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Group 1

NEW ZEALAND (Housing Minister) Phil Twyford unveils new Housing and Urban Development Authority | Newshub
Phil Twyford progresses Nick Smith's plans to give central government the power cut through local planning rules to develop major urban housing projects | interest.co.nz
Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
New Zealand Issues Monitor IPSOS (September) - Concerns about housing grow
NEW ZEALAND: Population growth from migration is continuing to decline but remained above 60,000 in the year to October | interest.co.nz
The HIA warns Australia's housing construction downturn could get nasty unless credit continues to flow | Business Insider
Sydney's house price falls just kicked up another gear | Business Insider
Viral graph shows Australia is on brink of house price collapse - NZ Herald
Housing analyst ( Economist . Rodney Dickens ) says soaring land prices Auckland's key housing obstacle | Catherine Harris | Stuff.co.nz

Group 2

Rodney Dickens says the real problem inhibiting affordable housing is the cost of sections, and that is the one key thing the Government can do to solve the affordability problem | interest.co.nz
Property spruiker Rick Otton and We Buy Houses fined record $18 million for 'peddling false hope' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Housing market crash: House prices could fall 30% in 'deep recession' (UBS) ... News Com Au
New infrastructure financing scheme a major step forward ... Infrastructure New Zealand
Major infrastructure partnership for North Auckland | Housing | Minister Phil Twyford | Beehive.govt.nz
Enabling City Growth: Lessons from the USA (pdf) ... Infrastructure New Zealand
If New Zealand is to crack the problems of unaffordable housing, government here must look seriously at how the better parts of America finance infrastructure, Eric Crampton argues | interest.co.nz
Mike Hosking (Popular Conservative Commentator): Housing Minister Phil Twyford right to bulldoze his way through councils - NZ Herald
Urban Development Authority a long overdue initiative ... Auckland Business Chamber of Commerce  | Scoop News

Group 3

(Auckland Mayor) Phil Goff cautiously welcomes authority set up to fast-track housing projects | RNZ News
New Zealand Issues Monitor IPSOS (September) - Concerns about housing grow
Major infrastructure partnership for North Auckland | Housing | Minister Phil Twyford | Beehive.govt.nz
Massive wealth is no defence against Sydney's plunging market ... News Com Au
Inquiry. The Great British Housing Disaster (Adam Curtis, 1984) - YouTube
Mike's Minute (Video): People are waking up to the sham of KiwiBuild ... NewstalkZB
KiwiBuild at threat of going 'KiwiBust' over 'plummeting popularity' | Stuff.co.nz
Housing Bubbles And Market Sense | Hugh Pavletich | Scoop New Zealand  News
UBS: Aussie banks still un-investable - MacroBusiness Australia
Plunging mortgage lending levels in Australia mean 'further weakness in house prices is likely' | Business Insider

Group 4

CSR, Boral, James Hardie caught in housing blues | afr.com ... behind paywall ...
MLS Press Releases and Archive - (Houston)  HAR members - HAR.com
Shocking examples of red tape in Sydney ... News Com Au
Soaring listings, credit concerns cloud Melbourne, Sydney housing market outlook | afr.com
Sydney's housing market downturn could end up being the longest on record | Business Insider
Australia's Property Slump Casts Doubt on Household Spending ... Bloomberg
Louis Christopher: Property prices are crashing - MacroBusiness
Housing Bubbles: Jumbo Mortgages = Jumbo Problems | Hugh Pavletich | | Scoop News
Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey: All Editions
In California, Home Sales Are Plunging Like It Is 2008 All Over Again | Zero Hedge
October jobs report smashes expectations, wages rise at fastest pace since 2009 ... Yahoo Finance
CoreLogic revisions spear Sydney house prices downwards - MacroBusiness

Group 5

Austrlian house prices drop 3.5pc, heading for 'deepest downturn in modern history' - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Australia's housing slump enters year two - Bloomberg
Sydney house prices see biggest fall for 30 years, dragging rest of Australia down | Australia news | The Guardian
ANZ's latest Business Outlook Survey shows shows sharp drop in intentions to construct in both residential and commercial sectors; ANZ Chief Economist says next official interest rate move is more likely to be a cut than a hike | interest.co.nz
Realestate.co.nz says the Auckland market is now favouring buyers for the first time since 2011- QV says average values falling | interest.co.nz
Mike Hosking: Housing Minister Phil Twyford right to bulldoze his way through councils ... NZ Herald
KiwiBuild 'not aimed at low-income families' - Phil Twyford | Newshub

