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

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

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

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News

Business leaders join international cyber security line-up

28 Apr 2016 News
New Zealand Government Hon Amy AdamsMinister for Communications 28 April 2016 More than 200 top business people will join... more

ANZAC 2016: 100th Commemoration

25 Apr 2016 News
The Ode of Rememberance  They went with songs to the battle, they were young.Straight of limb, true of eye, steady and aglow.They... more

Business

Landmark EQC settlement

28 Apr 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Landmark EQC settlement agrees it must repair homes to 'when new' state By Sophie Boot April 28 ... more

US underwear giant Hanes seeks Pacific Brands

28 Apr 2016 Business News
Article - BusinessDesk Thursday 28 April 2016 11:39 AM US underwear giant Hanes seeks Pacific Brands in A$1.1 bln offer By Jonathan ... more

Living

Sauvignon Blanc Day - Oz Clarke inducted in to New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame

6 May 2016 Food & Wine
Oz Clarke, the man who helped put New Zealand Wine on the map, will be inducted into the New Zealand Wine Hall of Fame on... more

Modern Maori Quartet to showcase hearty Maori showband entertainment in the United Kingdom

4 May 2016 Entertainment
Fresh from their sold-out touring season with the NZ Festival in March 2016, the award-winning Modern Maori Quartet has booked a four... more

Property

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... 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) -... 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

Air New Zealand to revenue share with United in NZ-US routes

11 Mar 2016 Travel & Tourism
Article - BusinessDesk   Air New Zealand to revenue share with United in NZ-US routes By Paul McBeth March 11 (BusinessDesk) -... more

First Dubai - Auckland flights take off

2 Mar 2016 NZ Tourism
New Zealand Government   Hon Simon Bridges Minister of Transport 2 March 2016 First Dubai - Auckland flights take off The start... more

Sport

Sleepless Nights for Ferns Selectors

28 Apr 2016 Rugby League
New Zealand Rugby League Thursday, April 28, 2016Sleepless Nights for Ferns Selectors   Akarana second row Annetta Nuuausala is ... more

NZL takes early lead in three events at Sailing World Cup

28 Apr 2016 Sailing
Yachting New Nealand NZL takes early lead in three events at Sailing World Cup Hyeres The NZL Sailing Team has made a strong start... more

Columns

Gordon Campbell on Trump and the Madman Theory

28 Apr 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on Trump and the Madman Theory Years ago, Richard Nixon explained to his chief adviser Bob Haldeman what has since... more

Gordon Campbell on Kiwirail’s latest stint in the dogbox

27 Apr 2016 Opinion By Gordon Campbell
Gordon Campbell on Kiwirail’s latest stint in the dogbox The denigration of Kiwirail continues. The latest review (based on a ... more

Kiwi Success

University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy

28 Apr 2016 Appointments
University of Otago University of Otago appoints next Dean of Pharmacy A leading researcher from Canada has been appointed as the... more

Network for Learning board reappointment

27 Apr 2016 Appointments
New Zealand Government Hon Nikki KayeAssociate Minister of Education 27 April 2016 Media Statement Network for Learning board... 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