Want to stay up-to-date with regional community housing matters and discuss strategic issues relevant to your work? You might like to consider joining one of the regional community housing networks up and running in Auckland and the South Island. Both networks meet regularly – please contact David Zussman at Community Housing Aotearoa to be put in touch with the network chairs >>
We're full and need new rooms urgently!
At HELP, we’re FULL! – unfortunately not because of the endless birthday cakes or Christmas goodies that we seem to find at our meetings. Our office has reached its capacity and there’s NO ROOM AT THE INN for our Crisis Team! Can you help us find another office or space to move into? Somewhere close to Mt Eden and accessible by public transport for our clients. Do you know of a suitable building or know someone who may know, please let us know! >>
Aucklanders from all walks of life are being encouraged to apply for Auckland Council’s six demographic advisory panels. The panels are an important part of council’s governance structure, advising elected members and staff about plans and strategies that impact their communities.
Up to twelve positions are now available on each panel - the Disability Advisory Panel, Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel, Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel, Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel, Seniors Advisory Panel and Youth Advisory Panel. Panel membership offers a unique opportunity for passionate and motivated Aucklanders to help ensure that the council’s decisions reflect the views and needs of the city’s diverse communities. More >>
Media release: EDS proposes transformational Resource Management Reform
The Minister for the Environment, Hon David Parker, has this evening launched EDS’s final report on its Resource Management Law Reform Project at a function in Wellington. The project took a first-principles look at how New Zealand’s resource management system could be improved.
The earlier phase of the project outlined three potential models for a future system. The phase 2 report now presents a proposed model for change, and steps to get there. More >>
Associate Housing Minister Kris Faafoi has announced proposed changes to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986. The proposed changes will be drafted in a Bill to be introduced to Parliament in the first quarter of 2020
Key changes include:
Limit rent increases to once every 12 months
Improve tenant’s security
Making rental properties safer and more liveable
Improve compliance with the law
Read the Minister's announcement >>
The Government asked the Productivity Commission to examine options and approaches for improving the system of local government funding and financing.
Our final report to Government makes 78 findings and 44 recommendations and focuses on targeted solutions to relieve council funding pressures, read the report >>