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New Zealand’s infrastructure, community resilience and how we respond to increasing impacts on our environment will be key areas of focus for local government in the coming three years Local Government New Zealand has announced its updated policy priorities, which will focus on the major issues New Zealand will face now and into the future, and inform its forthcoming 2017 election manifesto. Continue →
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Tourism Minister Paula Bennett’s announcement of a new $102 million Tourism Infrastructure Fund alongside $76 million in new funding for the DOC Estate has received a mixed reception Local Government New Zealand says the funding is “a step in the right direction”, but the Green Party believes it “falls short of what’s needed to cope with skyrocketing tourist numbers”. Continue →
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The full extent of the infrastructure investment needed so communities can keep up with unprecedented tourism growth has been highlighted through a recent survey of local government The tourism boom New Zealand is currently experiencing is putting pressure on infrastructure used by both international visitors and local communities. Continue →
Local Government Labour's newly released policy takes on the issues of Auckland and the rest of the country's housing difficulties
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Labour’s newly released policy takes on the issues of Auckland and the rest of the country’s housing difficulties Labour’s new housing policy includes a proposed Affordable Housing Authority with the power to buy land compulsorily. Continue →
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In March 2016, building consents were valued as follows: $1.5 billion for all buildings (up 9.6 percent from March 2015) $1 billion for residential buildings (up 10 percent) $460 million for non-residential buildings (up 7.8 percent)>>>> According to Statistics New Zealand, the number of new dwellings consented fell in March after a big rise in the previous month, and a fall in January. Continue →