Wairarapa Property Investors' Association
Business sentiment strongOur quarterly BNZ Confidence Survey of 14,000 Weekly Overview recipients elicited over 570 responses this time around, the vast majority of which were positive
31-08-2016 more >>
What is happening in the marketWhat is happening in the market - three speakers
25-08-2016 more >>
Residual methamphetamine in rental properties - an update by Colin ComberMembers may have heard or viewed various reports in the media in recent weeks about the issue of residual methamphetamine in rental accommodation. This communication is intended as a summary of some key points that have emerged from the ongoing debate about the subject:
22-08-2016 more >>
Auckland Unitary Plan notification welcomedAuckland Councilâ€™s notification today of its new Unitary Plan is an historic step in enabling New Zealandâ€™s largest city to better grow and prosper, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
20-08-2016 more >>
Steel mesh testing to be strengthenedConsultation on proposed changes to the Building Code to strengthen steel reinforcing mesh testing requirements has opened today, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
19-08-2016 more >>
Accessible Properties preferred provider in TaurangaIHC subsidiary Accessible Properties has been chosen as the preferred provider to take over the ownership of Housing New Zealandâ€™s properties in Tauranga, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.
13-08-2016 more >>
Reserve Bank defers start of proposed changes to investor LVRThe Reserve Bank is deferring the start of the proposed changes to investor loan-to-value restrictions (LVRs) nationwide from 1 September to 1 October 2016, based on feedback from the banking industry from its recent consultation on the proposals.
12-08-2016 more >>
Rights of the tenant versus rights of the landlordâ€œThere are good and bad aspects of the Greensâ€™ Residential Tenancies (Safe and Secure Rentals) Amendment Bill which was selected from the ballot todayâ€ says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investorsâ€™ Federation.
11-08-2016 more >>
NZPIF in the news in July and AugustDuring the July/August period, Andrew King has been interviewed by a variety of media about the minimum standards for rental properties which came into force on July 1, about the Labour Party policy announcements. changes in Reserve Bank policy on levels of LVR for property investors, and the Green Party's housing bill. Six NZPIF media releases have been distributed on these issues as well.
11-08-2016 more >>
Advocacy during 2016I was expecting this year to be relatively quiet on the advocacy front, but oh boy, how wrong I was.
07-08-2016 more >>
Government raises KiwiSaver HomeStart capsThe Government is increasing the income and house price caps of the KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme to ensure it meets its objectives of helping New Zealanders buy their first home, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.
01-08-2016 more >>