Group 6

Mike Hosking: KiwiBuild has gone off the rails ... NewstalkZB
Falling Australian house prices a warning for NZ: commentator | Catherine Harris | Stuff.co.nz
Why are New Zealand homes so pricey? It has nothing to do with avocados | Charlie Gates | Stuff.co.nz
Millennials ditching the Big Smoke for the regions ... Brittany Keogh ... Sunday Star Times / Stuff NZ
Capital city lot prices surge to another record high - MacroBusiness
Australian property developers should prepare for a downturn not seen in 30 years | Business Insider
Property developers brace for hard landing - Leith van Onselen - MacroBusiness Australia (behind paywall)
Richard Florida - Wikipedia
How Many Years of Income Does a Home in Your City Cost? - Richard Florida - CityLab

Group 7

Goodbye L.A., Hello Phoenix: Affordable Housing Makes Second-Tier Metros Top Choices for Moving - RENTCafé rental blog
5 Texas Counties Top List Of Most Affordable Places To Move ... Bisnow
Deloitte: House prices "falling by over $1,000 a week" in Sydney and Melbourne - MacroBusiness
House prices 'falling by over $1,000 a week' in Sydney and Melbourne, Deloitte says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
China's reform and opening up can keep delivering 'miracles', says Xi Jinping | South China Morning Post
China's hidden camps - BBC News
Pence on China - Kiwiblog

Group 8

How much influence do foreign donors have in Kiwi politics? ... tvnz
NZ politicians need to learn the ABCs of Chinese politics for a 'constructive relationship', foreign policy expert says ... Q&A with Prof Anne - Marie Brady . 1 News Now
Alleged National donor Yikun Zhang bringing 1000 well-connected compatriots to NZ ... Stuff NZ
Does negative equity loom ? ... Martin North ... Digital Finance Analytics ... YouTube
House prices to fall 20% in Sydney and Melbourne, says top economist | Australia news | The Guardian
There was plenty on offer at the main Auckland apartment auctions this week but not much was sold under the hammer | interest.co.nz
QUEENSTOWN NEW ZEALAND: Average rent more than wage | Otago Daily Times Online News Now is the time to make tough decisions on future land supply | South China Morning Post
UNITED STATES: Housing Market Is Raising Serious Red Flags - Bloomberg
Govt criticised (by Hugh Pavletich) for moving slowly on Auckland growth boundary | Stuff.co.nz

Group 9

The $80 Trillion World Economy in One Chart
Trump pleased China's economy is cooling |(New Zealand)  Newshub
World's Largest Car Market Faces Historic Drop - Bloomberg
The sudden tinge of fear among sellers in Hong Kong's property market | South China Morning Post
Public anger in China spreading as property prices drop | South China Morning Post
Why I Moved from California to Texas (Career, Family, Costs) ... Edward Jay ... Youtube
Why are NZ homes so pricey? It has nothing to do with avocados | Charlie Gates | Stuff.co.nz
Why you have (probably) already bought your last car ... Justin Rowlett ... BBC News
Thousands march on Irish parliament in growing housing shortage protest ... Reuters / MSM Com
The Great Bond Sell - Off ... Martin North of Digital Finance Analytics ... Youtube

Group 10

30 years on, Lessons of the 1987 share market crash with former PM Paul Keating (and others) ... ABC The Business 18 October 2017
Homeowners slash prices by up to 16 per cent as 'fear' grips Hong Kong in wake of prime rate hike ... South China Morning Post
Banking royal commission could trigger biggest housing bust in three decades, economists warn - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Australian house prices keep falling ... Nine Com Au
Falling house prices spread across more of New Zealand | Stuff.co.nz
Latest NZIER Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion shows worst level of business confidence since March 2009 | interest.co.nz
Comparing Australia's housing correction to prior downturns ... Leith van Onselen ... MacroBusiness Australia
NEW ZEALAND: Retirees turn to flatting to help make ends meet ... OPINION ... Stuff NZ
Mortgage Measures | Central Bank of Ireland
Housing Market Rolls Over As Mortgage Rates Hit Seven Year High ... Zerohedge

