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  • Two thirds worried about our beaches' future

    Two thirds worried about our beaches' future

    New Zealanders are worried about the future of our beaches, with storm surges, degradation of sand dunes, coastline development, sand mining and climate change putting their survival at risk, a new national survey has found.

    The great housing supply shortage

    The great housing supply shortage

    The gap between the number of people definitely wanting to buy and sell properties is the largest since Property Press started measuring it in 2010. The latest nationwide Horizon Research survey for Property Press in July finds 8.4% of respondents saying they are definitely looking to buy a...

  • New home deposit rules could turn off 22% of investors

    New home deposit rules could turn off 22% of investors

    The Reserve Bank’s move to increase the deposit needed for investors to buy a home above 30% will have a significant impact on the market. New research finds 22% of those who said they were definitely going to buy an investment property during the next 12 months would no longer buy if...

  • The big home supply and demand gap

    The big home supply and demand gap

    The number of people definitely looking to buy a residential property continues to outstrip the number definitely intending to sell. Research conducted for Property Press since 2010 shows the number of adults nationwide who say they are “definitely” going to buy in the next 12 months...

  • Cash win for moving family best timing ever!

    Cash win for moving family best timing ever!

    “Just the best timing ever!” That’s how a Wainuiomata mother of two Jacinta describes winning Horizon’s September 30, 2015, $2079 prize draw. “It’s like the best timing ever… we have to move home and my phone is literally dead”. A member of...

  • Nearly 30,000 more want to buy homes than want to sell

    Nearly 30,000 more want to buy homes than want to sell

    Any Reserve Bank relaxing of rules allowing banks to lend to more people with less than 20% deposits for homes would increase the number of “definite buyers” in the market from 5.9% to 7.3%. Some 5.9% of adult New Zealanders say they are “definitely” looking to buy in the...

  • 48% say scrap KiwiSaver tax credit to fund tax cuts on savings

    48% say scrap KiwiSaver tax credit to fund tax cuts on savings

    A Horizon Poll commissioned by the Financial Services Council shows KiwiSavers support removing the annual $521 members tax credit (MTC) to fund lower KiwiSaver fund tax rates. $288,000 benefit from lowering tax on savings interest: These proposed changes would mean someone on an average income, if...

  • Listings fight could cost Trade Me up to 32% of its property traffic

    Listings fight could cost Trade Me up to 32% of its property traffic

    Trade Me faces significant risks if its recent price rises for property listings result in a further shift of advertisements to its main competitor web site. New research covering 2,471 adults nationwide finds that if the real estate industry-owned service www.realestate.co.nz achieves more...

  • Employment forecast to rise for 2013

    Employment forecast to rise for 2013

    There will be a nett rise in jobs created during the next year, according to a new HorizonPoll survey. 23.8% of adults in work think the organisations employing them will increase staff in the next 12 months, 16.6% will decrease staff and 43.9% will keep number the same. The outlook is more...

  • 80.7% want independent investigation of complaints against police

    80.7% want independent investigation of complaints against police

    A Horizon Research survey over the weekend finds 80.7% of New Zealanders want all complaints about the police to be investigated independently. The survey also finds: 76.3% think the Independent Police Conduct Authority should have the power to initiate a prosecution against police officers if it...

  • New HorizonPoll: 43.5% going mortgage shopping

    New HorizonPoll: 43.5% going mortgage shopping

    A new Horizon Research survey shows 13% of home owners with mortgages are shopping for better deals right now. The survey reveals the huge pressure being placed on mortgage providers to compete. It also indicates worsening household finances might be one of the factors driving the search for better...

  • Capital gains tax attracts more support than opposition

    Capital gains tax attracts more support than opposition

    More New Zealanders support than oppose a capital gains tax. The first nationwide poll conducted since the policy announcement finds 40.9% support Labour’s capital gains tax (CGT) proposal , 34.1% oppose, 17.9% are neutral and 7.1% don’t know. The HorizonPoll survey of 1201 people on...

  • More believe economy will decline this year

    More believe economy will decline this year

    A majority of business people think the economy will decline this year, according to a new HorizonPoll. More than 50% of business proprietors, managers and executives think the economy will decline this year. By party vote, those who most expect an economic decline voted National and ACT in 2008....

  • Quake regions' top priority: basic infrastructure

    Quake regions' top priority: basic infrastructure

    Getting water, sewerage and other basic services restored is the task most Canterbury residents want the Government and councils to focus on. The Second highest priority should be re housing, and rehabilitating the housing, of those whose homes are worst affected by the September 4 earthquake and...