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Initiatives for environment and infrastructure

Published By   /  May 25, 2017  /  24/7 News, Budget 2017, Building and Construction, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Initiatives for environment and infrastructure

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Initiatives for environment and infrastructure The Government is committing additional funding in Budget 2017 to implement some of its key environmental and infrastructure initiatives, Environment and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The new funding in Budget 2017 is focused on putting in […]

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Progress on Pt England housing development

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Progress on Pt England housing development

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Progress on Pt England housing development Legislation enabling a housing development at Point England and progress on Ngāti Paoa’s historical Treaty settlement has passed its second reading by 62-43, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “It is poor use of Crown land just […]

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Bill to tackle meth, damage, unlawful tenancies

Published By   /  May 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Bill to tackle meth, damage, unlawful tenancies

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Bill to tackle meth, damage, unlawful tenancies The Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill (No. 2) introduced to Parliament today will provide better protections and clarity for tenants and landlords, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This Bill makes three practical changes to the Residential […]

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New Housing Accord to boost homes in Tasman

Published By   /  May 19, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Housing Accord to boost homes in Tasman

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Housing Accord to boost homes in Tasman A new Tasman Housing Accord aimed at boosting the district’s housing supply has been signed today by Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Richard Kempthorne. “Tasman is a successful and growing region. Unemployment is […]

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Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe

Published By   /  May 18, 2017  /  24/7 News, Anne Tolley, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release, Social Development  /  Comments Off on Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Temporary accommodation for Edgecumbe Temporary homes will be moved on to the Whakatāne Holiday Park and next to flood-damaged homes while properties in the Edgecumbe area are repaired, Lead Minister for Edgecumbe Anne Tolley and Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith said today. The […]

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Temporary village for quake-hit Waiau

Published By   /  May 17, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Temporary village for quake-hit Waiau

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Temporary village for quake-hit Waiau The Government and the Hurunui District Council are establishing a temporary accommodation village in Waiau to help the town’s recovery from the Kaikōura Earthquake, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “Waiau was hit hardest of any community by […]

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Queenstown on track for Housing Accord target

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Queenstown on track for Housing Accord target

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Queenstown on track for Housing Accord target Queenstown is well on its way to hitting the target laid out in the Queenstown-Lakes Housing Accord, with six months of the original accord still to run, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Queenstown-Lakes Mayor Jim […]

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Green light for Riccarton Racecourse homes

Published By   /  May 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Green light for Riccarton Racecourse homes

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Green light for Riccarton Racecourse homes Building can start on a $300 million, 600-home development at Riccarton Racecourse after the Government approved the final step for the Christchurch Racecourse Reserve Trustees and Ngāi Tahu Property initiative, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Yesterday […]

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Consultation sought on fire safety proposals

Published By   /  May 15, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Consultation sought on fire safety proposals

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Consultation sought on fire safety proposals Proposed improvements to simplify building fire safety regulations and support their implementation are open for consultation, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “We currently have record high levels of commercial and residential construction and this needs to […]

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Clean Water reports released

Published By   /  May 11, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Clean Water reports released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Clean Water reports released Two reports released today by NIWA and the Ministry for the Environment on the technical background to the Clean Water proposals will help inform input into the plans to clean up New Zealand waterways, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The […]

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New Housing Affordability Measure released

Published By   /  May 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on New Housing Affordability Measure released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: New Housing Affordability Measure released The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment’s (MBIE) new Housing Affordability Measure will allow the market to be monitored at a more detailed level, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This Housing Affordability Measure gives more detailed data […]

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KiwiSaver HomeStart grows strongly

Published By   /  May 9, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on KiwiSaver HomeStart grows strongly

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: KiwiSaver HomeStart grows strongly The Government’s KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme, launched two years ago, is continuing to grow, with an increasing proportion of buyers opting for new property, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says in welcoming the latest Housing New Zealand Financial Products Quarterly […]

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Next stage for Christchurch temporary village

Published By   /  April 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Next stage for Christchurch temporary village

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Next stage for Christchurch temporary village The Government is selling the Linwood temporary accommodation village to the Christchurch City Council, which will continue using them for people affected by the earthquakes, Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith announced today. “The Council will use the […]

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March building figures show ongoing growth

Published By   /  April 28, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on March building figures show ongoing growth

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: March building figures show ongoing growth New Zealand’s strong building growth continues both nationally and in Auckland, with March 2017 figures showing strong increases for the month, quarter and year on the same periods in 2016, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “In […]

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Fresh water environment report welcomed

Published By   /  April 27, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Fresh water environment report welcomed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Fresh water environment report welcomed The Our Fresh Water 2017 report released today confirms the direction of the Government’s reforms for improving the management of fresh water, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This is the first comprehensive and independent report on the state of […]

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Point England: An almighty mess in the making

Published By   /  April 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Auckland, Campaign, Dotterel, Environment & Resource Management, Eugenie Sage, Green Party, Housing, Marama Davidson, Ngati Paoa, Nick Smith, Opposition News, papakainga, Point England, Politics, rma, tamaki, Tamaki redevelopment, Te Whanake, The Issues, tuturiwhatu  /  Comments Off on Point England: An almighty mess in the making

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Point England: An almighty mess in the making A special joint blog from Marama Davidson, Green Party social housing spokesperson and Eugenie Sage, Green Party environment spokesperson. A Treaty settlement, environmental planning, affordable housing, threatened native species and recreation spaces are all in play in […]

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Second phase RMA Bill passed

Published By   /  April 6, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Second phase RMA Bill passed

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Second phase RMA Bill passed The successful passage today of the 250 page Resource Legislation Amendment Bill through its third reading is a major milestone for the Government’s reform programme, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “The reforms in this Bill will help increase the […]

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RMA reform Bill committee stage being debated

Published By   /  April 4, 2017  /  24/7 News, Environment, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on RMA reform Bill committee stage being debated

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: RMA reform Bill committee stage being debated Parliament will today debate the committee stage of a Bill that is the second phase of the Government’s substantial reforms to the Resource Management Act (RMA), Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith says. “This Resource Legislation Amendment Bill is […]

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Calling all NZ environmental heroes – Green Ribbon awards open

Published By   /  April 3, 2017  /  24/7 News, Conservation, Environment, Maggie Barry, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Calling all NZ environmental heroes – Green Ribbon awards open

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Calling all NZ environmental heroes – Green Ribbon awards open Nominations for the 27th annual Green Ribbon Awards are now open, giving New Zealanders the chance to honour our environmental leaders, Environment Minister Dr Nick Smith and Conservation Minister Maggie Barry say. “These prestigious awards […]

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Statistics House investigation findings released

Published By   /  March 31, 2017  /  24/7 News, Building and Construction, National-led Government - 2014-2017, New Zealand Government, Nick Smith, Politics, release  /  Comments Off on Statistics House investigation findings released

MIL OSI – Source: New Zealand Government – Release/Statement Headline: Statistics House investigation findings released Design standards and building laws will be reviewed in response to an investigation into structural damage to Wellington’s Statistics House in the Kaikōura earthquake, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith says. Dr Smith today released an independent panel’s findings […]

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