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

Auckland house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January

4 Feb 2016 Property By Tina Morrison
  Auckland's house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January, Barfoot says Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland residential property sales volumes jumped to an eight-year high for the month of January, ... more

Auckland house prices little changed in December

6 Jan 2016 Property By Sophie Boot
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland house prices little changed in December as sales volumes, listings drop Jan. 6 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland home sales continued to fall in December, with fewer houses sold... more

NZ Super Fund, Ngai Tahu invest $113M in Auckland housing

18 Dec 2015 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ Super Fund, Ngai Tahu invest $113 million in Auckland housing project By Fiona Rotherham Dec. 17 (BusinessDesk) - The New Zealand Super Fund has teamed up with Ngai Tahu’s... more

NZ residential building activity rises 2.9% in third quarter

3 Dec 2015 Property By Johnathan Underhill
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ residential building activity rises 2.9% in third quarter, offsetting fall in commercial work Dec. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Residential building activity rose in the third quarter,... more

Auckland house prices accelerate in November while volumes drop

3 Dec 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
Article - BusinessDesk   Ak house prices accelerate in November while volumes drop   Dec. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house price growth accelerated in November, although the volume of sales declined,... more

Tenancy bond system moves online

1 Nov 2015 Property
New Zealand Government 1 November 2015 A new tenancy bond service goes online today as part of the Government’s programme of making public services more convenient and easier, Building and Housing ... more

NZ residential building consents fall 5.7% in September

30 Oct 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
Oct. 30 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand residential building consents fell for a second month in September as activity recovers from a spike higher in July. Seasonally adjusted consents slipped 5.7 percent to... more

More than 500 leaky home claimants against James Hardie

16 Oct 2015 Property By Johnathan Underhill
  Law firm says it has more than 500 potential claimants for leaky homes class action against James Hardie Oct. 16 (BusinessDesk) - Law firm Parker & Associates says it now has more than 500 potential ... more

Auckland house prices rise to record in September

6 Oct 2015 Property By Suze Metherell
Auckland house prices rise to record in September as regulations loom, Barfoot says Oct. 6 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house prices rose to a record in an unseasonably busy September as buyers sought properties... more

Chinese property investors disappearing from the auction room

28 Sep 2015 Property
Chinese property investors are rapidly disappearing from the auction room, says the boss of Auckland's biggest real estate agency. Peter Thompson, of Barfoot & Thompson, blames financial instability in China... more

Auckland house sales climb to 15-yr high for month of August

3 Sep 2015 Property By Paul McBeth
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland house sales climb to 15-year high for month of August, prices stall Sept. 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales jumped in August as a flood of new listings drove an... more

Auckland house price growth stalls in July: Barfoot

5 Aug 2015 Property By Tina Morrison
  Auckland house price growth stalls in July as properties 'fully priced', Barfoot says Aug. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house price growth appears to have stalled, even as turnover remains high, as... more

New premises for Auckland addiction service

31 Jul 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Jonathan ColemanMinister of Health 31 July 2015 New premises for Auckland addiction service Health Minister Jonathan Coleman has today opened the new premises for Auckland’s... more

Opportunities for Maori in Manawatu-Whanganui

31 Jul 2015 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Te Ururoa Flavell Minister for Maori Development 31 July 2015   Opportunities for Maori in Manawatu-Whanganui The Manawatu-Whanganui region has significant potential for growth,... more

Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten

31 Jul 2015 Property
New Zealand Government   Hon Nikki Kaye Associate Minister of Education   31 July 2015   Site purchased for Pt Chevalier Kindergarten and Community Education Hub Associate Education Minister Nikki... more

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News

Museum of Waitangi set to become a national and visitor Icon

5 Feb 2016 News
05 February 2016 Museum of Waitangi set to become a national and visitor Icon The new Museum of Waitangi, opened today by the... more

ETS Review modelling documents released

5 Feb 2016 Environment
5 February 2016 ETS Review modelling documents released Three technical documents are being released to help New Zealanders engage... more

Business

NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi, reduced China demand

5 Feb 2016 Business News By Tina Morrison
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ wool prices slip on higher kiwi dollar, reduced demand from China By Tina Morrison Feb. 5 ... more

NZ directors more aware of risk, focus on cyber security

5 Feb 2016 Business News By Sophie Boot
Article - BusinessDesk   NZ directors more aware of risk, focus on cyber security   Feb. 5 (BusinessDesk) - Directors of... more

Living

Does what it means to be a Kiwi depend on where you live?

5 Feb 2016 Lifestyle
  4 February 2016What it is to be a Kiwi may depend of where you live – Auckland or elsewhere in New Zealand – with... more

2015: The Year of the Blockbuster

21 Jan 2016 Entertainment
Motion Pictures Distributors' Association   January 21, 2016 2015: The Year of the Blockbuster For the second year in a row the ... more

Property

Auckland house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January

4 Feb 2016 Property By Tina Morrison
  Auckland's house sales volumes jump to 8-year high in January, Barfoot says Feb. 4 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland residential... more

Auckland house prices little changed in December

6 Jan 2016 Property By Sophie Boot
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland house prices little changed in December as sales volumes, listings drop Jan. 6 (BusinessDesk)... more

Migration

More than 27,000 new Kiwis in 2015

5 Feb 2016 Migration
  This Waitangi Day, New Zealand will roll out the welcome mat to 24 new citizens at Government House, and acknowledge over... more

NZ net migrants reach all-time high 63,700 in boom November

21 Dec 2015 Migration
Article - Businesswire   NZ net migrants reach all-time high 63,700 in boom November year for travel By Jonathan Underhill Dec. ... more

Travel

More than 100,000 SmartGate users in one week

22 Jan 2016 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government Hon Nicky WagnerMinister of Customs 22 January 2016 More than 100,000 SmartGate users in one week Customs ... more

Wellington ratepayers to pay $8mln for Canberra flights

21 Jan 2016 Travel & Tourism By Pattrick Smellie
Wellington ratepayers to pay $8mln over 10 years for Canberra flights Jan. 21 (BusinessDesk) - Wellington City Council is... more

Sport

Global Racing Teams Attracted to Godzone’s Fifth Chapter

5 Feb 2016 Multisport
70 teams from 11 nations will come together in Kaiteriteri, Tasman this April for the fifth chapter of New Zealand’s premier ... more

Rob Nicol joins Mondiale Aces squad

22 Jan 2016 Cricket
Auckland Cricket Friday, 22 January 2016 Rob Nicol joins Mondiale Aces squad for Ford Trophy Qualifying Final The Mondiale Auckland... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Paula Bennett’s fantasy politics and Iran's election

22 Jan 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
We seem to be living in an era of virtual government, where governments promote only an illusion of policy kapow! rather than the... more

Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom extradition decision

24 Dec 2015 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on the Dotcom extradition decision Inevitably – and with justification –... more

Kiwi Success

Appointment of GCSB Acting Director

5 Feb 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Christopher Finlayson5 February 2016 GCSB Chief Legal Advisor Lisa Fong will become the Acting Director... more

Heading to Europe And the Olympics of Architecture

22 Jan 2016 Flying Kiwi*
Warren and Mahoney Heading to Europe And the Olympics of Architecture Architectural graduate Antonia Lapwood has been awarded the... more

Recruitment

Addressing skills shortages in dairy farming

11 Dec 2015 Recruitment
    11 December 2015 Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Steven Joyce and Minister for Social... more

Alignment of NZ and Australian qualifications frameworks

4 Dec 2015 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment 4 December 2015 Tertiary Education,... more