Group 11

New Zealand Issues Monitor - Concerns about housing grow
Light rail farce to derail Berejiklian (Conservative) Government? -Leith van Onselen -  MacroBusiness Australia
Struggling U.S. Farmers Worry About a Resurgent Russia - WSJ
Andrew Bydder: Housing crisis is all about land and how councils regulate it | Stuff.co.nz
Will Australian property repeat the Irish crash? ... Digital Finance Analytics / Macrobusiness Australia
Three lines left out of Christchurch's district plan has left a community in despair ... Dominic Harris ... The Press
Low Income Housing Tax Credit ... U.S. Government Accounting Office
Cost and Abuse Problems in Low-Income Housing | Cato @ Liberty
It Can Cost $750,000 to Build an Affordable Housing Unit in California. Here's Why. - Real Time Economics - WSJ
Woman 'flabbergasted' at cost of consenting granny flat for her deaf brother | Stuff.co.nz

Group 12

Seismic Civic Rumblings in Christchurch | John Stringer | Kiwiblog
Torontonians overwhelmingly support affordable housing, poll finds - just not in their backyard | Financial Post
CNW | The Majority of GTA Residents Agree that More Construction of New Homes will Help Housing Affordability, just not in their Backyards, a Home Building Industry and REALTORS® Joint Ipsos Poll Finds
Westpac McDermott Miller survey shows the collapsing confidence contagion is spreading, with the lowest level of consumer confidence in six years | interest.co.nz
Independent report into Auckland Council's Building Consents Department finds major shortcomings resulting in poor customer service | interest.co.nz
Disaster a 'defining strand within the Christchurch story' ... Mike Yardley OPINION ... The Press

Group 13

Council to allow work on coastal properties | RNZ News
Wellington to get new inner city apartments - but still short of homes | RNZ News
Victory for residents as council promises inquiry into coastal consents fiasco | Stuff.co.nz
"Eastgate" - the Christchurch Conniptions ... John Stringer ... Kiwiblog
Eastgate II. Sir Tipene O'Regan's "Imperious Sultans" ... John Stringer ... Kiwiblog
Council to allow work on coastal properties | RNZ News
Victory for residents as council promises inquiry into coastal consents fiasco | Stuff.co.nz
First priority is relief for beleaguered residents | Mike Yardley OPINION | Stuff.co.nz
Housing affordability too hard for us to fix alone, local councils say . Domain
Real estate lobby boss tells struggling renters to "get two jobs" ... The New Daily
Poll shows local government has a reputation problem | The National Business Review

Group 14

Local councils put affordable housing supply in the too hard basket ... The Conversation (Australia)
Urgent need to address Australia's housing crisis - Australian Catholic Bishops Conference - Catholic Outlook
Australia's property boom ends as credit squeeze begins | Financial Times
Democracy questioned at Christchurch City Council ... Christchurch NewstalkZB
There's a reason people aren't flocking to the central city | Stuff.co.nz
Casualty count in Christchurch hospitality industry rises | Stuff.co.nz
Christchurch councillor in trouble over staff 'tampering' claims | Stuff.co.nz
Urban Development Authority a long overdue initiative ... Auckland Business Chamber of Commerce  | Scoop News
(Auckland Mayor) Phil Goff cautiously welcomes authority set up to fast-track housing projects | RNZ News
Australia's economy is built on shaky foundations ... Matt Barrie OPINION ... news com au

Group 15

New Zealand business confidence at lowest point in 10 years according to benchmark ANZ survey | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
Papr for UN sustainable development project sets out why and how the ways energy, transport, food and housing are produced and consumed should be transformed | interest.co.nz
(Original title) Don't' touch the HAM: Its off ! ... Rob Stock ... Stuff / Fairfax NZ
Why Westpac (Bank) CEO David McLean is right in urging the business community to get over the election result and get on with business | interest.co.nz
How to get a (NZ)$650,000 KiwiBuild-style house down to an affordable (NZ)$300,000 - Stephen Sellwood of Infrastructure New Zealand -  NZ Herald
NZ housing: snakes and ladders ... BlueNotes (ANZ Bank economists)
Banks ditch 'sales-focused' volume-based commissions ... Sydney Motning Herald
Mortgage rejections skyrocket 1347% as credit crunches - MacroBusiness Australia
House prices: London sees biggest fall as UK asking prices drop by 2.3 per cent in August | Homes and Property

