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New Zealand’s Bubble Economy Is Vulnerable | Hugh Pavletich

Monday, 21 April 2014, 4:14 pm | Hugh Pavletich

The recent Forbes e-edition article by Jesse Colombo assesses the New Zealand economy “ 12 Reasons Why New Zealand's Economic Bubble Will End In Disaster ”, seems to have created quite a stir, creating extensive media coverage in New Zealand. More >>

Christchurch Housing Accord a Joke

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 12:43 pm | Hugh Pavletich

Christchurch Housing Accord a Joke Hugh Pavletich Performance Urban Planning Christchurch New Zealand 16 April 2014 The Housing Accord entered in to today between the Government and the Christchurch City Council, can only be described as a joke. Christchurch ... More >>

China: Big Bubble Trouble

Sunday, 5 January 2014, 12:24 pm | Hugh Pavletich

Around 250 years ago, Anglo-Irish statesman, political theorist and philosopher Edmund Burke stated “Those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it”. China is very much in the spotlight now. More >>

Hugh Pavletich - Re: (Housing) Action Desperately Needed

Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 10:46 am | Hugh Pavletich

Putting it even more simply … the major question we need to be asking is … when do the Authorities intend to free up land supply and finance infrastructure properly, so that new starter housing is ALLOWED to be built on the fringes for about $1,000 ... More >>

Suffocating Bureucracy & Failed Institutions

Friday, 12 July 2013, 10:33 am | Hugh Pavletich

The real reason for the collapse of embryonic civil society in Egypt appears to be poorly understood. More >>

Christchurch: the Political Shambles

Monday, 8 July 2013, 10:07 am | Hugh Pavletich

By Friday 5 July 2013, it was clear to Christchurch Mayor Bob Parker that the game was up. The drama was played out on TV3 Campbell Live that evening (video) . More >>

Christchurch Council Irresponsible On Housing Issue

Friday, 31 May 2013, 9:50 am | Hugh Pavletich

The Christchurch recovery has been exceedingly slow, mainly because the city is rated “severely unaffordable” with housing priced in this year’s 9th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey at 6.6 times annual household earnings ... More >>

Be Clear On Housing Issues Nick Smith

Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 3:35 pm | Hugh Pavletich

The reason for getting the Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Surveys underway, with the first edition early 2005, was to illustrate clearly that if housing exceeds 3.0 times annual household income (requiring mortgage loads of ... More >>

Focus on Restoring Housing Affordability

Wednesday, 22 May 2013, 9:28 am | Hugh Pavletich

As Deputy Prime Minister Bill English has made clear, Central Government must have the reserve powers to step in, if Local Government fails to meet its responsibilities, in allowing affordable housing to be built. More >>

Persistent Lying About Housing Land Supply

Thursday, 14 March 2013, 5:57 pm | Hugh Pavletich

Supplying affordable new homes today is a very formulaic business indeed – and has been since Bill and Alfred Levitt created the modern production housing construction industry soon after World War II. More >>

The Old Bubble Housing Values Are History

Wednesday, 13 February 2013, 8:37 am | Hugh Pavletich

It is now increasingly understood, the days of artificial housing supply scarcities, with the associated values, are coming to a close. More >>

Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

Monday, 21 January 2013, 3:27 pm | Hugh Pavletich

The 2013 9th Annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey covers 337 urban markets of the United States (216); United Kingdom (33); Canada (35); Australia (39); New Zealand (8); Ireland (5) and Hong Kong (China). More >>

Chc Recovery: Peoples Preferences Always Trump Policy

Wednesday, 26 December 2012, 7:05 pm | Hugh Pavletich

Christchurch Recovery: Peoples Preferences Always Trump Policy Hugh Pavletich Cantabrians Unite 26 December 2012 Marta Steeman of The Press reports... FORSYTH BARR BUILDING MAY BE REPAIRED... ... More >>

Flying Kites in the Central Area ...Some Reality Please

Monday, 24 December 2012, 10:59 am | Hugh Pavletich

With the appropriate “pretty picture” (as always... referred to as a “vision”), Liz McDonald and Marta Steeman provide a brief sketch of the ideas of a number of promoters for a commercial development in the former Central Area. More >>

Housing: Mr Key – Get on the Programme

Thursday, 6 December 2012, 5:28 pm | Hugh Pavletich

If kicking the can down the road and avoiding at all costs dealing with issues head on is an art form, then Prime Minister John Key is a master of the art. We have seen this on graphic display this past month or so over housing issues, from the time ... More >>

New Zealand Govt Told to Lower House Prices - Poll

Tuesday, 4 December 2012, 10:36 am | Hugh Pavletich

NEW ZEALAND GOVERNMENT TOLD TO LOWER HOUSE PRICES – POLL Hugh Pavletich Performance Urban Planning 4 December 2012 A Television One Colmar Brunton Poll found that 62% of New Zealanders want lower house prices, with 75% of young New Zealanders wanting ... More >>

Mixed Housing Measures Are Technically Unsound

Wednesday, 10 October 2012, 9:57 am | Hugh Pavletich

There is a world of difference between “housing affordability” and “mortgage affordability” – and it is well recognised within professional property circles, that it is technically unsound to mix the two. More >>

NZ Houses – Welcome Back To The (Bureaucratic) Stone Age

Tuesday, 17 July 2012, 10:57 am | Hugh Pavletich

New Zealand House Building – Welcome Back To The (Bureaucratic) Stone Age The bureaucratic bludgeoning of the New Zealand residential construction sector from the modern production industry back to the Stone Age of the “horse and buggy” ... More >>

Christchurch: The Way Forward

Monday, 11 June 2012, 11:48 am | Hugh Pavletich

Why Local Government Minister David Carter must allow the people of Christchurch, with its communities, to belatedly get the recovery underway More >>

Council Marshall Report Gets Blasted by Cantabrians Unite

Thursday, 31 May 2012, 3:38 pm | Hugh Pavletich

Hugh Pavletich | 31 May 12, 8:22am CHRISTCHURCH COUNCIL MARSHALL Christchurch Council Marshall Report Gets Blasted by Cantabrians Unite ........... Peter Lynch, of council protest group Cantabrians Unite, said Marshall's ... More >>



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