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2 November 2017 10:05 AM What Is Happening on Manus Island? The Detainee Crisis Explained

Tensions over the migrants have grown since the governments of Australia and Papua New Guinea agreed in April to close the site by Oct. 31. On Tuesday, water and electricity to the camp were shut off, and detainees were supposed to move to temporary housing in Lorengau, a city close by on the island. Many of the men refused, citing previous attacks by residents 30

2 November 2017 1:58 AM New Zealand to discuss taking Manus Island detainees: reports

Newly-appointed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will raise the closure of the Manus Island detention centre with Malcolm Turnbull when the leaders meet for the first time on Sunday, according to local media reports. The New Zealand Herald reports Ms Ardern said on Thursday she had sympathy for the asylum seekers and refugees on Manus Island 55

1 November 2017 11:50 PM Ardern pours cold water on Auckland port expansion, supports fuel tax

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff emerged from their first meeting together in perfect agreement. The pair, who used to work together when Goff was still in parliament, met with Finance Minister Grant Robertson and Housing and Transport Minister Phil Twyford to discuss how the Government can work with the Auckland Council 2

1 November 2017 9:22 PM Andrew Little receives Hagaman decision

Incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced the details of a ban on people who are not citizens or permanent residents purchasing existing housing, and a focus on investor/state dispute mechanisms in negotiations for the TPP11. More>> “All three Government parties were clear during the Bill’s first reading that we were opposed to the legislation 21

1 November 2017 6:39 PM The wheels haven't fallen off here

Hirschman's Cycle (From the Left, ODT Opinion, 27.10.17) refers to the United States' seesawing political system, grounded in shifting tides of private interest and public action. There is no ambulance at the bottom of an American societal cliff, you either fight to survive or you become part of the homeless underclass, living well below the living wage of $US8 ($NZ11.50) per hour. With the impending 28

1 November 2017 5:33 PM 'Frenzy' goes out of NZ housing market

New Zealand property value growth slowed to an annual pace of 3.9 percent in October as inflated Auckland house prices fell for the first time in six years. The QV house price index posted the lowest rate of annual growth since June 2012 last month, state-owned valuer Quotable Value said. Values increased 0.9 percent to a national average $646,807 in the three 20

1 November 2017 4:00 PM New Zealand’s Housing Boom Has Come to an End

House prices in New Zealand’s largest city posted their first annual decline in six years in October, bringing an end to the nation’s property boom. Prices in the Auckland region fell 0.6 percent from a year earlier, helping to slow the rate of growth nationwide to 3.9 percent, a five-year low, property research agency Quotable Value said Thursday. Auckland’s 21

1 November 2017 6:21 AM Foreign buyer ban 'too late'

Real estate agents who sell to Chinese buyers are saying the Government's foreign buyers ban is too late. Interest from China has already slumped, after banks tightened lending conditions. "The traffic from mainland China to visiting our website has dropped from 40 percent last September," HouGarden.com's Sam Yin said. "I think, last year, the big four banks 22

1 November 2017 6:21 AM New Zealand's Foreign Home Ownership Ban Won't Cause Price Collapse-Trade Min

WELLINGTON — New Zealand's proposal to ban foreigners from buying existing homes will not cause house prices to collapse, Trade Minister David Parker said on Wednesday, but it has to be fast tracked to beat restrictions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal. The Labour government has said it will get the new crackdown into law in early 2018, in a move that will precede

31 October 2017 8:05 PM How Close Are Trump and Manafort? They Go Way, Way Back

Now that Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted Paul Manafort, the former chairman of President Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the White House has already begun to revive its efforts to distance itself from Manafort and play down the role he had on the campaign. Manafort worked on the Trump campaign for five crucial months in 2016, and was its chairman 31