What to ask a lawyer when buying a house - REA

Most people know that it’s a good idea to seek advice from a lawyer when buying a property. If you’re signing a binding legal document that involves the biggest financial transaction you’ll probably ever make, it makes sense to engage...... Read More

Rock star’s Tauranga mansion for sale

There's an opportunity to live like a rock star - but it may require a rock star's chequebook. Former AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is selling his waterfront mansion in Tauranga. The house, technically two apartments, has been owned and occupied...... Read More

More people housed in Bay of Plenty

More people in the Bay of Plenty are finding housing, according to latest figures from the Public Housing Quarterly Report The report shows the Government is pulling out all the stops to house and support people in the face of the housing crisis. Housing...... Read More

Public invited to tour museum ahead of opening

Tours of the new Whakatāne Museum and Research Centre – Te Whare Taonga ō Taketake – will be available to interested community members, ahead of the facility’s opening for research and community engagement activities. The tours...... Read More

Pets allowed in Housing NZ properties

Housing New Zealand is now a pet-friendly landlord, with tenants now allowed to keep dogs, cats, livestock animals kept as pets, birds, fish and small animals in their homes. Chief operating officer Paul Commons says the change, which came into effect...... Read More

Power company tells customers to find new supplier

A power start-up that sells electricity at wholesale prices has told customers to find new suppliers because prices are too high. Powerdirect.co.nz, which started in June, has told its 250 customers to switch to an electricity provider offering fixed...... Read More

Bella Vista owners now able to move on

Former residents of the botched Bella Vista development are overjoyed they've reached the end of what has been a long and gruelling saga. The Tauranga City Council had signed off on shoddy construction work at the development but later deemed the...... Read More

Letting fees to be banned from next month

Legislation has passed in parliament banning the charging of letting fees to tenants. Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford says this will come into effect next month. “Around half of all Kiwis now live in rented homes....... Read More

Last section of old Farmers’ building demolished

The last section of the old Farmers' building has come down today. The photos taken at 6.30am, show the last section of the building still standing. Demolition on the building started back in August and is set it make way for the new landmark...... Read More

TCC settles with Bella Vista homeowners

Tauranga City Council and the owners of properties in the Bella Vista development have reached a settlement by negotiation. In a statement released by the council, a spokesperson says the council "has agreed to take ownership of the properties". "The...... Read More

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