New online application process for land info

The process for buying or developing a property is now a whole lot easier thanks to a New Plymouth District Council initiative to put its services online. Prospective property owners can now order and pay for land information memoranda online at any...... Read More

Trademe reveals soaring Wellington rental demand

Rental prices in Wellington for December have risen about $30 since October, Trade Me figures show. The Trade Me Property Rental Index said the median price had risen from $450 to $480 since October, peaking back up to match the record set last January. The...... Read More

Multiple injuries in south Auckland fire

Four people have been injured in a house fire in Mangere. Fire and Emergency said three fire engines went to the house, which was well ablaze when they arrived. One person at the house received serious burns while three others had minor injuries, St...... Read More

A dozen Kaiaua houses uninhabitable

An inspection of houses on storm affected areas of the Kaiaua coast finds 12 homes are severely damaged and uninhabitable, 72 are moderately damaged and partially habitable and another 157 received minor damage.  Storm affected areas include Kaiaua,...... Read More

Helicopters battling uncontained Northland fire

Four helicopters have been called in to help fight a scrub fire in Northland. Fire and Emergency said the blaze, on Wright Road north-west of Whangarei, had not yet been contained. The fire covers between 15ha and 20ha of scrub. Ground crew are helping...... Read More

Average house value nears $700,000 mark

Average house prices in Tauranga are approaching the $700,000 mark, according to the latest QV House Price Index statistics. Tauranga home values increased 3.2 per cent year on year or $21,528 from an average value of $672,197 in December 2016 to $693,725...... Read More

OPINION: Tips on buying a bach

Having a place to get away from it all is an attractive prospect at this time of year. It’s easy to fall in love with the thought of your own slice of paradise, particularly if it’s in a popular spot. But buying a holiday property, whether...... Read More

1000 affordable homes for Queenstown 2028

The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust today announces a commitment to building 1000 affordable homes for local families over the next 10 years. QLCHT celebrated 10 years in operation in 2017, and the start of 2018 marks a new era for the Trust...... Read More

Airbnb scams: Zero stays a ’red flag’ - host

An Airbnb host says guests should always check reviews before booking. A number of people have been scammed by the hosting site recently. One family was left almost $5000 out of pocket while booking a trip to Auckland and another group of friends were...... Read More

Help deployed to Coromandel communities

The NZ Defence Force and the Red Cross and identified members from NZ Civil Defence have been deployed to make contact with communities in Tararu and Te Puru. Thames Coromandel District Coucil say these are the only three groups who you should give...... Read More