Nick Smith

EBSS chairman Ian Harrison

Many buildings unlawfully designated earthquake-prone: EBSS

Fri 31 Jul 3

A large number of buildings have been unlawfully designated as earthquake prone, EBSS says.

Housing Minister Nick Smith

Housing expert dismisses Smith's Pipeline report

Wed 29 Jul

Nick Smith's rosy predictions fail to impress Hugh Pavletich.

Hurunui Water Project chief executive Alex Adams

Irrigation scheme seeks funds as market stalls

Fri 24 Jul

HWP wants to raise $1m from outside investors so it is eligible for a dollar for dollar government Irrigation Accelerator Fund subsidy.

Housing minister Nick Smith

Information on foreign buyers won’t be publicly searchable – Nick Smith

Tue 21 Jul 5

“A register implies information will be publicly available on an individual property,” Dr Smith says.


Jason Walls talks about housing data on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.

Housing and environment minister Nick Smith on The Nation

Smith says only 1.2% of NZ's housing stock owned by foreigners

Sun 19 Jul 47

PLUS: Promises to fix "overheated" Auckland housing market by next election.

Phil Twyford

Labour’s anti-Chinese ploy will probably work – but then what?

Mon 13 Jul 21

Labour's message: If you have a Chinese-sounding name, you’re probably foreign. What's more, Labour researcher Rob Salmond has an algorithm to work out just how foreign you might be. 


Rob Hosking examines the big stories to watch out for this week on NBR Radio and on demand via MyNBR Radio.


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