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News & Updates

Recent updates

Thursday, Oct 30, 2014

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

Statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler:

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Monday, Oct 20, 2014

UK's largest residential property investor headlines NZ Property Conference

Kevin Green was a very informative and entertaining speaker at the 2014 NZPIF Conference 17-19 October

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Saturday, Oct 18, 2014

Nelson landlord wins national award

Lyn Marshall of Nelson became the 2014 Landlord of the Year at the NZPIF 2014 Conference on Saturday 18 October

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Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014

Thomas Chin's Post Election Report

John Key will lead a National coalition administration for another 3 years

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Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014

Falls in homes reduced

Falls in the home could be reduced by a quarter according to the results of a new study just published online in top international medical journal The Lancet.

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Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014

World-first study proves low-cost home modifications prevent falls

Falls in the home could be reduced by a quarter according to the results of a new study just published online in top international medical journal The Lancet.

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Thursday, Sep 18, 2014

Is a rental property WOF the right solution

On the even of the General Election there has been more lobbying for a rental property WOF

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Thursday, Sep 11, 2014

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

In a statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler, the Reserve Bank today left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 3.5 percent.

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Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

Tax changes will affect tenants

The NZ Property Investors' Federation (NZPIF) has studied the potential effects of both a CGT and ring fencing rental property losses. These two policies will have a direct and major impact on rental prices.

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Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014

Labour's housing policy

The NZ Property Investor’s Federation is pleased that Labour will engage with them in talks about improving tenure for tenants.

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Tuesday, Sep 02, 2014

Rent affordability threatened

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Study shows that home affordability in only three of the twelve regions covered has deteriorated.

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Thursday, Aug 28, 2014

Investor reaction to Green housing policies

The Green Party released its housing policy yesterday. The New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF) has analysed this policy and the following points must be considered if better housing is to be achieved for vulnerable families.

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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

Support of capital gains tax misguided

Nearly half of the respondents to TV One’s Vote Compass survey supported a Capital Gains Tax (CGT). This is hardly surprising given the information presented to them.

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Wednesday, Aug 27, 2014

1.4 million renters to benefit from Greens housing policy

The Green Party has announced today that its key housing policy for the election is to deliver healthy houses for our poorest children by improving the quality of rental accommodation and rights of tenants

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Monday, Aug 25, 2014

First home buyers need deposit help

The National Party’s housing policy correctly focuses on assisting a first home buyer to raise the deposit to build a new home.

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Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

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.

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Monday, Aug 18, 2014

Better solutions for child health than a WOF

The Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) has recently called for a Warrant of Fitness for rental properties because of rising rents, overcrowding plus poor and deteriorating rentals.

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Friday, Aug 15, 2014

House price expectations remain elevated

ASB Housing Confidence survey three months to July

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Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Decent housing a priority to support low income families

Child Poverty Action Groups says New Zealand could do much more to ensure sure all children grow up in warm, dry, secure homes.

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Thursday, Aug 14, 2014

Decent housing a priority to support low income families

Child Poverty Action Groups says New Zealand could do much more to ensure sure all children grow up in warm, dry, secure homes.

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Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

July real estate market in winter mode

Helen O'Sullivan confirms that the real estate market is firmly in winter mode at present with listings low an activity muted across the country

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Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014

July real estate market in winter mode

Helen O'Sullivan confirms that the real estate market is firmly in winter mode at present with listings low an activity muted across the country

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Thursday, Aug 07, 2014

Best rentals for tenants

A survey undertaken by the NZ Property Investors' Federation has highlighted the professionalism of Property Investor Association members.

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Wednesday, Aug 06, 2014

Political Update for July from Thomas Chin

The following is a summary of political and regulatory news or comment affecting the residential rental property industry

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Tuesday, Aug 05, 2014

NZPIF Membership Survey 2014

Thank you to everyone who participated in the NZPIF Membership Survey. The results indicate that collectively, members of Property Investors' Associations around NZ own $1.6b worth of rental property. Read a summary of the survey results and download a full report.

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Monday, Aug 04, 2014

Massey Housing affordability report - June 2014

With house prices and interest rates increasing, it is no surprise that housing affordability is falling. This is likely to continue for a number of years and was confirmed by the latest Home Affordability report by Massey University’s Real Estate Analysis Unit.

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Monday, Aug 04, 2014

Prime Minister says rents too low

The Prime Minister and REINZ Chief Executive, Helen O'Sullivan were on 3 News talking sense on housing affordability. It is an excellent video to watch.

