Tenancy Tribunal sides with tenant in carpet-cleaning dispute
A tenant is calling on all Kiwi renters to learn their rights after her landlord withheld her bond for not getting her carpets professionally cleaned.Kelly Hannifin vacated a central Christchurch flat at the end of April, after... More
Were Alexandra Park 'voids' actually lava caves? 'What was inside?' expert asks
Revelations of "voids" discovered beneath the 246-unit Alexandra Park project in Greenlane has left a specialist asking if they were lava caves with Māori or moa remains.Peter Crossley, a veteran speleologist formerly of Auckland... More
New $40m Christchurch hotel opens, Sudima chain tops $200m
The new 86-room five-star Sudima Christchurch City opened this month, targeting an international market and taking the national chain's value to more than $200 million, its owner says.Sudesh Jhunjhunwala, who founded and owns the... More
Contractor to shut 20-staff Christchurch branch, boss calls market 'absolute disaster'
A Christchurch contracting business that employs about 20 staff is set to close, with a boss saying the city's market is an "absolute disaster."Ian Cole, JFC chief operating officer, said today: "We have a small branch office in... More
'Voids in rock' discovered under 246-unit Alexandra Park caught builders by surprise
Underground voids at Greenlane beneath one of Auckland's largest apartment projects created issues at the start of works and resulted in extra materials and expense to fill them in.Rod Croon, vice-president and acting chief executive... More
Tauranga industrial values hit record peaks
Industrial property values in Tauranga are mirroring the city's residential real estate market and are reaching record peaks, according to new research compiled by Bayleys Real Estate."Conditions are particularly tight within Tauranga's... More
Recent Deals for Wednesday June 19
Penrose office showroom A 724sq m refurbished office and showroom property with 24 stacked carparks at 772 Great South Rd, Penrose, was sold for $2.34m at a 5.13 per cent yield by James Were, Scott Kirk & James Valintine, Bayleys... More
Kiwi plane offered for sale as tiny home or coffee van
A classic airplane parked at Auckland Airport will never again leave the ground, yet its owners are hoping bids to buy it really take off.Air Chathams - the owners of the 1953 Convair 340/580 aircraft - say that rather than flying,... More
Home sellers will be required to give IRD numbers to stop avoidance of brightline tax
Virtually all people buying and selling properties will be required to put their IRD number on land transfer documents from next year, including their main home, in a bid to stop manipulation of the brightline tax.It means that... More
Coh-sy in the city: Would you pay $360 per week to live with 21 flatmates?
Would you pay $360 a week to live in the city centre in an apartment that is more akin to a dormitory in terms of the number of flatmates? The Coh is a new three-storey Auckland complex that is about to be home to more than 20 adult... More
'Science fiction bunker': Objectors decry Mt Eden development plans
One of Auckland's wealthiest private property investors wants to demolish two Mt Eden Village buildings and replace them with a retail, office and medical amenities, drawing some to calling the scheme a "science fiction bunker".Auckland... More
Letters: Know your eviction rights
AFTER reading the recent article "Eviction process: Your obligations" ( Chronicle , Law Talk, May 23), we at the Manawatu Tenants' Union are concerned by the potential to confuse both landlords and tenants.It is especially important... More
Auckland real estate agent under investigation for running Remuera Rd car park without consent
An Auckland real estate agent and auctioneer is under investigation by Auckland Council after pulling down two 100-year-old houses and replacing them with a car park.Mark Sumich bought the neighbouring 1910 homes at 78 and 80 Remuera... More
Ex-PM John Key sold ex-ANZ NZ chief Hisco his beachfront holiday house last year
Connections between ex-Prime Minister and ANZ NZ chairman Sir John Key and departing ANZ chief executive David Hisco go further than just their business link.Last year, Key sold Hisco his beachfront holiday house north of Auckland.... More
'Statue-napped': The curious disappearance of Lord Auckland
The case of a disappearing statue in Auckland's civic heart left people asking if he had been sold for scrap, "statute napped" or removed as an anti-colonial political statement.Cathy Casey, an Auckland councillor, showed a picture... More
Costco wants kiwi goods: chief calls for our producers to show off products
The world's second-largest retailer, Costco Wholesale, wants to buy and distribute New Zealand goods to its 94 million member shoppers around the world.Patrick Noone, managing director of Australia and New Zealand, said Costco already... More
Derelict boarding house transformed to multimillion-dollar luxury
A derelict boarding house that had not been lived in for more than 10 years has been transformed into two multimillion-dollar luxurious apartments with a grand nod to its heritage past.The two-level home on one of Devonport's most... More
Giant investment package for sale in Hamilton
A huge new manufacturing and distribution facility, located in Hamilton's growing airport industrial hub, is for sale on long leaseback terms for the first time since it was completed less than two years ago."When it comes to institutional-grade... More
Tenants sought for planned Westhaven Marine Village
Fourteen tenancies that can be amalgamated to create larger units are available for lease in Westhaven Marine Village - a planned retail development within Auckland's Westhaven Marina that is targeted for completion in August next... More
K' Rd character offers a clean palate
A two-level character property in Auckland's Karangahape Rd is being marketed as sitting in a value range that's accessible to both add-value buyers and owner-occupiers."With just one smaller tenant having a shorter term lease obligation,... More