Shamubeel Eaqub: Housing – tax and foreigners wrong target

Written by: Shamubeel Eaquab Photo: Janna Dixon Published: The New Zealand Herald – 24 June 2013 The discussion about Auckland’s housing is heated and is at risk of missing the point. The capital gains tax and restricting foreigners from buying houses are solutions in search of a problem. The most vocal issue is home ownership… read more →

Council fights to deny Govt housing control

By Bernard Orsman Published: The New Zealand Herald – 12 June 2013 Minister says such action is a last resort if accords with councils to fast-track plans cannot be reached. The Auckland Council will today ask the Government to scrap provisions in new legislation allowing Wellington to take control of housing developments in Auckland. The.. read more →