Budget 2018: Fixing the housing crisis

The government is committing to a multi-billion dollar investment to build public housing and thousands of affordable homes, and to help house our most vulnerable people, says Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford. “Too many New Zealanders...... Read More

Bigger budgets for Bay projects

Budgets for projects throughout the region are set to increase, after being approved by Whakatane District Council for inclusion in the current year’s capital budgets and 2018-28 Long Term Plan. In most instances, the increased costs involved are...... Read More

Housing waiting list 'shockingly high'

New figures have been released showing the waiting list for state housing has hit an all time high. There are now nearly 8000 families and individuals on the waiting list for public housing, and 2000 more looking to shift to a different state house. Housing...... Read More

Living costs drive Kiwis back to Aus

Kiwi families who have moved back to New Zealand after living in Australia are struggling with high living costs and low wages that could push them back across the Tasman. Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders have moved to Australia to try and build...... Read More

Tauranga’s award-winning buildings

Educational and cultural buildings are among the Tauranga winners in the 2018 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards. The awards are part of the peer-reviewed New Zealand Architecture Awards programme run by the New Zealand Institute of Architects...... Read More

$2.5m to help Tauranga homeless

Accessible Properties is encouraged by the government’s commitment to provide an additional $2.5 million investment for emergency housing in Tauranga. The investment is part of an emergency housing package of $20.5 million to provide an additional...... Read More

House values stabilising in Tauranga

Tauranga home values have risen 3.8 per cent year on year and 0.8 per cent over the past three months. The average value in the city is now $704,183, according to latest QV figures. The Western Bay of Plenty market fared slightly better, rising 6.8 per...... Read More

Surf club building about to topple

A Tauranga landmark will come tumbling down over the next few days, as the Mount Maunganui Lifeguard Service building project enters its next phase. The current building, which has stood on the Main Beach site since 1979, will be levelled as a digger...... Read More

Council’s $208 million funding bid

City councillors have approved a council bid for $208.6 million from the Government’s Housing Infrastructure fund to progress big ticket infrastructure projects required for the city’s ongoing growth. The $1 billion HIF fund is created to...... Read More

TCC could lose building consent ability

Tauranga City Council might be about to lose its authority to sign off on building inspections. Building Consent Authority accreditation is issued to councils and overseen by government department the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment. MBIE says it’s...... Read More

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