NZ Property News

PM Jacinda Ardern's former Pt Chevalier home sells for $1.32m

The PM's former Pt Chevalier property, the scene for a pregnancy announcement and post-election barbecue, sold for $1.32 million - $333,000 more than she bought it for.The sale of Jacinda Ardern and partner Clarke Gayford's Pt Chev...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 7:05 pm

New hotel to support MICE market

The land, building and management business encompassing Manukau's first internationally-branded hotel, have been placed on market while the property is still under construction and scheduled for completion in the middle of this year....

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Classic seaside campground for sale

A much loved seaside campground in the Coromandel township of Whitianga is now for sale.The land, buildings and business supporting the Harbourside Holiday Park overlooking Whitianga Harbour are spread over 14,373sq m of land.The...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Robyn Welsh: Rest up with beautiful views

High above the Far North waters of Mangonui Harbour, Peter and Carol Krogh's "Krogh's Nest" penthouse apartment has been about their Kiwi friendships, their American friends and family and international diplomatic relations.They...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

K Rd corner commercial site for sale

A high profile commercial building on the corner of Karangahape Rd and Upper Queen St is up for sale for the first time since being built as a bank premises 25 years ago.Located on 359sq m of land at 122-130 Karangahape Rd, the...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Louise Richardson: Dream home a reality

Phil Barker was the under-bidder when this huge Epsom property was auctioned in 2001, and when — a decade later — he heard it was back on the market he had no intention of letting his dream home get away a second time. With a...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Interest sought for ASB bank branch

The prominent land and building housing the ASB branch in the central Northland township of Kaikohe have been placed on the market for sale.The ASB has been in the same site in Kaikohe for 26-years. The premises at 109-111 Broadway...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Bare land block for sale in Albany

About 1.6ha of land is for sale in central Albany with resource granted for nearly 100 houses but with potential for a higher density development.Located at 80 Don McKinnon Dr, the bare block of 15,969 sq m of freehold land is for...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Fifteen-year lease to Montessori centre

Featured in Bayleys' latest Total Property portfolio, a property for sale at Waiuku features a modern childcare centre.The freehold property at the corner of Valley Rd and Rossiter Ave, comprises 200sq m of floor space on 1047sq...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Freehold Rosebank light industrial unit

A freehold industrial property in Avondale's Rosebank Rd is for sale by expressions of interest.JLL agent Luke McGill says the property, at Unit B 390 Rosebank Rd, is just 12km away from Auckland's CBD.He says the northwestern...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Catherine Masters: A relaxing place to live

Phil Green and Sandra Cross had a house they loved in Grey Lynn, but it was tiny. Despite its size, Sandra was dubious about moving to a much bigger place with a swimming pool Phil had found on the North Shore. But heading across...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

$500m of new apartments, hotels developed and planned by Safari Group

When Birkenhead resident Damien Taylor was introduced to a new acquaintance recently, he was asked for his profession."Property developer," replied Taylor."So, basically the devil?" the new acquaintance responded. That floored...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Plum Shore units for auction

A multi-tenanted commercial investment property in an established industrial location on Auckland's North Shore is for sale by auction.Colliers International is marketing all four freehold units at 68 Paul Matthews Rd, in the North...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Sandra Goodwin: Indoors, outdoors living in style

As owner of a painting company, Wayne Roxburgh has visited hundreds of properties — but he's never seen one with a setting similar to that of the imposing two-storey home in which he and his young family live. It's elevated with...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Donna Fleming: Obsidian, a hard act to follow

It's not that long ago that a large chunk of land alongside Auckland's Big King volcano was the city's largest producer of scoria.But, for the past couple of years, developers, architects, builders and landscapers have been working...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Waihi Beach Anglican camp site

The proposed sale of a large Anglican church camp heralds an opportunity to acquire a large development site a short walk from Waihi Beach.The Anglican Church's Waikato Diocesan Trust Board has appointed Colliers International to...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Retail units for sale or lease

Retail units in Auckland's newest suburban shopping precinct are now available for sale or lease.About 24 freehold terraced units have been planned for the development at 71 Jellicoe Rd, Panmure; five have sold ahead of construction,...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Donna McIntyre: High above the hubbub

With its park-like grounds and elevated position above the Kerikeri inlet, this substantial home is surrounded by glade gardens, rockeries and native bush, and enjoys a peacefulness well away from the hustle and bustle of everyday...

Source: - Property | 21 Apr 2018 | 5:00 am

Ex-Fletcher Building boss Mark Adamson sells $5.6m St Heliers pad

Former Fletcher Building boss Mark Adamson has sold his home in Auckland's eastern suburbs for $1.7 million more than he paid for it.Marnie Adams of One Agency Luxury Property was the sole listing agent for the property in St Heliers,...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2018 | 3:45 pm

Rory Milne: West is best for a bargain

The latest QV House Price Index shows values increased only 1 per cent on average across the Auckland region over the past year, which means while most homes are not any more affordable, they are no longer seeing huge value growth...

