Bella Vista homeowners say Tauranga City Council dragging chain on negotiations
City councillors will meet behind closed doors today to discuss Bella Vista negotiations.The confidential meeting is set down for 3pm at the council chambers, according to the Tauranga City Council weekly bulletin.On Saturday,... More
Consent given for 32-unit apartment block in Auckland suburb Orakei
A 32-unit apartment block has won planning consent to be built alongside the railway line on the old Kings Plant Barn site by Orakei Train Station.OP Trustee got plans approved by Auckland Council to develop the 7395ha site at 236... More
Rents in some Auckland suburbs dropping, rental bonds data shows
Rents in higher end central Auckland suburbs are being knocked off the perch, a Herald analysis of the latest rental bonds data has found.Changes in the last year in Auckland show prices dropping from Ponsonby West to Epsom, and... More
Auckland home valuation struggles emerge: Readers lash out at QV
Auckland homeowners have come forward to share stories of their frustrations in dealing with the state-owned enterprise responsible for valuing homes. This follows a Herald article published yesterday, outlining that thousands... More
Hawke's Bay big box bulk buys
Four properties within the Hastings' Park Mega Centre, which together comprise one of the country's largest singularly-owned portfolios of big-box retail outlets, are for sale in Hawkes Bay.The portfolio's tenancy list features... More
Automated Ngatea Gull station
The land and building infrastructure housing a fully automated Gull petrol station is for sale in the Waikato town of Ngatea, on State Highway 2 between Auckland and Tauranga. Bayleys Hamilton is selling the unmanned station, but... More
Christchurch's Carlton Mill on market
The freehold land, buildings and going concern business of the Hotel Carlton Mill in Christchurch are on the market for the first time in almost 50 years.Comprising 27 accommodation units and a conference facility, the high-profile... More
Post-quakes Christchurch building for sale
A fully tenanted low-rise Christchurch building, which has been constructed post the Canterbury earthquakes, is being marketed by agents as an excellent long-term investment opportunity.Located on the city fringe, on the corner... More
Developers eye automotive land
The land and buildings sustaining one of Auckland's largest combined second-hand car sales outlets and automotive spare parts breakers, is now on the market for sale.Brokers now see potential for it to become a new urban hospitality... More
'Cheque' this out in Te Awamutu
Bayleys Waikato is selling the Te Awamutu property the town's Westpac bank has occupied since 1999.The bank property at 98-106 Alexandra St is in the centre of the town's business district, comprising a 505sq m building on 492sq... More
Hospitality spot near Pancake Rocks
A hospitality venue synonymous with the ancient coastal formations known as the Punakaiki Pancake Rocks and Blowholes is up for sale.The geological formations on the South Island's rugged West Coast are just 20 minutes' walk from... More
High profile Alexandra investment property
A solid commercial investment property in Alexandra, leased to a national tenant, is for sale through Colliers International.The high-profile site at 85-87 Tarbert St has good street frontage and is fully leased to PGG Wrightson,... More
Waipukurau saddlery for sale
A Waipukurau business specialising in function hire, canvas and upholstery products and catering equipment is on the market for sale.Business broker John Masters says Sloans Saddlery & Canvas Co has an impressive record, having... More
Land borders Manawatu's Manfeild Park
Two large portions of Special Development-zoned land adjacent to one of New Zealand's premier motorsports tracks and events centre have been placed on the market for sale.The two greenfield sites border onto Manfeild Park in the... More
Recent Deals for Saturday July 21
Mt Wellington industrial A1780 sq m industrial building on a 2834sq m site with 28 car parks at 24 Vestey Dr, Mt Wellington, sold for $5.15 million at a 4.85 per cent yield through James Hill, Sunil Bhana and Mike Houlker of Bayleys... More
You make living fun
The balcony was the deal-clincher. Stretching across the lounge and master bedroom with access through ranch sliders, it offers a good 15sq m of space for outdoor furniture, entertaining or barbecues."Having such a big deck is so... More
Rural life suits them to a T
When David and Kaye Price were looking to build a new home down the road from where they lived, the process turned out to be easy.David says: "Basically, we walked into a show home down in New Plymouth on a weekend and Kaye said... More
Lakeside living spaces
A New Zealand designer whose striking work has featured on the television programme Amazing Spaces, has designed a trio of distinctive modern standalone homes for a lakeside Takapuna site.The Black Swans development plans to replace... More
Movie-star views in oasis of calm
There is a glamorous Hollywood movie-set quality to the substantial home hidden in leafy Herne Bay that Simon Mark-Brown shares with his wife Louise. It's not surprising to learn Simon is the director of a Point Chevalier film company... More
Window on the seasons
James Davies wasn't a gardening person until he and his wife Flick bought their country home. Now they love seeing the changes that come with each season."There's always something coming out; wisteria, star jasmine or magnolias,"... More