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Archive: 2015

The future of home heating is here says Infracomfort, new national NZPIF business partner

Today there’s a new way to heat homes. Infracomfort provides an effective, efficient, low cost and maintenance-free way of heating living and work spaces, with stylish panels that emit invisible infrared light which gently and safely warms people and surfaces just as the sun does on a warm winter’s day.
18-02-2015 more >>

Update on social housing

Andrew King reports on the first of the six public meetings on social housing changes in New Zealand.
18-02-2015 more >>

Call for property investors to pay more tax

Towards the end of last year, an organisation called the Financial Services Council (FSC) launched a campaign to reduce the tax obligations for Kiwisaver savings and some term deposits.
17-02-2015 more >>

WOF for rental houses not the answer

Andrew King responds to the NZ Listener editorial in the 14-20 February issue.
15-02-2015 more >>

Latest residential housing figures from Harcourts

These figures show that inventory is down in all regions except Christchurch
15-02-2015 more >>

Latest residential housing figures from Harcourts

These figures show that inventory is down in all regions except Christchurch
15-02-2015 more >>

NZPIF in the news

On 120 occasions during the last twelve months, the NZPIF views and comments have featured in the media
14-02-2015 more >>

Is there a case to target property investors?

Bill English said the Government would support the Reserve Bank if it chooses to implement new rules to target property investors.
11-02-2015 more >>

Taskforce to cut red tape announced

The Rules Reduction Taskforce is underway with the announcement of Taskforce members and public meetings to begin in March to consider submissions.
10-02-2015 more >>

MPIA Meeting February 2015

Welcome to our first meeting for 2015. Tonight we will hold our AGM, and also present an opportunity to meet the Mayoral candidates. Come along and decide who you think should be Mayor of our city. The Mayoral By-Election voting closes at noon on Tuesday 10th February.
04-02-2015 more >>

Economic prospects good, risks more complex

Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler delivered this message in a speech to the Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce in Christchurch today
04-02-2015 more >>

Building activity reaches record high

Building and Housing Minister has welcomed today’s release of the latest figures from Statistics New Zealand which showed $14.6 billion of building work consented in 2014 – the highest ever.
31-01-2015 more >>

Political report for January from Thomas Chin

During this report, Thomas gazes into 2015
30-01-2015 more >>

Home affordability heads for uncharted territory

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report shows lack of affordability could reach historic levels.
30-01-2015 more >>

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

This statement was issued by the Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler on Thursday 29 January
29-01-2015 more >>

Next steps in social housing

State of the nation speech by Prime Minister John Key
28-01-2015 more >>

Rental yields in Auckland getting lower says Andrew King to TV3

Andrew King talked to TV 3's Simon Shepherd about the recent Trade Me statistics of the cost of renting property in Auckland.
23-01-2015 more >>

Overhauling the Resource Management Act

A speech made by the Minister, Nick Smith, to Nelson Rotary meeting on Wednesday 21 January
22-01-2015 more >>

The consumers price index (CPI) fell 0.2 percent in the December 2014 quarter

“Lower prices for petrol and vegetables were partly countered by higher prices for international travel and housing-related costs,” said Chris Pike, prices manager for Statistics New Zealand.
21-01-2015 more >>

Keep children safe in all housholds

Regulations to improve safety for children in the home should apply to all households.
16-01-2015 more >>

It's the start of another year

The start of a new year is an excellent opportunity to reflect on your property investments and identify if you are still on track to reach your goals.
15-01-2015 more >>

Rent increases expected in Auckland

NZ Herald reports today that experts predict rents will continue to rise rapidly this year
12-01-2015 more >>

Deflation looms according to BNZ economist

Deflation is not a bad thing for New Zealand, as traditionally thought.
09-01-2015 more >>

House sellers benefit from higher asking prices as inventory of homes for sale declines.

The average asking price of houses for sale in December remained at high levels across the country, while inventory of available homes for sale declined reaching record low levels in Auckland
07-01-2015 more >>

Poll shows 30,000 more buyers than sellers or residential homes

The Horizon Housing Demand and Supply Survey is of 1860 respondents nationwide aged 18+, weighted to represent the adult population at the 2013 census. At a 95% confidence level the maximum margin of error is +/- 2.3%. Interviews were conducted between November 7 and 26, 2014. It showed that nearly 30,000 more wanted to buy than wanted to sell.
05-01-2015 more >>

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