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Andrew Laxon

News Editor, NZ Herald

andrew.laxon@nzherald.co.nz

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  • 7 Dec, 2016 6:27am
  • 8 minutes to read
International students are manipulating the immigration system to get visas and may be pushing Kiwis out of low-paid jobs, say reports to the Government.
  • 6 Dec, 2016 5:00am
Employers are exploiting international students, who put up with illegal wages and working conditions so they can get a visa and stay in New Zealand.
  • 6 Dec, 2016 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
One of NZ's biggest schools for international students has been given a no confidence rating after an inspection found "widespread evidence of systemic plagiarism".
  • 5 Dec, 2016 5:00am
  • 5 minutes to read
Schools with thousands of international students have been warned after officials fear they showed similar problems to a college shut down after a cheating scandal.
  • 30 Apr, 2016 5:00am
  • 8 minutes to read
At the end of Home Truths series, the three would-be buyers who invited readers to follow their journey tell Andrew Laxon how they found the experience.
  • 29 Apr, 2016 5:00am
  • 4 minutes to read
Auckland Council's plans for higher density housing cannot succeed unless the city expands into the countryside, says the council's chief economist.
  • 22 Apr, 2016 5:00am
  • 4 minutes to read
House hunters who say they can't afford to buy a home in Auckland need to give up Sky TV or expensive cars and just save harder, says a mortgage broker.

Home Truths: Market daunting for singles

  • 22 Apr, 2016 5:00am
  • 7 minutes to read
House prices in Auckland have risen so fast that many single people on ordinary incomes now find it impossible to buy a first home on their savings.

Tougher lending rules tipped

  • 20 Apr, 2016 5:00am
  • 5 minutes to read
The Reserve Bank could expand mortgage lending restrictions in an effort to head off the housing boom as it rolls down the country, economists say.

Few housing options left in Auckland

  • 19 Apr, 2016 5:00am
  • 4 minutes to read
Cecile Bourgeois, 39, would like to buy a house in Auckland, but experts agree her most realistic option is leaving the city and setting up somewhere else.

Home truths: Jafas rolling into town

  • 18 Apr, 2016 5:00am
  • 6 minutes to read
Aucklanders are buying at least 20 per cent of properties in nearby regional main centres, as soaring city prices force house hunters to look elsewhere.

Should we stay or should we go?

  • 18 Apr, 2016 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
Gemma Mann and Mike Alsweiler are thinking about leaving Auckland to find a house they can afford, even if it means saying goodbye to their families.

Even the elite are locked out

  • 17 Apr, 2016 5:00am
  • 3 minutes to read
The number of highly paid professionals and managers unable to afford to buy a home in Auckland has almost doubled in just over a decade.

What y'all can buy for US$1 million

  • 17 Apr, 2016 5:00am
  • 6 minutes to read
How do Auckland property prices compare with the rest of the world? Andrew Laxon finds it all depends on where you look.