NZ Property News

Chinese phone, electronic giant opening first dedicated New Zealand store

Giant Chinese-headquartered phone and consumer electronics business Mi is opening its first dedicated New Zealand store, picking Sylvia Park at Mt Wellington as its flagship operation.Xiaomi or Mi is said to be the fourth largest...

Source: - Property | 18 Oct 2018 | 6:00 am

Presale of Albany commercial units

Units within a new warehouse and office industrial complex, being constructed by the North Shore owned and operated Matvin Group, are now available by pre-sale in the heart of Albany."The development comprises a total of 41 different...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 2:10 pm

Tasman lodge alive with birdsong

The five-star Resurgence luxury eco-lodge, close to Abel Tasman and Kahurangi National Parks, is for sale.The internationally acclaimed lodge, about an hour's drive from Nelson at 574 Riwaka Valley Rd, is being marketed by negotiation...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 2:04 pm

Fully leased Albany industrial unit

A fully leased modern industrial unit, with a high warehouse-to-office ratio, is for sale in Auckland's North Harbour Industrial Estate.Built to a high standard in the late 1990s, Unit A, 5 Airborne Rd, Albany , comprises a well-presented...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 2:00 pm

International tenants at Mt Wellington

A split-risk warehouse and office investment property in one of Auckland's most centrally located industrial precincts is for sale with two leases backed by listed international companies.The 5815sq m industrial facility at 88 Carbine...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 1:57 pm

Nelson properties are good earners

Two high-profile, national-brand tenanted commercial properties for sale in Nelson are expected to have broad appeal to investors or developers.Colliers International is marketing an 850sq m, split-risk retail property 28 Halifax...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 1:52 pm

House due to be sold without buyers looking inside saved from mortgagee sale

A Wellington home set to go to auction this week despite nobody being allowed onto the property has been saved from sale.The two-bedroom property in the suburb of Brooklyn was listed for mortgagee sale - but potential buyers were...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 12:37 pm

Owner of $24m Waiheke vineyard estate receives pre-auction offer, but holds out

The owner of a Waiheke Island vineyard and home valued at $24 million has received an offer before Friday's on-site midday auction - but he remains determined to test the market by still holding the event.David Parkinson of Te Rere...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 11:59 am

Vinoptima receivership set to lead to sale of 100,000 litres of premium Gewürztraminer

A vast "wine lake" of 100,000 litres of Gewürztraminer is currently waiting to be sold at a Poverty Bay vineyard, which has gone into receivership. Prominent vintner Nick Nobilo, who in 2000 founded the Vinoptima (Latin for best...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 7:38 am

Look before you leap

First-time renovators are everywhere. For some it will be once and never again. For others it will be the start of a profitable and satisfying journey up the property ladder. While renovations can bring you profit and/or the...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 6:00 am

Mystery of history

A random Sunday drive led Darryl and Jo Ward to the restored bungalow in Karaka they have called home for the past seven years. It's called Berwick House, apparently after a boarding school a former owner went to. But that's pretty...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 6:00 am

Colonial charm at every turn

Tucked away in the middle of lush, green countryside, the Coatesville villa Kate Holland shares with husband Jon and 3-year-old daughter Rylee is a genuine oasis, with loads of colonial-style charm."It's our dream home," says Kate...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 6:00 am

It's a breeze in the city

Being close enough to the Auckland Domain to go for a morning walk and having a balcony running the length of their apartment were big attractions when Jo Clayton and her husband bought this freehold Newmarket apartment four years...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 6:00 am

'Just desperate': Rental shortage hurting renters, Auckland mum says

Papakura resident Dawn Robbie and her family know better than most how hard it can be to be a renter.Robbie earlier spent weeks going to viewings searching for a rental property only to end up in an "undrained swamp house" that...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 6:00 am

Salvation Army wants Government to spend $1b per subsiding renters to buy their own home

The Government should adopt a new "KiwiBuy" scheme to help 50,000 Kiwis - who would otherwise be stuck in the rental market - buy their own homes over the next decade, the Salvation Army says.The scheme would work by having the...

Source: - Property | 17 Oct 2018 | 6:00 am

Government wants power to stop sale of big infrastructure to overseas buyers

The Government is proposing to block the sale of big infrastructure assets to foreigners. Associate Finance Minister David Parker today announced the next phase of overseas investment rule reviews, following the house sale ban which...

Source: - Property | 16 Oct 2018 | 4:19 pm

Local Focus: Auckland's urban sprawl gains pace south of the Bombays

It's a pinch-me-and-wake-me-from-the-dream kind of scenario: Family homes on good-sized sections for $600,000 and businesses lined up to roll in and invest.Within the reach of Auckland.Anyone driving over the Bombay Hills will...

Source: - Property | 16 Oct 2018 | 3:00 pm

Eviction day tomorrow ... Family of eight with nowhere to live hopes for stay of execution

A Whanganui family is hoping not to be forced out of their four-bedroom rented villa in Aramoho tomorrow.Cayla and Conway Tait-Henara say they're scared and desperate because they have tried so hard to find another property to rent...

Source: - Property | 16 Oct 2018 | 2:40 pm

Net profit: North Shore tennis court sliced off for new property

A prime piece of Auckland real estate, most of which is a tennis court, is up for grabs on the North Shore.Its new owner is surely expected to love the deal, a 672sq m section on Hurstmere Rd, Takapuna.One of its key selling points...

