Renters caught out as supply falls

People needing to rent a house are finding it tough across the country, with too many would-be tenants chasing too few rental homes, according to TradeMe figures. Renters are finding it particularly hard in the capital, with the total stock of rental...... Read More

Tauranga woman wins renovation award

A Bay of Plenty property investor’s clever use of a relocatable home has won her the NZPIF/Resene Renovation of the Year award. Donna Youngman received her trophy and certificate at the New Zealand Property Investors Federation annual conference...... Read More

One Year Done: Wellington apartment dwellers still shaky

Nerves remain on edge in central Wellington a year on from the Kaikoura earthquake, a survey shows. A survey of 803 people who live in city apartments shows that since Kaikoura, eight out of 10 are more concerned about their safety during earthquakes...... Read More

Queenstown Council acts on holiday rentals

Homeowners in Wanaka could be prevented from renting out their property after Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) proceeded with revised rules for Residential Visitor Accommodation. The decision was taken at QLDC’s extraordinary meeting last...... Read More

Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill in first 100 days

Every New Zealander deserves a warm, healthy home to live in, says Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford. These were the words he shared as he opened the Committee of the Whole debate for the final stages of the Healthy Homes Guarantee...... Read More

Foreign buyers set for rush to beat cutoff

A large online Chinese real estate portal is launching a marketing campaign to help foreign buyers get a foot on the property ladder before they're shut out. The government wants to stop foreign speculators buying existing houses from early next...... Read More

Country park put up for sale

One of the Nothern Auckland's largest and most popular tourism, event and hospitality venues - Matakana Country Park - is on the market. The 20-hectare site is home to a number of different restaurants and businesses, including The...... Read More

Cup decision in ten days

Building an America's Cup base on Auckland's waterfront could cost up to $190 million, Auckland Council has revealed. The figures were included with five possible options released today by the council. Councillors will decide in 10 days which...... Read More

Improving the lives of renters

Housing Minister, Phil Twyford, will receive an open letter signed by thousands of New Zealanders supporting moves to improve the lives of people who rent. The delivery comes on the day that the Healthy Homes Guarantee Bill is due to be debated. ActionStation...... Read More

Treasures from the Opera House walls

Little treasures have been turning up in the walls and under the floors of the 100-year-old Opera House in Hawke's Bay, as it undergoes earthquake strengthening. So far a boxing bout card number, coming attraction signs, old fuses, a cigarette...... Read More