Asking prices remain buoyant across the country

Real-time data from realestate.co.nz suggests that stock shortages will continue to pose challenges for Kiwi buyers at the start of 2021. Housing stock... Read More

Average house price hit $788k in December

House prices grew at a record rate for the second month in a row. Property research firm Core Logic's house price index rose 2.6 percent in December,... Read More

Property market predicted to cool in 2021

Nostradamus himself could not have predicted the strange series of events that befell the world in 2020 – nor the wild trajectory of New Zealand’s... Read More

Keep your home and property secure while away

Leaving your home these holidays? With Christmas and a summer break ahead, make sure your home and property is secure from burglars. Taking some simple... Read More

Making your home fire-safe for summer

  As summer approaches, Fire and Emergency wants people living with a risk of wildfire to act now and protect their homes from the wildfire hazard.   This... Read More

Kiwis spend $12b more on residential property

  The annual review of New Zealand’s residential property market in 2020 has shown a 24.7 per cent increase in overall spend from $48.7b for... Read More

BOP on drought watch, water conservation urged

Growers and residents in the Bay of Plenty are being urged to consider reducing their water use, in case more dry weather brings on a drought. During... Read More

Property sales reach 13 year high

The number of residential properties sold in New Zealand reached a 13 year high in November. Sales increased by 29.6 per cent from the same time last... Read More

Ngāti Rangitihi signs deed of settlement

Te Mana o Ngāti Rangitihi Trust  - Te Mana - have signed a Deed of Settlement with the Crown at Rangitihi Marae in Matatā, to settle the historical... Read More

Low stock numbers fuelling house price increase

Real-time data from realestate.co.nz shows that low stock is continuing to drive increased property prices across the country, with seven regions reaching... Read More

Support for farmers beefed up ahead of La Niña

Further funding for feed support services and new animal welfare coordinators will help farmers who continue to feel the effects of an extended drought,... Read More

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