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

BOP man rents motels to house homeless

A Rotorua man's charitable trust is renting motels to house people after the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to shut his shelters for the homeless. Tiny... Read More

Lifestyle property sales increase to record high

  The number of lifestyle properties sold across the country was the highest ever for the month of July as people look to reassess their living... Read More

Partnership agreement to find long-term solution

Rotorua Lakes Council, CNI Iwi Holdings and Te Arawa Lakes Trust have agreed to work together towards a new long-term solution for discharge of wai tatari... Read More

Eagle search for driver who rammed speed camera

  Police are searching for the driver of a ute who rammed it into a speed camera vehicle and a police car near Karingaroa Forest this morning. “At... Read More

Eastern BOP iwi divided on Treaty negotiations

Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little has received formal requests by at least three hapū to stop negotiating the Whakatohea Treaty settlement... Read More

Rental security follow law change

Tenants now have another layer of security with the passing of the Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill. The bill passed its final reading in Parliament... Read More

Rental reforms to protect domestic abuse victims

Reform of New Zealand’s tenancy laws is progressing with further improvements included to protect victims of family violence being added to the... Read More

Concerns raised over new tenancy bill

The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand is warning tenants without an ‘excellent’ rental history may struggle to find tenancies, as the... Read More

Kawerau projects to receive $5.5million from PGF

  Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters has announced $5.5 million in funding from the Provincial Growth Fund – PGF - for two Kawerau projects... Read More

More initiatives to reduce energy hardship

The Government is delivering more initiatives to reduce energy hardship and to give small electricity consumers a voice, Energy and Resources Minister... Read More

$18 million PGF funding for Rangiuru Business Park

  The Government has announced it will contribute $18 million for a Bay of Plenty business park, with funds coming from the Provincial Growth Fund... Read More

Law to help infrastructure financing passes

The Government has passed legislation establishing a new tool to enable infrastructure for housing and urban development. Urban Development Minister... Read More