Latest Housing Headlines

Sales of Horowhenua pensioner housing "must be stopped"

Fri, 26 May 2017 15:40:35 +1200 | Public Service Association

Pensioner housing in Horowhenua must not be sold without a proper process - and a proposed deal should be stopped, the PSA says. More >>

BUDGET 2017: Crown land for house-build to cost $100M

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:24:14 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) - The government set aside $100 million to free up unused Crown land to help cater to its house-building programme announced before today’s budget. More >>

Budget report card 7/10

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:08:06 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

The recently announced Budget 2017 scores a 7/10 from Property Council, in recognition of improvements to both housing and infrastructure investment. More >>

Taking of Reserves Part of National housing programme

Wed, 24 May 2017 21:06:51 +1200 | Save Our Reserves

POINT ENGLAND DEVELOPMENT ENABLING BILL PRESS RELEASE: FROM SAVE OUR RESERVES Taking of Reserves Part of National housing programme We are extremely disappointed that the Development Enabling Bill to allow housing on the Point England Reserve has passed ...More >>

Arvida, on expansion drive, more than doubles annual profit

Wed, 24 May 2017 13:43:16 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) - Arvida Group, the retirement village company that listed in 2014, more than doubled annual profit as it expanded its offering and benefited from a buoyant property market.More >>

Progress on Pt England housing development

Tue, 23 May 2017 22:41:28 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Progress on Pt England housing development Legislation enabling a housing development at Point England and progress on Ngāti Paoa’s historical Treaty settlement has passed its second reading by 62-43, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith ...More >>

Tenants' liability for damage

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:21:16 +1200 | NZ Property Investors Federation

“The NZ Property Investors' Federation is pleased that Government is taking action to remedy the situation of tenants not being responsible for damage they accidently cause in rental properties,” says Andrew King, Executive Officer of the NZPIFMore >>

Property Council announces National Awards nominations

Tue, 23 May 2017 09:55:45 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

The nominations for the Annual National Property Council New Zealand Rider Levett Bucknall Property Industry Awards have been announced. More >>

Era of compressing rates lives on despite external signals

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:45:07 +1200 | CBRE

Yields are continuing to firm across the Auckland commercial property market bucking what was expected to be a reverse trend based on market sentiment, according to CBRE’s latest Marketview report.More >>

The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Phil Twyford

Sat, 20 May 2017 12:20:03 +1200 | The Nation

On The Nation: Lisa Owen interviews Phil Twyford [Corrected] Headlines: Housing Spokesperson Phil Twyford says Labour would purchase private land if necessary for its Kiwibuild programme. Twyford can’t name specific sites for its 100,000 houses, ...More >>

Mayor and Minister Sign New Housing Accord

Fri, 19 May 2017 15:10:41 +1200 | Tasman District Council

Tasman Mayor Richard Kempthorne has signed an updated Housing Accord with Building and Construction Minister Nick Smith, signalling a continued commitment to facilitating housing development in Tasman District.More >>

Gordon Campbell on housing, exploding lap-tops & Jon Taplin

Fri, 19 May 2017 12:27:01 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

O K, and since we’re all barrelling towards the Budget and beyond … how useful a thing really is National’s programme of building 34,000 houses, as a solution to the crisis of housing affordability? Answer: not very. The details are here .More >>

Rents rocket in the regions

Fri, 19 May 2017 10:04:45 +1200 | Trade Me Property

Tenants outside New Zealand’s three largest cities have seen median weekly rents jump 10 per cent over the last year, according to the latest Trade Me Property Rental Index.More >>

Minister, show us your panels

Fri, 19 May 2017 09:40:26 +1200 | iGenerate

The government is to build 34,000 new homes in Auckland to help with the housing shortage but will they include solar panels to deliver cost effective electricity to the homes?More >>

Auckland suburban and city fringe apartment markets strong

Thu, 18 May 2017 13:58:12 +1200 | Colliers International

Auckland’s suburban residential apartment sales volume is nearly as high as that of city fringe, suggesting the two markets remain strong with minimal supply. More >>

GMT’s Auckland Industrial Strategy Delivers $220.5m Profit

Thu, 18 May 2017 12:12:39 +1200 | Goodman Property Trust

The benefits of a high quality property portfolio and an investment strategy focused on the Auckland industrial market is delivering impressive financial results for Goodman Property Trust. More >>

Another Record Median Price as Volumes Ease

Thu, 18 May 2017 10:31:04 +1200 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (“REINZ”) shows there were 220 fewer lifestyle property sales (-9.3%) for the three months ended April 2017 than for the three months ended April 2016. Overall, there were 2,156 lifestyle ...More >>

Nat’s answer: 1 new affordable house per 100 new Aucklanders

Wed, 17 May 2017 13:03:18 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

National’s fudge of a housing plan will make Auckland even more of a speculators’ paradise, says Leader of the Opposition Andrew Little. More >>

Work starts on Berhampore’s newest retirement community

Wed, 17 May 2017 10:33:01 +1200 | Enliven

The existing 40 bed rest home is being replaced with a new, purpose-built 72 bed home and 57 retirement apartments. More >>

Queenstown on track for Housing Accord target

Tue, 16 May 2017 14:02:03 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Queenstown is well on its way to hitting the target laid out in the Queenstown-Lakes Housing Accord, with six months of the original accord still to run, Building and Construction Minister Dr Nick Smith and Queenstown-Lakes Mayor Jim Boult announced ...More >>