New $85m Catholic cathedral planned for centre of post-quake Christchurch
A new $85 million Catholic cathedral will be built in the centre of a rebuilding Christchurch after a decision not to rebuild the historic, 113-year-old earthquake-damaged basilica.The new church will form part of a $500m "community... More
Smales Farm's B:Hive wins top Festival of Architecture award
An eye-catching $80 million Takapuna commercial building with bright orange curving internal stairs has won the world's top 'inside office' award at the World Architecture Festival.B:Hive off Taharoto Rd at Smales Farm was yesterday... More
Moves under way to stop high rise developments in wealthy Auckland suburbs
Moves are under way to stop high density housing in wealthy Remuera and the eastern suburbs along Tamaki Drive where mansions have recently changed hands for up to $17 million.The Orakei Local Board is out to stop developments such... More
'Record do-up price' in street after Grey Lynn dunger fetches $1.92m
An agent is claiming a record price for a do-up in a Grey Lynn street after the $1.92m sale of an 84sq m unrenovated two-bedroom dunger on 556sq m section.Repeka Lelaulu of Barfoot & Thompson announced the sale of 9 Francis St,... More
Mike Hosking: Time to accept home ownership isn't a birthright
COMMENT Woe and misery, I am afraid, in the housing market. As market research firm Ipsos tells us, 62 per cent of those surveyed felt they could not afford a house in the place they live.Trouble with surveys like that, is it... More
Kate Hawkesby: Good luck finding a flat and getting started in life
COMMENT It's that time of year when students are trying to find flats and accommodation. Before the mad rush of January... before everything gets snapped up, before they're left without a plan.And I feel for them. It's tough.... More
Ports of Auckland fights back: Study estimates $626m import cost rise, more carbon emissions
Ports of Auckland has hit back against the clamour of calls for it to move, claiming import costs could rise up to $626 million a year.Tony Gibson, port chief executive, said an NZIER study examined what would happen if the port... More
NZ house values up 3.3% annually, Auckland rises $46k in a month
New Zealand house prices rose 3.3 per cent in the last year but Auckland's median shot up $46,000 in just a month.The CoreLogic QV House Price Index out today showed values rose 1 per cent from October to November and senior property... More
Buyer return prompts $46k monthly Auckland house price jump, November data out
Buyers have returned in force to Auckland's housing market where median prices rose $46,000 in just a month, according to the city's biggest agency Barfoot & Thompson.October's $845,000 median shot to $891,000 last month and the... More
REINZ warns house hunters: Change coming this Friday
People who want to withdraw from a housing deal due to being declined finance will from the end of this week have to prove they are unable to get the money.Bindi Norwell, Real Estate Institute chief executive, said the latest or... More
'Not in national interest': Ministers block foreigners from buying 4500ha of farmland
In a rare rejection of an Overseas Investment Office application, Canadians have been barred from buying more than 4500ha of South Island farmland.Mercury Agriculture LP, 92 per cent controlled by Canadian interests, cannot buy... More
Organic vineyard on Waiheke up for mortgagee sale
A property claiming to be the only certified organic vineyard on Waiheke Island is up for mortgagee sale.Kennedy Point Vineyard says it is the island's only certified organic vineyard, set among 300-year-old pohutukawa trees overlooking... More
Whanganui is star performer in property sales: Top seller Castlecliff
The latest OneRoof Property report shows Whanganui to be the North Island's star performer, with house values more than doubling in the last five years. The median value of all properties in the city now sits at $295,000 - up... More
Property report: How globalisation shook up NZ's property market
It might be hard to believe, but 20 years ago you would typically pay less for an Auckland home than one in Wellington. Queenstown pads were cheaper still.Yet two decades of globalisation has given the property market an almighty... More
OneRoof Property Report: Rotorua's median house prices reach nearly half a million
READ MORE: • scoops best venture award • NZME's property portal OneRoof officially launches today • 'Property prepared': OneRoof trumpets the power of stats • OneRoof marks first birthday:... More
Property report: Tauranga's most affordable suburbs revealed
You can expect to pay about $670,000 on a home in Tauranga. But where can you find the city's most affordable suburbs are and where are house prices rising the fastest? Property reporter Zoe Hunter breaks down the latest OneRoof data.... More
Oyster to take 60pc stake in Tauranga Crossing Shopping Centre
Tauranga Crossing, the newest and largest shopping centre in the Bay of Plenty region, provides wholesale investors with a rare opportunity to invest in one of New Zealand's most strategically located regional shopping centres. Oyster,... More
Greater balance in Christchurch industrial sector
Christchurch's industrial sector is recalibrating to a more balanced demand and supply profile, as construction activity dips slightly and local businesses expand and absorb existing space.That's according to Colliers International's... More
Strong surge in Auckland sales activity
A strong surge in activity over the last two months has contributed to a record year across all four offices that make up Colliers International's Auckland Investment Sales team.Gareth Fraser, Auckland Director of Investment Sales... More
Light industrial in coveted Morningside
A newly refurbished industrial property in tightly held Morningside is on the market as a 'blank canvas' for occupiers and investors.The freehold property at 25 Gordon Road is well located in a scarce pocket of light industry within... More