Group 16

California's July 2018 Housing Market Retreats For Third Straight Month As Affordability Crunch Dampens Demand (California Association of Realtors) - Mariposa County Sales Up 10% Year Over Year
That unfolding Australian house price crash | FT Alphaville
Dippie critical of Dunedin district plan ... Otago Daily Times
House prices falling in 98% of Sydney and Melbourne suburbs - MacroBusiness
Phil Lowe welcomes falling house prices - MacroBusiness Australia Slowing housing market and falling prices welcome, RBA governor Philip Lowe says - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
How to get a (NZ)$650,000 KiwiBuild-style house down to an affordable (NZ)$300,000 - Stephen Sellwood of Infrastructure New Zealand -  NZ Herald
Foreign speculators crushed as Melbourne's land bubble bursts - Leith van Onselen - MacroBusiness Australia
Secretary Carson Gets Housing Affordability Right | Cato @ Liberty
Ben Carson Calls Out Zoning Regulations for Driving Up Housing Costs - Hit & Run : Reason.com

Group 17

More than Six  Million (Undersupplied) Homes Missing From U.S. Housing Market ... Zillow
Don Brash rates John Key's Government 0/10 | Newshub
Crashing investor mortgages ominous for house prices - MacroBusiness Australia

Group 18

Govt can't grow house-building much faster than Nats did, Nick Smith says ... Michael Daly ... Stuff NZ
Housing Minister Phil Twyford says Ministry of Housing and Urban Development will help drive KiwiBuild and will be operational by the end of the year | interest.co.nz
Auckland business confidence in 'free fall' - Chamber of Commerce - NZ Herald
"Bank of Mum & Dad," Huge Prop under UK Housing Bubble, is Running Out of Liquidity ... Don Quijones ... Wolf Street
Sydney auction clearance rate plunges into 40s - MacroBusiness
RBNZ Governor backs sub-prime lending - MacroBusiness
Mortgage Measures | Central Bank of Ireland
A Deeper Dive Into Loan To Income Ratios . Martin North . DFA / Youtube
Mortgage rejections soar to 40% of applications as  (Loan to Income) LTI capped - MacroBusiness
The real ticking time bomb for the Tories is home ownership - Telegraph
Priti Patel - Wikipedia
Priti Patel: The Conservative party is retreating from the battle of ideas | PoliticsHome.com
Priti Patel: Conservatives no longer the party of meritocracy and have become lazy in the battle of ideas

Group 19

"Bank of Mum & Dad," Huge Prop under UK Housing Bubble, is Running Out of Liquidity ... Don Quijones ... Wolf Street
Reserve Bank Governor 'scared' by level of mortgage debt in NZ | Newshub
RBNZ Governor backs sub-prime lending - MacroBusiness
Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr says if the aim is to get more people into houses, it makes sense restrictions don't apply to KiwiBuild | interest.co.nz
Analysis of new mortgage lending shows that the slump in Auckland home sales has affected all types of buyers from people moving up the property ladder to investors and first home buyers | interest.co.nz
Christchurch cycleways to cost $252m as city council proposes delaying completion | Stuff.co.nz
NZ Initiative's Eric Crampton highlights the risk ratepayers have if local Councils get into financial trouble and says we all need to keep an eye on whether Council debt-funded projects make sense | interest.co.nz
Earning up to $10k a month, mum says 'unfair' to say she's rich | Susan Edmunds | Stuff.co.nz

Group 20

Opinion: Let the builders build - Kevin Atkinson of Generation Homes | Fairfax - Stuff.co.nz
Westpac economists say the stepping up of Kiwibuild activity will be even 'more gradual' than Treasury's forecasts that have been criticised by the Housing Minister | interest.co.nz
NEW ZEALAND: Salvation Army questions ability of government departments to handle the flagship house building plan; seeks establishment of group to deliver houses 'quickly and at affordable cost' | interest.co.nz
Sydney light rail: 'Horror story' of cost overruns and missed deadlines ... News Com Au
Second firm takes legal action over Sydney's 'disastrous' light rail ... Sydney Morning Herald
Twyford ignoring advice that buses will cost a third of light rail | Kiwiblog
Government to exercise 'caution' when deciding which private developments to underwrite as a part of KiwiBuild; Consultant says the real risk with the scheme is that not enough developers get on board | interest.co.nz