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Monday, Aug 04, 2014

Reserve Bank postpones introduction of new 5+ property rule

The Reserve Bank had planned to bring in new rules on 30th June regarding the classification of rental property owners with five or more properties. Thi shas now been delayed ill December 2014.

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Monday, Aug 04, 2014

New study into Housing Affordability

The NZ Property Investors Federation (NZPIF) has researched changes in Housing Affordability from 1985 to today, to examine if home ownership has become unattainable for young New Zealanders. Results are in the table below.

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Monday, Aug 04, 2014

Is your rental eligible for free insulation?

Government funding for Free insulation is available for landlords. EECA tell us who is eligible and how to get access to Free Insulation.

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Sunday, Aug 03, 2014

Housing New Zealand to play key role in country's growth

Housing New Zealand Chief Executive, Glen Sowry, today outlined his vision for the Corporation as the environments in which it operates look set for significant change.

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Thursday, Jul 31, 2014

NZ renters are not more vulnerable

The Auckland Property Investors’ Association (APIA) rejects characterisation by the New Zealand Institute Of Economic Research (NZIER) of New Zealand being ‘one of the least renter-friendly regimes in the OECD’.

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Tuesday, Jul 29, 2014

Local Government Amendment Pases into Law

Legislation amending councils’ ability to charge development level fees passed into law this evening after the Government completed it Budget’s process for the year.

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Sunday, Jul 27, 2014

Building a better New Zealand Conference in September

Innovative ways to create better communities and improve the performance of existing buildings will be discussed by national and overseas speakers at the Building a Better New Zealand conference in September.

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Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

RBNZ raises OCR to 3.5 percent

Statement issued by Reserve Bank Governor Graeme Wheeler

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Thursday, Jul 24, 2014

Interest rate rise will hit the regions

The latest interest rate rise will hit the fragile regional economies of New Zealand and hurt exporters by putting more upward pressure on the exchange rate, says Labour’s Finance spokesperson David Parker.

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Saturday, Jul 12, 2014

Government announces more support for Māori housing

Associate Minister of Housing Tariana Turia today announced the establishment of a National Māori Housing Unit within the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE) to co-ordinate strategic Māori housing policy across government

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Monday, Jul 07, 2014

June political and regulatory news affecting the residential rental property industry

Thomas Chin has written this summary for the NZPIF.

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Monday, Jul 07, 2014

Tax and politics: Target the black economy not the multi-nationals

This article is the opinion of KPMG Tax Partner Tony Joyce.

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Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014

Rental property owners confirmed as tax payers

Official Information shows that the perception that rental property owners don't pay tax is wrong.

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Wednesday, Jul 02, 2014

The Bank of England’s new approach to mortgage restrictions better targeted than LVR policy

The new Insight from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZEIR) by Shamubeel Eaqub and Kirdan Lees says that the Bank of England's new approach to managing financial stability risks is better targeted than New Zealand's loan-to-value (LVR) restrictions

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Wednesday, Jun 25, 2014

Watercare price rise a concern

Property Council is concerned with Watercare’s increase of its Infrastructure Growth Charges (IGC) and consequential impacts on development costs and housing affordability.

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Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014

Dunne welcomes housing relief in Wellington

Ohariu MP and Leader of UnitedFuture Hon Peter Dunne welcomed today’s joint announcement between the Government and Wellington City Council to open up more areas for housing in the Wellington region.

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Tuesday, Jun 24, 2014

Wellington Housing Accord proposal to facilitate growth

A Wellington Housing Accord has been proposed between the Government and council to facilitate increased supply of housing in the capital, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Celia Wade-Brown announced today.

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Friday, Jun 20, 2014

High levels of insulation in rental properties

A recent survey of the members of property investors’ associations, undertaken by the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF), revealed that a high proportion were insulating and heating their rentals.

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Thursday, Jun 12, 2014

Reserve Bank raises OCR to 3.25 percent

The Reserve Bank today increased the Official Cash Rate (OCR) by 25 basis points to 3.25 percent.

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Tuesday, Jun 10, 2014

IMF report backs NZ's economic progress

New Zealand should expect strong and increasingly broad-based economic growth, according to the International Monetary Fund’s latest report on New Zealand, published today.

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Thursday, Jun 05, 2014

Property Group has new head

Experienced investor Terry le Grove is the new President of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).

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Tuesday, Jun 03, 2014

Property Group supports IRD tax education

A commonly held, but incorrect, belief is that rental property owners in New Zealand don't pay tax. This causes confusion for the general public and may lead first time landlords to have wrong information on their tax obligations.

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Friday, May 30, 2014

May Political Report from Thomas Chin

This is a summary of the political and regulatory news affecting the residential rental property industry

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