Property News

Home ownership remains a strong component of the New Zealand culture. This section aims to provide you with the tools to secure your real estate dreams. We will present news and current market trends which will assist you identify opportunities across the New Zealand Real Estate market - covering Residential, Commercial and Investment properties. For house and flat share properties please refer to our classifieds page. 

Property

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

15 Oct 2014 Property
The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing if the downward trend in home ownership over the past 20 years is to be... more

National Property Market Analysis

15 Oct 2014 Property
Auckland and Christchurch have recovered from the winter lull that is traditional in real estate, with written sales up and average prices continuing to increase. Elsewhere in the country the recovery is not so ... more

Election result brings activity to residential property

6 Oct 2014 Property
Election result brings renewed activity to the residential property market The latest monthly QV Residential Price Movement Index shows that nationwide residential property values for September have increased... more

NZ property values rise at slowest pace in 15 months: QV

6 Oct 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
  NZ property values rise at slowest pace in 15 months, QV says Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 15 months in September, while certainty after the... more

Auckland house prices rise to a record in September

3 Oct 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
  Auckland house prices rise to a record, as more million dollar houses sell Oct. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales rose in September, snapping three previous months of decline, as more houses with a... more

UPDATE: Asking prices for NZ properties plateau nationwide

2 Oct 2014 Property By Fiona Rotherham
UPDATE: Asking prices for NZ properties plateau nationwide, Trade Me survey says (Recasts with added Jeffries comment from 3rd graph, fixes West Coast movement in 5th graph) Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - ... more

NZ building consents flatline in August

30 Sep 2014 Property
By Suze Metherell Sept. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand building consents held steady in August from a month earlier, underpinned by approvals for apartments and retirement village units. The number of... more

Productivity Commission to look at housing land supply

10 Sep 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Sept. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The Productivity Commission is to expand on its housing affordability report with an investigation into improving land supply and development capacity, particularly in areas with... more

Auckland house sales drop in August as winter, election weigh

3 Sep 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales fell for a third month in August and the number of listings remained muted in the tail-end of winter and lead-up to this month's general election, according to... more

House sales down as winter cools market - REINZ

14 Aug 2014 Property
New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a drop in properties selling for $400,000 or below likely reflected the Reserve Bank's moves to cool the market. Sales ... more

NZ house sales fall in July, led by cheaper properties

12 Aug 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
  NZ house sales fall in July, led by cheaper properties amid weaker winter demand Aug. 12 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand house sales fell in July as winter cooled the appetite of house hunters while a... more

NZ property values rise at slowest annual pace in 13 months

7 Aug 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
Aug. 7 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand property values rose at the slowest annual pace in 13 months in July as rising interest rates, restrictions on low-equity home loans and the onset of winter took the heat out... more

Auckland house sales fall

6 Aug 2014 Property
Auckland's biggest real estate agency, Barfoot & Thompson, said their house sale volumes fell in June and July and it blamed winter and the election. Prices are still rising, although they are still not back... more

Auckland house sales fall in July, listings at 7-month low

5 Aug 2014 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland house sales fall for second month, listings at 7-month low, Barfoot says By Jonathan Underhill Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales fell for a second month in July... more

NZ house sales fall in June, led by cheaper properties

14 Jul 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
July 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house sales fell in June from a year earlier, led by properties of $400,000 or less, indicating the Reserve Bank's restrictions on low-equity loans are curbing demand at the... more

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News

Prime Minister extends condolences to Canada

23 Oct 2014 News
Prime Minister John Key has expressed his deepest sympathies to those affected by this morning’s events in Canada. “The... more

Fighting cyber-crime one app at a time

22 Oct 2014 News
This summer Victoria University of Wellington will be home to four Singaporean students researching cyber threats. The students... more

Business

MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 climbs to new record, led by RBD

23 Oct 2014 Business News By Suze Metherell
MARKET CLOSE: NZX 50 climbs to new record, Restaurant Brands gains on guidance Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand shares rose to a... more

CarbonScape seeks $1.5M from crowd with 'green coke' offer

23 Oct 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   CarbonScape seeks $1.5 mln from crowd with 'green coke' offer By Suze Metherell Oct. 23 (BusinessDesk)... more

Living

WW100 - why did NZ fight? Was it for democracy or empire?

20 Oct 2014 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
On Thursday 16 October, the NZ-UK Link Foundation held their Inaugural Annual Lecture at the University of London’s Senate... more

A major win for organic New Zealand wine in the European Union

16 Oct 2014 Food & Wine
New Zealand’s organic wine industry has scored a major export victory with the announcement that the European Commission... more

Property

Reform of RMA critical to reforming housing affordability

15 Oct 2014 Property
The Resource Management Act needs to explicitly recognise the importance of New Zealanders’ access to more affordable housing... more

National Property Market Analysis

15 Oct 2014 Property
Auckland and Christchurch have recovered from the winter lull that is traditional in real estate, with written sales up and average... more

Migration

Migrants filliing employment gaps

22 Oct 2014 Migration
A stream of migrants has helped plug some of the gaps in New Zealand's steady employment growth. New data reveals migration numbers... more

UK Government: Indefinite Leave to Remain made simple

30 Sep 2014 Migration
There are thousands of expats living in the UK who are aiming for permanent residency status and, eventually, a British passport. But... more

Travel

NZ guest nights flat in August as foreign stays taper off

10 Oct 2014 Travel & Tourism By Paul McBeth
  By Paul McBeth Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand guest nights were largely flat in August from a month earlier as a gain... more

Business tourism industry applauds Key's vision

6 Oct 2014 NZ Tourism
Conventions & Incentives New Zealand (CINZ) is welcoming news that Prime Minister John Key is to retain his Tourism portfolio... more

Sport

2014 Four Nations: England, Australia, New Zealand and Samoa take centre stage on Saturday

23 Oct 2014 Rugby League
The 2014 Four Nations gets underway on Saturday with England vying with holders Australia, New Zealand and Samoa to take the honours... more

Community Netball Manager appointed to Welsh Netball

23 Oct 2014 Netball
Netball New Zealand Community Netball Manager appointed to Welsh Netball 23 October 2014 Trish Wilcox has been appointed as the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell: tokenism of NZ‘s role against Islamic State

23 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on the tokenism of New Zealand‘s role against Islamic State Was John Key born lucky or what? Political... more

Gordon Campbell on New Zealand (again) in other peoples wars

16 Oct 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
  Gordon Campbell on New Zealand getting involved (again) in other peoples wars Apparently, the Key government is still... more

Kiwi Success

Corban honoured by Institute of Directors

17 Oct 2014 Appointments
Institute Of Directors Local businessman Brian Corban was made a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Directors yesterday, in a... more

Kiwi Income Property reshuffles executive positions

13 Oct 2014 Appointments
Article - BusinessDesk   Kiwi Income Property reshuffles executive positions By Suze Metherell Oct. 13 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi... more

Recruitment

Ngati Awa Cast Net Wide In Search For Commercial Leaders

9 Oct 2014 Recruitment
Te Runanga o Ngati Awa is widening its scope in the hunt for directors for the Whakatane based iwi authority’s commercial arm... more

NZ's top pay packet revealed: $4.1m

30 Sep 2014 Recruitment
With a total pay package worth $4.1 million, ANZ New Zealand's David Hisco is the top-paid boss in the Business Herald's executive pay... more