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Auckland Must Change to Adapt to the Population Growth that’s Essential to its Prosperity

Posted on May 31, 2013 at 4:56 am in

With only days remaining before submissions close on Auckland’s draft Unitary Plan, we should all take a deep breath and try not to panic. Hasty decisions and fear of change will not help our city’s future.
Discussion must turn to a realistic, evidence-based conversation. We cannot place a glass bubble over the city and guard it [...]

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Auckland’s 39,000 Homes Target ‘Hard to Believe’ – Tim Manning

Posted on May 20, 2013 at 7:01 am in

Auckland has almost no chance of reaching a housing accord’s target of 39,000 new houses in the next three years, a property developer says.
The accord, announced on Friday by the government and the Auckland Council, allows for the fast -tracking of certain developments while the city waits for its unitary plan to take effect in [...]

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Tim Manning Recognizes Property Values Still Climbing – Especially in Auckland

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 3:17 am in

New Zealand property values continued to rise in April to be 4 percent above their peak of late 2007 as Auckland again recorded strong gains, according to state valuer Quotable Value.
National property values increased 1.3 percent in the three months ended April 30 to $431,967, the same pace as in the three months through March. [...]

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Auckland Council “Loot Sharing” Plan Slammed

Posted on May 7, 2013 at 2:31 am in

A property developer has spoken out against Auckland Council’s plan to tax increases in the value of land from rezoning or redevelopment. The council’s proposal for “shared land value uplift,” buried in an addendum to the mammoth Auckland unitary plan, is a tool the council is considering for “enabling affordable neighbourhoods,” the document says.
“A number [...]

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Tim Manning Views on Council Accused of Capital Gains Bid by Stealth

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 2:24 am in

Auckland Council is eyeing taking another slice out of rising property values and may seek a change in the law to do so.
The council is calling the proposal “shared land value uplift” but its critics are blasting it as a thinly disguised capital gains tax.
And if Auckland proceeds with the plan, it could open the [...]

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