Stand on one of Gisborne’s main streets for long enough, and it’s easy to get an idea of what Bill English referred to recently as the town’s “growing pains”.
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United Future Leader Peter Dunne, who would be the swing vote on any proposed amendment to the Credit Contracts and Financial Services Reform Bill, has said he would oppose any move to introduce interest rate caps.
Housing NZ is pushing ahead with a restructure of its housing stock to provide more smaller houses in the higher demand areas of central and west Auckland.
Housing New Zealand hoped to improve on its target turn-around time between tenancies of 45 days, but the condition homes were often left in by tenants made this a challenge, chief executive Glen Sowry told parliament's Social Services Select Committee.