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Capital gains tax on property still alive

The government is not ruling out a capital gains tax to keep the housing market under control.
13-08-2009 more >>

Tax changes 'essential' to remove investment property bias - SWG

Tax changes are "essential" to remove the distortions that favour housing as an investment over basic savings products, according to the Savings Working Group report.
01-02-2011 more >>

LAQC changes confirmed

Proposed new rules confirmed today as part of the wider tax shake-up will eliminate landlords’ and businesses’ ability to claim depreciation on buildings and tighten the rules for LAQCs.
07-12-2010 more >>

Triple jump for EQC levy

Earthquake Commission (EQC) levies will triple from next year as the Commission seeks to rebuild its Natural Disaster Fund (NDF).
11-10-2011 more >>

MPs grill Bollard over interest rate hikes

Reserve Bank Governor Allan Bollard has warned MPs that they will fight the next election campaign amid the highest interest rates in recent times.
06-08-2007 more >>

Landlords fret over possible tax hit

180,000 Kiwi landlords with about $213 billion invested in the sector could be in for a rude awakening come Tuesday.
06-02-2010 more >>

Govt plans cuts to accommodation supplement

Labour says a reduction in the accommodation supplement handed out by Work and Income may lower the amount landlords are able to charge in rent.
01-06-2012 more >>

Association backs call for strengthening help

Government help for commercial property owners needing to do earthquake-strengthening work should be taxation-based, says Auckland Property Investors Association president David Whitburn.
16-07-2012 more >>

No cheap houses being built: English

No houses are being built for the lowest-income quarter of New Zealand’s population, Finance Minister Bill English told media last week. His comments are backed up by the Productivity Commission report on housing affordability which noted that the country’s new homes over the past 50 years had tended to be large, expensive houses or top-end apartments.
03-08-2012 more >>

RBNZ targets house prices

The new Reserve Bank Governor must increase the OCR if house prices rise rapidly, even if inflation is on target. Finance Minister Bill English and RBNZ Governor-Designate Graeme Wheeler signed a new Policy Targets Agreement (PTA) yesterday. The Reserve Bank Act states that the Governor is accountable for maintaining price stability.
21-09-2012 more >>

Greens slam Govt affordability package

More development on Auckland’s fringes is not the answer to the housing affordability crisis, the Green Party says.
29-10-2012 more >>

Government affordability proposals a mixed bag for investors

Some property investors will feel the sting of the Government’s moves to tackle housing affordability, but not as sharply as they might have, says the New Zealand Property Investors Federation.
30-10-2012 more >>

Government predicts house price boom

New Zealand’s Government is expecting another house price boom but won’t be intervening with measures such as rent control or public housing schemes, Finance Minister Bill English says.
21-01-2013 more >>

No bubble to worry about: Alexander

BNZ’s chief economist has rejected suggestions from the Finance Minister that the country’s house price inflation has become a bubble.
18-04-2013 more >>

Alexander: Prices not to blame

Claims that the absence of first-home buyers in the property market is due to rising prices are not correct, says the chief economist of the BNZ, Tony Alexander.
21-11-2013 more >>

Dunn: No tax to pay

Martin Dunn says he has been advised that returns from the sale of houses bought by his new investment company will not be taxable. That's despite the fact that the houses have been bought with the expressed intention of eventual sale.
12-02-2014 more >>

New Zealand is on track to Budget surplus this year

This is backed by good growth, more jobs and higher incomes under the Government’s economic programme, according to Treasury’s Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update issued today.
19-08-2014 more >>

Way forward for Tāmaki regeneration announced

Ownership and management of approximately 2800 Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) properties at Tamaki will be transferred to the Tamaki Redevelopment Company (TRC) to encourage regeneration of the area, Finance Minister Bill English and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith say.
30-04-2015 more >>

Bill English speaks about housing affordability

He talks about the way that we approach economic policy in one area in particular – the housing market.
29-09-2015 more >>

Hundreds of state homes already under construction

Hundreds of state homes already under construction Housing New Zealand is already building more homes than the Greens’ rushed policy proposed, and additional social houses are also being sourced from Community Housing Providers, Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.
23-05-2016 more >>

Overview of 2016 Budget

Budget 2016 is a forward-looking Budget that invests in a growing economy
27-05-2016 more >>

$1b fund to accelerate housing infrastructure

The Prime Minister today announced a new $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund to accelerate the supply of new housing where it’s needed most, Finance Minister Bill English and Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith say.
03-07-2016 more >>

PM announces new Cabinet line-up

Prime Minister Bill English has today announced his new Cabinet line-up which builds on the success of the last eight years and provides new ideas and energy heading into election year.
18-12-2016 more >>

$1b infrastructure fund accelerates housing supply

The allocation of the $1 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund today is another milestone in the Government’s plan to increase housing supply for a growing New Zealand, Prime Minister Bill English says.
11-07-2017 more >>


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