Modest New Lynn home sells for close to twice its CV
A ferocious bidding war for a modest New Lynn home has driven its sale price up to $1.8 million - or nearly twice its council valuation.The rocketing price that leapt in bids up to $100,000 was driven by buyers keen to build apartments... More
Canterbury man proves in court his tiny house is a vehicle, not building
By RNZ The ruling means Alan Dall can live in his tiny house without having to spend thousands of dollars fixing it to the ground and making it building code compliant.Dall's do-it-yourself tiny house, perched on Amberley beach,... More
Lotto Powerball $50 million fever: Luxury buys with Saturday's must-win jackpot
As Lotto fever grips with country, with $50 million having to be won on Saturday night, we had a quick look at what you could do with the winnings.If struck, it will be Lotto's biggest ever Powerball prize. The money has to be... More
City Rail Link: Long traffic disruption in busy Auckland area as city rebuilds - the areas to avoid
Motorists are being warned to avoid a major Auckland central city area which will be disrupted for up to five years due to construction of the $4.4 billion City Rail Link.Dale Burtenshaw, deputy project director for the Link Alliance... More
Former West Auckland real estate agent Aaron Drever faces criminal charges linked to his role at Auckland Speedway
Former high flying real estate agent Aaron Drever faces criminal charges connected to his role at Auckland Speedway, the Herald can reveal.Drever is currently charged with obtaining nearly $500,000 by deception in connection with... More
SkyCity fire: Flooded vehicles to be removed from basement
The flooded vehicles trapped since October's disastrous SkyCity Convention centre fire are being removed from the building's basement from today.Around 180 vehicles were trapped beneath the fire-damaged NZ International Convention... More
Tenants' triumph: Landlord attempt to impose $400 a week rent hike for Herne Bay home fails
The Tenancy Tribunal has barred a landlord in an affluent suburb from pushing up the tenants' rent by $400 a week. This decision comes after a landlord raised his tenants' rent to $1625 per week for a $3 million property in the... More
Metlifecare results: More sales at higher prices pushes profit up 28%
Metlifecare increased interim profit 28 per cent to make $24.6 million after improved resales volumes, higher selling prices and re-establishing its $940m development programme.Metlifecare has released its result for the half-year... More
Local Focus: Napier demolition the largest 'in living memory'
The demolition of Napier City Council's former Civic Building on Hastings St is probably one of the largest in living memory, says property strategist and valuer Pat Turley.Its demolition is being put out for tender with the cost... More
Summerset Group profit drops 18% after retirement unit delivery rate falls
Profit from retirement giant Summerset Group fell 18 per cent in the latest half-year due to unrealised investment property valuation changes reflecting fewer units developed.Summerset made $175.3m net profit after tax for the half-year... More
Chief executive's ambiguous words trigger Shelly Bay fiasco
Ambiguous wording by Wellington's incoming chief executive has triggered a circus today over a controversial housing development at Shelly Bay.Sir Peter Jackson was back on social media about the issue, a legal letter was penned... More
Auckland house price boom: Small, unremarkable unit sells for $1.4m
A humble Takapuna two-bedroom unit has sold for $1.4 million, showing how even a small apartment is now enough to turn Auckland owners into millionaires.The 1960s brick unit at 1/30 Byron Ave boasts just 70sq m of floor space, an... More
Event Cinemas to open Newmarket multiplex, aiming to bring 'red carpet'- style experience
Daybeds or full recliner seats alongside individual coffee tables in bespoke theatres carpeted in red with walls lined with books - these are just some of the features New Zealand cinema-goers could be soon offered.Sydney-headquartered... More