Vintage seaside bach for sale after nearly 60 years in same family
When Lois and Spencer Morrison bought their little slice of paradise in the 1960s, they reckoned it was the best bit of land in Mathesons Bay.The 1169sqm site has sweeping views of the Hauraki Gulf and takes in the soft sand beaches... More
Wellington's tight rental market spikes Emergency Housing Grants
The cost of emergency housing grants in Wellington City has increased 10-fold in the past 18 months. In September, the Government's quarterly spend on these grants cracked $1 million painting a grim picture in the lead up to the... More
Woman evicted from Taumarunui property after renting out garage illegally
A woman is being evicted from her Taumarunui home after illegally renting out the garage to a man who allegedly had frequent visits from gang members.Helena Joseph asked the man to move into her garage in November 2019, against... More
New 191-room 12-level Auckland CBD hotel planned: NZICC sparks new developments
The NZ International Convention Centre precinct continues to attract the interest of major developers. The latest business wanting to move to the area is Hotel Grand Chancellor (Auckland) which has lodged plans for a new 12-level... More
Expensive housing, poor transport relegates Auckland to 94 out of 150 major cities for raising a family
Auckland has ranked poorly as a city to raise a family, mostly because of its high housing costs and poor transport. But Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has rubbished the finding of an international study, saying it defies all the evidence... More
Buy house and get five-night trip to Fiji: Kiwibank's new home-loan offer
If you are about to take out a new home loan then you might be facing a long time without cash to splash on overseas holidays - and that's where Kiwibank is hoping to win new customers.Home buyers taking out new loans with the bank... More
Which area is NZ's cinema capital? This Auckland suburb true home of Hollywood stars
Hollywood stars won't be in short supply in one Auckland suburb when it cements its place as New Zealand's true cinema capital.Newmarket will have the highest number of cinema seats for any one area in the country when a new multiplex... More
'No homeless men' ad for CBD apartment slammed as 'totally insensitive'
Advertising an Auckland apartment as being in an area lacking homeless men or state tenants has been branded "totally insensitive".Bernie Smith of the Monte Cecilia Housing Trust said it was "callous" for real estate agency Apartment... More
Housing for staff in response to exorbitant Queenstown rents
Tourism giant Real Journeys has begun building a village for its staff at Walter Peak, in response to exorbitant Queenstown rents.The company has spent $1.5million on three new houses for staff at Walter Peak High Country Farm,... More
New survey ranks NZ's most and least affordable cities
Tired of the traffic hassles and back-to-work blues? Thought of moving to Christchurch to get a better life and lifestyle? That city turns out to be by far our most affordable when incomes are compared to house prices.Down south,... More
Auckland woman wins compensation after rodents overtake rental
An Auckland woman says she was forced to eat takeaways after rodents infested her rental property.Combined with the fact the Sandringham home lacked any insulation saw the woman, who did not want to be named, win $1765 from her... More
End of the line: Which Auckland train line should you buy on?
New Lynn and Glen Innes may be the Goldilocks zones for young Auckland families because they're not too far from the city and not too expensive, new research shows.Both suburbs are less than 35 minute train rides from the city centre... More
NZ's first golf course retirement village under construction: $180m project by Metlifecare
Metlifecare has announced plans for New Zealand's first retirement village to be developed on an existing golf course. Earthworks have begun for Fairway Gardens in east Auckland's Botany Downs, a $180 million job on land the business... More
Two ex-Waitākere City Council buildings sold for secret sum: Laidlaw College revealed as buyer
Two of three former Waitākere City Council headquarters buildings, developed during ex-mayor Sir Bob Harvey's time, are being sold with no price revealed today.Panuku Development Auckland, the council-controlled real estate-owning... More
'Cold house' and pregnant mum: Do doctors' certificates matter?
Auckland mum Rudy Parocha is still paying off a $5000 tenancy debt more than a year after moving out of a rental home she claimed was cold and put her unborn baby's health at risk.Her case raised questions about whether doctors'... More
Property: Five things you need to know about the housing market in 2020
What's in store for the housing market in 2020? Will house prices climb to new heights? Can enough houses be built to reduce Auckland's shortage? What's next for interest rates and how will New Zealand's general election affect... More
Property managers hit renters with 'new tenant fee'
By RNZ's Jonathan Mitchell Fees being charged by property management companies when rental tenants get a new flatmate are being questioned.From December 2018, letting fees have been illegal, but a post on Facebook has got people... More
Reinz figures show Auckland house sales at four-year high
National house sale volumes in December hit a three-year high but in Auckland were the highest level in four years, according to Real Estate Institute data out this morning.Bindi Norwell, chief executive, said New Zealand rounded... More
'Bitter battle' for control of Te Unga Waka Marae ends in tenant's eviction
A man who lived in a $1.9 million Auckland house for nearly seven months without paying rent has been evicted and ordered to pay more than $13,000 to the landlord, a neighbouring marae, after his rental agreement was judged invalid.Tenant... More
MediaWorks' owners sell Auckland properties unconditionally for $26m
MediaWorks' owners have struck an unconditional agreement to sell the New Zealand headquarters of the radio and television network to New Zealanders for $26 million, delivering a huge cash injection to the struggling business.Michael... More