'We will fight you for ever and ever': SkyCity AGM met by unionists with a message
"We will fight you for ever and ever," chanted 31 union protesters in te reo Māori outside SkyCity Entertainment Group's AGM today in Auckland.Members of SEA Unite sang waiata and chanted their protest message as they held... More
$350m property deal: Dress Smart and Meridian malls up for sale
Three prominent retail properties across New Zealand are up for sale in a deal which could exceed $350 million.Dress Smart discount retail factory outlet malls in Auckland and Christchurch and Dunedin's prominent Meridian Mall on... More
More home loans tipped for investors in boost to house prices
Banks may soon be able to offer more home loans to investors in a move that could push national house prices back into strong growth.Investors had earlier been buying fewer properties after tough new rules introduced in 2016 made... More
Auckland homes becoming more affordable, but investors eyeing up bargains: Home Affordability Report
There are good and bad signs for first home buyers as Auckland houses become more affordable but investors jump back into the market and provide increased competition.City homes were now almost 10 per cent more affordable as falling... More
Petition to Parliament urges reform of law governing $50b apartment sector
A petition has been launched urging the Government to reform the law governing New Zealand's $50 billion apartment sector.Judith Collins, National's housing and urban development spokesperson and Auckland Central MP Nikki Kaye said... More
Fletcher opens giant Wiri prefab house-building factory: 22-week build could be just 6 weeks
Fletcher Building has today opened its long-awaited giant new high-tech pre-fabricated house-building factory, aiming to cut a 22-week lead time down to six weeks."Fletcher Building today announced that Clever Core, New Zealand's... More
Two-thirds of buildings investigated by Palmerston North City Council may have structural problems
By Phil Pennington for RNZ The mass defective design of buildings to withstand earthquakes in Palmerston North has been revealed in the face of official resistance.The city council has known for 18 months that two-thirds of... More
Experts question shoddy building claims: 'no evidence' steel being pulled from concrete
An engineering chief and an Auckland Council official have challenged claims there are widespread defects in major New Zealand buildings.They have also called for hard evidence of structural steel being pulled from concrete before... More
Yabba dabba don't: Fred Flintstone home goes under the hammer
Auckland's "ugliest house" is still waiting for a fairytale ending.Buyers today said "yabba dabba don't" to the Fred Flintstone-style Mt Roskill home, leading it to be passed in at auction after just one $500,000 bid. READ MORE:... More
Mt Eden rental 'unsuitable for human habitation' Tenancy Tribunal finds
An Auckland woman has been awarded more than $5000 after her flat was found to be unfit to live in due to dangerous mould levels. The woman, who the Herald agreed not to name as she is looking for another property, had just signed... More
Westpac tips house prices to rise 7 per cent next year
Westpac is predicting that house prices will increase by up to 7 per cent in 2020 and now ASB says the market is "springing back into life".The Westpac prediction comes as the latest data from the Real Estate Institute shows prices... More
Should you be allowed to buy an investment property with KiwiSaver?
People who live in a major city for their job but can't afford to buy a home there could be allowed to use their KiwiSaver money to buy a property elsewhere, under a proposed change to the retirement savings scheme.At the moment... More
Widespread defects revealed in major NZ buildings
By RNZ New imaging technology has revealed hundreds of major buildings nationwide have defective or missing concrete or reinforcing steel.Concrete investigators say their scanning shows many buildings have not been constructed... More
Fred Flintstone auction: Potential buyers face struggle for finance
A Fred Flintstone-style Mt Roskill house, dubbed New Zealand's ugliest, is due to be auctioned tomorrow because no offers have been made in advance.But the agent in charge of selling 62b Stranolar Dr says a number of interested... More
Landlord to pay $3500 after bringing cameraman to house inspection
A Dunedin tenant and his flatmates were "stunned" when their property manager turned up for a flat inspection with a cameraman in tow.That decision, along with issues around mould and a hole in the bathroom floor, means the landlord... More
Charter school campus
The property at 42 Atkinson Ave, Otahuhu, South Auckland, is home to the Pacific Advance Secondary School (PASS), a charter learning institution whose student roll is made up of some 134 Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, Rarotongan, Maori,... More
Dairy unit with hay on side
A 356.3ha farm with quality infrastructure and a large, well-appointed homestead is for sale in a prime central Hawke's Bay location.Denford Farm is a flat to easy contour property at 386 Wilder Rd, Porangahau, about 25 minutes'... More
Offices in demand as Havelock North eyes role as financial hub
New office developments and a thriving economy are starting to transform Havelock North into a future Hawke's Bay financial hub, putting pressure on occupiers seeking space in the tightly held market.Danny Blair, director of Colliers... More
High-occupancy business with stores of potential
The land and buildings housing a 49-unit self-storage facility in the lower North Island town of Marton are on the market, along with its business, JK Storage.Trading consistently at a 95-100 per cent occupancy, the property, at... More
Ride-on mowers and outdoor goods shop ripe for new broom
Auckland outdoor power equipment and home heating store Grasslands Outdoor and Leisure is for sale for $375,000 plus stock of $110,000, which may be adjusted down.The Howick business sells equipment such as ride-on mowers, regular... More