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Property investors say they feel under attack by the government's new housing plans.
Auckland investor and developer David Whitburn says there will be "unintended consequences" from the measures… Audio
There's frustration from Māori housing providers that government measures to cool the housing market do nothing to directly fix the issues facing tangata whenua.
There's frustration the government's measure to cool the housing market do nothing to directly fix the huge problems facing Māori.
They're instead being told to wait until the May budget for further… Audio
The government's long awaited housing package unveiled yesterday has sparked heated debate.
Changes to the bright-line test have been labelled a capital gains tax, and some say the new measures… Audio
A tax specialist says the governments housing changes are too complex and have been rushed through.
Former Inland Revenue deputy commissioner Robin Oliver, who now runs his own tax advisory service… Audio
The Opposition leader says yesterdays government housing announcement will punish renters and family home owners.
Judith Collins told Morning Report that the housing announcement was a broken… Audio
The government is being accused of introducing a capital gains tax by stealth as part of its plans to tackle the housing crisis.
In a bid to cool the market, the government is lengthening the time… Audio
First home buyers feel the government has given them a step up but not a ladder onto the property market.
The range of measures unveiled yesterday are designed to "tilt the balance" toward people… Audio
The government's taken aim at property speculators with investment houses bought from this Saturday subject to tough new tax rules.
The blanket exemption the family home has also been quietly removed… Audio
A multi-billion fund which aims to kickstart the supply of infrastructure for new housing is being praised, but some say this is just a temporary fix to a problem which has been years in the making.
There's been lots of reaction to the initiatives around the country.
Here's how some Cantabrians felt about the changes.
Councils and developers are praising a multi-billion dollar fund which aims to kick start the supply of infrastructure for new housing.
The government's so-called $3.8 billion "accelerator fund" is… Audio
Nathan Rarere talked through yesterday's policy announcements with Infometrics economist Brad Olsen. Audio
The government's under fire from all corners over its housing policy changes with landlords and investors alike furious about the extra taxes they'll have to pay, and would-be first home buyers… Audio
Has the government managed to remove stumbling blocks for first home owners with its policy announcements yesterday? Or is the basic problem that houses are just too expensive? Audio
Parliament is sitting in urgency tonight so that the Government can push through changes to the bright line test in the housing package it unveiled this morning. Legislation for other changes… Audio
A restart and reset is how Māori housing advocates are describing what needs to happen to the housing system at the Tribunal hearing at Te Puea Marae.
Those struggling to afford their first home say the government's housing package does not go far enough to help them get a foot in the door.
Providing an increase in supply of properties will help mitigate the risks of homeowners pushing up rents, Housing Minister Megan Woods says. Audio
Parliament has gone into urgency to ram through changes to the bright-line test in its housing package, unveiled this morning.