Too quick to judge?

Neighbours, some really good ones and some not-so-good ones everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you live, the fear of new neighbours seems to be a reality and this anxiety has caused someone to behave in an extreme way by writing a note and placing it in the letter boxes of neighbours in a street in Tuakau. The letter warned of […]

Green light for housing fund

On Thursday 19 April 2018, Auckland Council moved a step closer to unlocking up to $300 million in funding for housing infrastructure in the northwest, with the potential creation of about 6200 new homes through the government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund. It comes after the council’s Governing Body agreed to submit a detailed business case to apply for the $300 million […]

Council addresses housing shortages

To address the housing shortages and unaffordability in Auckland, Mayor Phil Goff, Deputy Mayor and Franklin Ward Councillor Bill Cashmore, Housing Minister Phil Twyford and Minister for Building and Construction, Jenny Salesa, have committed to working with the Mayor’s Housing Taskforce. The Housing Taskforce identifies barriers and constraints to building new homes in Auckland at the speed and scale needed […]

House prices up 5.8% in December

Median house prices across New Zealand rose by 5.8% while Auckland’s median house price increased 1.8% in December to $870,000 up from $855,000 compared to December 2016. Bindi Norwell, Chief Executive at REINZ says: “This increase defies the predictions of many commentators who 12 or 13 months ago were adamant that house prices would fall in 2017.” Waikato experienced record […]

Letter: Crammed in like sardines

As many in Pukekohe will have noticed, the new Belmont Estate subdivision is quickly being built, with it’s controversial narrow roads, including the narrowing of the main arterial road through the area, Victoria Street West, to the displeasure of the community and local board, as was highlighted in the The Post last year. On a recent drive along this road, […]

Public-private partnership unlocks Drury’s housing potential

Watercare is pleased to announce an important agreement with Auranga, a new residential and mixed-use development in Drury West – to build water and wastewater infrastructure that will enable the delivery of up to 20,000 homes in the Drury Karaka area. Initiated by Auranga, the agreement will see the two entities work with others to fund and create a series […]

Drury centre of development activity

Drury is quickly becoming the centre of development activity with more than $2billion of infrastructure and numerous planned developments. The small township of 3500 people is expected to house some 30,000 people in the next ten years, with anywhere between 6100 and 10,800 homes to be built on approximately 2000 hectares of largely greenfield land. Significant private investment in infrastructure […]

Jennian Homes win award

Jennian Homes Franklin, are the proud winners of a silver award in the PlaceMakers Volume/Group Housing New Home $450,000 – $700,000 category. This was awarded to them at the Registered Master Builders House of the Year awards held at SKYCITY Auckland last weekend.

Letter: Prime Land

Congratulations on your article regarding housing on prime horticultural land. I would like to see a more considered plan for Auckland’s housing woes. My concern is that political embarrassment re housing will result in hasty decisions and houses will be prioritised over horticulture. I don’t have an alternative, sorry, but I applaud efforts to preserve our horticultural blessings. Perhaps it’s […]

Housing on prime land

I absolutely abhor the supposed need to provide housing by building on prime land as is happening all too frequently now. Very soon we will be importing food from overseas at exorbitant prices. That is if we are able to do that with all the food shortages world wide. That leaves an even worrying thought—artificial foods. We are assailed with […]

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