Source: - Property | 20 Apr 2018 | 2:27 pm

What Auckland's cooling housing market means for contestants on The Block

A slowing Auckland housing market could cause problems for this year's contestants on The Block: Side by Side.

Source: - Home & Property | 23 Jun 2017 | 4:29 pm

Airbnb headache for long-term renters as Marlborough landlords pull properties

Marlborough landlords fed up with dodgy tenants are jumping ship and saturating the Airbnb market.

Source: - Home & Property | 18 Jun 2017 | 1:01 pm

At home with Jess Daniell, of Jess' Underground Kitchen deli

Jess Daniell, deli owner, caterer and food writer, lives in Te Atatu Peninsula, Auckland, with her partner Jono, a social worker, and their dog Macy.

Source: - Home & Property | 18 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am

One of New Zealand's oldest and most remote holiday homes up for sale

The last time this remote South Island bach was on the market, New Zealand troops were fighting in World War II.

Source: - Home & Property | 18 Jun 2017 | 5:00 am

From house of worship to family home: Take a look at these church conversions

Once the foundations of urban life, over the last century thousands of factories, warehouses and churches were abandoned as city residents moved out to suburban neighbourhoods.

Source: - Home & Property | 15 Jun 2017 | 12:22 pm

Unrealistic market brought under control

Property pros are keeping a sharp eye on policy direction as the market stabilises in an election year.

Source: - Home & Property | 14 Jun 2017 | 8:51 pm

Fruit trees for small garden spaces

If you think you haven't got space for your own fruit trees, think again. New varieties and new ideas mean there are now great options for small garden owners or even renters to grow their own fruit and harvest nearly all year round.

Source: - Home & Property | 10 Jun 2017 | 12:00 am

'Major implications' for hillside houses after Wellington City Council loses appeal over view-blocking Roseneath fence

Wellington City Council might have to rip up the planning rule book after the High Court rejected its appeal against an Environment Court ruling sparked by Roseneath's "fence-gate" saga.

Source: - Home & Property | 9 Jun 2017 | 8:43 pm

New Zealand properties star in British TV series about 'extraordinary homes'

Watching the first episode of a show about spectacular homes, you can't help but feel a stab of envy. 

Source: - Home & Property | 8 Jun 2017 | 8:01 pm

7 cheap and cheerful kitchen updates

When it comes to getting a new look, our budgets doesn't always match our aspirations.

Source: - Home & Property | 8 Jun 2017 | 12:55 pm

Why I am over the tiny house movement

OPINION: At first it seemed like a cool idea. A tiny house with everything you need to make a home, at a fraction of the price of the real thing.

Source: - Home & Property | 8 Jun 2017 | 11:41 am

Kapiti Coast District Council moves in with 'rapid sneak attack' on macrocarpa hedge at centre of dispute

A giant sculpted hedge has been cut back to wood along its base in a "rapid sneak attack" from the council battling its owners.

Source: - Home & Property | 7 Jun 2017 | 2:16 pm

New ways to think pink

Riding the wave out of the pink, white and grey equation of the last 18 months, the pairing of pink enters an earthy, more 1970s aligned state.

Source: - Home & Property | 6 Jun 2017 | 9:16 pm

Our 25 greatest fictional girl characters

Ours is a book household.

Source: - Home & Property | 29 May 2017 | 5:12 pm

Why roses fail to grow - and how to fix them

I'm a greedy gardener who lusts after every pretty flower face, which is fine in spring and summer but results in a monumental mess when they have had their day.

Source: - Home & Property | 29 May 2017 | 3:00 pm

At home with Waikato artist Angus Walker

Angus Walker, artist and festival worker, lives in Waipukurau.

Source: - Home & Property | 14 May 2017 | 5:00 am

How to create a workable home office in a small space

Many people spend an increasing amount of time on home-based work. Even if you're not actually working from home, you'll probably need an area for a computer, somewhere for paying bills, a place for kids to do homework or a space for hobbies or creative pastimes.

Source: - Home & Property | 14 May 2017 | 5:00 am

At my place: Interior designer Tina Stephen

Tina Stephen, head interior designer and founder of online styling service, lives in an apartment-style new build in Titirangi with her husband Mark, daughter, Mathilde, and Poppy the cat. 

Source: - Home & Property | 14 May 2017 | 5:00 am

5 minute gardener: this weekend's garden tasks

Remove moss (and liverwort, lichen and algae) from where it is not wanted. While it gives charm and character to timber, stone and concrete walls, statues and sculpture, it can make paths slippery. Moss most commonly appears on damp, shady spots.

Source: - Home & Property | 13 May 2017 | 5:00 am

Box clever: The scientific research being done to save our buxus hedges

The future of treasured box hedges and parterres at historic gardens such as those of the National Trust in Britain and at the likes of Versailles may be assured thanks in part to the work of a New Zealand scientist.

Source: - Home & Property | 1 May 2017 | 12:15 am