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

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

KiwiSaver home buyer support tweaked

28 Apr 2016 Property
New Zealand Government Hon Dr Nick Smith Minister for Building and Housing 28 April 2016  Changes to KiwiSaver withdrawal rules for buying a home will make it easier for second-chance homeowners, Building... more

House-sharing aims to get Aucklanders on property ladder

27 Apr 2016 Property
Article - BusinessDesk House-sharing offer aims to get Aucklanders on property ladder By Fiona Rotherham April 27 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland startup The Ownery Ltd is offering a new way to enter the housing... more

Auckland house prices fell in Feb, Barfoot says

3 Mar 2016 Property
  Auckland house prices fell in Feb, may rise as listings increase, Barfoot says By Sophie Boot March 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house prices fell from a peak in February but were still higher than a year... more

Precinct Properties lifts profit as it reorients to Auckland

17 Feb 2016 Property By Sophie Boot
Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) - Precinct Properties New Zealand, the listed commercial property investor, lifted profit 10 percent, having cut interest costs after paying off debt by selling assets, though that pushed... more

Property For Industry boosts full-year profit 21%

15 Feb 2016 Property By Sophie Boot
Article - BusinessDesk   Property For Industry boosts full-year profit 21% on property value uplift Feb. 15 (BusinessDesk) - Property For Industry, the listed industrial property investor, increased annual... more

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

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News

A democratic path forward to mandate a plan for #Brexit

26 Jun 2016 Opinion
Opinion - Alastair Thompson   A democratic path forward to mandate a proper plan for #Brexit - a proposal. By Alastair ... more

Minister to attend WW1 commemorations in Europe

24 Jun 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 24 June 2016 Media Statement Minister to attend WW1... more

Business

NZ stocks turn as referendum result keeps investors guessing

24 Jun 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk NZ stocks turn as UK referendum result keeps investors guessing By Paul McBeth June 24 (BusinessDesk) - New... more

NZ dollar drops vs. Australian dollar

7 Jun 2016 Business News By Johnathan Underhill
Article - BusinessDesk NZ dollar drops vs. Australian dollar on lack of RBA rate cut By Jonathan Underhill June 7 (BusinessDesk) -... more

Living

REVIEW: Modern Maori Quartet steals the hearts of Londoners

8 Jun 2016 Entertainment By Charlotte Everett
The Modern Maori Quartet won over the hearts of homesick Kiwis and new friends with their debut London show on June 3rd. Fresh from... more

NZ-themed Salisbury Festival now open

29 May 2016 Arts
The Ageas Salisbury International Arts Festival, recently awarded silver for Best Tourism Event in South West Tourism Awards, is now... more

Property

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,... 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) -... more

Migration

Kiwis could be affected by tighter UK rules

30 Mar 2016 Migration By Audrey Young
British High Commissioner Jonathan Sinclair is defending changes to skilled migrant rules for Britain but suggests they won't affect... more

Immigrants' attitudes to corruption worries SFO

17 Feb 2016 Migration By Sophie Boot
Feb. 17 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's record inbound migration has undermined the country's squeaky-clean reputation because of an... more

Travel

More funding for the New Zealand Cycle Trail

3 Jun 2016 Travel & Tourism
New Zealand Government   Rt Hon John Key Prime MinisterMinister of Tourism 3 June 2016 More funding for the New Zealand... more

Jucy plans to expand pod-style hotel chain to Australia

16 May 2016 NZ Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk Monday 16 May 2016 12:20 PM Jucy plans to expand pod-style hotel chain to Australia in 2017 By Fiona... more

Sport

Misfortune strikes All Blacks centre Moala

26 Jun 2016 Rugby By Daniel Gilhoolyd
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Richie McCaw: 148

22 Jun 2016 Sport
Upstart Press   Richie McCaw: 148 148 tests 131 wins 110 times captain of the All Blacks 2 Rugby World Cup triumphs 12... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on our refugee response, and a TPP rewrite

14 Jun 2016 Opinion
Column - Gordon Campbell   Gordon Campbell on our paltry refugee response and a brazen US rewrite of the TPP First published at... more

Gordon Campbell on Muhammad Ali

7 Jun 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
As with Bob Dylan, Muhammad Ali changed the times in which he lived so thoroughly that anyone coming along afterwards will probably... more

Kiwi Success

New Ambassador to Belgium named

23 Jun 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Murray McCully Minister of Foreign Affairs   23 June 2016 Media Statement New Ambassador to Belgium... more

New appointments to Vulnerable Children’s Board

12 May 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Anne Tolley Minister for Social Development 12 May 2016 New appointments to Vulnerable Children’s... more

Recruitment

Zero-hour contracts gone, PPL extended

10 Mar 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Hon Michael Woodhouse Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety 10 March 2016 Zero-hour contracts gone, PPL... more

Scheme helping to staff hard to fill positions

28 Feb 2016 Recruitment
New Zealand Government Scheme helping to staff hard to fill positions Health Minister Jonathan Coleman says an incentive scheme... more

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