Housing

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

Debt spikes as property investors rush to beat new rules

Wed 1 Jul 2

Although it's not a return to the 10-16% annual increases of 2003-06, the biggest monthly increase in borrowing for eight years is still a concern.

 

Rob Hosking talks about the latest private dept figures on NBR Radio, and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Michael Reddell

Reserve Bank governor likened to Muldoon on housing measures

Fri 26 Jun 10

Graeme Wheeler is also stretching his legislated powers in a manner reminiscent of former Prime Minister Rob Muldoon, the bank’s former special economics adviser said.

 

Jenny Ruth talks about the Reserve Bank on NBR Radio, and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Property Council New Zealand chief executive Connal Townsend

Editor's Insight: Productivity Commission deals body blow to planning regime

Tue 23 Jun 4

Call for change in planning priorities finds widespread support

 

Nevil Gibson discusses his latest Editor's Insight on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Peter Summers: ‘The release of land for housing is not the issue; the problem is the supply of infrastructure’

No boom and bust – just an extreme cycle

Tue 23 Jun 5

Claims Auckland’s residential property market is in a boom and bust are plainly absurd, says Peter Summers, chief executive of AVJennings.

Housing Minister Nick Smith and Prime Minister John Key (Rob Hosking)

Politics: National and the economy take some hits

Fri 19 Jun 6

It is too soon to say Labour is looking like an alternative government but for the first time in years it is looking like an alternative opposition.

 

Rob Hosking breaks down the political and economic week that was on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Auckland Property chief executive David Rankin

Auckland Council’s plan to nab almost $40m in government rental subsidy

Fri 19 Jun

Auckland Property chief executive David Rankin says many of the roughly 1400 units for the elderly are “capable of quite significant redevelopments.”

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