The Labour-led Government is to build 100,000 new homes over the next 10 years; a bold promise given the party is up for re-election in less than three years’ time. In my book, that means 30,000 homes will need to […]
When police were alerted to half a tonne of methamphetamine on a beach last week it highlighted the problem New Zealand has with illegal drugs such as P.
It seems the drug is so widespread that anyone seriously contemplating buying a home needs to have it tested for P contamination — even if the property looks pristine.
First published in New Zealand Investor magazine, November 2011 (issue 201). When you first hear that banks create money by typing numbers into a computer you can’t quite believe it. When you hear that this free ‘money’ is lent out […]
The summer sun may have gone, but that doesn’t mean you should stop looking for the perfect property.
Real estate agents tell me winter is a good time to check out homes for sale. First, you’ll spot a cold damp house pretty quickly, and if you are looking for a property in the country you’ll be able to tell if the land is too boggy to keep livestock on.
Don Richards heads up Positive Money in Wellington. The Positive Money campaign began in the UK post GFC and campaigns to take money creation away from banks and place it with the Reserve Bank. The Reserve Bank of New Zealand creates […]
There is little doubt we as a country, and the global economy, is in a spiral of debt. The New Zealand government’s national debt is just below acceptable levels [the rating agencies are watching], and household debt – our mortgages, […]