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. 


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

Precinct Properties portfolio value increases on Auckland

9 Jul 2014 Property
By Suze Metherell July. 9 (BusinessDesk) - Precinct Properties New Zealand, the country's third-biggest listed property investor by market value, expects to recognise a 5.5 percent gain in its portfolio's value... more

Property For Industry buys Wellington site for $15.3 million

8 Jul 2014 Property
Article - BusinessDesk   Property For Industry buys Wellington site for $15.3 million By Suze Metherell July 8 (BusinessDesk) - Property For Industry, which increased its portfolio by two-thirds last year... more

Encouraging progress for Christchurch housing

8 Jul 2014 Property
A new Housing New Zealand Corporation (HNZC) complex of 12 homes in central Christchurch was opened and bids sought for another 450 temporary and affordable homes on two other major Government housing... more

NZ property values heat up in 2Q on Auckland, Christchurch

7 Jul 2014 Property By Pam Graham
  NZ property values heat up in June quarter, driven by Auckland, Christchurch July 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand property values grew at a faster pace in the June quarter as the country’s two ... more

Big resurgence in NZ house-building

4 Jul 2014 Property
Auckland and Canterbury lead charge but recovery broadening across region. Auckland and Christchurch's rapid house-building resurgence has surprised and delighted economists as it hit the highest level since... more

Wellington developer nabs key Auckland wharf project

3 Jul 2014 Property By Pattrick Smellie
July 3 (BusinessDesk) - Welllington property developer Willis Bond has won the contract to build up to 600 residences, the first residential development in the revitalised Wynyard Quarter, on docklands in... more

Auckland house sales fall in June, listings dry up: Barfoot

3 Jul 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
  July 3 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales fell in June, with listings at a five-month low, as the property market enters the traditionally slower winter period, according to realtor Barfoot &... more

NZ building consents fall in May as apartment numbers sink

30 Jun 2014 Property
June 30 (BusinessDesk) – The number of dwelling consents issued in New Zealand fell in May as apartment numbers tumbled, offsetting a rise in housing consents. The number of building permits, including ... more

AMP frozen fund investors get final payout

24 Jun 2014 Property
Investors in a frozen mortgage fund have finally been paid back all of their money after a five year wait. The Mortgage Backed Bonds fund was frozen in July 2009 and placed into a wind-up programme designed to... more

Auckland house sales drop in May, Barfoot & Thompson says

5 Jun 2014 Property By Suze Metherell
June 5 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland house sales dropped 14 percent in May from a year earlier as the market cooled ahead of winter, according to Barfoot & Thompson, the city's biggest realtor. Sales dropped to... more

Latest figures show good progress in Auckland

30 May 2014 Property
Two sets of figures released today show good progress is being made on increasing housing supply under the Auckland Housing Accord, Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown say. The latest building... more

Building consent figures continue to rise

30 May 2014 Property
Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith has welcomed today’s release of the latest building consent figures from Statistics New Zealand which show the upward trend in the number of consents issued is continuing... more

Property Report - Summary of the market – April 2014

21 May 2014 Property
After seeing record high asking price reported last month, the national average asking price eased in April to $477,460 – down 1.4% from last month, but up 7% from the same time last year. Auckland bucked ... more

RBNZ low-equity lending limits stifle more sales than expected

14 May 2014 Property By Paul McBeth
May 14 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank’s restrictions on the level of mortgage lending with low deposits took more borrowing out of the system than expected, and have helped douse the property... more

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Internet Party vs National and John Key

29 Jul 2014 Politics
Internet Party Harré: It’s Game on in Helensville Internet Party Leader Laila Harré will stand in John... more

Ten scholarships on offer worth $40,000 each

29 Jul 2014 Education
Students wanting to apply for a scholarship worth up to $40,000 at the University of Waikato have only a month left to do so. As... more


Border system reaches further milestone

28 Jul 2014 Business News
Customs Minister Nicky Wagner today welcomed the Joint Border Management System reaching another milestone. More than 50 per cent ... more

Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue

25 Jul 2014 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk   Auckland Airport cuts fine deal in US$250M bond issue By Paul McBeth Jul. 25 (BusinessDesk) - Auckland... more


Cliff Curtis’ Startling Confession in Mana Magazine

28 Jul 2014 Lifestyle
The new-look Mana magazine includes a story on Hollywood star and Rotorua local, Cliff Curtis. The famously versatile actor talks... more

NZ Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere

23 Jul 2014 Entertainment
New Zealand Film Commission New Zealand Film 'The Dead Lands' to Have Toronto World Premiere Maori action epic The Dead Lands will... 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... more

Average Auckland house prices reach record level

10 Jul 2014 Property
The average asking price for a home in Auckland has reached the record level of 732 thousand, 240 dollars. The figure is provided by... more


UK Tier 1 visa extension deadline looming

11 Jul 2014 Migration
If you’re in the UK on a Tier 1 (General) visa, you’ll need to apply for an extension as soon as possible. The deadline... more

NZ more appealing to ex-pats - survey

10 Jul 2014 Migration
Auckland and Wellington have become more appealing to ex-pats in the past 12 months, a new survey has found. Both cities both dropped... more


NZ leaves lasting impression on English Premier League teams

29 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
27 Jul 2014 West Ham United may have endured a torrid time on the pitch during their time in New Zealand for the Football United... more

Cycleways bring economic benefit to communities

24 Jul 2014 Travel & Tourism
An increasing number of cycleways are attracting tourists to regions and scenic parts of New Zealand and a special session at the... more


2014 Commonweath Games: Two gold medals highlight big day

29 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
TUESDAY 29 JULY 2014 New Zealand had another memorable day at the Commonwealth Games, with gold medals to weightlifter Richie... more

2014 Glasgow Day 4: A deluge of medals

28 Jul 2014 Commonwealth Games
New Zealand really got among the medals at the Commonwealth Games toda... more


Gordon Campbell on Gaza and burning the Israeli flag

24 Jul 2014 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
One of the selling points in New Zealand’s campaign for a temporary seat on the Security Council is that we have a pluckily... more

7 highly effective habits to stay healthy at work

23 Jul 2014 Column By Tricia Alach
The holistic helper's guide to wellbeing and work: part eight Like all good reports, my Wellbeing and Work series comes with an... more

Kiwi Success

Hon.Judith Collins announces appointments to Public Trust Board

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
New Zealand Government Appointments to Public Trust Board   Justice Minister Judith Collins today announced the appointment of ... more

NZ Government Minister Foss announces commerce reappointments

23 Jul 2014 Appointments
Commerce Minister Craig Foss today announced four reappointments to various independent Crown entities and statutory... more


750 additional Trades Academy places for 2015

14 Jul 2014 Recruitment
New Zealand Government   Hon Steven Joyce Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Hon Hekia Parata Minister of... more

Take a dip into global talent pool

9 Jul 2014 Recruitment
International candidates can bring added value, says recruitment specialist New Zealand's thriving economy has created a "unique... more