Group 21

John Armstrong: Labour's record so far on affordable housing builds is pathetic ... John Armstrong OPINION ... TVNZ Housing - New Zealand Labour Party
Westpac's (New Zealand CEO)  David McLean says flat house prices for 20-30 years would gradually correct housing unaffordability without igniting the 'economic carnage' a big price drop would cause | interest.co.nz
How come the container industry copes with growth but too many housing markets dont ? ... Hugh Pavletich
New Zealanders feel better about housing market (ASB Survey) | Fairfax - Stuff.co.nz
'Seriously we just go back to survival mode' - High living costs drive Kiwis back across the ditch ... TVNZ
Rents across New Zealand soar, hit new highs ... NZ Herald

Group 22

Rising numbers of non-New Zealanders are continuing to leave, pushing net migration down from high levels to an annual gain of 67,000 in April, down nearly 5000 from a year earlier | interest.co.nz
Despite all the talk of big public infrastructure projects, the construction industry seems to be in a downward track with significantly less concrete being poured in the first quarter of 2018 | interest.co.nz
More Auckland houses for sale, but fewer buyers | Newshub
Freddie Mac - Mortgage Rates Move Up to Highest Level in Seven Years
Japanese-style sleeping pods in central Auckland dismantled - Tess Nichol - NZ Herald
Budget 2018: The 'blathering' is almost over as Govt set to reveal spending plans - Audrey Young OPINION -  NZ Herald
NZ Government caves on housing affordability - MacroBusiness Australia
Housing Minister apologises for 'confusion' on price of KiwiBuild homes | Newshub

Group 23

NEW ZEALAND: There is nothing 'affordable' about Kiwibuild Housing Minister Twyford ... Hugh Pavletich
Kevin Atkinson: New ways of financing are needed to boost house building ... NZ Herald
KiwiBuild houses $50,000 more than Govt claimed - Judith Collins National Party | Scoop News
Can the cost of zoning in Sydney really be $489k per house ? ... Peter Tulip RBA speech ... YouTube
'National disgrace': cost of housing driving up child poverty rates | Australia news | The Guardian
Prefab construction 'no silver bullet': Calls for Budget to address housing, infrastructure - Anne Gibson -  NZ Herald
Garner says Kiwibuild a hoax ... Kiwiblog
  Housing through the decades, what is affordable? | Newshub
A generation of mortgage slaves: Auckland's house prices leave home owners mired in debt | Stuff.co.nz
Bank of mum and dad could be NZ's sixth largest first-home mortgage lender ... Rob Stock ... Stuff / Fairfax New Zealand

Group 24

Duncan Garner: If Twyford can't Phil us in on KiwiBuy/Build, who can? | Stuff.co.nz
Mortgages rejected with "unprecedented strictness" (really ?) - MacroBusiness Australia
Will KiwiBuild be another broken promise by the Government? | Newshub
'Seriously we just go back to survival mode' - High living costs drive Kiwis back across the ditch ... TVNZ
Government asks to buy developers' plans to contribute to KiwiBuild target ... Fairfax / Stuff NZ
UPDATE - New (IPSOS) survey reveals housing, poverty and healthcare most concern New Zealanders - NZ Herald
How state governments plundered house prices -  Leith van Onselen - MacroBusiness Australia
Lincoln (South fringe Christchurch) : From mill town to boom town ... John McCrone ... The Press
Housing and poverty biggest concerns for Kiwis - (IPSOS) survey - NZ Herald
NZ job ads fall 2.1 percent in April -ANZ Bank - Nasdaq.com

Group 25

Mortgages by Income Bands ... Martin North DFA ... YouTube
Union calls for Royal Commission into NZ banking practices | Scoop News
Kiwi vs Kangaroo: Are New Zealand banks different to scandal-hit Australian banks? | Stuff.co.nz
Kiwi banks must be transparent if they are to avoid Aussie parents' trust issues ... Patrick Smellie OPINION ... Fairfax / Stuff NZ
Is Australia's Housing Boom (Finally) Coming to an End? - WSJ
Number of troubled households seeking to refinance loans doubles | afr.com
Property 'Minksy moment' builds as ponzi-borrowers can't refinance - MacroBusiness
The scale of New Zealand's infrastructure deficit is 'massive' and can't be fixed without billions of dollars of private capital - Jason Walls takes a look at how the Government plans to woo investors | interest.co.nz
There's a new type of poverty hurting the middle class ... Sydney Morning Herald
A New Type Of Poverty Is Crushing The Middle Class | Zero Hedge
People in Transit-Rich Neighborhoods Don't Spend Less on Transportation ... CityLab

