Property

Red Zone projects get longer lease on life

Temporary projects in Christchurch’s residential red zone will be able to run for longer with the Government extending the timeframe on the ability to lease from 2 years to 5 years, Minister Megan Woods has announced. “Transitional projects...... Read More

Lifestyle blocks threaten to gobble up productive land

Lifestyle blocks could pose a greater threat to productive land than urban sprawl, a government report shows. The Our Land 2018 report from the Ministry for the Environment shows more than 35 percent of Auckland's most fertile soil has been consumed...... Read More

Govt changes bad for tenants, landlords

A Tauranga landlord has lashed out at the government’s proposed changes to rental rules, saying the extra costs are unaffordable for both tenants and landlords. Tony Cranston, who owns 13 rental properties around Tauranga, believes recent moves...... Read More

Master Builders alone could build 1000 homes in 2018

Prefabrication is key to increasing construction to meet the country's growing housing needs, Registered Master Builders says. Speaking to RNZ's Morning Report, Registered Master Builders chief executive David Kelly said he wanted to partner...... Read More

’No timeframe’ for re-entry to evacuated building

Tenants of the Wellington City building evacuated last week are still uncertain as to when they'll be able to re-enter the building. Up to 700 people were evacuated from the Boulcott Street building after a City Council engineer identified cracks...... Read More

Kiwibuild: Government focusing on prefab houses

Prefabricated housing is an option the government is looking at to increase the number of new homes being built, says Building and Construction Minister Jenny Salesa. Ms Salesa told TV3's Newshub Nation, the government was in talks over developing...... Read More

Increasing value of digital tools in real estate

Research by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) predicts that digital selling tools will be a key part of the future of real estate as agents increasingly rely on digital products and digital tools to support the sales process. Drone footage,...... Read More

Mini-tornado claims roof

A mini-tornado tore the roof off a house last night and has left a number of properties without power in Te Kopuru. The Te Kopuru Volunteer Fire Brigade attended the call-out just after 9pm. “We secured the rest of the roof and covered up his...... Read More

Aucklanders may have to wait weeks for storm repairs

Aucklanders could be waiting weeks to have broken roofs fixed and fallen trees cleared as the storm clean up continues. Jess McVicar, from DS Tree Limited, said they had been flooded with jobs since Tuesday night's storm. She has had to bring...... Read More