Lower Hutt house's value jumps $70,000 in a couple of weeks
A Lower Hutt house leaped $70,000 in value over the space of just a couple of weeks when its new owners immediately relisted and resold it.The real estate agent who sold it says the fast profit goes to show the benefits of features... More
Waiwera Resort in hot water with creditors, debts put at $5m
Troubled pool business Waiwera Thermal Resort is in hot water with creditors, owing around $5 million, according to the first liquidators' report.Tony Maginness and Jared Booth, Staples Rodway liquidators, have just issued their... More
Green Gorilla's Riverhead investment property
A newly-completed warehouse on long-term lease to waste services company Green Gorilla is for sale in Riverhead northwest of Auckland City.The freehold property occupies a substantial 3253sq m site within the new Mill Industrial... More
Dip in sales but market still strong
All regions in New Zealand experienced a dip in commercial property transactions during the second half of 2018, but market activity was still strong for the year, says CBRE's latest Marketview report.Ninety commercial properties... More
Boutique Karaka avocado orchard
One of the closest commercial avocado orchards to Auckland city has been placed on the market.The well-established avocado orchard in Waiau Pa, near Karaka, just south of Auckland's urban boundary features about 4ha of productive... More
Why Auckland apartment values are increasing while Australia tanks: CoreLogic
Auckland apartment values are continuing to increase, flying in the face of a valuation collapse across the Tasman due to an oversupply, a property data and analytics business has found.Nick Goodall, CoreLogic research head, said... More
Shane Jones backs American billionaire's $50m twin golf course plans
Regional Economic Development and Forestry Minister Shane Jones backs $50 million-plus plans by American billionaire Ric Kayne to develop further golf courses on leased Māori land north of Auckland.Jones, also associate Finance... More
Christchurch mosque terror victims' families get priority: Immigration NZ
Immigration New Zealand will prioritise processing for families of those killed or injured in the Christchurch mosque attack on Friday where 50 died.Acting Head of Immigration Steve McGill said there was recognition "that that is... More
Kiwi businessman argues against ban of semi-automatic weapons, but supports military weapon ban
A businessman and hunter says semi-automatic weapons should not be banned in New Zealand but he agrees that the far more dangerous military-style weapons should be.After Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern vowed to change gun laws as... More
Bunnings' $350m NZ expansion: New warehouses rising, self-checkout coming
Bunnings New Zealand will spend $350 million here in the next five years, unveil self-service checkouts and soon open its largest new store on Auckland's north-west fringe, its boss says.Toby Lawrance, NZ general manager, revealed... More
Quick drive from Auckland takes you to lap of luxury
Home buyers keen to escape the rat-race for a more tranquil lifestyle are spoilt for choice with luxurious magazine-style properties with pools, ponds and space for a pony on the market.High-end properties within 40 minutes of Auckland,... More
Liam Dann: Dairy industry riding to rescue as property boom economy falters
COMMENT: It looks like New Zealand's dairy sector is riding to the economic rescue – again.Given the aspirations we have to transform and diversify the economy, that's almost a bit disappointing.But right now I'll take it -... More
Relax with Brynderwyn views
Steve and Lee Clark think of their place at Mangawhai Heads as more of a second home than a bach."We bought this beach home on a whim 14 years ago. My brother has a property up here and we spent the weekend with him and loved it... More
Art Deco influence
The architecture of this 1920s building in Poynton Tce was a big attraction when Brian Croon was looking to buy an apartment in central Auckland.Brian bought his freehold apartment on the historic Espano building's top level in... More
Enjoy sweeping harbour views
The couple driving luxury boutique development Saints in St Heliers have added its crowning two-storey penthouse residence they'd earmarked for themselves into the options to buy.Tony and Jane Simmons have teamed up with Simon Pirie... More
Chic Chick hideaway
Deep in the Waitakere Ranges, this low-slung home is testament to 67 years of ownership by devotees of the mid-20th century modernist aesthetic. The latest owners are Penny Brodie and her husband who discovered this gem in June 2012.... More
Champagne and bubbles
Adrian Bosch and his wife Michelle Tod-Bosch got the idea for their front security gate from a feature they saw in a champagne bar in Macau, China. "We decided to recreate it, but it was a true labour of love as the circles we had... More
Art echos past masters
Seven years ago, Hayden and Kate Syers were all set to renovate a pretty bungalow on Poronui St in Mount Eden when the villa over the road they'd always admired came on the market. "We had all the plans ready but moved instead,"... More
Score a point with a good drive
A cracked driveway is one of the best ways to make a bad first impression to buyers.If the driveway looks old, worn or ugly, or is just gravel it's like a grumble and a frown to potential buyers, says Barfoot & Thompson Coatesville... More
Big Central Park vacant site for sale
A big, high-profile development site, currently used for parking, is for sale within Auckland's Central Park business precinct at Ellerslie.The 1.35ha freehold property, titled as Lot 15, 660 Great South Rd – is for sale by way... More