Property

Ready to respond to housing needs

Accessible Properties say they are ready to respond to the increasing housing pressures highlighted in the government’s recent housing stocktake report. Accessible Properties currently manages more than 2700 homes throughout New Zealand, including...... Read More

Consumer NZ welcomes website helping home buyers

A new website to help consumers make good decisions when buying or selling property, has been welcomed by Consumer NZ. Industry regulator the Real Estate Authority (REA) today launched settled.govt.nz as a source of information and guidance for homebuyers...... Read More

Govt accounts continue to track above forecasts

The Financial Statements of the Government for the six months ended 31 December continue the positive trends seen in October and November, Finance Minister Grant Robertson says. Better-than-expected employment growth, higher residential investment,...... Read More

Stocktake reveals deepening housing crisis

An independent stocktake of New Zealand’s housing sector has found the housing crisis the country faces is deeper and more entrenched than previously revealed.   Commissioned by Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford, A Stocktake...... Read More

Housing prices set for steady increases

The housing market has made a strong start to the year and is likely to gradually improve over the next 12 months, figures show. The latest data from QV showed house price growth remained steady at 6.4 per cent in the year ended January, with a national...... Read More

Property developer jailed for mortgage fraud

A property developer at the centre of a mortgage fraud scheme involving around 75 properties in Hamilton and Auckland and $52 million in "dishonestly obtained" loans has been sentenced. Kang (Thomas) Huang, also known as Gang Wang,...... Read More

New Oz solar energy scheme would be ’useful’ in NZ

A radical scheme to extend solar energy in South Australia is being applauded as a good example for New Zealand. At least 50,000 homes will be given solar panels and batteries to create a virtual power plant. The community will share the power, so that...... Read More

Government blocks land sale on Denniston Plateau

The government has blocked the sale of land on the West Coast to New Zealand's leading coal mining company. The Conservation Minister Eugiene Sage and associate Finance Minister David Clark went against the Overseas Investment Office's recommendation...... Read More

CTV families say meeting with PM last hope

The families of the victims of the Canterbury Television building collapse will meet with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern next week. In November, police announced there was not enough evidence for prosecutions over the collapse of the CTV building. The...... Read More

Service launched to help homelessness

A dedicated service for people sleeping rough in Tauranga will be established in the CBD following the announcement from the Minister of Housing and Urban Development that The People’s Project will deliver a Housing First service in the city....... Read More