Weekly News List: Housing - 12th of August

Plans for 34,500 new homes get go-ahead at Drury and Pukekohe

via NZ Herald

Auckland Council has approved high-level plans for up to 34,500 new houses around Drury and Pukekohe over the next 30 years. Read more…

 

Whangārei District Council needs to 'get real' after native forest cut down

via TVNZ

Conservationists in Northland say the Whangārei District Council needs to get real about climate change after a hectare of native forest was felled to make way for a subdivision. Read more…

 

Insurance for new house builds and major renovations should be compulsory, submitters

via Scoop

Insurance or a building guarantee should be compulsory for people building a new home and doing a renovation over $30,000, a majority of submissions to the Government says. Read more…

 

A kuia lives in a garage and uses a long drop while above her, people enjoy modern luxury

via Stuff

In the Bay of Islands, rich Aucklanders stay at their luxury holiday homes, while nearby people live in caravans and converted garages.  Read more…

 

Wellingtonians bringing village living to the city through co-housing initiative

via Stuff

As planning of a Wellington co-housing space ramps up, housing experts predict the unique communal living solution could become more popular in New Zealand, writes Matthew Tso. Read more…

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