Museum renovation: $30m could be added to project

The cost of renovating the Rotorua Museum could swell to as much as $83 million, creating a $30m funding shortfall, a document obtained by Local Democracy... Read More

More housing to be made available in Te Puke

The number and variety of homes is set to increase in Te Puke, and Western Bay is prepared. Western Bay of Plenty District Council is updating its local... Read More

Emergency housing: Targeted rate investigated

A special charge on emergency housing providers is being investigated but some are concerned it means the system in Rotorua will be long term. Rotorua... Read More

Don’t miss farming’s big event

Fieldays is encouraging people to apply now to exhibit at the iconic four-day event. On average 130,000 people walk through the gates at Fieldays each... Read More

Home values fall to levels of November last year

The latest QV House Price Index shows the housing market has fallen back to the same levels seen at the end of November 2021, as rising interest rates... Read More

New infrared camera to detect illegal wood burners

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Compliance officers will start using new infrared camera technology to help detect illegal non-compliant wood burner use... Read More

Home insulation industry supports Budget boost

The extra $73 million for continuing the Warmer Kiwi Homes programme in the Budget will make a big difference to the lives of tens of thousands of New... Read More

Pain may soon outweigh gain for home sellers

  Most homeowners are still making a profit on the resale of their home, but the tide is expected to slowly turn as prices begin to drop. CoreLogic's... Read More

REINZ: Further slowdown in property sales

April has brought a further slowdown in sales activity, more moderate price growth and, as properties stay on the market for longer, it appears favourable... Read More

ACC: “No need to beat yourself up each week”

Everybody knows a tradie with a sore back, injured shoulder, or crook knees. Many simply accept that working through sprains and strains comes with the... Read More

House prices: Rising interest rates start to bite

The latest QV House Price Index shows the housing market is under increasing pressure from rising interest rates. Loan affordability constraints are... Read More

Govt supports grass roots emergency initiatives

Supporting preparations for a potential Alpine Fault rupture on the West Coast is one of several grass roots initiatives benefitting from a Government... Read More

Govt‘s Winter Energy Payment kicks in for Kiwis

A warmer winter is on the horizon for over 1 million New Zealanders receiving either a main benefit or New Zealand Superannuation as the Winter Energy... Read More

Mortgage rates: household debt levels a concern

Households are urged to adjust their personal finances as mortgage interest rates are set to double. CoreLogic NZ's latest property market and... Read More

Rents grow by seven per cent - Trade Me

The national median weekly rent jumped seven per cent year-on-year to reach $575 in March. This matches the record-high annual inflation growth in Q1... Read More