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Friday, 31 July 2015
Govt considering stamp duty on foreign buyers
06:05 | 27/7/15
Prime Minister John Key isn't ruling out new measures to clamp down on foreign buyers, including a stamp duty. That's a one-off tax payment each time a foreigner wants to buy.
PM: Ban on foreign buyers may be impossible
05:23 | 27/7/15
The Government says New Zealand's free trade deal with Korea may mean a ban on foreign buyers is impossible – regardless of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Poll: 61pct want to ban foreign buyers
06:08 | 26/7/15
The latest 3 News/Reid Research poll shows Labour's attack on Chinese foreign buyers in the Auckland property market has failed to give the party a popularity boost.
Auckland needs more houses, not less foreigners – English
12:20 | 24/7/15
The Government is open to a clampdown on foreign property buyers, but the Finance Minister says Auckland needs more houses, "not less foreigners".
Experts question Auckland population projections
09:26 | 24/7/15
Auckland might not grow as fast as expected but it still won't have enough houses to provide for its new residents, a report indicates.
Farmland sales Bill defeated in Parliament
05:32 | 23/7/15
A Labour Party Bill that would have imposed strict controls on the sale of farmland to foreigners has been narrowly defeated in Parliament.
Local Chinese probably turned off Labour - expert
10:27 | 22/7/15
The Labour Party is being warned it can expect a drop in support from Chinese voters over its controversial attack on foreign property investment.
Council review hailed as housing solution
05:34 | 22/7/15
A move to different rules for different local councils is part of the solution to New Zealand's housing problems, a think tank says.
Video: Andrew Little blows fuse over Chinese buyer data
12:20 | 21/7/15
Andrew Little lashed out at TV3's Political Editor Patrick Gower, calling him a "desperate journalist", as he got angry over questions on Labour's foreign buyer campaign.
Video: Andrew Little snaps over Chinese buyer data questions
12:20 | 21/7/15
Andrew Little lashed out at TV3's political editor Patrick Gower, calling him a "desperate journalist", as he got angry over questions on Labour's foreign buyer campaign.
Labour: Housing market 'not a morality play'
06:06 | 21/7/15
Labour Party leader Andrew Little has lashed out at 3 News after he was questioned about his party's data on Chinese homebuyers in Auckland.
Key won't rule out foreign buyer register
09:57 | 20/7/15
The Government will wait and see what is thrown up by new data before deciding whether foreign home buyers will face controls, says John Key.
Housing data on foreign buyers available soon - Smith
12:34 | 19/7/15
It's been revealed housing data on foreign buyers could be available from early next year.
Cullen: Labour govt didn't do enough
01:39 | 19/7/15
Former deputy Prime Minister Sir Michael Cullen says the Labour government he was part of should have collected more housing information.
NZ First chose not to leak housing data
03:13 | 18/7/15
NZ First leader Winston Peters says he had the leaked real estate data on Chinese buyers too, but chose not to release it.
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