Christchurch property for sale after last selling for $30,000 in 1981
A tiny Christchurch flat could fetch around 16 times what it last sold for. The tidy two-bedroom property in the St Albans area of Christchurch has just gone on the market, with an estate agent headlining its listing with: "Last... More
Public invited for first look inside expanded Puhinui bus/train station
A $69 million project to upgrade and vastly expand a south Auckland train station opens to the public this weekend, before going into operation from Monday.Puhinui Station between Manukau and Papatoetoe has a new train station building... More
Pauline Hanna's Remuera house death must be disclosed to potential home buyers, real estate groups say
Sensitive issues such as unexplained deaths must be disclosed to potential home buyers, New Zealand real estate groups say. Yesterday the Auckland house where health boss Pauline Hanna was found dead in unexplained circumstances... More
Waiheke Island protest: Woman arrested at Pūtiki Bay-Kennedy Pt in court, could go to trial
One of the protesters arrested at Kennedy Point in Waiheke Island has pleaded not guilty to all charges.The Pūtiki Bay protest and occupation is opposed to the development of the Hauraki Gulf island's first marina, which... More
Housing: Eight in 10 New Zealanders believe homeownership impossible - report
The dream of homeownership is fading for many New Zealanders and a new report has revealed eight in 10 feel it is now impossible to buy a home.With a post-Covid surge to already high property prices, worry among New Zealanders is... More
Sky-high house prices haven't put first home buyers off - but could rising interest rates?
First home buyers are buying more houses but are also at greatest risk should interest rates rise and add thousands of dollars to their mortgage repayments.That's according to analysts CoreLogic, who said investors had been buying... More
Whangaparāoa home overlooking top Kiwi golfer's favourite hole up for sale
A 370sq m private home nestled on top of one of the country's best golf courses is up for sale. The property, on Pacific Cliffs Drive, Gulf Harbour, also overlooks hole 16 of the Gulf Harbour Country Club - the favourite of former... More
Auckland rents up nearly 3 per cent: new Barfoot & Thompson data
Auckland rents rose nearly 3 per cent annually, having exceeded $600/week average in April, with some areas becoming more pricey than others.New data out from Barfoot & Thompson which manages more than 16,500 properties, showed... More
Overseas investor associate fined $170k for not seeking consent in sensitive land purchase
A New Zealand company has been fined more than $170,000 for not seeking approval for a sensitive land purchase made on behalf of an overseas investor. A judgment at the Auckland High Court this week found company Clevedon Kawakawa... More
NZ households' net worth hits $2.3 trillion, but savings fall to lowest level in two years
Rising asset values resulted in New Zealand households' net worth topping $2.3 trillion in the March quarter, up 5.5 per cent or $118 billion over the December 2020 quarter.Net worth is the value of all assets owned by households,... More
Auckland property prices: What a few million dollars buys in Christchurch instead
In Auckland, $2 million can get you a rundown villa with no toilet. In Christchurch, a few million dollars might just net you an elegant 11-bedroom mansion with sweeping city views.The 1928-built Hackthorne Gardens home in the... More
'Largest ever': Mount home sale eclipses $9.5 million record
A Mount Maunganui home has sold for $9.525 million in what local agents are calling the "largest sale ever".The waterfront Marine Parade property, featuring a wine cellar, infinity pool, gym and award-winning kitchen sold to a Waikato... More
SkyCity Adelaide to shut after Covid spread, South Australia under new restrictions
SkyCity Entertainment Group is shutting its Adelaide casino and entertainment venues after state-wide restrictions to remain in place till further notice at the end of this week.But its big new hotel will stay open.An announcement... More