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We made choices based on what we wanted to spend and, on occasion, we felt we got a great deal.

No-one wants to pay too much, no one wants a place less than ideal. The compromise is hard.

Nelson's Achilles building on the market

The Achilles Building was once home to the Nelson Telephone Exchange.

This building in Nelson might ring a bell.

Meth 'not going away'

Detective Inspector Greg Murton said amphetamines have been around since the 1960s, in different forms. (FILE PHOTO)

Police are finding fewer labs, but more of the drug. And it's reaching a wider range of people than ever before.

Architectural wonders revealed

The new law and management building at Waikato University was designed by Opus Architecture.

A lot of well known Waikato and Bay of Plenty buildings - and spaces - have earned accolades.

Building consents reach new heights

Most but not all economists believe house building will remain strong in the short-term.

The value of construction work hits a new monthly high.

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Fletcher Building a 'target'

The $700m new international convention centre in Auckland is also under Fletcher's oversight.

Bored investment banks are ''absolutely'' zeroing in on Fletcher Building, a source says.

Rents rise in smaller centres

Bay of Plenty rents have increased 40 per cent in three years.

Scourge of big cities spreads wider as landlords try to keep pace with rising house prices.

The fight for the 'wilderness'

An artistic impression of development at Okura. With light green stripes to be housing and surrounding darker greens to ...

Residents of a coastal village, where 750 houses are proposed, are up for a fight.

Hobsonville's new development

Impression of the extrerior of Hobson Quarter housing.

The first of 39 new homes for the developing area are scheduled for completion by 2018.

Property hunters turn to 'P houses'

This one-bedroom, one-bathroom house in Blenheim is going under the hammer with methamphetamine contamination.

As this "cosy" meth-ridden Blenheim flat shows, people know a bargain when they see one.

Rentals damper than owned houses: Branz

Insulation is a bigger problem in the rental market because the houses are likely to be older, Howden-Chapman says.

Maintenance in rentals worse than those by owner-occupiers.

Shelly Bay: have your say

Wellington City Council wants public feedback on its plans to sell council land at Shelly Bay.

Ratepayers are being asked for their views on the proposed sale of council land.

Social housing in rural idyll

Marae Trust chairman Ra Smith with the subdivision in the background.

A subdivision next to vineyards and prime Wairarapa farmland isn't your average social housing initiative.

'Discount' price for Shelly Bay?

An artist's impression of a joint venture development at Shelly Bay by the Port Nicholson Block Development Trust and ...

Wellington developers claim council land at Shelly Bay could be sold for fraction of its $10m value.

The case for building gets stronger

Building new is beginning to stack up


Onehunga development selling 9 'affordable housing' units

The new apartments were fast tracked because they offered affordable housing.

Onehunga's development projects foreshadow growth in the suburb.

Viva la CBD

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City lover Justin Kean explains why city centres will always have their place.

Offered lifeline, scammed out of home

"You can just wake up and it happened on a piece of paper." Deed theft is a growing scam in the United States.

In the US struggling homeowners are being tricked into signing over their homes through fake remortgage offers.

NZ Chinese Millennial homeowners

LeAnne Chew outside her Kingsland apartment

Home ownership is important for Chinese millennials in New Zealand but not necessarily for the same reasons as in China

New chapter for colourful Whitianga hostel

On The Beach Backpackers in Whitianga is the only waterfront hostel in town.

Its paint job alone means there's no mistaking this Coromandel tourist mainstay.

The house that charity rebuilt

The house which will be sold to raise funds for the Cerebral Palsy Foundation.

It beats the sausage sizzle - one charity is turning to property renovation to raise funds.

Fizz goes out of L&P plant

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Ben Tameifuna, left, and Bundee Aki cycle past the iconic L&P bottle in Paeroa ...

Paeroa factory's bottling days are behind it, but the pipes that once carried the famous water remain.

Building a rung on the property ladder

Aiden McGillicuddy and Zoe Robinson on the section they bought in the Wellington suburb of Newlands. With house prices ...

Wellington couple gave up on buying their first home after finding they could build for less.

Blockchain could cut real estate costs

Blockchain would provide a complete, indelible record of everyone who had ever bought or sold a particular property.

New technology could streamline process of buying and selling houses.

Home sweet home for travellers

The Holden's find letting their spare room as an Airbnb provided flexibilty and security.

"People [In New Plymouth] are getting on the Airbnb bandwagon," home owner says.

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