Group 26

Michael Bassett - Wikipedia
Dr Michael Bassett
What an ex-Labour Minister (Michael Bassett) really thinks about Jacinda Ardern's Government ... Noted
Home ownership for young families plummets across Britain as millennials are hit by housing crisis and forced into cramped rental properties ... UK Daily Mail
Close Of Business ... Australian Broadvasting Corporation
Australia 'paradise' for white-collar criminals, says ASIC chairman Greg Medcraft
Moral compass lost in sea of easy money ... Adele Ferguson ... Sydney Morning Herald
RBNZ Governor says differences between deposit insurance & minimum deposit not frozen in OBR scenario are 'technicalities', NZ banks searching for 'skeletons' against backdrop of Aussie Royal Commission | interest.co.nz

Group 27

ABC's The Business slams Australia's giant mortgage "control fraud" - MacroBusiness
AMP could face criminal charges for misleading ASIC, banking royal commission told - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
New type of poverty hurting middle class ... The Canberra Times
UBS: 'Liar loans' much worse than we thought - MacroBusiness
Banks dive as UBS raises home loan concerns ... Sydney Morning Herald
MLS Press Releases and Archive - HAR members - HAR.com
Why the affordable housing crisis is a mobility crisis, too - Curbed
The future Auckland market ... Barfoot & Thompson
CoreLogic: First-time buyers prefer houses ... OneRoof
Keeping a roof over my kids' heads is impossible ... Rachel Miller ... Fairfax / Stuff New Zealand
Auckland MÄori Housing Summit to focus on development opportunities | Voxy.co.nz

Group 28

Mortgage Measures | Central Bank of Ireland
Welcome to the "Australian finance crisis of 2018" - MacroBusiness
Housing Affordability Fires Up New Zealand's Voters - Bloomberg - 30 August 2017
The royal commission changed this week - from awful and dumb to utterly shocking - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Richard Florida - Wikipedia
The Global Housing Crisis ... Florida and Schneider ... CityLab
A generation of mortgage slaves: Auckland's house prices leave home owners mired in debt ... Helen King ... Stuff / Fairfax New Zealand
A home truth for the Tories: fix the housing crisis or lose power for ever ... The Spectator
John Healey (politician) - Wikipedia
Labour plans to make landowners sell to state for fraction of value | Politics | The Guardian
Britain's housing market is broken. Here's how Labour will fix it | John Healey | Opinion | The Guardian
Commonwealth Bank charged fees to dead clients, royal commission hears | Australia news | The Guardian
ANZ economists say the cost of building a new house has become more attractive relative to the cost of buying an existing one | interest.co.nz

Group 29

More proof Australia's housing market is broken: Dilapidated western Sydney terrace with cracked walls, rusty pipes and rooms strewn with rubbish sells for a staggering $1.4MILLION ... DAILY MAIL
Value of London flats slashed by Grenfell-style cladding | Society | The Guardian
Labour drop 5% in ONCB poll | Kiwiblog
The Minister of Transport Phil Twyford says there is a "great deal of interest" from private capital providers when it comes to investing in New Zealand's transport infrastructure - he is welcoming their interest | interest.co.nz
As Government signals big light rail spend, public transport concerns grow in US ... Michael Daly ... Stuff / Fairfax New Zealand
Governments backflipping worthy of gold - Judith Collins - NZ National Party
Record 64 million Americans live in multigenerational households | Pew Research Center
Brave New World? 64 Million Americans Live In Multi-Generational Households | Zero Hedge
New Zealand National Opposition Leader John Key on Housing Reform 2007 - YouTube
NZ Government Housing Affordability Announcement - 29 October 2012 - YouTube

Group 30

Labours Support On City Limits (Abolition) Welcomed ... Nick Smith (May 2016) ... (then) New Zealand Government
Speech from the throne pledges that Auckland's urban limit will be removed and density controls will be freed up in this term of Government | interest.co.nz
The Economic Implications Of Housing Supply - Edward Glaeser & Joseph Gyourko
The Effect of Zoning on Housing Prices ... Reserve Bank of Australia Discussion Paper
Rampant land inflation behind 300% increase in home prices - Leith van Onselen - MacroBusiness Australia
Housing in Queensland: affordability and preferences | APO
Pulte Homes Suburban Development Phoenix Arizona
South Auckland teacher commutes 180km a day because of housing costs ... Fairfax / Stuff
Rodney Dickens says section prices are the key to solving the housing affordability problem, not higher density around transport hubs. He warns against force-feeding in areas that won't deliver the intended outcome
Ardern and Twyford are betting their futures on voters backing their zealotry | Wayne Mapp | The Spinoff

