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Pioneering South Otago tourism business goes up for sale

Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:45:37 +1200 | Bayleys

One of the first tourism ventures in South Otago developed to service the international visitor market has been placed on the market for sale – almost 40 years after it was first opened by one of the region’s most colourful characters.More >>

Tourism boom lifts hotel market

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:06:53 +1200 | Colliers International

An emerging tourism boom is helping the New Zealand hotel sector recover from five years of modest growth, with a resurgence of demand stimulating increases in occupancy and room rates. More >>

Another interest rate hike will punish mortgage holders

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:25:52 +1200 | Green Party

Green Party Co-leader Metiria Turei says another interest rate hike on Thursday will cost home owners an extra $25 a month on a $250,000 mortgage, on top of the $25 dollars a month from the previous rates rise, and she urged the Reserve Bank to hold off ...More >>

Authentic Japanese tourism venture set to say ‘sayonara'

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:38:40 +1200 | Bayleys

New Zealand’s most authentic Japanese tourism operation, Maruia SpringsThermal Resort, is on the market for sale. More >>

Lumley Centre for Sale

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:24:26 +1200 | Jones Lang LaSalle

One of Auckland’s largest premium grade office towers, the Lumley Centre, is being offered for sale via a public expression of interest campaign jointly run by JLL and Knight Frank. New Zealand’s CBD located premium and A-grade office towers are ...More >>

Auckland, Southern Councils join on Quake Prone Buildings

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 17:12:21 +1200 | Joint Media Statement

Auckland and Southern Councils have come together in response to proposed Government changes to earthquake Building rules. Auckland Mayor Len Brown and Dunedin Mayor Dave Cull have written to the Local Government and Environment Select Committee considering ...More >>

Harcourts Real Estate Sees Record Month for Website Traffic

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:40:02 +1200 | Harcourts

Harcourts Real Estate Sees Record Month for Website Traffic Real Estate Group Harcourts International Ltd, received a record number of visitors to both their Australian and New Zealand company websites in the month of March. Website traffic to the New ...More >>

Performing Arts Precinct designation partially lifted

Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:13:32 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Christchurch City Council’s decision to spend $127.5 million fixing the Town Hall means not all the land currently designated for the city’s Performing Arts Precinct is required, Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee says.More >>

New Zealand’s Bubble Economy Is Vulnerable | Hugh Pavletich

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 16:14:19 +1200 | Hugh Pavletich

The recent Forbes e-edition article by Jesse Colombo assesses the New Zealand economy “ 12 Reasons Why New Zealand's Economic Bubble Will End In Disaster ”, seems to have created quite a stir, creating extensive media coverage in New Zealand. More >>

Executive appointment of Mr Trevor Wairepo

Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:56:22 +1200 | Kiwi Income Property Trust

Kiwi Income Property Trust is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Trevor Wairepo to the newly created position of General Counsel and Company Secretary, commencing with the Trust in July 2014. More >>

St Augustine’s Church registered

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 17:08:58 +1200 | Heritage New Zealand

The historic importance of a Devonport church has been recognised by the country’s lead heritage agency. More >>

Govt plan for community input into residential red zone

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:15:33 +1200 | Christchurch City Council

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel has welcomed Prime Minister John Key’s announcement today of a community participation process for the public to have a say on the future use of the residential red zone.More >>

Wind insurance claims spike as Cyclone Ita hits North Island

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:12:26 +1200 | AA Insurance

Insurance claims for damage to homes and vehicles have spiked since Cyclone Ita touched down on our shores, says AA Insurance. Simon Hobbs, AA Insurance Head of Product, says the most common types of damage have been wind related.More >>

Wellington’s biggest property competition

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 13:01:33 +1200 | Nouvo

Rachel Smart has pocketed $20 000 in prizes as part of one of Wellington’s biggest property competitions. Ms Smart received a $12 000 discount off a Nouvo home and a $5 000 interior design package.More >>

The Co-operative Bank joins Government scheme

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 12:47:33 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith today welcomed The Co-operative Bank into the Government’s Welcome Home Loans scheme, bringing the total number of lenders offering the first home loan product to 11.More >>

ORC has no plans for harbourside land sale or development

Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:56:20 +1200 | Otago Regional Council

ORC chairman Stephen Woodhead, in response to speculation that the council was negotiating with property developers, said that it was not currently marketing any of its undeveloped land for sale or development.More >>

Call for Formal Review of Christchurch Draft District Plan

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:20:26 +1200 | Property Council Of New Zealand

Property Council has grave concerns for the future of Christchurch as Christchurch City Council reviews its District Plan. More >>

Future of first skyscraper up in the air

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:13:23 +1200 | Auckland Council

The future of New Zealand’s first skyscraper, the 100m tall Auckland Council Civic Administration Building, is in the balance. More >>

New Zealand property investors remain confident

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:13:30 +1200 | Colliers International

April 15 2014 – Investors are very confident about the future prospects of commercial property investment in New Zealand, delivering another quarter of enthusiastic responses. Confidence is at a net positive 28%, just shy of the record high set at the end of ...More >>

Guerrilla Gardeners Come in From the Cold

Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:41:06 +1200 | Save Mt Crawford

Last year, those of us who occupied the former Wellington prison garden for the purposes of establishing a community garden/art-park, & protesting against the disposal of the land by the government, have now come in from the cold. More >>

 

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