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

NZ house prices gain 11% in October

14 Nov 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 14 November 2016 10:28 AM NZ house prices gain 11% in October, driven by sales of higher value homes By Tina Morrison Nov. 14 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's median house price... more

RBNZ sees pressures building in Auckland construction sector

11 Nov 2016 Property By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk Thursday 10 November 2016 04:04 PM RBNZ sees pressures building in Auckland construction sector By Paul McBeth Nov. 10 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank is wary of emerging pressures in... more

NZ residential building consents edge up in September

31 Oct 2016 Property By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 31 October 2016 12:11 PM NZ residential building consents edge up in September, snapping two months of falls Oct. 31 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's residential building consents... more

Auckland development blowouts reminiscent of run up to GFC

12 Oct 2016 Property By Edwin Mitson
Article - BusinessDesk Wednesday 12 October 2016 08:19 AM Auckland development blowouts reminiscent of run up to GFC: KPMG's Kensington Oct. 12 (BusinessDesk) - The collapse of property developments in Auckland... more

Auckland house prices are stabilising Barfoot says

3 Aug 2016 Property By Sophie Boot
Wednesday 03 August 2016 10:30 AM Auckland house prices are stabilising, may have plateaued, Barfoot says Aug. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house prices may have plateaued in July after hitting a record in ... more

NZ home values rise at fastest quarterly pace in 12 years

2 Aug 2016 Property By Tina Morrison
Article - BusinessDesk NZ home values rise at fastest quarterly pace in 12 years By Tina Morrison Aug. 2 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential property values rose at the fastest quarterly rate in 12 years,... more

House prices to peak next year on new supply

25 Jul 2016 Property By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 25 July 2016 House prices to peak next year on new supply, lower migration: Infometrics July 25 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand house prices will rise another 17 percent before peaking... more

All five leading retail banks require 40% deposit

21 Jul 2016 Property By Fiona Rotherham
Article - BusinessDesk Thursday 21 July 2016 04:55 PM UDATE: All five leading retail banks require 40% deposit from property lenders (Updates with BNZ, Kiwibank comment) July 21 (BusinessDesk) - All five of the ... more

Auckland house prices up 85% in four years

15 Jul 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Friday 15 July 2016 12:27 PM Auckland house prices up 85% in four years By Fiona Rotherham and Tina Morrison July 15 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house prices have risen by 85 percent in four... more

Labour would use NGOs to cover emergency housing shortfall

7 Jul 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Thursday 07 July 2016 01:19 PM Labour would use NGOs to cover emergency housing shortfall By Paul McBeth July 7 (BusinessDesk) - Labour Party leader Andrew Little has unveiled a new plank... more

Bayleys fined $2.2M in price-fixing case

1 Jul 2016 Property By Johnathan Underhill
Article - BusinessDesk Friday 01 July 2016 04:48 PM Bayleys fined $2.2M, Success Realty fined $900,000 in first of 13 price-fixing cases July 1 (BusinessDesk) - Bayleys Corp and Hamilton-based Success Realty have... more

Queenstown housing accord gathers pace

16 May 2016 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for Building and Housing 16 May 2016 Queenstown housing accord gathers paceProgress is being made in tackling Queenstown’s housing shortage, with the second... more

Record annual profit for Kiwi Property

16 May 2016 Property
By Jonathan Underhill May 16 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi Property Group, the country's biggest listed property investor by market value, reported a 118 percent jump in full-year profit reflecting an increase in its... more

Record annual profit for Kiwi Property

16 May 2016 Property
Portfolio gain, rental income growth delivers record annual profit for Kiwi Property By Jonathan Underhill May 16 (BusinessDesk) - Kiwi Property Group, the country's biggest listed property investor by market... more

Reserve Bank looks to new restrictions

11 May 2016 Property By Pattrick Smellie
Article - BusinessDesk Reserve Bank looks to new income-based home lending restrictions May 11 (BusinessDesk) - New lending restrictions to prevent people borrowing too much relative to their income are on the ... more

