Snells Beach development offers best of bush and sea views
Boathouse Bay's developers were right in thinking that creating a community of beachfront homes that didn't cost several million dollars would be popular. But they are surprised at the response as the project has advanced.Homes... More
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... More
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... More
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... More
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... More
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... More
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... More
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... More
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... More
Vinoptima receivership set to lead to sale of 100,000 litres of premium Gew├╝rztraminer
A vast "wine lake" of 100,000 litres of Gew├╝rztraminer 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... More
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... More
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... More
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... More
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... More
'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... More
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... More
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... More
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... More
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... More
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... More