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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 26 May | Government exempts some home improvements from costly consents

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 26 May 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory, a member of:                                                  Government exempts some home improvements from costly consents Homeowners, builders and DIYers will soon have an easier time making basic home improvements as the Government...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 19 May | 8000 more public houses to be delivered

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 19 May 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory, a member of:                                                  8000 more public houses to be delivered The Government will deliver an extra 8,000 new public and transitional homes through Budget 2020, in a move...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 11 May | Precinct Properties defers $298m One Queen Street InterContinental Hotel

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 12 May 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory, a member of:                                                  Precinct Properties defers $298m One Queen Street InterContinental Hotel One of New Zealand's largest property projects is in doubt after Precinct Properties deferred the $298...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 5 May | Costco grocery superstore will be the size of two rugby fields

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 5 May 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory, a member of:                                                  Costco grocery superstore will be the size of two rugby fields Costco has been given the green light to build its first store in...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 29 April | Fletcher Building resuming SkyCity convention centre, Commercial Bay work in stages under level3

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 29 April 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory, a member of:                                                  Fletcher Building resuming SkyCity convention centre, Commercial Bay work in stages under level 3 Fletcher Building's construction division will resume work on the SkyCity convention...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 21 April | Auckland Council announces 73 priority infrastructure projects

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 21 April 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory, a member of:                                                  Auckland Council announces 73 priority infrastructure projects   Auckland Council has submitted a list of 73 key projects to the Infrastructure Industry Reference Group,...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 14 April | Govt to fund temporary cycleways and footpaths post COVID-19 lockdown

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 14 April 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory, a member of:                                                  Govt to fund temporary cycleways and footpaths post COVID-19 lockdown The Government will provide extra funding to help councils expand footpaths and roll out...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 7 April | Government seeks 'shovel-ready' infrastructure projects

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 7 April 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory, a member of:                                                  Government seeks 'shovel-ready' infrastructure projects The Government has tasked a group of industry leaders to seek out infrastructure projects that are ready to...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 31 Mar | The $700m Commerical Bay opening delayed again, this time by lockdown

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 24 March 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory, a member of:                                                  The $700m Commerical Bay opening delayed again, this time by lockdown Large building owner Precinct Properties is shutting all its buildings and building sites delaying...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 24 Mar | Record Government transport investment in Draft GPS 2021

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 24 March 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory, a member of:                                                  Record Government transport investment in Draft GPS 2021 $54 billion to be invested in transport over 10 years. No petrol excise or road user charge...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 17 Mar | New Hamilton – Auckland commuter train to begin in August

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 17 March 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory, a member of:                                                  New Hamilton – Auckland commuter train to begin in August The new Hamilton – Auckland passenger train will start running on 3 August, Transport Minister...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 10 Mar | Transport investment for future Drury town

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 10 March 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory, a member of:                                                  Transport investment for future Drury town NZ Upgrade transport investments in South Auckland will lay the foundations for a future town at Drury and represent...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 2 Mar | Land, air and sea: regions to benefit from NZ Upgrade

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 3 March 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory Land, air and sea: regions to benefit from NZ Upgrade Regional New Zealand will be a hive of activity in the coming months as the New Zealand Upgrade Programme delivers on its promise to modernise our infrastructure, prepare for climate change and help grow our economy. As part of...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 25 Feb | Precinct Properties' profit boosted by Fletcher Construction damages payments

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 25 February 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory Precinct Properties' profit boosted by Fletcher Construction damages payments Precinct Properties, one of the country's largest property owners, has doubled its profit to $54.3 million for the half year, driven in large part by liquidated damages from Fletcher Construction for delays in the completion of the $700m Commercial...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 18 Feb | Waikato Expressway driving towards completion

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 18 February 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory Waikato Expressway driving towards completion Transport Minister Phil Twyford today with Māori King Tuheitia Pōtatau Te Wherowhero VII officially opened the country’s newest road, the $384 million Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway. The 15km four-lane highway with side and central safety barriers takes State Highway 1 east...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 11 Feb | KiwiBuild stock take: Govt currently $26 million out of pocket buying and selling KiwiBuild houses

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 11 February 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory KiwiBuild stock take: Govt currently $26 million out of pocket buying and selling KiwiBuild houses There are $26 million of unsold KiwiBuild houses on the Government's books, according to figures provided to interest.co.nz by Kāinga Ora. The Crown has spent $59 million buying 90 KiwiBuild houses it...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 4 Feb | Transport infrastructure upgrades to get NZ moving and prepared for the future

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 4 February 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory Transport infrastructure upgrades to get NZ moving and prepared for the future $6.8 billion for transport infrastructure in our six main growth areas - Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington, Canterbury and Queenstown. $1.1 billion for rail. $2.2 billion for new roads in Auckland. The Government’s programme of new...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 29 January | IHG is switching to its new "voco" brand for a 200-room central Auckland hotel

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 29 January 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory IHG is switching to its new "voco" brand for a 200-room central Auckland hotel Global hotel operator IHG is switching to its new "voco" brand - unstuffy but professional service - and dropping its "wellness experience" EVEN brand for an under construction 200-room central Auckland hotel. It announced in...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 21 January | Laidlaw College invests in Henderson

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 21 January 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory Laidlaw College invests in Henderson Panuku has finalised an agreement with the Laidlaw College Foundation which will see the organisation acquiring part of Auckland Council’s properties in Henderson – a deal that will be integral to the revitalisation of Henderson. The agreement will advance Panuku’s urban regeneration programme in...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 14 January | First stage of Ngāi Tahu's 350-home Queenstown development approved

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 14 January 2020. Provided by Rockhopper Development Advisory First stage of Ngāi Tahu's 350-home Queenstown development approved Work on a 350-home development in central Queenstown is set to begin after approval was given for the first stage. Ngāi Tahu Property chief executive David Kennedy said a resource consent granted by the Queenstown Lakes District Council allowed the...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 7 January | NZ’s first green, climate-resilient communities

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 7 January 2020. Provided by Rockhopper NZ’s first green, climate-resilient communities Two Panuku neighbourhoods have achieved a Green Star - Communities rating for exceptional masterplanning, a first in New Zealand. Awarded by the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC), the Opanuku Precinct in Henderson and the Unlock Takapuna programme have been independently rated for their...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 17 December | New infrastructure funding tool to build housing developments faster

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 17 December 2019. Provided by Rockhopper New infrastructure funding tool to build housing developments faster A new tool to help councils fund and finance infrastructure could mean some housing developments happen a decade earlier than currently planned, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said. “This new tool, developed by the Government in partnership with industry and high-growth...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 3 December | Bill to empower urban development projects

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 10 December 2019. Provided by Rockhopper Bill to empower urban development projects New legislation to transform our urban areas and create sustainable, inclusive and thriving communities will tomorrow be introduced to Parliament, Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford said. “The Urban Development Bill gives Kāinga Ora-Homes and Communities the tools it needs to partner with councils, communities,...
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NZ Urban Development news from the media | 3 December | Housing NZ development goes ahead in Whangārei, Northland

*|MC:SUBJECT|* *|MC_PREVIEW_TEXT|* Hi *|FNAME|*, Please find below Urban Development News from the media from the week of 3 December 2019. Provided by Rockhopper Housing NZ development goes ahead in Whangārei, Northland Whangārei residents opposed to a state housing subdivision have little choice but to accept it, with the mayor saying it meets a desperate housing need. Housing New Zealand has been granted consent to build 37 houses in the suburb of Maunu,...
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