Govt sets new moves to tighten mortgage lending

Mortgage lending rules are to be toughened after the government has given the Reserve Bank approval to tighten loan-to-value ratios and move to bring... Read More

New moves to tighten mortgage lending

The government and Reserve Bank have agreed on new moves to tighten mortgage lending, including tougher loan to value ratios and debt to income ratios,... Read More

Rent affordability declines in Bay of Plenty

New research has named the Bay of Plenty as one of six regions where rental affordability has declined. The Massey University Real Estate Analysis Unit... Read More

Commissioner slams homelessness criticism

The Ministry of Social Development’s Bay of Plenty regional commissioner has hit back at criticism about housing and homelessness in Rotorua. Ministry... Read More

Former mayor‘s waterfront home sells for $17.68m

It took three years to sell, but one of Auckland’s top waterfront properties has fetched $17.68 million. The price has now been disclosed for... Read More

Brakes applied on both ends of the property market

Quotable Value’s latest figures show a significant reduction in house price growth across both ends of the property ladder – with one main... Read More

SmartGrowth releases Tauranga housing plan

  SmartGrowth’s Leadership Group has today met with Ministers Woods, and Mahuta to approve a new district-wide housing plan for Tauranga... Read More

House auction rates have hit new highs

Auction rates have hit new highs over the course of the current housing market boom, but there are questions over whether the sales method will remain... Read More

Housing market slows, but prices unlikely to drop

The housing market is at a turning point with sales activity and price growth expected to peak in the coming months, if they haven't already. CoreLogic's... Read More

Mount home sells for record $9.5m

A waterfront home along Mount Maunganui’s heralded main beach has been sold for a record $9.525 million. The four-bedroom, three-storey, 540 square... Read More

House fire in Pyes Pa spread from oven to ceiling

Fire emergency services are attending a house fire in Pyes Pa. "Three crews were called to Applin Lane," says Fire and Emergency NZ... Read More

Sirens and evacuation at Fraser Cove

7.30pm Update: A false alarm activation has been found to be the cause of a siren sounding at Fraser Cove Shopping Centre this evening. Fire and Emergency... Read More

Work continues today to restore power to thousands

Update: 3.45pm Power has now been restored to the remaining properties in Maketu that had a power outage on Saturday due to strong winds. There were... Read More

Multiple outages in BOP due to severe weather

Update, 4.41pm  Wild weather has resulted in a loss of power for thousands of customers in the Bay of Plenty area. Strong winds have blown trees... Read More

Power cut in Opiti Bay affecting 793 properties

There is a power outage in Whitianga. Powerco report that a power cut is affecting 793 properties in Opiti Bay. The outage occurred at 9.47am. Power... Read More