New Housing and Urban Development Ministry being formed

Patrick O’Meara Wellington, June 8, 2018 A new standalone ministry will be set up to help tackle the housing crisis. Housing Minister Phil Twyford this morning announced the establishment of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, which will provide policy advice on affordable housing, homelessness and urban development. “Having a more focused and capable public service to deliver the…

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Report clarifies Meth limit for property disclosure

Supplied Content Wellington, June 7, 2018 Real estate agents must tell prospective house buyers if a property has methamphetamine contamination of 15 micrograms per 100cm2 or above, says the Real Estate Authority (REA) The new advice follows the May 2018 report from the office of the Prime Minister’s Chief Science Advisor Professor Sir Peter Gluckman. The report found there was…

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Counties Manukau Police host Iftar Dinner for Muslims

Venkat Raman (Indian Newslink) Auckland, June 7, 2018 Counties Manukau District Police (Auckland) scored a first for the New Zealand Police tonight by hosting Iftar Prayer followed by Dinner at its Headquarters in Manukau. Organised by Sergeant Gurpreet Arora and Constable Satvir Sen, the event, compered by Western Area Commander Inspector Nyla Hassan, was attended by more than 150 men…

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Reserve Bank of New Zealand Review enters Second Phase

Supplied Content Wellington, June 7, 2018 Finance Minister Grant Robertson has released the Terms of Reference for Phase 2 of the Review of the Reserve Bank Act. He issued the following Statement. A well-functioning and efficient financial system is important for improving the wellbeing and living standards of New Zealanders, and the regulatory framework is a key driver in the…

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Rugby greats make it the Queen’s Birthday Honours

Sheevas Dayal Auckland, June 7, 2018 Women’s Rugby World Cup winning Captain Fiao’o Faamausili heads this year’s list of recipients of awards for service to Rugby in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List. Faamausili was appointed to the Officer of New Zealand Order of Merit (ONZM), while former Black Fern Rochelle Martin, former Black Ferns Coach Darryl Suasua and Rugby Historian…

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