But they're actually at lower levels at the moment than Feb, we haven't heard the stories of people queuing outside rentals for a few years now.
My understanding of the Auckland market is that we have a housing "affordability" crisis but not an "availability" crisis.
In Auckland rental listings are at an all time seasonal high at the moment with rental prices fairly static while house prices skyrocket.
In Christchurch and Wellington the 2 variables (rent and price) are tracking almost in alignment as common sense would suggest. (supply and demand)
There's something weird about the Auckland market.
The US model of funding schools from property taxes is flawed, large funding differences occur between wealthy and impoverished communities, between States and within States.
We don't want to go down that road.
Russell, there is an App for this of course ;-) Haven't tried it myself.
Was it Akio Morita (Sony) who said something about never do Market Research, just observe people's behaviour.
Those useless Market Research questions "Would you consider xyz.."
Of course I'd consider it, would I actually hand over my hard earned $$$ for it, maybe not.
In the case of Mayor, the position cannot remain unfilled so the council must nominate a replacement from it's ranks until such time as the by-election can be arranged.
Love the Avondale marktes, don't get there often enough.
That mad family with the big stall selling tools under the stand always give me a smile. They used to scour the garage sales on Saturday buying up stock to sell on Sundays at the market. Some of the best garden tools I've got are second hand ones from Avondale market. Sadly most of their stuff is Chinese imports now.
Then there was one-arm traffic warden controlling the Ash Street entrance.
It's actually frightening driving down Ash street on a Sunday afternoon on a windy day and seeing all the plastic bags up against the fence. They seem to get it all cleaned up again and ready for the next week though.
I heard (a radio report) that Key’s people contacted Campbell at 4pm to say the PM would do the show that evening,.
Yeah, Brian Edwards is quoting the 4pm time as well and he's blocked my comment questioning it on his blog.
CampbellLive tweeted at around 2pm that Key was appearing and negotiations would have been going on before that.
Tonight, the Prime Minister joins us live in the studio to discuss the GCSB bill and our nationwide road trip.
2:11 PM - 14 Aug 2013
It would be interesting to know what the real story is, either way Campbell Live have had plenty of time to prepare.