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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 http://www.cantabriansunite.co.nz/ 26 December 2012 Marta Steeman of The Press reports... FORSYTH BARR BUILDING MAY BE REPAIRED... http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/8114724/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 http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/7018936/Report-on-councillors-for-10-000 ........... Peter Lynch, of council protest group Cantabrians Unite, said Marshall's ... More >>

Back on the Housing Bubble Rollercoaster

Thursday, 31 May 2012, 3:36 pm | Hugh Pavletich

PHOENIX, ARIZONA: Back on the Housing Bubble Rollercoaster Hugh Pavletich FDIA Cantabrians Unite Performance Urban Planning Christchurch New Zealand Phoenix, Arizona (like Las Vegas, Nevada) is a strangled housing market, because much of the land is under ... More >>

Restoring Democracy in Christchurch

Thursday, 2 February 2012, 2:27 pm | Hugh Pavletich

Restoring Democracy in Christchurch Hugh Pavletich FDIA Performance Urban Planning Christchurch New Zealand 2 February 2012 CHRISTCHURCH PEOPLE SAY “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH” At noon, 1 February 2012, some 4,000 local citizens gathered next to the Civic Building ... More >>

Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey

Monday, 23 January 2012, 12:29 pm | Hugh Pavletich

The 2012 8th Annual Demographia Internationalm Housing Affordability Survey ( Media Release pdf ) covers the 325 urban markets of the United States (211); United Kingdom (33); Canada (35); Australia (32); New Zealand (8); Ireland (5) and Hong Kong in ... More >>

Productivity Commission Helpful - But Too Verbose

Friday, 16 December 2011, 3:05 pm | Hugh Pavletich

The Productivity Commission is to be commended for its focus on the need to open up fringe land supply with urgency. More >>

NZ Migration Loss: Affordable Housing Required

Wednesday, 23 November 2011, 1:49 pm | Hugh Pavletich

The reality is that we need to be starting on the path of providing $200,000 new starter homes ($50,000 for the serviced lot / section - $150,000 for the house construction) ,or a little higher than this initially, on the fringes of our major urban areas ... More >>

   

 

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