Heavy rain drops large slip on SH2

THE road south was closed by a big slip near Napier this morning as Gisborne, Hawke’s Bay and the East Coast soaked up yesterday’s rain and prepared...

More luxury cruisers on horizon
A THIRD major cruise ship operator has booked one of its ships to come to Gisborne while a fourth cruise company will send an assessment team to the...
ASHBURTON — Russell John Tully faced two charges of murder and one of attempted murder in Christchurch District Court this morning, following the...
GISBORNE’S new CCTV surveillance co-ordinator is making sure all eyes are on the screens to monitor activity in the CBD...
SUN City Pharmacy, a chemist shop for more than 30 years in Gladstone Road, will close its doors for the last time later this month...
Sunshine Brewery Team Gisborne midfielder Max Logan about to unleash a long ball during a 6-0 win over Napier Marist in their Pacific Premiership...
RUGBY - POVERTY Bay blew a 17-point halftime lead in going down 43-34 to North Otago in a Heartland Championship game at Oamaru on Saturday...
RUGBY fans watch the ITM Cup every year to see the latest Gisborne signing in the Taranaki side...
ARTS - POTTER Helen Wilmot Mason lived on the East Coast for just a decade but her influence extended well beyond that...
ENTERTAINMENT - GROWING up in Ruatoria, there was only one Prince Tui Teka tape at Walter Walsh’s grandparents’ house and, boy, did it get thrashed...
DANCE - SIX years after leaving Gisborne to tackle a three-year Diploma of Dance Performance, Alana Sargent is heading back to the country...
NUHAKA ’s Nancy Crawshaw has taken out a major Australasian stock judging award...
VENDORS of well-conditioned store lambs, and the heavy lambs and ewes in the prime section, benefited from intensified interest in such animals — and...
HEALTHIER stock, protected staff and peace of mind are some big pluses for acting early when vaccinating calves this spring against leptospirosis...
While there are mixed feelings about the way the Poverty Bay Turf Club has been treated by NZ Thoroughbred Racing, at least there will be summer...
After several months of calling for Judith Collins’ head, opposition politicians have their quarry’s resignation — but her blood isn’t enough. They...
On September 15, five days before the end of an already extraordinary election campaign, Internet Party founder and funder Kim Dotcom will host an...
WHAT’S ON IN COUNCIL THIS WEEK - YEP there’s a formal meeting this week, regional transport committee on Thursday afternoon. These can be pretty...
IT is quite possible for soldiers to cross a frontier “by accident on an unmarked section,” and that is how Moscow explains the capture of a group of...
IN oil and gas-rich countries of the Middle East, escalating war and violence is wrecking communities and advancing the power of Islamic terror...
Having read Nicky Hager’s book I can see much more clearly how the mainstream media have been complicit in the portrayal of John Key as a smiling...
Suicide is a big issue among our rangatahi/youth in the Tairawhiti area...
Re: Ideas for shaping a future Gisborne, August 27 story...
Temperence and stamina are needed for life onboard a Danube River cruise ship. Passengers on the French-owned CroisiEurope MS Beethoven are assailed...
There was “pandamonium” at Taipei Zoo the day we visited, with thousands of excited adults and children queueing up to see Yuan Zai, the giant panda...
Justine Tyerman is mesmerised by the exquisite gold mosaics at Hagia Sophia in Istanbul . . . Hagia Sophia in Istanbul is one of the world’s greatest...
RERE School marked its 100-year milestone with centennial celebrations earlier this year but there are a few mysteries from the past to be solved...
SEVENTEEN-year-old Gisborne Girls’ High School student and Social Sector Trial Youth Advisory member Tomairangi Mareikura shares her experiences of...
THE Loves-Me-Not healthy relationships workshop was piloted for the first time with year 12 and 13 Health Studies students from Gisborne Girls’ High...
National Volunteer Week began yesterday and runs through to Saturday. The theme for the awareness-raising national promotion is “naku te rourou nau...

Which political party has the best housing policy?

Please read summarised policies below.

National
Labour
Greens
NZ First
Maori Party
Internet-Mana
Act
United Future
Conservatives
Please comment:

Home affordability

National HomeStart grants of up to $20,000 for couples to add to KiwiSaver savings used for a deposit on a new home. Special Housing Areas to fast track consenting process. Legislation to curb development contributions levied by councils on developments. Inquiry into building products supplier practices. RMA reform. Labour The KiwiBuild government-run $1.5 billion scheme to build 100,000 affordable new homes mostly in Auckland and Christchurch initially.A capital gains tax and controls on foreign investment in residential real estate to curb speculation. Force local authorities to ensure the release of new land for building with a national policy statement under theRMA. Greens A rent-to-buy scheme for families with children. Limits on house ownership by foreign non-residents. A capital gains tax excluding the family home and support for Labour’s KiwiBuild. NZ First Establish a new state agency to buy and sell land for residential developments. A 2% interest rate for five years for buyers of those sections but with houses built using normal bank finance. Restrict home ownership to "New Zealanders"only. Maori Party Kainga Whenua loan scheme providing 100% loans up to $200,000 to build, maintain and repair homes onmultipleownedMaori land. Available only to those people who have no other access to finance to build, relocate to or buy on their multiple-ownedMaori land. Internet-Mana Low-interest, no-deposit Maori Home Ownership Scheme for Maori first home buyers. Kiwibank Home Ownership Scheme with low-interest loans for specified low-and middle income individuals and families. Build 10,000 new state homes per year for rent and rent-to-own. Act Remove regulatory constraints on the supply of land for building by scrappingtheRMA.Amend the Bill of Rights to protect the right to own and use property as the owner sees fit to get rid of planning restrictions. United Future Allow families to capitalise their Working For Families entitlements for a year as a lump sum to help purchase their first home.Work in partnership with iwi to develop former Crown land for housing. Conservatives Tell owners of large "land banked" holdings to build homes within five years or face the government intervention. Allow higher-density housing.
Gisborne Property
Gisborne residential, rural and commercial properties listed for sale with local agents.
AutoWatch
New vehicles available through local dealers. Plus news, design trends and performance features.