Newmarket Countdown shuts for $665m mall build
The Countdown supermarket in Westfield Newmarket's Two Double Seven mall has shut ready for the long-awaited $665 million expansion and upgrade of the entire property by Australian-headquartered Scentre Group.A Countdown spokeswoman... More
Iwi assets climb from $6b to $7.8b: new report
The asset base of New Zealand's approximately 70 iwi rose by $1.8b in the last year to $7.8b, a new study out today has found.Phil Barry and William Turner of financial and investment business TDB Advisory in Wellington released... More
Central Hawke's Bay landlords cashing in on rising house prices
A combination of rapidly rising house prices and fears of a possible introduction of a capital gains tax, is pushing Central Hawke's Bay house-owners to sell-up and then re-buy with enough left over to renovate as well.The Real... More
Renters flee rising rental prices - up 13.2pc in Western Bay, 2.2pc in Tauranga
Some renters are leaving the Bay to escape rising rental prices.Rents rose across both the Tauranga and Western Bay districts over the past year, according to the Trade Me Property Rental Index for December. Western Bay rents... More
Developer pleads guilty in $50m mortgage fraud case
An Auckland property developer has admitted to his part in a $50 million mortgage fraud case.Kang Huang, 49, pleaded guilty to 10 criminal charges in the High Court at Auckland before Christmas, the Herald can reveal. He was... More
Tauranga now most unaffordable place in New Zealand to buy a home: Global survey
Tauranga has out-ranked Auckland as New Zealand's most unaffordable city to buy a new home, according to a major global study.The annual Demographia International Housing Affordability Survey released todayshowed Tauranga was the... More
Tauranga beats Auckland as NZ's least affordable for housing: Global study
Tauranga has out-ranked Auckland as New Zealand's most unaffordable city, according to a major global study out today which showed Auckland's improving affordability meant the city moved from the world's fourth to the ninth most... More
Housing shortage likely during America's Cup, property services firm says
Auckland is likely to face a housing shortage when it hosts the America's Cup in 2021, with up to 900 more residential units needed, according to new research.A report by international real estate services company CBRE showed an... More
'Spectacular, unspoiled paradise' for sale in the Far North
Forget buying a beach. How about five beaches?A rare and significant coastal farm with more coastline than the famed Kauri Cliffs is on the market in Northland — but wannabe landowners will need deep pockets.The 1439ha property... More
Hamish Fletcher: Be a Yimby and say yes to housing development
I've been woken up recently by the sounds of builders and bulldozers - instead of the usual birdsong from the surrounding bush. A new housing development is in full swing on my Auckland street and construction workers (and their... More
Couple in property u-turn case still waiting to move on
An Auckland couple who spent years trying to enforce their purchase of an Otahuhu investment property after the vendors changed their minds have finally got keys to the home- but are still trying to recoup costs from a lengthy court... More
First commercial property portfolio of 2018
Barfoot & Thompson Commercial has kicked off the new year by launching a portfolio of 19 properties on the market.Agency manager John Urlich says the first Insite publication for 2018 contains a spread of properties across the Auckland... More
Cafe close to famous Otago Rail Trail
The Stationside Cafe at Lauder in Central Otago trades in a part of New Zealand with air so clear an atmospheric research laboratory has been established based nearby.The closeness of this NIWA facility isn't lost on ABC business... More
Donna McIntyre: up, up and, regretfully, away
It was the amazing city and harbour views that hooked this couple into apartment living at the Stamford Residences. Reyhan and Erdal Demiray had been renting an apartment in the building's 15th floor for two years. One day Erdal... More
Donna McIntyre: animal lovers strike gold
A love of horses attracted Raewyn Yovich and her husband to this lifestyle property at Kaipaki in the Waikato.And it's likely the land, with its fenced paddocks, stables and loose boxes, will also appeal to other people with horses... More
Sandra Goodwin: lifestyle choice is elementary
An elevated corner site amid residential houses at one of Ellerslie's highest points will deliver sweeping views to a new development of 35 one- and two-bedroom apartments named Element. It will feature a residents' rooftop terrace... More
Catherine Smith: crafted to reflect its surroundings
Buying a pair of dated 1960s brick and tile units in the early 2000s was not as mad as it may have seemed to some of Grant Leach's friends. The building was perched on the cliff-top on the Herne Bay edge of Coxs Bay, edged by huge... More
Diana Clement: six is good but 10 is best
Kiwis are constantly setting their sights higher when it comes to having the best of everything in their new builds and renovated homes. These days that could mean increasingly innovative products and to-die-for solutions ranging... More
Leigh Bramwell: Everything on the doorstep
When Jim and Barbara Scopas move into their new home, they won't have far to go.They're building just in front of their current property, replicating many of the features of the house they've enjoyed for several years."We bought... More
Donna McIntyre: Kiwi kid's paradise
To Heather Restall and Kevin Pugh, Tindalls Beach conjures up memories of lazy summer days just a stroll from their family bach across the lawn to the water's edge.The brother and sister spent their school holidays at the family... More