Source: - Property | 16 Oct 2018 | 7:35 am

Shareholder tipped over Nobilo-founded Gisborne vineyard: founder

One of the shareholders in a boutique upmarket Gisborne vineyard founded by Nick Nobilo tipped the business into receivership, the wine industry pioneer has revealed.Nobilo said Vinoptima Estate was only in the hands of BDO receiver...

Source: - Property | 15 Oct 2018 | 1:10 pm

What Auckland's cooling housing market means for contestants on The Block

A slowing Auckland housing market could cause problems for this year's contestants on The Block: Side by Side.

Source: - Home & Property | 23 Jun 2017 | 4:29 pm

Airbnb headache for long-term renters as Marlborough landlords pull properties

Marlborough landlords fed up with dodgy tenants are jumping ship and saturating the Airbnb market.

Source: - Home & Property | 18 Jun 2017 | 1:01 pm

At home with Jess Daniell, of Jess' Underground Kitchen deli

Jess Daniell, deli owner, caterer and food writer, lives in Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, with her partner Jono, a social worker, and their dog Macy.

Source: - Home & Property | 18 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am

One of New Zealand's oldest and most remote holiday homes up for sale

The last time this remote South Island bach was on the market, New Zealand troops were fighting in World War II.

Source: - Home & Property | 18 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am

From house of worship to family home: Take a look at these church conversions

Once the foundations of urban life, over the last century thousands of factories, warehouses and churches were abandoned as city residents moved out to suburban neighbourhoods.

Source: - Home & Property | 15 Jun 2017 | 12:22 pm

Unrealistic market brought under control

Property pros are keeping a sharp eye on policy direction as the market stabilises in an election year.

Source: - Home & Property | 14 Jun 2017 | 8:51 pm

Fruit trees for small garden spaces

If you think you haven't got space for your own fruit trees, think again. New varieties and new ideas mean there are now great options for small garden owners or even renters to grow their own fruit and harvest nearly all year round.

Source: - Home & Property | 10 Jun 2017 | 12:00 am

'Major implications' for hillside houses after Wellington City Council loses appeal over view-blocking Roseneath fence

Wellington City Council might have to rip up the planning rule book after the High Court rejected its appeal against an Environment Court ruling sparked by Roseneath's "fence-gate" saga.

Source: - Home & Property | 9 Jun 2017 | 8:43 pm

New Zealand properties star in British TV series about 'extraordinary homes'

Watching the first episode of a show about spectacular homes, you can't help but feel a stab of envy. 

Source: - Home & Property | 8 Jun 2017 | 8:01 pm

7 cheap and cheerful kitchen updates

When it comes to getting a new look, our budgets doesn't always match our aspirations.

Source: - Home & Property | 8 Jun 2017 | 12:55 pm

Why I am over the tiny house movement

OPINION: At first it seemed like a cool idea. A tiny house with everything you need to make a home, at a fraction of the price of the real thing.

Source: - Home & Property | 8 Jun 2017 | 11:41 am

Kapiti Coast District Council moves in with 'rapid sneak attack' on macrocarpa hedge at centre of dispute

A giant sculpted hedge has been cut back to wood along its base in a "rapid sneak attack" from the council battling its owners.

Source: - Home & Property | 7 Jun 2017 | 2:16 pm

New ways to think pink

Riding the wave out of the pink, white and grey equation of the last 18 months, the pairing of pink enters an earthy, more 1970s aligned state.

Source: - Home & Property | 6 Jun 2017 | 9:16 pm

Our 25 greatest fictional girl characters

Ours is a book household.

Source: - Home & Property | 29 May 2017 | 5:12 pm

Why roses fail to grow - and how to fix them

I'm a greedy gardener who lusts after every pretty flower face, which is fine in spring and summer but results in a monumental mess when they have had their day.

Source: - Home & Property | 29 May 2017 | 3:00 pm

At home with Waikato artist Angus Walker

Angus Walker, artist and festival worker, lives in Waipukurau.

Source: - Home & Property | 14 May 2017 | 5:00 am

How to create a workable home office in a small space

Many people spend an increasing amount of time on home-based work. Even if you're not actually working from home, you'll probably need an area for a computer, somewhere for paying bills, a place for kids to do homework or a space for hobbies or creative pastimes.

Source: - Home & Property | 14 May 2017 | 5:00 am

At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen

Tina Stephen, head interior designer and founder of online styling service, lives in an apartment-style new build in Titirangi with her husband Mark, daughter, Mathilde, and Poppy the cat. 

Source: - Home & Property | 14 May 2017 | 5:00 am

5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks

Remove moss (and liverwort, lichen and algae) from where it is not wanted. While it gives charm and character to timber, stone and concrete walls, statues and sculpture, it can make paths slippery. Moss most commonly appears on damp, shady spots.

Source: - Home & Property | 13 May 2017 | 5:00 am

Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges

The future of treasured box hedges and parterres at historic gardens such as those of the National Trust in Britain and at the likes of Versailles may be assured thanks in part to the work of a New Zealand scientist.

Source: - Home & Property | 1 May 2017 | 12:15 am