Buyers going regional to purchase first home

First-home buyers are purchasing properties in regional areas as they try and get onto the property ladder. Increasing house prices are continuing to... Read More

Airbnb controls ‘big brother territory’ says Nash

Tourism Minister Stuart Nash says regulation of Airbnbs and similar offerings to quell their effects on the housing market could be “big brother... Read More

Person dies in Whakatāne house fire

One person has died in a house fire in Whakatāne this morning.   Emergency services were called to the property on Tuhoe Avenue at around 5.30am.   Further... Read More

BOP house prices continue to break records

  Bay of Plenty’s median house price rose to a record high in October, amid a month of record-breaking prices across the country.   According... Read More

Re-introducing LVRs “like déjà vu”

  Re-introducing loan-to-value ratios to cool New Zealand’s overheated property market would be “like déjà vu all over... Read More

Average asking house price at 13 year record high

  A 13 year record average asking price is being recorded in six North Island regions, with Auckland prices remaining above $1 million. Vendor... Read More

St John‘s Church rebuild underway

After almost four years since a fire devastated their place of worship, members of St John's Presbyterian Church have celebrated the start of work... Read More

New record house price for Bay of Plenty

  A new record house price is being recorded in the Bay of Plenty. The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand says median prices in the Bay of Plenty... Read More

Lake Tarawera bach wins national award

A Lake Tarawera property has been named New Zealand’s best and most popular bach at the ninth annual Bookabach Bach of the Year Awards. "The... Read More

3100 jobs created through marae upgrades

Hundreds of marae throughout the country will be upgraded through investments from the Provincial Growth Fund’s refocused post COVID-19 funding... Read More

Kiwi houses selling as fast as 2016 boom

    The New Zealand property market is running hot, with properties selling as quickly as they did during the 2016 housing boom, according... Read More

Cutting the grass? Cut it out!

We’re heading towards summer, and the warmer weather that goes hand-in-hand with fortnightly lawn mowing for lots of New Zealanders. But a number... Read More

Rural market poised for spring - REINZ

Data released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand shows there were 121 more farm sales for the three months ended August 2020 than for the three... Read More

New East Coast marine facility

      Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has today announced the Government is supporting the creation of new marine infrastructure... Read More

Building consent changes - up to $30k in savings

Rotorua home improvement enthusiasts are collectively set to save about $30,000 in the next year, as a change to building consent rules will make it... Read More