Group 31

Sydney light rail contractor Acciona suing NSW Government; further delays to construction likely - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Auckland tram project to start in two years: Twyford - NZ Herald
Sydney light rail contractor Acciona suing NSW Government; further delays to construction likely - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Toronto Real Estate's Harsh New Reality: Buyer Beware ... Huffington Post
Planning racket delivers farmers massive windfall - MacroBusiness Australia (behind paywall)
Housing Minister supports UN call for housing strategy | Maori Television
Paul Keating - Wikipedia
AUSTRALIA ... Keating: "The housing boom is really over" - MacroBusiness Au

Group 32

National's Judith Collins says the likely small size of the dwellings in the new Unitec development housing area will put pressure on borrowers, as it means banks will require a larger deposit
United Nations calls on NZ to adopt human rights-based national housing strategy | Stuff.co.nz
Housing - New Zealand Labour Party
NZ Labour Government takes aim at property speculators - MacroBusiness Australia
Malcom McLean and Containerisation | Maersk Line - YouTube
The Power of Outsiders - Video - NYTimes.com
This Man Is the Father of Modern American Suburbia | Smithsonian
Why has a generation given up on having children? ... UK Telegraph
Zoning regulations adding hundreds of thousands dollars to price of new houses: RBA - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Group 33

Banking royal commission could spark credit crunch that drags down wider economy: analysts - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
ABC 7.30 Report does 'liar loans' and the interest-only time bomb - MacroBusiness
'They can see I've a gambling problem': Banks' lending practices laid bare at royal commision | Australia news | The Guardian
Investor caution and stretched housing affordability will prevent Auckland housing from taking off again, economists from country's biggest mortgage lender say | interest.co.nz
'Long and painful': Peter Costello's rate warning for households ... Sydney Morning Herald l
Australia's Greenspan moment arrives - MacroBusiness Australia
Inquiry. The Great British Housing Disaster (Adam Curtis, 1984) - YouTube
Mike Hosking: Memo, council planners - get your hands off my car - NZ Herald
The Daisy apartments: why did we do it? ... Mark Todd ... The Spinoff

Group 34

Royal Commission bombshells - great to watch, painful to receive ... Sydney Morning Herald
Housing Minister Phil Twyford is anticipating a significant chuck of the Government's KiwiBuild homes will be prefabricated and is anticipating bringing overseas companies to NZ to get the work done | interest.co.nz
Hobart's housing crisis: Australian and international 'fixes' up for discussion - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Banking royal commission: Whistleblower alleges cash for loans bribery ring at NAB - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
ABC 7.30 Report does 'liar loans' and the interest-only time bomb - MacroBusiness
Housing affordability out of sync with incomes ... SMH
Can first home buyers afford a million dollar house? | Stuff.co.nz
Robertson seeks investment community help for new ideas on funding infrastructure | The National Business Review
Ruling out greenbelt removes a key lever to resolving our housing crisis ... Ryan Bourne .  UK Telegraph
AUSTRALIA: RBA: Australia's housing planning system hopelessly broken - MacroBusiness

Group 35

Zoning regulations adding hundreds of thousands dollars to price of new houses: RBA - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Homebuyers are paying a heavy price for zoning restrictions: Reserve Bank ... Sydney Morning Herald
Christchurch: A Bureaucratically Buggered City | Scoop News
New report blames Cathedral Square and red zone delays on planning set up | Stuff.co.nz
Inquiry. The Great British Housing Disaster (Adam Curtis, 1984) - YouTube
Phil Twyford: The man tasked with fixing Auckland's housing woes - NZ Herald
AUSTRALIA: Housing risks 'catastrophic': Grattan Institute ... Sydney Morning Herald
NAB (National Australia Bank) tightens loan-to-income limits - MacroBusiness Australia
ABC's The Business does liar loans - MacroBusiness Australia
New Reserve Bank paper puts estimate of Auckland housing shortage far higher than previous RBNZ estimates; says if construction worker shortfall continues it will be 'difficult' to overcome the shortage | interest.co.nz
New National leader says there is a housing crisis in NZ | Radio New Zealand News

