Stopping stereotypes for Kāinga Ora tenants

Housing provider Kāinga Ora says stereotyping their tenants based on their living circumstances is “completely inappropriate”. The message... Read More

House prices continue to rise

The property market continues to rise, even as lockdown levels continue to restrict the entire country to some degree. The average value increased 3.6... Read More

More home ownership chances for first home buyers

  A new fund has been established to help people get into their own homes.   Progressive Home Ownership (PHO) Fund has already helped 53... Read More

Tauranga house value growth at 17-year high

  Tauranga is bucking national trends regarding house value growth, according to the latest CoreLogic House Price Index.   Whilst the monthly... Read More

Record number of new homes consented

A record 4490 new homes were consented in August 2021, says Stats NZ this week. The previous record was 4310 new homes consented in June 2021. “August... Read More

Hairini to get 21 new homes

Plans have been revealed for the new Kāinga Ora homes in Hairini. Ten 1960s houses on Haukore Street will be replaced with 21 one-and-two storey homes... Read More

Property investors‘ tax change to start next week

New interest deductability rules affecting property investors will come into effect from Friday week, despite full details not yet being announced and... Read More

Industrial driver to Golden Triangle growth

The “Golden Triangle” regions of Auckland, Waikato, and Bay of Plenty continue to dominate property development activity in New Zealand,... Read More

First home values higher than national average

It’s been another winter of discontent for first-home buyers with entry-level house prices rising at their fastest rate in five years. The latest... Read More

A tricky trade up

What do a paper clip and the tasty treat Pods have in common? Both are being used as a trading tool to get a house. Michael Gibbon is using a packet... Read More

Whakatāne school arsonist arrested

Eastern Bay of Plenty Detectives have today arrested a man in relation to the arson of Apanui Primary School in Whakatāne. The fire occurred in the... Read More

Confidence remains in property prices - REINZ

Median prices for residential property across New Zealand increased by 25.5 per cent from $677,400 in August 2020 to a record $850,000 in August 2021. This... Read More

Construction job numbers on the rise

There has been an increase in filled jobs during the last quarter in the construction industry as well as related industries like architectural... Read More

Church experiences Pentecostal-style wind

A strong wind swirling through central Thames early Saturday morning has torn roofing iron off the local Baptist church. Pastor Chris Lee was at... Read More

Rotorua Lakes Council‘s $113m bid for housing

Rotorua Lakes Council hopes to secure more than $113 million in government funding for infrastructure developments to enable the construction of 5000... Read More