Christchurch mosque terror victims' families get priority: Immigration NZ
Immigration New Zealand will prioritise processing for families of those killed or injured in the Christchurch mosque attack on Friday where 50 died.Acting Head of Immigration Steve McGill said there was recognition "that that is... More
Kiwi businessman argues against ban of semi-automatic weapons, but supports military weapon ban
A businessman and hunter says semi-automatic weapons should not be banned in New Zealand but he agrees that the far more dangerous military-style weapons should be.After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to change gun laws as... More
Bunnings' $350m NZ expansion: New warehouses rising, self-checkout coming
Bunnings New Zealand will spend $350 million here in the next five years, unveil self-service checkouts and soon open its largest new store on Auckland's north-west fringe, its boss says.Toby Lawrance, NZ general manager, revealed... More
Quick drive from Auckland takes you to lap of luxury
Home buyers keen to escape the rat-race for a more tranquil lifestyle are spoilt for choice with luxurious magazine-style properties with pools, ponds and space for a pony on the market.High-end properties within 40 minutes of Auckland,... More
Liam Dann: Dairy industry riding to rescue as property boom economy falters
COMMENT: It looks like New Zealand's dairy sector is riding to the economic rescue – again.Given the aspirations we have to transform and diversify the economy, that's almost a bit disappointing.But right now I'll take it -... More
Relax with Brynderwyn views
Steve and Lee Clark think of their place at Mangawhai Heads as more of a second home than a bach."We bought this beach home on a whim 14 years ago. My brother has a property up here and we spent the weekend with him and loved it... More
Art Deco influence
The architecture of this 1920s building in Poynton Tce was a big attraction when Brian Croon was looking to buy an apartment in central Auckland.Brian bought his freehold apartment on the historic Espano building's top level in... More
Enjoy sweeping harbour views
The couple driving luxury boutique development Saints in St Heliers have added its crowning two-storey penthouse residence they'd earmarked for themselves into the options to buy.Tony and Jane Simmons have teamed up with Simon Pirie... More
Chic Chick hideaway
Deep in the Waitakere Ranges, this low-slung home is testament to 67 years of ownership by devotees of the mid-20th century modernist aesthetic. The latest owners are Penny Brodie and her husband who discovered this gem in June 2012.... More
Champagne and bubbles
Adrian Bosch and his wife Michelle Tod-Bosch got the idea for their front security gate from a feature they saw in a champagne bar in Macau, China. "We decided to recreate it, but it was a true labour of love as the circles we had... More
Art echos past masters
Seven years ago, Hayden and Kate Syers were all set to renovate a pretty bungalow on Poronui St in Mount Eden when the villa over the road they'd always admired came on the market. "We had all the plans ready but moved instead,"... More
Score a point with a good drive
A cracked driveway is one of the best ways to make a bad first impression to buyers.If the driveway looks old, worn or ugly, or is just gravel it's like a grumble and a frown to potential buyers, says Barfoot & Thompson Coatesville... More
Big Central Park vacant site for sale
A big, high-profile development site, currently used for parking, is for sale within Auckland's Central Park business precinct at Ellerslie.The 1.35ha freehold property, titled as Lot 15, 660 Great South Rd – is for sale by way... More
Fully-leased Tawa Junction business park
The fully leased Tawa Junction Commercial Business Park — comprising a mix of council, government, national and local tenants — is on the market.JLL capital markets team's John Binning and his colleague, Wellington director John... More
Marlborough winery property and business for sale
The property, infrastructure and business, comprising Highfield TerraVin, a Marlborough hillside boutique winery and vineyard, are for sale in the Omaka Valley.Highfield TerraVin's main property occupies a location with breath-taking... More
A hard to find Mt Eden unit
One of a diminishing number of smaller commercial and industrial units on the fringe of Auckland's CBD is for sale fully leased to a long-standing occupant and with fixed rent increases.The 516sq m commercial unit located at 45C... More
PMG property fund offers 6.7 per cent
Property fund manager Property Managers Group (PMG) has launched an opportunity to invest in its AA FundSource rated, unlisted commercial property portfolio, PMG Direct Office Fund.Funds raised will finance the acquisition of two... More
Recent Deals for Saturday March 16
Mt Wellington industrial complex A 2823sq m industrial complex on a 4765sq m site, at 14 Bowden Rd, Mt Wellington, with exposure to the Southeastern arterial route, sold for $5.3m at a 5.75per cent yield, through Sunil Bhana and... More
First Bayleys auctions generate $32m
Bayleys had a good return from its first round of Total Property commercial auctions for the year, with 18 North Island properties selling at a total value of $32.8m.All five properties for sale in Wellington sold under the hammer,... More
Commercial investors don't seem rattled
Commercial property investors remain positive about the market despite the potential impacts of a proposed capital gains tax, according to a quarterly confidence survey from Colliers International.Agency research and communications... More