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Archive: 2015

Join and Renew forms need a partners email field

The form should be reworked to let the user select the membership type and then display the requested fields. Memberships types have a maximum number of people so for "Individual" could omit the partners fields altogether.
23-11-2015 more >>

Rename the Calls panel to "Correspondence"

to more accurately describe the contents.
23-11-2015 more >>

Layout changes to the Fees and Registrations view form

There are times when local admins click the wrong link because they are close together.
23-11-2015 more >>

Registrations - make the matching of individuals smarter

When there are more people on a membership than are allowed by the membership type selected then there should be smarter options to click for the "match".
23-11-2015 more >>

Add defaults for the Event fields

This could either be an easy way to clone a previous event or fields added to the Association as defaults. This will mean that information that doesn't change is automatically entered.
23-11-2015 more >>

The information that is sent to the magazine needs to change

Currently the text only includes the intro but needs to include the event title.
23-11-2015 more >>

Expressions of interest taken from Community Housing Providers

Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett are pleased to announce the Government is now taking Expressions of Interest from Community Housing Providers (CHPs) to transfer social housing in Invercargill and Tauranga.
20-11-2015 more >>

Being the voice of landlords and property investors

One of the roles of NZPIF is to make sure the views of members of all affiliated Associations are heard. Andrew King has been interviewed nine times over the last two months and two media releases have been circulated.
19-11-2015 more >>

Time to get online with Tenancy Services

You can now go online to tenancy bond lodgements and Tenancy Tribunal applications
19-11-2015 more >>

Political Update for November 2015

The following is a summary of political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property industry.
18-11-2015 more >>

New Homestar rating tool for apartments

A new version of Homestar, the rating tool for New Zealand home sustainability, aims to make it easier for apartment buyers to gauge the health and efficiency of their homes.
13-11-2015 more >>

FastTrack Resolution

Tenancy Services has a dispute resolution service for landlords and tenants making it faster and easier to formalise a rent arrears or debt-related agreement if the two parties involved in the dispute have reached agreement prior to filing a Tenancy Tribunal application.
12-11-2015 more >>

Risks facing financial system have increased

New Zealand’s financial system continues to perform well despite a deterioration in the outlook for global financial stability and increased risks related to the dairy and housing sectors, Reserve Bank Governor, Graeme Wheeler, said today
11-11-2015 more >>

Comparing cycles

Andrew King was the first presenter at the 2015 NZPIF Conference and was asked to update attendees on the property market and where we are in the cycle. He said it was very interesting to do the research and see how different this cycle is behaving compared to previous ones.
10-11-2015 more >>

Meth users stopping vulnerable from getting state homes

P-users are delaying vulnerable people from getting access to social housing and have forced Housing New Zealand to demolish 14 contaminated homes in three years, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
10-11-2015 more >>

LVR restrictions Fact Sheet

Here is a guide to borrowers
10-11-2015 more >>

Ground-breaking new policy to make homes cheaper

Labour’s ground-breaking new policy on reforming planning rules will make housing more affordable, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.
07-11-2015 more >>

Social housing changes to house people sooner

Changes to discourage people from refusing reasonable social housing offers will help house vulnerable New Zealanders sooner, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says.
05-11-2015 more >>

MPIA Meeting November 2015

The Block NZ Contestants, Jo and Damo Neal are our VIP guest speakers for our final meeting of 2015. The TV stars will share their TV experiences, DIY advice including painting tips, interior design, and tips and tricks allowing time for questions and answers. Don't miss the opportunity to hear from these quality speakers! Please note the earlier start time of 7:00pm.
04-11-2015 more >>

Tenancy bond payments go online next year

Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed the signing of a contract between the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and information technology company Unisys to build a new system that will enable landlords to lodge tenancy bonds online.
02-11-2015 more >>

Landlords be ready - buy Brian Kerr's landlording books

As a landlord you never know what is around the corner. You can be ready for any eventuality if you have Brian Kerr’s books as your ready reference. Now is the time to purchase at sale prices.
01-11-2015 more >>

New Zealand awarded excellence in community housing

New Zealanders have beaten stiff competition from Australia, picking up multiple awards at a ceremony celebrating excellence in community housing this week.
01-11-2015 more >>

Building consents issued September 2015

Auckland and its surrounding regions have driven most of the recent growth in building consents for new dwellings, Statistics New Zealand said today
30-10-2015 more >>

Reserve Bank holds the Official Cash Rate (OCR) at 2.75 percent

Global economic growth is below average and global inflation is low despite highly stimulatory monetary policy.
29-10-2015 more >>

One person households fastest growing household types in NZ

One-person households are projected to be the fastest growing household type in New Zealand, increasing from 390,000 in 2013 to 580,000 in 2038, Statistics New Zealand said today. They will account for 27 percent of all households in 2038, up from 24 percent in 2013.
29-10-2015 more >>

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