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Labour finance spokesman Grant Robertson (Photo: Tinaz Karbhari)

Housing hobbles strong economy


The problems of success are still problems. With special feature audio.

Auckland mayor Len Brown

Major decisions on Unitary Plan made in two days; affordable home quota ditched

Fri 12 Aug

Two days of intense and, at times, emotional debate to make major decisions on Auckland's development blueprint.

Trade Me Property head Nigel Jeffries

Property prices easing but too early to call it a turning point

Thu 11 Aug 3

Real estate experts are not convinced the housing market is heading down the other side of the hill yet.

BNZ chief economist Tony Alexander

Unitary Plan's housing numbers a pipedream – Alexander

Mon 8 Aug 6

Unitary Plan requires a volume of building work that previously took 161 years to achieve.

Housing Minister Nick Smith

Investors' reliance on rents for income rises as Unitary Plan debate about to start

Mon 8 Aug 4

Two years ago just 9% of investors relied on properties for the bulk of their revenue.

Barfoot & Thompson chief executive Wendy Alexander

Auckland house prices are stabilising, may have plateaued, Barfoot says

Wed 3 Aug 10

The average sale price fell 4.5 percent to $867,681 in July from June.


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