Welfare crackdown will impact vulnerable youth

The government's crackdown on welfare recipients will directly affect young people experiencing homelessness, a youth development advocate says. The Ministry... Read More

What's prompted interest rate expectations U-turn?

Bad news for anyone trying to work out what to do with their home loans - the latest tranche of economic data has prompted an about-turn so sharp in interest... Read More

What to do if you think you’ll never own a home

A growing number of New Zealanders are facing the prospect of renting in retirement. Retirement Commission research last year found a third of people aged... Read More

Don’t forget East Coast growers hit by cyclone

Horticulture New Zealand is calling for a renewed effort to support East Coast growers on the eve of the first anniversary of Cyclone Gabrielle. The cyclone... Read More

Low-flying helicopters doing power-full work

Ever wondered why PowerCo uses helicopters rather than drones to take aerial views of power poles? PoweCo's recent update about their maintenance work this... Read More

BOP overtakes Auckland as priciest region

New Zealand rental prices have recorded an all time high, according to Trade Me's latest Rental Price Index. The latest data reveals that the national median... Read More

Housing market stalls, what's in store for 2024?

Slow and steady growth appears to be on the cards for New Zealand's housing market in 2024, as evidenced by a general stalling in home value growth this quarter. The... Read More

Discounts house sellers are accepting

Far North, Thames-Coromandel, Kaipara, Clutha, Western Bay of Plenty and central Auckland house sellers were most willing to meet the market to sell their homes... Read More

Survey underlines case for more rural police

A Federated Farmers survey shows rising rates of rural crime and underlines a strong case for more police resources in rural areas, Feds national board member... Read More

Is your home ‘alone’ these holidays?

Is your home ‘alone' these holidays? - Ka pōaha tō whare i ēnei hararei? NZ Police say ensuring your home and property is secure from burglars is... Read More

Four accommodation providers under investigation

The government is investigating whether four accommodation providers in Rotorua are complying with tenancy laws - including Spa Lodge. Twenty tenants of the... Read More

Confidence returns as property prices increase

The property market is showing continual signs of revival, with month-on-month price increases recorded across every region, according to Trade Me's Property... Read More