byelection in my area would have been announced. It is an interesting byelection as National are not putting forward a candidate, but Gareth Morgan's new Opportunities Party is. 03-03-2017 more >>
Statistics New Zealand this week released updated projections of population growth for NZ regions and local authority areas out to 2043. Almost all areas have seen improvements on the back of higher net immigration flows, but still there are 17 areas where population decline is projected. We republish their tables so people looking at the regions and perhaps investing outside the main centres can have realistic views on how much future demand for housing there may be. 23-02-2017 more >>
In a speech to Massey University and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, Steven Joyce says at a time when many parts of the world face significant political and economic risks, the outlook for New Zealand is positive. Businesses are investing, job growth is solid and wages are rising faster than inflation. 16-02-2017 more >>
An advocacy group Renters United is worried the TINZ tenant checking system could be abused. TINZ allows landlords to rate tenants at the end of their tenancy and see how other landlords have rated applicants. 04-02-2017 more >>
"Recent CoreLogic data shows that flipping or rapid on-selling of houses is not as common as people may believeâ€ says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors' Federation 03-02-2017 more >>
I hope this magazine finds you still on holiday and enjoying a well earned break. This is a great time of the year to contemplate events of the past year and where you are heading in the coming year. 17-01-2017 more >>
Prime Minister Bill English has today announced his new Cabinet line-up which builds on the success of the last eight years and provides new ideas and energy heading into election year. 18-12-2016 more >>
This year has been quite a tough one for our industry, at least politically. The Reserve Bank has made financing rentals much harder, the courts have made us pay for our tenants damage and meth has continued to take off and act like a grenade being thrown around threatening to blow up our investments. 07-12-2016 more >>
Just a few days ago I marked the anniversary of my eighth year as Prime Minister and my tenth as leader of the National Party.
Such an occasion seems a fitting time to not only take stock of the past 10 years, but to look forward. 05-12-2016 more >>
A new social housing complex of 120 apartments is to be built on surplus Crown land and an adjoining Housing New Zealand site in Auckland in partnership with local iwi, Ministers Paula Bennett and Nick Smith have announced. 23-11-2016 more >>
The much anticipated report on acceptable levels of meth contamination was released recently by the Ministry of Health. The main finding of the report is that the current levels of acceptable meth contamination are to be amended. 18-11-2016 more >>