Property investors‘ tax change to start next week

New interest deductability rules affecting property investors will come into effect from Friday week, despite full details not yet being announced and... Read More

Industrial driver to Golden Triangle growth

The “Golden Triangle” regions of Auckland, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty continue to dominate property development activity in New Zealand,... Read More

First home values higher than national average

It’s been another winter of discontent for first-home buyers with entry-level house prices rising at their fastest rate in five years. The latest... Read More

A tricky trade up

What do a paper clip and the tasty treat Pods have in common? Both are being used as a trading tool to get a house. Michael Gibbon is using a packet... Read More

Whakatāne school arsonist arrested

Eastern Bay of Plenty Detectives have today arrested a man in relation to the arson of Apanui Primary School in Whakatāne. The fire occurred in the... Read More

Confidence remains in property prices - REINZ

Median prices for residential property across New Zealand increased by 25.5 per cent from $677,400 in August 2020 to a record $850,000 in August 2021. This... Read More

Construction job numbers on the rise

There has been an increase in filled jobs during the last quarter in the construction industry as well as related industries like architectural... Read More

Church experiences Pentecostal-style wind

A strong wind swirling through central Thames early Saturday morning has torn roofing iron off the local Baptist church. Pastor Chris Lee was at... Read More

Rotorua Lakes Council‘s $113m bid for housing

Rotorua Lakes Council hopes to secure more than $113 million in government funding for infrastructure developments to enable the construction of 5000... Read More

The least affordable city in New Zealand

Tauranga remains the least affordable place to live in New Zealand, according to the latest data from CoreLogic.  The lack of affordability in... Read More

Building activity rises again in June quarter

The volume of building activity in New Zealand rose 2.0 per cent in the June 21 quarter, compared with the March 2021 quarter, Stats NZ says this... Read More

House values pricing out property owners

Three out of five property owners could not afford to buy their home at its current value, according to the latest survey from Consumer NZ. Consumer... Read More

Salvation Army urges rent freeze reinstatement

The Salvation Army is calling on the Government to impose a freeze on rent increases as a practical way to ease the pain of lockdown. The proposal... Read More

CEO Sid Miller announces his departure from EQC

Earthquake Commission Chief Executive officer Sid Miller has announced he will leave his role in March 2022.   EQC chairperson Mary-Jane Daly... Read More

Annual number of new homes consented up 20%

The number of new homes consented rose 20 per cent in the year ended July 2021, compared with the same period in 2020, Stats NZ says. “There... Read More