This “warning” needs to be heeded. You have been given a limited right to develop. Get Moving!

Mark Benjamin, MHG Senior Planner helps to invigorate Hamilton with a 10 level high rise.

Interesting to see the opinions of the people of the river city.


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Council’s and Infrastructure

Comment:  Council’s and Infrastructure. The 2nd part of the glue that restricts housing and business land development.  What is the answer?


An update on the Auckland Plan and the Parnell Rail Station

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Auckland Rates Proposed to Rocket
Where is the money going?


Over 100,000 Auckland homes will face a rates rise of 10% next year under a rating formula proposed by Mayor Len Brown. With proposed motorway tolls, a ban on open fires and the upcoming rubbish charges coming in July 2015 some would wonder what rates are now paying for.  LEARN MORE

A US $90M Apartment
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All over the world house prices seem to garner attention. And what gets people even more upset is other people profiting from buying and selling houses. This $US90m penthouse in New York seems to be the biggest bet ever as the proposed owner has purchased it with the intent of onselling at a profit. LEARN MORE

The Glue
Red Tape and Other BS

I have complained endlessly about red tape and BS rules. Last week I had the pleasure of some life-long bureaucrat telling me “that’s the rules”. Well his opinion counted for nothing once I had finished. But I wonder why it takes so much energy to get through the glue of regulation, some poorly thought out and badly administered. LEARN MORE


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Regulation & Red Tape costs can reach $77,000 on new house in Auckland

Cost of Regulation and Red Tape can add up to $77,000 on new house in Auckland.  Tell me that is not over the top!

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