NZ Property News

Cooking The Books: Have your own The Block without going broke

Each week the NZ Herald and Newstalk ZB's Cooking The Books podcast tackles a different money problem. Today, it's the strategies for getting through a housing renovation. Hosted by Frances Cook. Listen to "Cooking the Books: Have...

Source: - Property | 18 Jul 2018 | 4:00 pm

Nearly 10 houses a day sold in Tauranga during June

Nearly 10 homes a day were sold in the Western Bay of Plenty in June, according to new real estate data.The latest Real Estate Institute of New Zealand data showed 246 homes sold in Tauranga City and 48 in the Western Bay district...

Source: - Property | 18 Jul 2018 | 3:00 pm

Auckland buyers keen but cautious, Barfoot & Thompson's daily auction indicates

The buyers are out there, but the mood is cautious - that seems the upshot from an afternoon spent at real estate agent Barfoot & Thompson's city auctions.Six homes went under the hammer at yesterday afternoon's auction and only...

Source: - Property | 18 Jul 2018 | 12:53 pm

High Court rules Auckland businessman liable for supermarket debt

An Auckland businessman has been found personally liable for nearly half a million dollars in debt after failing to restart the Nosh supermarket brand.Aaron Carl Drever had bought Grocer's Market, replacing a Mt Eden Nosh store,...

Source: - Property | 18 Jul 2018 | 12:11 pm

Auckland property valuation meltdown: council lashes out at QV for lack of site visits

Thousands of Auckland ratepayers are waiting for their valuation objections to be processed and Auckland Council has lashed out at state-owned enterprise Quotable Value, accusing it of not doing its job by inspecting properties.In...

Source: - Property | 18 Jul 2018 | 10:12 am

Record median house prices for June proves winter the best time to sell Hawke's Bay homes

Although the winter chill has impacted real estate volumes across the country in June, it's done very little to halt price rises in most regions including Hawke's Bay. Hawke's Bay is one of three regions to see record median prices...

Source: - Property | 18 Jul 2018 | 6:16 am

Helensville's Grand Hotel for sale

A Kaipara hotel famous for providing golden memories to generations of Aucklanders is on the market for sale.Ray White City Realty's Allan Myers is selling The Grand Hotel, Helensville, whose incarnations over the past 90 years...

Source: - Property | 18 Jul 2018 | 5:00 am

Cuba St building unleashed on market

A double-storey building in the heritage-designated Cuba Street Historic Area, designed by an early 20thcentury architect and now home to the Black Dog craft beer brewery, is to be auctioned.Johnny Curtis and Ethan Hourigan of Bayleys...

Source: - Property | 18 Jul 2018 | 5:00 am

Club's location works for development

The Newmarket Workingmen's Club building, which dates back to the early 20th century, is for sale with vacant possession."This freehold property, which fronts Crowhurst St, is superbly located," says Cam Paterson of Barfoot & Thompson...

Source: - Property | 18 Jul 2018 | 5:00 am

Chow Group selling Wellington property

A largely vacant, four-storey property owned by the Chow Group in Vivian St, Wellington, and the former home of the Whitireia Performance Centre, has been placed on the market."By selling this property, we understand the Chow Group...

Source: - Property | 17 Jul 2018 | 6:09 pm

Christchurch multi-storey complex for sale 'as-is'

The 'as-is' sale of a 12-storey apartment building, overlooking the Avon River in Christchurch, will most likely attract developers who could consider its conversion to a boutique hotel or office complex. The residential complex,...

Source: - Property | 17 Jul 2018 | 5:34 pm

Units in Queen St's mid-city centre

Two units in the Mid City complex at 239 Queen St are for sale in Bayleys' latest Total Property portfolio.One of the Auckland CBD units comprises a basement area recently substantially refurbished to accommodate a pool and billiards...

Source: - Property | 17 Jul 2018 | 5:30 pm

Next big Hawke's Bay industrial hub

An opportunity to shape the future of industrial development in one of the fastest-growing industrial precincts in Hawke's Bay is on the market through Colliers International.Brokers Ian McLachlan and Mike Heard are marketing 16.2ha...

Source: - Property | 17 Jul 2018 | 5:19 pm

Queens Rise packed since opening

The launch of Auckland's upmarket Queen's Rise dining precinct highlights strong demand for quality food and beverage offerings, according to Colliers International's retail experts.The new CBD dining precinct — nestled behind the...

Source: - Property | 17 Jul 2018 | 5:09 pm

Two buildings on busy Kingsland corner

Agents say high profile properties at the corner of New North Rd and New Bond St have great development potential under the area's Mixed-Use zoning.The two freehold properties are being marketed as one parcel by JLL agents Alex...

Source: - Property | 17 Jul 2018 | 4:56 pm

Recent Deals for Monday July 16

Albany industrial sale A 1458sq m industrial building on a 2457sq m corner site at 9 Tawa Dr, Albany, sold at auction for $5.38m at a 4.55 per cent yield through Matt Mimmack, Laurie Burt, Bayleys North Shore Commercial. Multinational...

Source: - Property | 17 Jul 2018 | 4:52 pm

$250m 41-level Indigo Hotel for Auckland's Albert St

Australians are planning a $250m 41-level 225-room hotel project for Auckland's Albert St on the site of a building with heritage status.Australian business 94 Feet listed details of the project on its web site, showing Australian...

Source: - Property | 17 Jul 2018 | 2:44 pm

Auckland house sales fall as winter blues hit the market: Reinz

Winter is taking its toll on the housing market with sales volumes falling 1.6 per cent nationally in June.The number of houses sold in Auckland has dropped from 2445 in May to 1834 in the latest figures from the Real Estate Institute....

Source: - Property | 17 Jul 2018 | 8:13 am

Queenstown cottage sold for $3m

A Queenstown cottage in the same family for 75 years has sold for $3 million.The 100sq m cottage on Brisbane St in the centre of the Otago tourist resort, though not on the waterfront, has three bedrooms, an original coal range,...

Source: - Property | 17 Jul 2018 | 5:00 am

Pat Baskett: Okura developer's appeal puts residents to unfair expense

COMMENT: The right of appeal to the High Court is an important part of our justice system. But the costs involved can mean that only those who have the means are able to do so - leading to a David and Goliath situation where a wealthy...

Source: - Property | 17 Jul 2018 | 5:00 am

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