Fewer listings but house prices push higher in May

The muted recovery in home sales in May reflected a shortage of new listings, which served to impact sales volumes but elevated prices, the latest Real... Read More

Help to resolve commercial rent disputes

The Government will legislate to ensure businesses that suffered as a result of the COVID-19 response will get help to resolve disputes over commercial... Read More

New Healthy Homes deadline welcomed

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand is delighted by this week’s announcement from the Associate Minister of Housing that the Healthy Homes... Read More

Some home improvements exempt from consents

  The Government is scrapping the requirements for consents for low-risk building work such as sleep-outs, sheds and carports.   This is... Read More

Rates rise on the cards - debt used for recovery

Rotorua residents can expect an average rates rise of 4.7 per cent in the coming year - a lot less than the 8.2 per cent rise proposed before the COVID-19... Read More

Public housing builds back in action

Building activity on public housing sites is back on track with nearly all 300 work sites across New Zealand expected to be up and running again. Under... Read More

Kiwi lockdown insights to design ultimate home 

Kiwis have gained a new perspective on how they use their space after a month spent locked in their homes.  And that’s why a new initiative... Read More

Advice on tenants moving properties

“If parties must move in extreme circumstances, they must exercise extreme caution, follow Ministry of Health guidelines and follow the Alert System... Read More

COVID-19 visitor leads to Te Puia closure

Te Puia | New Zealand Maori Arts and Crafts Institute has today advised its team, contractors and trade customers that it will be closing for an unknown... Read More

‘Property market performing well’ – survey

  The latest data shows the property market is continuing to perform strongly, with all of the major cities showing value growth.   The... Read More

$14m funding for Village roundabout redesign

  A decision to allocate $14million to ease congestion at the Ngongotaha roundabout has drawn relief from Rotorua Mayor Steve Chadwick.   Regional... Read More

Stats NZ: Rents are up and mortgages are down

New Zealand households, on average, paid no more for housing costs in 2019 than they did in 2018, Stats NZ says. "While rents increased, and mortgage... Read More

Property organisations challenge Govt proposal

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand – REINZ - and the New Zealand Property Investors’ Federation are joining forces to challenge some... Read More

Blaze guts Lakeview Golf Club building in Rotorua

Fire has gutted the clubroom of the Lakeview Golf Course in Rotorua. A Fire and Emergency NZ spokesperson said they were called to the blaze at... Read More

‘Ambassadors’ to patrol free camp sites

Rotorua i-Site staff members have been assigned as camping ambassadors at free camping sites around the district. But it seems the ambassadors will... Read More