More transitional housing for Blenheim

Families in urgent need of housing will benefit from 17 more transitional housing places opening in Blenheim, says Associate Housing and Urban Development Minister Jenny Salesa. “Everyone deserves a place to live and to have support when it is...... Read More

Asbestos clarification welcome relief to landlords

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand has today welcomed the policy clarification from Worksafe NZ on the requirement for asbestos management plans for residential rental properties. The clarification will be a welcome relief for landlords and...... Read More

Plans for a ’low emission economy’

Collaboration and partnership between regions, iwi, businesses and government is what will build a resilient and sustainable economy, according to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who is visiting Taranaki today. The Prime Minister is meeting with local...... Read More

Kaikōura to ’get on with it, get learning, and get back’

A former farmer advocating for people still struggling from the Kaikōura earthquake says it will be years before the region fully recovers. The insurance council said 93 percent of claims in the upper South Island had been settled - just over 17,000...... Read More

Submissions close on proposed letting ban fee

As submissions close today on the proposed ban on letting fees, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand believes that if the Government really wants to help renters, it should regulate the property management industry rather than focus on banning...... Read More

Quality of Chinese steel used in skyscraper questioned

A steel quality expert is questioning whether the rules are tight enough around thousands of tonnes of Chinese steel going into the country's tallest residential skyscraper. Seascape Apartments on Customs Street, at 52 storeys and 187 metres high,...... Read More

Tenant ordered to hand over $11k in Airbnb profits

A Wellington tenant has been forced to hand over more than $11,000 of profit after sub-letting an apartment on Airbnb. Jeff Walter Paterson started renting the Taranaki Street apartment in May last year, and then subleased the property 54 times on...... Read More

Rents rocket across the NZ - Trade Me

New Zealand’s national median rent reached a record-breaking $475 per week in April after a 5.6 per cent jump on last year, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index. Head of Trade Me Property Nigel Jeffries says rents typically...... Read More

Chch red zone to house 600k bees

The residential red zone in Christchurch will now be home to some 600,000 bees as part of a trial to protect native bees. Land Information New Zealand is behind the trial and chose the Red Zone after an extended search for a safe area to place and...... Read More

Submitters show passion for improvements

Riverlink, resilience, climate change, recreational activities, house and homelessness, these are just some of many discussion points which have come from passionate submitters in Lower Hutt. Hutt City Council’s Community Plan Committee has heard...... Read More