Latest Housing Headlines

Enabling More Housing Around Tauranga’s Urban Centres

Tue, 17 May 2022 16:25:42 +1200 | Tauranga City Council

Changing city planning rules to allow buildings of up to six storeys within walking distance of town centres, such as Bethlehem Shopping Centre, is on the table for Tauranga. Smaller centres, such as the Pyes Pa shopping centre, could see buildings ...More >>

A Solution To The Auckland Housing Crisis - Sell Instead Of Demolish

Mon, 16 May 2022 19:10:34 +1200 | Haines House Removals

The Auckland housing market has been a hot topic of contention for the past decade. As time has gone on, people looking to make their way on the property ladder for the first time have become increasingly frustrated as the median house price continues ...More >>

Nelson Project Through To Final Stage Of Infrastructure Acceleration Fund

Fri, 13 May 2022 16:17:36 +1200 | Nelson City Council

A Nelson City Council project designed to help increase housing supply in the City Centre has successfully progressed to the negotiating stage of the Infrastructure Acceleration Fund. The Achilles/Rutherford proposal includes a major infrastructure ...More >>

No Offer From DHBs As Allied Health Workers' Strike Looms

Thu, 12 May 2022 17:27:57 +1200 | PSA

With only one day left to avert strike action by 10,000 PSA allied health workers, no pay offer has been received from DHBs and Ministry of Health, despite their announcement at the weekend that an offer was imminent. "It is unbelievable that the DHBs ...More >>

Next Stage Of Rototuna Village Underway

Thu, 12 May 2022 09:54:44 +1200 | Hamilton City Council

Hamilton City Council has awarded Schick Civil Construction a $12.7 million contract to build community spaces for the new Rototuna Village. The construction work includes the village square, main street, carparks and cycling and walking connections throughout ...More >>

Budget 2022 Should Back Build-to-rent Communities

Thu, 12 May 2022 05:26:18 +1200 | Grant Thornton

New Zealand needs rental properties that give tenants a better experience, so let’s incentivise the creation of build-to-rent-communities, says Dan Lowe, Partner, and Property & Construction Leader.  “New Zealand has a severe shortage ...More >>

Glass Splashbacks Remain A Favourite In The Kitchen

Wed, 11 May 2022 20:15:38 +1200 | Stake Glass

It used to be that the tile reigned supreme in the world of kitchen splashbacks. However, as our aesthetic preferences and the ways in which we use our spaces have changed, splashbacks have become more varied. While materials like stone, ceramic, ...More >>

Keep These Factors In Mind If You’re Planning On Building Your Home On A Hill

Wed, 11 May 2022 20:10:14 +1200 | John Ross

There’s something quite breathtaking about a home built on a slope. The architectural ingenuity involved in ensuring the house doesn’t collapse can alone leave a person in awe. And then there are, of course, the inevitably unobstructed and beautiful ...More >>

Kitchens Are Not Immune To The Sectioning-off Trend

Wed, 11 May 2022 20:08:31 +1200 | Aspiring Kitchens

Not too long ago, open-plan spaces were all the rage in home design. But now there’s a reversion back to the sectioned off spaces that were so common in homes built before the late 1990s. For the many homes that have been built in the open-concept design, ...More >>

Rotorua Lakes Council To Consider Consultation On Proposal To Make Excess Reserve Sites Available For Housing

Tue, 10 May 2022 10:01:44 +1200 | Panui Papaho

Councillors are to consider whether to consult on a proposal to dispose of excess reserve sites in Rotorua and make these available for housing. A proposal to be considered by the Strategy, Policy & Finance Committee this week [Thursday, 12 May 2022] ...More >>

Rising Interest Rates Starting To Bite As Downturn Gathers Pace

Tue, 10 May 2022 05:52:35 +1200 | Quotable Value New Zealand

The latest QV House Price Index shows the housing market is under increasing pressure from rising interest rates. Loan affordability constraints are limiting buyers, and those who are in the market are spoilt for choice as listing levels far outstrip ...More >>

Amendments To Unit Titles Act Will Deliver Greater Protection For Owners And Buyers

Mon, 9 May 2022 14:41:00 +1200 | REINZ

The Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Bill (the Bill) has passed its third reading in Parliament and will shortly receive Royal Assent. The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) welcomes the news, ...More >>

Changing Of The Guard At Trust House A Watershed

Mon, 9 May 2022 12:16:13 +1200 | Trust House

The appointment of Mena Antonio as chair of Trust House signals a watershed for one of Wairarapa’s most established and prominent organisations. Ms Antonio replaces Jock Kershaw as chair of Trust House Limited and Trust House Foundation. She is the ...More >>

Construction On Willis Bond’s Catalina Bay Apartments Starts With 75% Pre-sold

Fri, 6 May 2022 18:13:47 +1200 | Willis Bond

Construction has officially started on Willis Bond’s Catalina Bay Apartments development with more than 75% of the 82 apartments and terraced homes already sold. Located at the northern most point of Hobsonville Point, the $150m freehold waterfront development ...More >>

Modernisation Of Unit Titles Act Passes Third Reading

Thu, 5 May 2022 06:11:38 +1200 | New Zealand National Party

The Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Bill has passed its third reading, ushering in a new era of strengthened protections for current and prospective apartment owners, National MP Nicola Willis says. “The ...More >>

Submit To Protect Trees And Heritage From New Housing Rules

Wed, 4 May 2022 18:24:14 +1200 | Subliminal

Please make a submission to protect trees and heritage buildings from the new Government housing rules The Government has recently passed new legislation that will enable significant intensification of properties within our cities - without requiring consents. ...More >>

House Price Decline Shows Up In April Sales

Tue, 3 May 2022 18:48:03 +1200 | Barfoot and Thompson

The decline in Auckland residential property prices that has been predicted following the rise in the rate of inflation and mortgage interest rates has finally shown up in sales figures. “The median and average sales prices in April fell back when ...More >>

Record 50,000 Homes Consented In A Year

Tue, 3 May 2022 13:16:02 +1200 | New Zealand Government

The last twelve months have been the busiest on record for new home consents reflecting ongoing support for the biggest Government building programme in decades, says Minister for Building and Construction Poto Williams. “Today’s figures show this Government ...More >>

NZPIF Launches A Plan To Fix The Rental Crisis

Mon, 2 May 2022 05:15:49 +1200 | NZPIF

While many people talk about a housing crisis in New Zealand, there is also a rental crisis with tenants facing the brunt of it. This was demonstrated last week with Trade Me figures showing rental prices increasing rapidly. In addition to higher ...More >>

Winter’s Coming – It Might Be Time To Insulate Your Home

Sat, 30 Apr 2022 05:23:37 +1200 | Glass and Window Solutions

As temperatures drop, energy use, costs, and waste inevitably begin to rise. With the ever-increasing need to lower our carbon footprint, it makes sense for homeowners to consider various ways to lower their homes’ energy consumption. While you may ...More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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