Aucklanders could need a minimum $172,000 income to afford an average-priced home under new central bank rules. Photo / Fiona GoodallAucklanders could need a minimum $172,000 income to afford an average-priced home under new central bank rules. Photo / Fiona GoodallAucklanders would likely need to earn a minimum $172,000 a year to buy an average priced house under the Reserve Bank’s new debt-to-income lending rules. House prices have typically grown 7-8 per cent each year, or almost double the 3-4 per cent growth in incomes. The new rules should instead see house prices and incomes grow at more similar paces, Davidson said.
February 11, 2024 22:39 UTC
Modern workspace provider Alberts has appointed independent creative agency Chemistry to implement a bespoke business and brand strategy to help drive its long-term business outcomes. The appointment follows a competitive pitch and will see Chemistry work with the Alberts team to further develop its innovative approach to commercial property leasing alongside growth for their Alberts Membership Clubs. Deja Duraku, Alberts VP Operations, says, “Alberts is all about creating aspirational spaces for our business communities to thrive and we were looking for a partner who understands our vision and agile approach to business.”“Chemistry’s creative approach to our business challenges and their brand strategy process shone through during the pitch process, exciting the team as we look forward to welcoming new members and businesses into our spaces over the year ahead.”From bespoke networking events and meeting spaces to offices and retail leases across seven locations across Auckland, Alberts offers a sun-kissed roof terrace, cafes, membership lounges, private rooms and partner offices across the globe for businesses who travel. Chemistry’s Business Partner, Henry Smith, says, “It’s awesome to be working on an already established and respected brand that still possesses so much potential to grow.”“The Alberts team are hugely passionate about what they do and together we’ve set some clear and ambitious targets for working together; we can’t wait to bring it all to life!”Chemistry’s Co-Founder and Director, Mike Larmer, says, “We’re excited to partner with Alberts who are a clear step above Auckland’s workspaces, and are all about people being at the heart of their business goals.”Chemistry was recently acknowledged as 4th in New Zealand for creative in Campaign Brief’s The Work 2023.
February 11, 2024 22:17 UTC
The US also releases retail sales data and PPI data this coming week along with a big sentiment survey. The UST 10yr yield starts today at 4.18% and down -1 bp from Saturday. The Kiwi dollar starts today at just on 61.5 USc and marginally firmer that this time Saturday. That all means our TWI-5 starts today at just on 70.9 and at its 2024 highs. The bitcoin price starts today at US$48,128 and up +1.1% from this time Saturday.
February 11, 2024 19:05 UTC
New Tasers, which can shoot 10 probes before needing to be reloaded, are starting to be rolled-out. Photo: Hamish McNeilly / Stuff. The Taser 10 not only had increased range (13m according to the American manufacturer, Axon) but also more deployable probes than the Taser X2. Photo: Hamish McNeilly / Stuff. Constable Desiree Hoera completed taser training with the new Taser 10.Photo: Hamish McNeilly / Stuff.
February 11, 2024 18:07 UTC
Today I want to talk about another Atlas aligned connection, one that I call the apparatus mainline in Aotearoa New Zealand. They have been a part of the Atlas Network since at least 2016, alongside the New Zealand Initiative. Source: Atlas Network. After all, the TPU are behind the Stop Three Waters campaign, and the Stop Central Planning Committees amoung others. Expect more attacks on our democracy by Atlas Network connected lobby groups and think tanks and all the affiliated groups.
February 11, 2024 13:43 UTC
A normal evening of socialising with friends ended in horror when serial rapist Malcolm Rewa attacked her in central Auckland. Malcolm Rewa. “I wanted people to want to keep reading, to want to know what happens next.”Susan Burdett was murdered by Malcolm Rewa. Malcolm Rewa. Malcolm Rewa.
Photo: NZ HeraldThousands of people attempting to leave the Krishna Holi Festival in the Auckland town of Kumeū have encountered a "ridiculous" logjam of traffic at the exit roads - with motorists waiting more than three hours. The annual event at the Hare Krishna grounds at 1229 Coatsville-Riverhead Highway is a celebration of Holi, a popular Hindu festival known as the festival of colours. Another said: "Ridiculous traffic leaving Krishna Holi Festival, coming up three hours [and still] trying to leave now." Cars waited up to three hours to leave the Krishna Holi festival in Kumeū. "This is the real deal Holi and not a for-profit ‘Holi-inspired’ event with commercial motives," they said.
Photo: NZ HeraldThousands of people attempting to leave the Krishna Holi Festival in the Auckland town of Kumeū have encountered a "ridiculous" logjam of traffic at the exit roads - with motorists waiting more than three hours. The annual event at the Hare Krishna grounds at 1229 Coatsville-Riverhead Highway is a celebration of Holi, a popular Hindu festival known as the festival of colours. Another said: "Ridiculous traffic leaving Krishna Holi Festival, coming up three hours [and still] trying to leave now." Cars waited up to three hours to leave the Krishna Holi festival in Kumeū. The Herald has approached the festival organisers for comments.
