New home ownership trials underway to help whānau

More innovative trials to assist low-income whānau to move towards owning their own homes were announced today by Te Puni Kōkiri Chief Executive Michelle Hippolite.   “It’s critical that we try other ways of getting more Māori into...... Read More

Priced out and ‘exhausted’

The Nelson property market is proving a hard nut to crack for wannabe homeowners, with the average asking price reaching $642,298. Reporter Kate Russell investigates how first-home buyers are faring. Ned and Rachael Worboys uprooted their life in Wellington...... Read More

EQC inquiry wants to hear from unhappy home owners

An independent inquiry into the Earthquake Commission wants to hear from people who are unhappy with their experience with EQC but will not relitigate past insurance settlements or claims. Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods announced...... Read More

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

Prince Harry in mind to be patron of Cadet Forces

Prince Harry could get the nod to represent New Zealand's youngest military cadets. The Duke of Sussex, who recently visited with wife Meghan Markle, is mentioned as being patron of the Cadet Forces. RNZ has obtained a briefing note to Defence...... Read More

KiwiBuild’s popularity plummeting

Housing Minister Phil Twyford has admitted his KiwiBuild housing scheme is not nearly as popular as he or the Prime Minister have claimed it is, National’s Housing spokesperson Judith Collins says. “According to the Ministry of Housing...... Read More