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New Zealand returns world class results

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:31:56 +1200 | Colliers International

This is a key finding in Colliers Internationals’ Capital Markets Report where prime average commercial, retail and industrial yields in Auckland and Wellington proved higher than their global counterparts.More >>

New Zealand returns world class results

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:31:56 +1200 | Colliers International

New Zealand returns world class results Offshore investors look to New Zealand property markets April 24, 2015 New Zealand is emerging as one of the preferred property markets for global investors. More >>

Foreign ownership needs closer scrutiny

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 12:11:59 +1200 | Auckland Property Investors Association

Auckland, New Zealand - 24th May 2015 - The Auckland Property Investors’ Association is calling for closer scrutiny and better understanding of overseas-based property buyers in order to address the stress of the Auckland housing market. More >>

A Reprieve for Iconic Holiday Park

Fri, 24 Apr 2015 10:47:40 +1200 | Save Takapuna Beach Holiday Park

In a move welcomed by the local community, the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board voted this week to go ahead with a public poll to help them decide the future of the Takapuna Beach Holiday Park. A Resource Consent Application by HAT/Yachting NZ is already ...More >>

Growth is paramount for Tauranga City

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 14:40:11 +1200 | PropertyNZ

Property Council Bay of Plenty Branch has made a submission on Tauranga City Council’s Long Term Plan 2015-2025, emphasising that economic growth is key to bringing new skills and wealth into the region, which is important for a vibrant economy and strong ...More >> portfolio grows

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 10:17:03 +1200 | Scope Media portfolio grows with management of Queenstown's Commonage Villas Leading Queenstown boutique apartment management company has acquired some of the resort’s finest accommodation with the Commonage Villas joining the company’s ...More >>

Minister vows to hold slumlords to account

Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:54:56 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Minister vows to hold slumlords to account Māori Development Minister Hon Te Ururoa Flavell is outraged by the squalid state of some private rental properties in Christchurch. “My first reaction was to name and shame those landlords, particularly those who ...More >>

Tūwharetoa buys 8,500ha of central North Island Crown land

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:25:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

April 22 (BusinessDesk) - The Tūwharetoa Settlement Trust and associated entities has paid about $20 million for 8,500 hectares of Crown-owned land in the central North Island, adding to the vast swathe of forestry land vested in the region's iwi ...More >>

Rate issue solved just as section about to be sold

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 17:16:38 +1200 | Auckland Council

An Auckland ratepayer who owed $59.393 for rates and penalties and was on the verge of having their section sold by auction has avoided that that outcome. More >>

Marcia Smythe Appointed to Mortgage Express

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 16:10:07 +1200 | Mortgage Express

Mortgage Express is pleased to announce the appointment of Marcia Smythe, who joins the team of Mortgage Advisers. More >>

NZ an easy mark for overseas property speculators

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 13:56:52 +1200 | Green Party

Revelations that New Zealand is being marketed in Malaysia and other parts of Asia as an easy place to make a quick property buck show why we desperately need restrictions on non-resident foreign buyers in our overheated market, the Green Party said today.More >>

Surge in interest about using KiwiSaver to buy first home

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:45:58 +1200 | ANZ Bank

Surge in interest about using KiwiSaver to buy first home ANZ is reporting a surge in the number of customers wanting to use KiwiSaver to help buy their first home following the April 1 introduction of new regulations for KiwiSaver first home withdrawals. ...More >>

AIA Marae Diy Comes to Town

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 12:34:40 +1200 | AIA

TE UREWERA, April 2015 – Maungapohatu Marae in Te Urewera isn’t just beloved by Tuhoe; as a taonga for all New Zealanders, it rightly took centre stage during a four-day renovation in late March. The home of Rua Kenana, a notable visionary ...More >>

Malaysia’s booty is Kiwis’ lost homeownership dream

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 11:51:37 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

It’s unsurprising the Auckland property market is so overheated when Malaysians are being told they can live large on Kiwi’s hard-earned rent money, Labour’s Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says.More >>

Housing affordability improves - but not in Auckland

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:18:30 +1200 | Massey University

The latest Massey University Home Affordability Report underlines New Zealand’s “two-track housing experience”, says its author Professor Paul Gallimore from Massey’s School of Economics and Finance.More >>

Rent rises steaming ahead of inflation

Wed, 22 Apr 2015 09:57:45 +1200 | Trade Me Property

Rents across New Zealand continue to steam ahead of inflation with the median asking rent in March 2015 up 7.7 per cent compared with March 2014. By comparison, inflation across the wider economy is at a 16-year low and up just 0.1 per cent year-on-year.More >>

Free, impartial advice for Cantabrians extended

Tue, 21 Apr 2015 13:35:36 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Nicky Wagner says the continued funding of the Residential Advisory Service (RAS) means more Cantabrians will be able to access free, impartial advice on getting their home repaired or rebuilt.More >>

Farm Prices Steady but Volumes Falling in March Quarter

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:23:25 +1200 | Real Estate Institute Of New Zealand

Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of NZ (“REINZ”) shows there were 47 fewer farm sales (-10%) for the three months ended March 2015 than for the three months ended March 2014. Overall, there were 425 farm sales in the three months ...More >>

John Key: Auckland property prices increasing "too rapidly"

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:26:14 +1200 | Megan Gattey

John Key accepted that Auckland property prices "are going up too rapidly” in a press conference held today in Wellington, however he said that this is not anything new.More >>

PM Post Cabinet Press Conference on Abbott’s visit and ISIL

Mon, 20 Apr 2015 16:07:58 +1200 | Francis Cook

In a press conference today, Prime Minister John Key discussed plans for Anzac day, Australian Prime Minister Abbott’s visit, domestic threats and the housing crisis in Auckland.More >>


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