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Dual-earners priced out of homes

New Zealand Herald - ‎25 minutes ago‎
Special housing areas had brought affordable housing on-stream faster, but Mr Crosby said the initiative would cease this year as changes to the Resource Management Act were introduced. Minister for Housing Nick Smith said said the reform bill would ...

Questions & Answers - 4 May 2016 (press release) - ‎20 hours ago‎
Hon Dr NICK SMITH: The predominant Act that regulates land supply is the Resource Management Act, and there is no question that at the core of New Zealand's housing affordability problems has been both the Resource Management Act and the way in ...

RMA reforms ignore 'invisible legions' who want housing: Environment Commissioner - ‎May 4, 2016‎
They would be limited by the Government's Resource Management Act (RMA) reforms, which looked at narrowing the number of people who should be consulted.

Calls to limit fast food near schools

Newshub - ‎Apr 27, 2016‎
"The problem we've got at the moment is that being able to get fast food straight after school is undermining what schools are trying to do and potentially what families are trying to do.

Bottling battle lands govt in hot water

Radio New Zealand - ‎Apr 26, 2016‎
There are apparently bottling plants across New Zealand, none of which pays more than a minimal fee to regional councils to cover consent application costs under the Resource Management Act. The recent sale of a swathe of land in Ashburton, where a ...

Building investment hits record high (press release) - ‎Apr 28, 2016‎
Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith says the data shows residential and commercial building overall residential investment at $9.3 billion, up from $8 billion the previous year, and commercial investment of $4.3 billion, up from $3.9 billion ...