Capital's new quake laws

Possible new earthquake regulations could force some Wellington homeowners to fork out for having their chimney removed.

New regulations designed to shield Wellington from big earthquakes could cost homeowners.

Historic manor departs in pieces video

Huntly House has begun its road trip north.

Historic Palmerston North house cut into six pieces to be driven to a new home in Auckland.

Iwi rejects petition concerns

Pt England Reserve beach underwent a $1.1 million redevelopment in 2011.

Iwi developing hundreds of houses on east Auckland reserve pours cold water over residents' concerns.

$85m Wanaka apartments approved

An artist's impression of the pool area of the Marina Terrace Apartments.

Restaurant binned but 50 Wanaka apartments approved for construction on the lakefront in February.

Wanaka development properties on market

The four Lakeside Road properties are directly opposite the Wanaka marina.

Hope springs forth again for prime lakefront Wanaka sections within two minute's walk from town.

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Nelson rentals in hot demand

A shortage of rental homes in Nelson is helping push up prices.

Rental shortages and high demand is pushing prices up in Nelson following the national trend.

Rapid growth causing 'challenges'

Upper Harbour Local Board chairwoman Lisa Whyte says engagement is key.

Auckland's Upper Harbour struggles with infrastructure projects and communication with new residents.

Christchurch bucks trend as rents fall

Christchurch remains a tenants' market and has bucked a national trend for rising rents.

Christchurch tenants in the "box seat" as city bucks national rising rent trend.

Wellington rents skyrocket

Wellingtonian Shirley Jones and her partner are both 45, both professionals, and considering commuting weekly from ...

Landlord tells of 600 phone calls and 300 emails in first 48 hours of listing property.

'Petrified' by prospect of no home video

Catherine Ju and her family are saying goodbye to Masterton after being unable to find a place to rent.

Renters in the provinces suffer as homes snapped up.

Capital market booms

Wellington recorded the highest median sales in December, and median values rose almost $100,000 for the year, a 22 per ...

Wellington house prices have risen by almost a quarter - or $100,000 - in a year.

Residents move in

Retirement village residents Eileen and Joe Gundry reckon choosing to live at Golden View was an excellent decision.

Cromwell retirement village, Golden View, has exceeded residents expectations

Christchurch's grand top end

The modern Glandovey Rd home that attracted Christchurch's highest price in 2016.

This $5.65m home embodies Christchurch's new luxury - and the costs don't end with the purchase.

Historic mansion leaves town video

From left, Hayley Parsons, Gerald Borgonje, Chris Parsons and Central House Movers director Mike O'Bryne visit Huntly ...

The 106-year-old Huntley House is moving from Palmerston North to Auckland this week.

Could this be NZ's Palm Springs?

Len Jury is selling the dairy farm in Omata after nearly 170 years of family ownership

This farm was the scene of a land wars battle, has been in the family since 1848 and has golf resort potential.

Online holiday rentals flouting rules

Moteliers believe homeowners listing rooms to rent on accommodation websites such as Airbnb aren't playing by the rules.

Moteliers say they're "jumping through hoops" to comply with rules while Airbnb users dodge resource consent.

Six North Shore homes under $600,000

The key to buying an affordable first home on the North Shore is being prepared to do improvements or starting small.

"Roll up your sleeves" - it is possible to buy an 'affordable' do-up or small home in Auckland's playground, the North Shore.

Rents hit record high

Figures from the Trade Me Rental Index showed the median weekly rent jumped to a record $450 nationally.

Having trouble finding an affordable place to rent? You're not alone.

Build starts on Auckland's The International

The building, designed by Jasmax, is set to become one of Auckland's landmark residential destinations.

The complex is designed to be ultra-luxurious and will include a private wine cellar, pool, gym and private cinema.

Pioneer's home for sale

Duncan and Catherine Alison.

It's a homestead like the sort of thing you'd read about in history magazines, says agent.

Students fighting for flats

Byron Oosthuizen has been looking for a new flat in Wellington since the start of January, and says it's already tough ...

The rush has started early this year, and rents are higher than ever.

'Dangerous' building red-taped

The CC Ward building, 47 Currie Street, New Plymouth has been redstickered, due to structural safety concerns.

 A CBD building has been found "structurally unsound".

Property's uncertain year ahead video

Wellington played catch-up last year, with prices rising more than 20 per cent.

On one side: Brexit, Trump, and a new election. On the other, good economic fundamentals.

Housing affordable in Taranaki

The average residential property value in the city had increased to $411,160, up 10.4 per cent on the previous 12 months

"There has been a number of sales recorded in the last few months over the million dollar mark which is positive."

Pensioner housing revamped

Barry Ross and Alison Severinsen sit in the new patio area.

Former council owned pensioner housing revamped to the delight of tenants.

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