Economic Opportunities

Hon Dr Nick Smith presented at a Seminar Luncheon and discussed the below points

  • Nelson’s broad based economy will benefit from 25% drop in kiwi $
  • Modest house prices in comparison to Christchurch and Auckland part of our competitive advantage
  • Region an attractive place for skilled and entrepreneurial migrants with governments new regional weighting
  • Increased connectedness with rollout of UFB and potential competition in airlines

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Using Land for Housing

Local Government Reform – Using Land for Housing – Draft Report.

The inquiry reviews the local planning and development systems of New Zealand’s fastest-growing urban areas and identifies leading practices that are effective in making land and development capacity available to meet housing demand. Comparable overseas systems are also investigated where they provide valuable lessons for New Zealand. Continue reading Using Land for Housing