Written By: notices and features - Date published: 6:05 am, February 11th, 2024 - 65 commentsCategories: greens, socialism - Tags: Alex Faulkes, green party co-leaderPress Release: Green Party via Scoop________________________________________________________________Alex Foulkes is today announcing that he is standing in the 2024 Green Party co-leadership election to replace James Shaw. Foulkes is standing to ensure there is a lively debate about the future of the Green Party and Aotearoa. “The greatest strength of the Green Party is our member-led democracy. Foulkes first got involved in the Green Party in 2008 when he was the Secretary of the University of Auckland Greens on Campus. In coming days, Foulkes intends to release a manifesto for an Eco-Socialist Green Party.
February 10, 2024 23:20 UTC
Covid-19 Inquiry updateWe are happy to announce that the terms of reference on the Royal Commission of Inquiry into the Covid-19 response have been expanded. This includes what we committed to in our coalition agreement, to:Ensure, as a matter of urgency in establishment and completion, a full scale,
February 10, 2024 23:06 UTC
The father-of-four appeared to briefly wipe away tears as the family of victim Petau Petau described how he was a single father who had fought for custody of his two children. Andrew Lamositele-Brown, otherwise known as Andrew Tovia Fepuleai, appears via audio-video link in Manukau District Court shortly after the Boxing Day shooting death of Petau Petau. Justice Sally Fitzgerald oversaw the murder trial of Andrew Lamositele-Brown in the High Court at Auckland. “What he contested was the circumstances.”Armed police stand near Andrew Lamositele-Brown's Flat Bush home after the fatal shooting of Petau Petau and a seven-hour standoff. Andrew Lamositele-Brown, otherwise known as Andrew Tovia Fepuleai, during the trial in the High Court at Auckland.
February 10, 2024 21:50 UTC
Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has repeatedly referred to Health Minister Dr Shane Reti as NZ First MP Shane Jones, in public addresses as the pair head into the final days of their Pacific mission. When inviting Reti to speak at the University, Peters called him “Dr Shane Jones”. Earlier that morning, when holding a press conference with Samoan Prime Minister Fiamē Naomi Mata’afa, he also said it had been a pleasure with “my colleague the Honourable Shane Jones ... Shane Reti” before laughing and saying “after Waitangi I cannot get past this, I tell you”. Peters and Reti also discussed educational and development opportunities for Samoa’s health workforce with Samoa’s Health and Education Ministers. Reti said he had spoken about the impacts of the Polynesian Corridors Program in Tonga, the Cook Islands, and Samoa.
February 10, 2024 19:50 UTC
For a select few, Yale Xiao goes all out as a Chinese Campaign Manager, whether or not it was an official title. Jay Lin was also appointed to Governor Kemp's transition team. Jay Lin hosted the Dominion Voting Machine Demos on behalf of the GA SoS office. Yale Xiao focused on the Asian communities for votes. The children of Yale Xiao - Karen Xiao and Willy Xiao, both attended Harvard at the same time as Xi Jinping’s daughter, Xi Mingze.
February 10, 2024 14:42 UTC
Tavatavanawai shines as Highlanders thump Hurricanes 52-17 in pre-season trial matchTavatavanawai shines as Highlanders thump Hurricanes 52-17 in pre-season trial match[Image: Highlanders via. Facebook]Timoci Tavatavanawai put one hand on the Highlanders No 14 jersey with a powerful showing against the Hurricanes thumping them 52-17 in a pre-season trial match. In a game of three 30-minute spells, the Highlanders led 17-5 after the first half-hour period, 36-12 after an hour and 52-17 at full time. The Crusaders now take on Highlanders next Friday at 3pm in their last pre-season match. The Hurricanes host Moana Pasifika on 17th May at 7.05pm in their first match of the Super Rugby Pacific season.
February 10, 2024 14:19 UTC
The Court of Appeal has agreed to hear the case of Gail Maney, who has spent more than 20 years pleading her innocence in the murder of Deane Fuller-Sandys. Maney was convicted of the 1989 murder of Fuller-Sandys in 1999, and during a retrial in 2000. Fuller-Sandys, a tyre fitter, was presumed to have drowned during a fishing trip near West Auckland's Whatipu Beach in 1989. Maney and her legal team, led by Julie-Anne Kincade KC, have been working on a third court appeal since 2018, following the release of the Gone Fishing podcast by Stuff journalists Adam Dudding and Amy Maas in 2018. On Friday, the Court of Appeal decided the appeal would be heard in August 2024, alongside an appeal from Stone, who remains in prison for the murders of Fuller-Sandys and Stephens.
February 10, 2024 14:12 UTC