Federal Apartments wins fast-track consent via special new law
Plans for a 183m 55-level Auckland apartment tower won fast-track consent from an independent consenting panel, it was revealed today.Matt Khoo, ICD Property managing director, said consent had been granted for the new Federal Apartments... More
House values drop below $1 million average: What's going on in your area?
New Zealand's average house values have dropped 4.9 per cent in the latest quarter and dipped below $1 million for the first time in nearly a year.The QV House Price Index for last month showed the extent of the housing market correction... More
'Worst house' in Queenstown up for auction
An "iconic" Queenstown property is on the market for the first time in about 60 years.Harcourts Queenstown is selling 129 Frankton Rd — being marketed as the ''worst house on the best street'' — by auction.Agent Megan Osborne,... More
Tauranga tenant ordered to pay $31k after damaging rental declared bankrupt
Tenants who tried to cover up smashed-in and scribbled-on walls, broken doors, and urine-stained carpet in a rental property have been ordered to pay $31,000 in damages and costs - one of the largest Tenancy Tribunal orders in recent... More
Lawyer fined $5000 for misleading court in fight to keep house from ex
A lawyer who misled a court during a divorce dispute with her ex-husband over a property has been found guilty of conduct unbecoming a member of the legal profession. The woman was part-way through confessing her conduct when a... More
Auckland Council rates hikes shock city residents
One Auckland single mum says she had a "panic attack" when opening her new council rates bill this month, while another ratepayer says she plans to leave the city because of its "poor" services.Other ratepayers have described receiving... More
Beach Haven property owners decide to stay put after giant slip at their North Shore home
A large slip on a Beach Haven cliff has seen hundreds of cubic metres of land fall away from a family's new multimillion-dollar home.Heavy rain that has battered Auckland during the past month caused the land made up of clay, dirt,... More