Property investors and landlords may be legally required to ensure their properties meet Government standards for heating and energy efficiency if a Bill proposed by Green MP Gareth Hughes becomes law. 07-02-2012 more >>
The housing market recovery is likely to be underpinned by a turn-around in net migration from the second half of this year and into next.
The Department of Labour is predicting annual net migration will go from a net inflow of just below 4,000 people in the year ended June last year to an outflow of about 4,000 in the near term before turning back to a net inflow of about 6,000 in mid to late 2012 and early 2013. 02-02-2012 more >>
The New Zealand Productivity Commission as an independent Crown Entity established by the Government in December 2010. The Commissions purpose is to help the Government improve laws and regulations that guide and incentivise how individuals, businesses and other organisations make their decisions. 01-02-2012 more >>