NZ Property News


Auckland's 3 most affordable suburbs 10km from CBD -REINZ

The Real Estate Institute has revealed Auckland's three most affordable suburbs within a range of the central business district.This comes as real estate sales sit in a month-long limbo, with around $125m worth of deals a day are...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Property | 9 Apr 2020 | 11:34 am

Covid-19 coronavirus: Councils warned rates freezes could cripple economic recovery

Councils across the country are being warned against freezing rates because the move could cripple the economic recovery from Covid-19. Many local authorities are being forced to make what are essentially emergency budgets for upcoming...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Property | 9 Apr 2020 | 11:32 am

Covid 19 coronavirus: Cooking the Books podcast - House prices likely to fall from pandemic impacts

The Herald's Cooking the Books personal finance podcast has gone daily in lockdown, to help you get the tips you need to weather the financial storm. Hosted by Frances Cook, with a new money expert featured on each episode. Your...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Property | 9 Apr 2020 | 5:00 am

Landlord fined $4000 after tenants stuck feeding dozens of chooks, ducks

A landlord who left dozens of ducks, chickens and turkeys for new tenants to feed and care for must pay them back $1666 after they were forced to feed the birds out of their own pocket.Leonie and Clinton Duncan spent more than $400...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Property | 8 Apr 2020 | 6:43 am

Covid 19 coronavirus: Almost 10pc of tenants stopped paying rent or left tenancies: landlords

Landlords say two in every 100 tenants have stopped paying rent and 6 per cent have simply left their properties. That's according to a survey of 621 rental property owners and managers by the NZ Property Investors' Federation....

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Property | 3 Apr 2020 | 2:05 pm

Covid 19 coronavirus: SkyCity axes 200 jobs

SkyCity is slashing about 200 jobs in New Zealand with immediate effect, as it attempts to reduce costs.The casino giant has also stood down about 90 per cent of its Australian workforce at its Adelaide riverside property.The...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Property | 3 Apr 2020 | 10:14 am

Supreme Court upholds ruling on Hamilton realtor collusion

The Supreme Court has upheld a ruling that a group of Hamilton realtors colluded to pass on a hike in Trade Me's property listing fees.The Lodge and Monarch agencies and their respective directors Jeremy O'Rourke and Brian King...

Source: nzherald.co.nz - Property | 2 Apr 2020 | 6:46 pm

What Auckland's cooling housing market means for contestants on The Block

A slowing Auckland housing market could cause problems for this year's contestants on The Block: Side by Side.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 23 Jun 2017 | 4:29 pm

Airbnb headache for long-term renters as Marlborough landlords pull properties

Marlborough landlords fed up with dodgy tenants are jumping ship and saturating the Airbnb market.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 18 Jun 2017 | 1:01 pm

One of New Zealand's oldest and most remote holiday homes up for sale

The last time this remote South Island bach was on the market, New Zealand troops were fighting in World War II.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 18 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am

At home with Jess Daniell, of Jess' Underground Kitchen deli

Jess Daniell, deli owner, caterer and food writer, lives in Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, with her partner Jono, a social worker, and their dog Macy.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 18 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am

From house of worship to family home: Take a look at these church conversions

Once the foundations of urban life, over the last century thousands of factories, warehouses and churches were abandoned as city residents moved out to suburban neighbourhoods.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 15 Jun 2017 | 12:22 pm

Unrealistic market brought under control

Property pros are keeping a sharp eye on policy direction as the market stabilises in an election year.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 14 Jun 2017 | 8:51 pm

Fruit trees for small garden spaces

If you think you haven't got space for your own fruit trees, think again. New varieties and new ideas mean there are now great options for small garden owners or even renters to grow their own fruit and harvest nearly all year round.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 10 Jun 2017 | 12:00 am

'Major implications' for hillside houses after Wellington City Council loses appeal over view-blocking Roseneath fence

Wellington City Council might have to rip up the planning rule book after the High Court rejected its appeal against an Environment Court ruling sparked by Roseneath's "fence-gate" saga.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 9 Jun 2017 | 8:43 pm

New Zealand properties star in British TV series about 'extraordinary homes'

Watching the first episode of a show about spectacular homes, you can't help but feel a stab of envy. 

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 8 Jun 2017 | 8:01 pm

7 cheap and cheerful kitchen updates

When it comes to getting a new look, our budgets doesn't always match our aspirations.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 8 Jun 2017 | 12:55 pm

Why I am over the tiny house movement

OPINION: At first it seemed like a cool idea. A tiny house with everything you need to make a home, at a fraction of the price of the real thing.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 8 Jun 2017 | 11:41 am

Kapiti Coast District Council moves in with 'rapid sneak attack' on macrocarpa hedge at centre of dispute

A giant sculpted hedge has been cut back to wood along its base in a "rapid sneak attack" from the council battling its owners.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 7 Jun 2017 | 2:16 pm

New ways to think pink

Riding the wave out of the pink, white and grey equation of the last 18 months, the pairing of pink enters an earthy, more 1970s aligned state.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 6 Jun 2017 | 9:16 pm

Our 25 greatest fictional girl characters

Ours is a book household.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 29 May 2017 | 5:12 pm

Why roses fail to grow - and how to fix them

I'm a greedy gardener who lusts after every pretty flower face, which is fine in spring and summer but results in a monumental mess when they have had their day.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 29 May 2017 | 3:00 pm

At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen

Tina Stephen, head interior designer and founder of online styling service Roomie.co.nz, lives in an apartment-style new build in Titirangi with her husband Mark, daughter, Mathilde, and Poppy the cat. 

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 14 May 2017 | 5:00 am

How to create a workable home office in a small space

Many people spend an increasing amount of time on home-based work. Even if you're not actually working from home, you'll probably need an area for a computer, somewhere for paying bills, a place for kids to do homework or a space for hobbies or creative pastimes.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 14 May 2017 | 5:00 am

At home with Waikato artist Angus Walker

Angus Walker, artist and festival worker, lives in Waipukurau.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 14 May 2017 | 5:00 am

5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks

MOSS
Remove moss (and liverwort, lichen and algae) from where it is not wanted. While it gives charm and character to timber, stone and concrete walls, statues and sculpture, it can make paths slippery. Moss most commonly appears on damp, shady spots.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 13 May 2017 | 5:00 am

Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges

The future of treasured box hedges and parterres at historic gardens such as those of the National Trust in Britain and at the likes of Versailles may be assured thanks in part to the work of a New Zealand scientist.

Source: Stuff.co.nz - Home & Property | 1 May 2017 | 12:15 am