New Zealand Property Investors' Federation, (NZPIF) is the umbrella body for 20 local Property Investors' Associations throughout New Zealand.

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Email: www@nzpif.org.nz

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Community housing: the Government needs to step on the accelerator

Community housing organisations say the government’s budget initiatives on housing are too timid – and won’t deliver the results needed.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Social housing reform bill passed into law

Law changes to help grow an innovative social housing sector and house more vulnerable New Zealanders passed into law today

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

Housing reform Bill completes first reading

A bill reforming social housing law has completed its first reading under Urgency

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A super deal for the purchase of Thermoptek Sensor smoke alarms

NZPIF has negotiated a super deal for the purchase of Thermoptek Sensor smoke alarms. These smoke alarms are the same as installed by the NZ Fire Service

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Political report for April/May 2015

The following is a summary of the political or regulatory news or comment affecting the residential property market

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Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Property Investment has been hit with a double punch

Over the last week LVR limits for Auckland rental property owners up to 30% (don't laugh too hard in the provinces, you may be next) were announced by the Reserve Bank and the Government brought in an effective Capital Gains Tax called a Bright Line Test.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Capital gains tax aimed at speculators

“The NZ Property Investors Federation is comfortable with the Prime Minister’s announcement of a capital gains tax on property sold within two years,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

LVR restrictions will benefit rest of the country

New Zealand’s largest real estate company, Harcourts believes that the new LVR restrictions will do little to solve housing issues in Auckland but that the changes should provide some benefit to the rest of the country

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Friday, May 15, 2015

NZPIF in the news in April and May

Articles and opinions about the current state of the housing market continue to fill the media. NZPIF has been able to increase its profile as a credible commentator on all these issues culminating in 14 interviews on May 13 responding to the Reserve Bank’s announcements

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Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The 2015 Mixed Fortunes Report

The plight of some regions, and the challenge of doing something to improve their situation, is the key issue raised in the Army’s Social Policy and Parliamentary Unit’s latest report Mixed Fortunes.

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Property is a hot topic

Andrew King discusses the issues related to housing

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Thursday, May 07, 2015

Next steps in social housing reform announced

Tauranga and Invercargill have been selected as the first regions for the proposed transfer of Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) houses to registered Community Housing Providers (CHPs), Ministers Bill English and Paula Bennett say.

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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Who will be the 2015 Landlord of the Year?

Sponsored by Ministry of Business Employment and Innovation (MBIE) once more, applications for 2015 Landlord of the Year are now open

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Monday, May 04, 2015

Education on property taxation required

“An educational campaign on property taxation should be funded with some of the extra money to target residential property speculators the IRD may receive in this year’s budget,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPI

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Sunday, May 03, 2015

Rental housing for the older age group

Private landlords will be encouraged to consider those in the 65+ age group to be a significant tenant group as the New Zealand population continues to age over the next few decades and home ownership trends change.

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Friday, May 01, 2015

OCR unchanged at 3.5 percent

The Reserve Bank left the Official Cash Rate unchanged at 3.5 percent on 30 April

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Thursday, Apr 30, 2015

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.

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Thursday, Apr 30, 2015

Annual consents top 25,000

New building consent figures released today by Statistics New Zealand confirm the strong progress being made in increasing housing supply, particularly in Auckland and Christchurch, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says.

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Tuesday, Apr 28, 2015

Landlords say support tenants to make choices

Tenants should not be living in rentals such as the five selected for a visit last week by a Member of Parliament, “says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).

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Thursday, Apr 23, 2015

Facts show rent increases are modest

Bond Centre figures show that the median rental price for New Zealand in March was $380 per week for March 2015, less than the $420 per week figure reported by Trade Me,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation

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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

Home affordability report highlights two-track property market

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report underlines New Zealand’s “two-track housing experience”, says its author Professor Paul Gallimore from Massey’s School of Economics and Finance.

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Wednesday, Apr 22, 2015

New tenancy website launched

A new tenancy services website designed to be a one-stop shop for all tenancy-related advice, information and education has been launched today by Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith.

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Monday, Apr 20, 2015

Political report for March/April 2015

The following is a summary of the political or regulatory news or comment affecting the residential property market.

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Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Protecting people from living in unhealthy homes

A law, developed in the 1940s to protect people from living in unhealthy homes, could be used to require landlords to provide housing that is free from dampness, according to researchers from the University of Otago and Victoria University of Wellington.

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Friday, Apr 17, 2015

Proactive landlords provide healthy homes

“Our members are actively taking steps to ensure their properties are warm and healthy,” said Terry le Grove President of the NZ Property Investors’ Federation (NZPIF).

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