Group 36

"We Don't Belong Here Anymore" - Even Landlords Are Fleeing The Bay Area | Zero Hedge
Cycling through Homeless Camps on Santa Ana River Bike Trail in Orange County California - YouTube
Homeless People in Anaheim, California or Third World Country?
SMH readers reject Infrastructure Australia's Sardine Sydney vision - MacroBusiness
Sydney's housing affordability nightmare - MacroBusiness
Middle-income millennials priced out of homes market ... Institute of Fiscal Studies Report ... Financial Times
Tories fear middle-class millennials priced out of housing market could sink party at next election
Tories hire army of tweeters to take social media fight to Labour  ... UK Telegraph
The gorgeous photos of the derelict properties you still can't afford ... The Guardian
Real estate industry casts doubt on B.C.'s housing affordability plan - British Columbia - CBC News
A new wave of female employment is coming to the rescue of the Aussie economy
Dear Editor: 'The bottom line is that many women are stressed and overworked' - Independent.ie

Group 37

Housing Minister Phil Twyford says he's planning a workshopping event for representatives of the finance community and players in the development and construction sector to help crack NZ's problems around infrastructure financing | interest.co.nz
NAB (National Australia Bank) tightens loan-to-income limits - MacroBusiness Australia
Russell Lynch: If the Tories can't do housing, then what are they for? ... Evening Standard
Millenials property woes could see Corbyn IN POWER, PM warned | Politics | News | Express.co.uk
Middle-income millennials priced out of homes market ... Istitute of Giscal Studies Report ... Financial Times
Tories fear middle-class millennials priced out of housing market could sink party at next election
Phil Twyford backs 'right-wing, red meat' Judith Collins | Newshub
NZ Labour Government targets the property speculators - Leith van Onselen - MacroBusiness
Shortage of affordable houses continues, warns BNM (Malaysia Central Bank)  | Free Malaysia Today
Land prices hit record high amid supply shortfall across the country ... news com au
The cost of residential land in Australia is going through the roof | Business Insider
There is a danger in over-examining issues such as the housing market, rather than just rolling up sleeves and taking action ... David Hargreaves ... Interest Co NZ

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A 'stocktake' of the housing market commissioned by the Govt paints a 'sobering impact of the housing crisis, particularly on children', says Housing Minister Phil Twyford | interest.co.nz
Bill Gates just bought 25,000 acres in Arizona to build a new 'smart city' ... Business Insider
Pulte Homes Suburban Development Phoenix Arizona
Hagley Ave resident criticises Williams Corporation's planned Christchurch development for lack of car parking ... The Press Christchurch NZ
Hong Kong breaks record for 'severely unaffordable' housing ... Financial Times
China developers retreat from Hong Kong property market ... Financial Times
The landmines in Ardern's next 1000 days ... Bernard Hickey ... Newsroom
US$381 to rent a sofa bed and toilet: welcome to Hong Kong | Asia Times

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How Phil Twyford plans to address the renting crisis ... Stuff / Fairfax NZ
Affordable housing fears could hit supply of teachers - NZ Herald
Among U.S. Mayors, There's Widespread Concern About Housing Costs, BU Survey Finds | Bostonomix
Tauranga overtakes Auckland as most difficult market to buy property | Newshub
Housing affordability hits 'crisis' point in Tauranga | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey | Scoop News
Auckland housing: A foundation to build on - OPINION Bill Evans of Fletchers -  NZ Herald
Housing needs big investment in the future ... OPINION Stephen Sellwood of Infrastructure NZ ... NZ Herald
Poll shows local government has a reputation problem | The National Business Review
Public sector boss warns escalating CEO pay is 'not sustainable' | Stuff.co.nz
Why don't we have Boomtowns anymore? ... Brendon Harre ... Medium Com

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NZ's new housing minister lashes policy malfeasance - Leith van Onselen ... MacroBusiness Australia
'This is a social and economic disaster for the country' - Phil Twyford hits out over housing report | 1 NEWS NOW | TVNZ
Officials: Housing causes 'stark' inequality between young and old ... Stuff / Fairfax NZ
Cottage sells for $7.5 million in new record but number of pre - Christmas auctions decline ... nine com au
NZ housing minster lays out reform masterpiece - MacroBusiness Australia
Sydney has become the bane of Australia's property market | Your Mortgage Australia
The future of housing in New Zealand | Beehive.govt.nz