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News

Historic move of New Zealand’s iconic documents

25 Apr 2017 News
24 AprilThree of New Zealand’s most precious constitutional documents were moved to a new location in a unique ceremonial... more

PM announces changes to ministerial portfolios

25 Apr 2017 Arts
24 April 2017Prime Minister Bill English today announced the appointment of Gerry Brownlee as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nathan Guy... more

Business

McCully to Viet Nam to further Vietnamese partnership

25 Apr 2017 Business News
23 April 2017 Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Ha Noi today to meet Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign... more

Positive step forward for pay equity

1 Mar 2017 Business News
28 Feb 2017 State Services Minister Paula Bennett has welcomed an agreement with unions which will see the Government’s new pay... more

Living

Spirit of “Mateship” prominent at London ANZAC commemorations

25 Apr 2017 ANZAC By Charlotte Everett
All photos copyright Peter Livingstone Photography. Lead image: HRH The Duke of York (far right), with the Hon Alexander Downer (far... more

3rd Position, Louis Vuitton America’s Cup World Series

21 Nov 2016 Lifestyle
Emirates Team New Zealand EMIRATES TEAM NEW ZEALAND CLOSES IN 3rd POSITION THE LOUIS VUITTON AMERICA’S CUP WORLD SERIES more

Property

NZ house prices gain 11% in October

14 Nov 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 14 November 2016 10:28 AM NZ house prices gain 11% in October, driven by sales of higher value homes By... more

RBNZ sees pressures building in Auckland construction sector

11 Nov 2016 Property By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk Thursday 10 November 2016 04:04 PM RBNZ sees pressures building in Auckland construction sector By Paul ... more

Migration

Suspension of decision making authority

25 Apr 2017 Migration
24 April 2017Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse is taking steps to improve Immigration New Zealand’s decision making... more

Recognised Seasonal Employers employ more Kiwis

8 Feb 2017 Migration
7 Feb 2017 Immigration Minister Michael Woodhouse welcomes a report showing the vast majority of employers who take on seasonal... more

Travel

eGate expansion project nears completion

25 Apr 2017 Travel & Tourism
21 April 2017Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today announced 15 new eGates are now fully operational at Auckland Airport arrivals,... more

New Zealand commits to Fiji border security

28 Mar 2017 Travel & Tourism
27 March 2017 Customs Minister Nicky Wagner is welcoming a commitment to help strengthen Fiji’s border security. New Zealand... more

Sport

World Masters Games 2017 commemorates Anzac Day

25 Apr 2017 Sport
25 April 2017An Anzac Day service at Queens Wharf and a star-studded New Zealand versus Australia exhibition basketball match will be... more

NZ Goverment welcomes World Masters Games

25 Apr 2017 Sport
21 April 2017Economic Development Minister Simon Bridges and Sport and Recreation Minister Jonathan Coleman have today welcomed the... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade

11 Nov 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Gareth Morgan crusade First published on Werewolf more

Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome

10 Nov 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the US election outcome more

Kiwi Success

Spencer to be Acting Governor of Reserve Bank

8 Feb 2017 Appointments
7 Feb 2017 Finance Minister Steven Joyce will appoint current Deputy Reserve Bank Governor Grant Spencer as the Acting Governor of... more

Temporary Chairs appointed to Canterbury and South Canterbury DHB

1 Feb 2017 Appointments
30 January 2017 Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today appointed temporary Chairs to the boards of Canterbury and South... more

Recruitment

New employment resource for young people

1 Mar 2017 Recruitment
28 Feb 2017 Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith and Associate Education Minister Louise Upston have... more

Record number of people in employment

1 Feb 2017 Recruitment
1 Feb 2017 Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Paul Goldsmith has welcomed the record number of New Zealanders now in... more

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