3 September, 2013

How the Market Reflects Seismic Performance

Join us at 4pm on 18 September to hear from a panel of experts on how the New Zealand market is reflecting seismic performance.

Earthquakes are top of mind nationwide across the property industry, and Andrew Stringer, Graeme MacLeod, and Gwendoline Callaghan are offering their insights on issues including:

  • Issues valuers face when using seismic information
  • The information banks need and how they use it
  • How to evaluate and report on seismic performance

Andrew Stringer is General Manager - Property for Precinct Properties New Zealand, and has over nineteen years experience in the industry. Graeme MacLeod is Senior Manager (Property Risk) at ANZ Investment Bank. Gwendoline Callaghan FPINZ FNZIV, Director at Colliers International (Wellington), has over 30 years experience as a Registered Valuer. Together, this panel are able to comment on the issues involved with deep experience from a range of viewpoints.

This webinar is strictly limited to 100 attendees, so click here to reserve your place.


Real Estate Agents Act Exemption

The Property institute is currently involved in attempting to secure an exemption for registered members from the Real Estate Agents Act. We'd love some feedback from you around where you may be coming up against the Act in your job. The survey should only take a minute or two, and you can complete it here.


ANZVGN2 Minor Changes

Minor changes have been made to ANZVGN2 - Valuations for Mortgage and Loan Security Purposes. You can download a copy of the guidance note with highlighted changes by clicking here, and logged in members can download a copy of the full standard by clicking here.


New IVSC News Available

The August 2013 Edition of the IVSC E-News is available here.


Expressions of Interest: Mixed Tenure Residential Housing

Housing New Zealand wishes to bring to your attention a new and rare opportunity to take a fresh approach to providing different homes for different people within a prime piece of suburban real estate.

Housing New Zealand provides safe and affordable homes for people in greatest need. As New Zealand’s largest landlord, we own or lease about 69,000 properties, housing around 200,000 people.

Our vision for the future is that state houses are part of healthy, sustainable, mixed communities including state, social and privately owned properties.

Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) owns a prime development site in Parnell. The 5,552m2 property sits within four street frontages and is currently in 11 individually titled parcels.

With a prime site close to the Auckland CBD, the challenge is to create a mix of quality privately owned and rented housing that makes a positive addition to the neighbourhood.

We need a partner to take the project from start to finish and are open to options on how that can be achieved commercially. The outcome will help set the benchmark for future Housing New Zealand developments.

Interested parties must comply with the submission requirements contained in the Housing New Zealand EOI document. This document is available for download from www.gets.govt.nz.

Responses to this Request for Expression of Interest must be received by 12 noon, 30 September 2013.


Upcoming Events

21/08/2014 : Consumer Law Reform Update

The Consumer Law Reform Bill, containing the most significant changes to New Zealand consumer law in over 20 years, was passed into law late last year. These changes will have a significant impact on all property professionals, as not only have fines increased threefold, you are required to be able to substantiate any statement, including those with valuation reports, before you make that claim. To find out more join this webinar to hear from Phillip Merfield & Niven Prasad of Simpson Grierson.

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27/08/2014 : Proposed Planning Changes - Napier City and Hastings District

Members are invited to a presentation from Andrew Sowersby, senior planner at Opus International Group Limited who will discuss the potential changes and implications of the draft Hastings District Plan and Napier's proposed plan change 10 and draft plan modification 12. The cost of attendance is $10 with the event being held at No. 5 Cafe & Larder (Golflands), 248 State Highway 2 Hastings.

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28/08/2014 : Smart Growth & Building - Tauranga City Council

Members are invited along to a discussion with Andy Ralph, Manager City Planning & Growth on special housing accord legislation, demand and supply of current and future land requirements, population projections (past and present) and council boundaries. This will be followed by discussions with Tania Brittian, Manager Building Services on earthquake legislation, past and current building permits for new development (residential and commercial) and consent process challenges and progress. This event will be held in the Kaimai Room, 1st Floor Tauranga City Council Main Buildings, access adjoining main reception, Willow Street, Tauranga. The cost of attendance is $5.

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29/08/2014 : Lincoln Mainland Seminar

The Lincoln Mainland Property Seminar, "Fighting For Our Lives - Grow Canterbury", will once again be held at Lincoln University on Friday 29 & Saturday 30 August.

The event will be run over two days with a number of presentations and workshops. The cost of attendance including gst is $400 for both days, $300 Friday, $125 Saturday. The event is eligible for 11 CPD points. For a full copy of the program please click here.

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