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Supply In Addressing Housing Affordability Issue

Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 8:33 am | Demographia

Attached is a pdf copy of a letter from the NZ Housing Minister, Hon Chris Carter to the writer, where the Minister states that the Government focus is now on supply. In the Ministers words (from the attached letter) – More >>

PM Howard Urges States To Release Land For Homes

Tuesday, 22 August 2006, 8:26 am | Demographia

At an Australian Liberal Party Conference in South Australia at the weekend, the major theme of Prime Minister John Howard’s address (refer ABC news item below) was housing affordability. He focused on urging the State Governments of Australia ... More >>

Real Estate Institute Needs To Talk Public Policy

Thursday, 4 May 2006, 6:15 pm | Demographia

The Press article “Older does not mean wiser in real estate” (4 May 2006 – Stuff) outlines a trend where younger first home buyers are purchasing property and renting it, whilst continuing to live with their parents. This method of purchasing first ... More >>

NZ Treasury Housing Affordability Paper

Monday, 3 April 2006, 10:31 am | Demographia

It's a pity to have to be dismissive with this paper ... - but its just so all over the place. We should have been able to expect something of a much higher standard from Treasury. The writer has enough to deal with with the "research" being ... More >>

Pavletich Response To Muriel Newman Online

Monday, 20 March 2006, 10:59 am | Demographia

Good one Muriel – even if I disagree with some of your points ! As I see it, the Resource Management Act simply needs refinement. The Acts architects Rt Hon Geoffery Palmer ( Labour ) and Hon Simon Upton ( National ) had the right “intent’ – its just ... More >>

Waitakere City Applauded For Land Initiatitive

Monday, 13 February 2006, 9:49 am | Demographia

The Waitakere City Council ( Auckland New Zealand ) is pushing the Auckland Regional Council to allow it to release more residential, commercial and industrial land ( NZ Herald “Waitakere City to free up land” – 19 February 2006 ) following a Bayleys ... More >>

NZ Economists Need To Better Understand Housing

Thursday, 26 January 2006, 10:48 am | Demographia

“New Zealand Economists Need To Better Understand Housing Demand And Supply” “Recent comments by two Bank economists ( NZ Herald – “Low incomes blamed for affordability crisis” – by Anne Gibson – 25 January 2005 ) in response to the 2006 Demographia ... More >>