Healthy Homes standards signed off The final healthy homes standards were announced on 13 May and are now available on theÂ New Zealand Legislation website. The standards set minimum requirements for heating, insulation, ventilation, moisture and drainage, and draught stopping in rental properties and will be law from 1 July 2019. 13-05-2019 more >>
OCR reduced to 1.5% The Monetary Policy Committee decided a lower OCR is necessary to support the outlook for employment and inflation consistent with its policy remit. 08-05-2019 more >>
OCR remains at 1.75% The Official Cash Rate (OCR) remains at 1.75 percent. Given the weaker global economic outlook and reduced momentum in domestic spending, the more likely direction of our next OCR move is down. 27-03-2019 more >>
Manawatu Christmas Dinner 2018 The executive committee warmly invite you to this year's Christmas dinner with your friends and acquaintances in our Association. Book early to join us in celebrating 2018. 28-11-2018 more >>
Housing costs rise more than household income The average annual household income has risen 41 percent since 2008, up more than twice the rate of inflation, Stats NZ said today.
Over the same period, average annual housing costs increased 43 percent. 30-10-2018 more >>