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​Submissions were due on 30 April to the Tax Working Group, which is looking at ways to improve the fairness, balance and structure of the tax system in New Zealand over the next 10 years.

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Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 21 March 2022

COVID-19 RESPONSE, From bank overdraft debt repayment plan and into a 'rent-to-own' place of their own, Homelessness Action Plan 18 Month Review, In the News, EVENTS, Sector Call online zoom on Property Management Regulations, Property Council New Zealand -...

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 21 February 2022

Community Housing Aotearoa (CHA) Newsletter 21 February 2022 Progressive Home Ownership Financial Modelling Tools Released, Tenancy and Property Inspections under Omicron, Consultation on Proposed Regulation of Residential Property Managers, Applications for Local...


Methamphetamine contamination draft guidelines issued

The new standards will have major implications for the way social landlords deal with the testing of properties for methamphetamine, both manufacture and use. It will also affect the remediation techniques used and has implications for both policies and procedures for...

HNZ housing stock transfer in Christchurch

Here are the presentations from Treasury and MSD. MSD 20170201 Purchasing Strategy Presentation - CHCH.pdf TSY Stock Tsfr 2 Feb 2017 TWCHPN.pdf CHA CEO, Scott Figenshow, says "We learned a lot about the crown retained investment and how it can work to provide equity...

Update on Cross-party inquiry into homelessness

Submissions will initially be heard by the inquiry at four locations: Te Puea Marae in Auckland, Tauranga, Wellington and Christchurch between the end of August and early September. Read more about the process here. Read the two-parts of the CHA and He Kainga Oranga...

Proposed Charities Act could remove the right to appeal

Update on progress of the bill: On Wednesday morning Marianne from Action station went to Parliament to present in person Action Stations crowd-sourced submission on the proposed changes to charities law. The Chair of the Select Committee, Ruth Dyson, asked her to...

CHA submission on Incorporated Societies Act

CHA have two areas of concern in the bill, these relate to: 1. changes to the number of members a society must have to register an incorporated society 2. the number of days to appeal decisions to the High Court. You can read the submission here: CHA submission Inc...


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A Stocktake of New Zealand’s Housing

I commissioned independent experts to report on the state of housing in New Zealand to provide an additional important contribution that will help inform Government policy decisions. This report assesses the key parts of our housing system; examining market renting,...

Auditor-General report on social housing

The Auditor-General published a report today looking at how well Housing New Zealand uses information to meet the needs of its tenants in its management of tenancies, maintenance of houses, and management and investment in new and existing housing. They made a number...

Bay of Plenty SmartGrowth report on housing need

Ian Mitchell (left) and Chris Glaudel, report authors, on housing trends in Tauranga and the rest of the Western Bay. Photo/George Novak The Bay of Plenty Times says an analysis of figures showed that only 1300 of Tauranga's 16,500 renters earned enough to affordably...

Report on the Getting Ready workshop 23 November

Four areas were identified as key for the sector to focus on over the next 100 days. Participants felt strongly that an offer from the community housing sector be made to help activate KiwiBuild. The four areas are: 1)Central purchasing / procurement at...


Annual rent rises hit low-spending households

"Higher costs for rent, and cigarettes and tobacco, had a greater effect on lower-spending households," consumer prices manager Matt Haigh said, "Rent was up 2 percent this year, with the largest increases being observed in Auckland." Living costs for all households...

Cold homes harm NZ youth health and schooling

The article in the journal Social Science and Medicine – Population Health by Dr Kimberley O’Sullivan at He Kainga Oranga/Housing and Health Research Programme was co-authored by researchers from the University of Otago and more unusually, young researchers from...

Research shows New Zealand housing still unaffordable

The Massey Affordability Index takes into account the cost of borrowing as well as house prices and wagelevels. Key points from the report can be seen on the left. The report shows that this December quarter (2016) has seen a decline in affordability driven mainly by...

Child Poverty Monitor Technical report 2016

The first suite of indicators in this report comprises the five measures identified in the 2012 report to the New Zealand Children’s Commissioner from the Expert Advisory Group on solutions to child poverty: A fixed-line income measure, a moving-line income measure,...

Community Housing Provider Capacity research report

The report was prepared by Strategic Lift Ltd (SLL) who interviewed seven major Auckland-based community housing providers. It found that, under current funding arrangements, it is likely there would be no more than an additional 1,000 homes delivered. Read the report...

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