House fire destroys everything family owned

A Taupō family is coming to terms with losing just about everything they owned in a house fire last week. Zoanna and David Lamond bought their four-bedroom... Read More

Business as usual for cash rate and housing market

Reserve Bank of New Zealand decision to leave the official cash rate unchanged at 5.5 per cent was no surprise, given the incoming flow of economic data released... Read More

Residential recovery sluggish in first quarter

Residential property values have continued to gently rise and fall throughout the first quarter of 2024, amidst a glut of listings and an ongoing dearth of sales... Read More

March quarter: Soft start for NZ housing market

Latest housing figures show a soft start to the New Zealand housing market in the March quarter. CoreLogic's House Price Index rose 0.5 per cent in... Read More

Housing market recovery uneven - CoreLogic

The housing market recovery is spreading, with nearly 60 per cent of suburbs seeing some improvement this year. CoreLogic's interactive mapping tool indicates... Read More

Kāinga Ora: "Works don’t hurt house prices"

There is 'no robust evidence” Kāinga Ora activities impact house prices in surrounding areas, a leader in the state housing agency says. But a Rotorua... Read More

Rental scammers targeting Chinese people

Police have received several reports of a rental property rental scam involving the Chinese community. The scammers are targeting China-based people who are... Read More

BOP quake felt by hundreds in North Island

A magnitude 5 earthquake was felt in the North Island early this morning, but at a depth of 159 kilometres it was classed as a weak one. It was centred 30... Read More

ASB joins home loan rate cuts

There might be talk about the official cash rate increasing on Wednesday, but another bank has cut home loan interest rates. ASB has reduced its 18-month... Read More

Rental prices continue to climb - Trade Me

New Zealand rental prices have increased for the second month in a row according to Trade Me's latest Rental Price Index, including rents for apartments and... Read More

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