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Govt promises 34000 new homes for Auckland

Govt promises 34000 new homes for Auckland

The plan would see an existing 8275 old rundown houses demolished - with 13,540 new social houses constructed, and 20,671 homes that were either "affordable or market built". Little said the Government's announcement was "hypocritical". This was the threshold which allowed buyers to get access to first-home buyer grants. How many of these houses will actually be affordable? "When only half the houses Auckland need are being built at the moment, a slow-down would be a disaster", he said.


US Special Forces Member Killed by Al-Shabaab in Somalia

US Special Forces Member Killed by Al-Shabaab in Somalia

As part of their advise and assist mission, American special operations forces accompany Somali troops in raids against al-Shabaab. Since taking office President Trump has signed a directive loosening the USA military's rules of engagement in Somalia and authorised the deployment of dozens of additional regular troops from the 101st Airborne Division.



Israel wants White House to explain U.S. official's Western Wall comment

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says President Donald Trump's is concerned about how moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would affect the Mideast peace process. For his part, Shukri expressed his country's keenness on reaching a peaceful and comprehensive solution to the Palestinian-Israeli issue, within several Arab frameworks that include the Arab Peace Initiative Committee and the Arab ministerial committee tasked with ending the Israeli occupation of Palestinian ...



Latest North Korea missile test represents significant advance

South Korea's foreign ministry welcomed the latest UNSC statement as a "swift" and "resolute" response to the North's provocations, saying that it will prepare to discuss countermeasures in the upcoming emergency session of the council. ICBM's are considered to have a range of about 6,000km, but analysts believe the missile tested on Sunday would have travelled about 4,000km if it had been fired at a standard trajectory rather than upwards.