Interest-free loans to help tackle housing crisis

A total of $339.2m of 10 year interest-free loans have been allocated to Auckland Council as a means to help tackle the housing crisis. Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff confirmed the loans on Friday,...... Read More

More public houses open for Auckland families

Three new community housing developments have officially opened in West and South Auckland, providing desperately needed homes for up to 30 households. The new developments are in Otahuhu, Mangere and West Auckland, and provide a mix of newly built...... Read More

Information sought following BOP burglary

Two male offenders are being sought in relation to an aggravated burglary in Papamoa this morning. Detective Sergeant Darryl Brazier says the incident happened on Waterford Park Drive in Papamoa at about 4am. "Police are also appealing for more...... Read More

Housing NZ social objectives to be legislated

Housing NZ will aim to provide decent housing, be a fair and compassionate landlord and to help sustain tenancies will be enshrined in legislation, as part of its new social objectives. Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says the organisation...... Read More

Greenpeace to solarise half a million homes

Greenpeace has unveiled a plan that would see half a million New Zealand homes solarised over the next 10 years with money currently being used to subsidise the oil and gas industry. The plan was launched last week as the Greenpeace flagship, Rainbow...... Read More

Landlords call for meth testing compensation

Private landlords are calling for some form of compensation after forking out big money on bogus meth tests at their properties. Hundreds of state housing tenants will be compensated for being wrongly evicted from their homes on the basis of a flawed...... Read More

Housing NZ to right meth testing wrong

A report by Housing NZ into its response to methamphetamine contamination shows the organisation accepts its approach was wrong and had far reaching consequences for hundreds of people. “Housing NZ acknowledges that around 800 tenants suffered...... Read More

Preparing your home for a natural hazard

The Earthquake Commission has launched its new Be Prepared webpage which provides tailored and detailed information for different New Zealand householders so they can keep their homes and contents secure in the event of a natural disaster. EQC Manager...... Read More

Mainzeal traded while ’dangling by a thread’, court told

A prosecutor has told the High Court in Auckland that failed property company Mainzeal continued to trade while verging on collapse. The case against the former directors, who include former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley, opened today. Mainzeal...... Read More