Help on the way for NZ‘s timber shortage

The opening of a new wood processing plant in Rotorua in a few weeks will help alleviate New Zealand’s timber shortage, says Red Stag group CEO,... Read More

Regional rents rise, city rents remain stagnant

Strong rent growth in the regions drove the national median weekly rent up 2 per cent year-on-year in February, according to the latest Trade Me Rental... Read More

Government housing package backs first home buyers

The government has announced a housing package that will increase the supply of houses, remove incentives for speculators and hopefully deliver a more... Read More

Govt changes current family home exemption

The government has taken aim at property speculators with investment houses bought from this Saturday, subject to tough new tax rules. However, the... Read More

Watch live: Govt announces first-home buyers plan

The government is unveiling its long-awaited plan to help first-home buyers get into the superheated market and up the housing stock. Watch the announcement... Read More

Govt plan to unveil first-home buyers plan

First-home buyers and industry professionals are asking the government to throw every tool they have in the box at fixing the housing crisis. The government... Read More

Average residential property values rise

Investors will remain a significant player in the housing market as the LVR speed limits imposed by the Reserve Bank kick in this month. This is according... Read More

Psa settlement prompts mixed emotion

The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to bring the lengthy Psa saga to an end. The long-running litigation... Read More

Half-masting to commemorate 10 years since quake

The New Zealand flag will be flown at half-mast on all Government and public buildings on Monday. The Prime Minister, the Right Honourable Jacinda Ardern... Read More

Median house price rises by 13.1% in BOP

  The Bay of Plenty median house price has jumped to a record high of $769,000, up from $680,000 this time last year.   This is a 13.1... Read More

Government pays $40 million in Psa settlement

The Crown and kiwifruit sector plaintiffs have reached an out-of-court settlement to the long-running litigation arising from the 2010 incursion... Read More

New tenancy laws come into force today

New rules for tenants and landlords come into force today, bringing an end to 90-day tenancy terminations without justification. The reform is being... Read More

Landlords evicting tenants before new rules set in

A tenants' advocacy group says renters are increasingly having their tenancies prematurely ended, as landlords make moves before new rules set in. It... Read More

Apanui School community devastated by fire

Apanui School staff and leadership are feeling devastated following a fire which razed the nearly-completed administration block renovation and a block... Read More

Tenant ‘blacklist’ raises privacy concerns

Hundreds of property managers across the country are signed up to a private social media page where landlords blacklist tenants despite the claims of... Read More