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4 May, 2017 1:05pm
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  • 11 Oct, 2016 10:32am
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Prime Minister John Key has stood by comments that people need to look to apartments as a first home option - despite 35 Auckland property projects collapsing in the past year.
  • 2 Jun, 2016 2:49pm
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The Government has begun discussions with the Reserve Bank about income-related restrictions on mortgage lending, Finance Minister Bill English has confirmed.
  • 12 May, 2016 5:00am
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A typical household would be blocked from getting a mortgage of more than $405,000 under debt-to-income restrictions being considered by the Reserve Bank.

Reserve Bank tips tighter lending

  • 11 May, 2016 11:35am
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The Reserve Bank says housing and dairy debt are major risks to the economy and changes to LVRs are possible.
  • 2 May, 2016 11:26am
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Te Kauwhata is drawing Auckland house buyers forced from their home town by spiraling prices. Developer Ryan Castles on what's available to home hunters

Editorial: Reserve Bank in quandary over housing

  • 29 Apr, 2016 5:00am
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The bank and the Government need new solutions to the economic damage being done by this raging house market.

Editorial: Vacant land the proper focus for tax

  • 27 Apr, 2016 7:17am
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The Prime Minister's talk of a new tax on land is a sign that he is worried by the resurgence in house prices, as he should be.

Land tax plan by 2017?

  • 26 Apr, 2016 6:00pm
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A land tax on offshore owners of New Zealand houses could be in place by next year, Prime Minister John Key says.