1. 'Throw off the fiscal straitjacket'
The authors of the Government's own housing stocktake argue it lacks the ambition to truly solve a multi-generational crisis because of a self-imposed debt limit. Bernard Hickey reports.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has released a report he commissioned into the housing crisis, saying it revealed a significant but unknown number of 'floating' households who were unable to access state, emergency or community housing.
In today's email we previewed the report into the housing crisis due out this morning.
The World Trade Organisation’s latest conference ended with a lot of talk but no meaningful action. With the United States continuing its attacks on the body and a lack of leadership from other countries, where does the WTO go from here? Sam Sachdeva reports.
The new Government wants to end a 'moral panic' around meth testing of rental properties by lifting the trace levels seen as dangerous. Baz Macdonald and Lynn Grieveson report.
In today's email we looked at the detail of the proposed legislation to ban foreign buyers, and detail what Defence Minister Ron Mark claims is "the biggest blowout" yet found by the new Government.
The Government is set to introduce legislation to ban foreign buyers from buying existing homes and to force them to sell any new homes or apartments that they build.
Housing Minister Phil Twyford has given his most detailed comments yet on how the new Government plans to build more state houses and give more responsibility back to Housing New Zealand Corp.
Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer was at pains yesterday to portray his slight relaxation of Loan to Value Ratio restrictions as no 'green light' for home buyers and bankers to jump back into a market about to boom again.