ASB Bank senior economist Jane Turner

Home building consents fall 2.1% in December, first decline in 3 months

Fri 30 Jan 15

The number of new residential permits issued in December fell 2.1% to 2,198.

RBNZ governor Graeme Wheeler

Reserve Bank – pondering LVR II?

Thu 29 Jan 15

Today’s statements that the next OCR move could be down, and that NZ will probably tip into deflation this year, were not expected.

House ownership becoming more elusive

Thu 29 Jan 15

It finds the national average home ownership rate in 2013 was 64.8%, down nine percentage points from 1991.

Massey's School of Economics and Finance Paul Gallimore

Housing affordability drops 14%, driven by Auckland house price rises

Thu 29 Jan 15

Almost three quarters of the change - 10% - occurred in the last three months.

RAW DATA: RMA reform agenda outlined

Thu 22 Jan 15

"This 10-metre mountain of red tape is holding back the development of new houses and jobs, and it is not performing well enough in managing key resources like freshwater."

Environment Minister Nick Smith

RMA adds $30b to housing costs and stopped 40,000 new houses: Smith

Wed 21 Jan 15 14

Nick Smith outlines wide-ranging 10-point plan for "substantial" reform of the country's primary environmental and planning law.


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