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SUBSCRIBER-ONLY POLL RESULT: Will removing tariffs on imported housing materials encourage construction?

Fletcher affected by govt move to cut tariffs on imported building supplies, Key says

Prime Minister John Key

Unaffordable Queenstown goes on the list for a Special Housing Area

Vanessa van Uden

New thin cap and land acquisition tax rules due this month

Todd McClay

Government seeks ‘bond’ investors willing to bet on social outcomes

Tony Ryall

Social impact bonds which would only pay out on measurably improved social outcomes such as reductions in alcohol and drug use or teenage pregnancy.

NZ government seeks to save money on building materials as annual spending set to double

New Zealand's government is looking for ways to save money on building materials as its annual spend is predicted to more than double for the next five to eight years, driven by the Canterbury rebuild and leaky building remediation.