Housing Minister Nick Smith

Govt caves in to pressure on foreign property buyers

Thu 4 Dec 14 10

But can it justify spending taxpayers' money on trying to work out whether is foreign investment 1.2% or 1.3% of housing?

Green Party’s housing spokesperson Kevin Hauge says even people whose ideologies are in line with a free market perspective, would accept that there is a case of market failure within the housing sector

Expert says housing WoF will push up rent prices and decrease housing supply, Greens blame market failure

Fri 28 Nov 14 3

A property expert has warned the proposed housing WoF could have dire effects on the growing number of renters across the country. 

'Is this a bubble?' - Winston Peters glowers at officials

House prices: 'bubble' or not, the risks are still high

Fri 14 Nov 14 5

With household debt worth New Zealand's annual GDP, there is no room to relax.

RBNZ Deputy Governor Grant Spencer and governor Graeme Wheeler (Rob Hosking)

RBNZ: LVR rules to stay for now; banks warned to cool it

Wed 12 Nov 14 4

The LVR rules are still a "temporary measure." Removing them now would send the wrong signal, Graeme Wheeler says.

Nick Smith: blames the Auckland and Christchurch councils’ restrictive planning for the housing crisis

Government aims at district plans to deflect housing criticisms

Wed 12 Nov 14

Auckland and Christchurch district plans are under attack as the government tries to deflect criticism about the housing shortage.


Subscribe to Housing