Which area is NZ's cinema capital? This Auckland suburb true home of Hollywood stars
Hollywood stars won't be in short supply in one Auckland suburb when it cements its place as New Zealand's true cinema capital.Newmarket will have the highest number of cinema seats for any one area in the country when a new multiplex... More
'No homeless men' ad for CBD apartment slammed as 'totally insensitive'
Advertising an Auckland apartment as being in an area lacking homeless men or state tenants has been branded "totally insensitive".Bernie Smith of the Monte Cecilia Housing Trust said it was "callous" for real estate agency Apartment... More
Housing for staff in response to exorbitant Queenstown rents
Tourism giant Real Journeys has begun building a village for its staff at Walter Peak, in response to exorbitant Queenstown rents.The company has spent $1.5million on three new houses for staff at Walter Peak High Country Farm,... More
New survey ranks NZ's most and least affordable cities
Tired of the traffic hassles and back-to-work blues? Thought of moving to Christchurch to get a better life and lifestyle? That city turns out to be by far our most affordable when incomes are compared to house prices.Down south,... More
Auckland woman wins compensation after rodents overtake rental
An Auckland woman says she was forced to eat takeaways after rodents infested her rental property.Combined with the fact the Sandringham home lacked any insulation saw the woman, who did not want to be named, win $1765 from her... More
End of the line: Which Auckland train line should you buy on?
New Lynn and Glen Innes may be the Goldilocks zones for young Auckland families because they're not too far from the city and not too expensive, new research shows.Both suburbs are less than 35 minute train rides from the city centre... More
NZ's first golf course retirement village under construction: $180m project by Metlifecare
Metlifecare has announced plans for New Zealand's first retirement village to be developed on an existing golf course. Earthworks have begun for Fairway Gardens in east Auckland's Botany Downs, a $180 million job on land the business... More
Two ex-Waitākere City Council buildings sold for secret sum: Laidlaw College revealed as buyer
Two of three former Waitākere City Council headquarters buildings, developed during ex-mayor Sir Bob Harvey's time, are being sold with no price revealed today.Panuku Development Auckland, the council-controlled real estate-owning... More
Property: Five things you need to know about the housing market in 2020
What's in store for the housing market in 2020? Will house prices climb to new heights? Can enough houses be built to reduce Auckland's shortage? What's next for interest rates and how will New Zealand's general election affect... More
Property managers hit renters with 'new tenant fee'
By RNZ's Jonathan Mitchell Fees being charged by property management companies when rental tenants get a new flatmate are being questioned.From December 2018, letting fees have been illegal, but a post on Facebook has got people... More
Reinz figures show Auckland house sales at four-year high
National house sale volumes in December hit a three-year high but in Auckland were the highest level in four years, according to Real Estate Institute data out this morning.Bindi Norwell, chief executive, said New Zealand rounded... More
'Bitter battle' for control of Te Unga Waka Marae ends in tenant's eviction
A man who lived in a $1.9 million Auckland house for nearly seven months without paying rent has been evicted and ordered to pay more than $13,000 to the landlord, a neighbouring marae, after his rental agreement was judged invalid.Tenant... More
MediaWorks' owners sell Auckland properties unconditionally for $26m
MediaWorks' owners have struck an unconditional agreement to sell the New Zealand headquarters of the radio and television network to New Zealanders for $26 million, delivering a huge cash injection to the struggling business.Michael... More
NZ house-building hits highest mark since 1974
New Zealand residential construction has reached a 45-year high, running at a pace not seen since 1974.Statistics NZ said a record number of consents were issued for 37,010 new houses in the year to November 2019, "the highest in... More
Three properties by age of 25: young investor says home ownership possible
A young Kiwi whose goals morphed from racking up centuries in cricket to scoring big in the property market says his story shows it's still possible to live the dream of home ownership.Riyaan Mohamed bought his first home aged 21,... More
Airbnb offers counselling after Dunedin home was used as a brothel for two weeks
Airbnb is offering money for counselling and a security system to a Dunedin man whose house was turned into a brothel for two weeks.The North East Valley property owner and sole occupant, who requested anonymity, said he was on... More
What first home buyers can learn from the pros
The way you go about choosing a property will identify you as either a rookie or a smart home buyer.Most new buyers know they should do some homework before committing to a property they are interested in buying, but how much homework... More