Residential Property

The case for building gets stronger

Building new is beginning to stack up


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.

U-turn on housing plan


Generic house construction Nelson with timber framing to illustrate ...

Wellington City Council likely to scrap its "silver bullet" plan for housing crisis.

Free to a good home video

The 1950s former state house has "blimmin' good bones", Sisk says.

The walls are sticky, the ceilings filthy and the laundry tap leaks constantly, but the price is just right – absolutely nothing.

Council no to Aro Valley land

Aro st, Wellington. sign, street, residential.

Wellington councillors have turned down an offer to buy surplus university land.

Who'll pay for Shelly Bay?

How the proposed development at Shelly Bay would look. The developers argue the scale of the project is too big for them ...

Developers want ratepayers to provide millions of dollars for new infrastructure.

How many could live on that?

People camped out  to demand homes be built on Housing New Zealand land that has stood empty for 8 years.

Housing NZ bowled 27 ageing and earthquake-prone houses eight years ago. The gap is still standing empty.

Home ownership 'a boon to all'

Moving low-income families out of social housing or poor-quality private rentals into home ownership could save the ...

Everyone wins when lower-income families own their own homes, says study.

Scientists check on Kingston slip video

A large landslide in the Wellington suburb of Kingston saw ten people evacuated from their homes.

GNS team moves in to monitor safety of hillside that has given way twice in four years.

Tide to turn for construction

The construction industry estimates it will need 50,000 new workers over the next five years.

Companies compete for workers with high-end utes and big pay rises, but the boom times are nearing an end.

'Demon' face of housing crisis

David Ealson opposes the development of a nine-story apartment complex in Stonefields, Mt Wellington that would cast a ...

OPINION: We took a picture of the man responsible for exacerbating the housing crisis, writes Damien Grant. Demonic, I am sure you will agree.

Council buys $1m forest against advice

Wellington city councillors Peter Gilberd, Jill Day and Malcolm Sparrow celebrate the council's purchase of the 36 ...

City councillors go against staff advice to spend $1m on Forest of Tane in Tawa.

Council and iwi partnership

Wellington Mayor Justin Lester​ and city councilors greet Taranaki Whanui and Toa Rangatira representatives before the ...

Wellington City Council sign economic partnership agreement with iwi.

Investors' record housing share

Wellington may be one of the few places where first-home buyers are toe-to toe with investors.

Investors are responsible for almost half of Auckland house sales.

Land shortage in Hutt

When this picture of Mayor Ray Wallace appeared four years ago, promoting a massive subdivision in rural Wainuiomata, it ...

Hutt desperatetly needs more land for housing.

Wellington's housing crisis

Home-building couple Zoe Robinson and Aiden McGillicuddy on their section in Newlands.

Putting a roof over your head: Never has it been harder to buy, build or rent a home in Wellington.

Builder goes too far

Overstepping his limits and not getting consents has seen a builder lose his building licence.

Northland builder's licence is cancelled for working without building consents and going beyond his abilities.

Century-old church for sale

St Philip's Church in Paremata, Porirua, needs a new home.

Want to make a "prophet"? Then this former church could be for you.

Thanks, I'll have a tea with that

Kevin Bold, owner of the 1865 Stonestead property.

Stonestead one of the oldest houses in the Upper Hutt area is for sale

Developers lack 'fire-power' for big projects

Steve Bielby says restoration of the St James theatre in Auckland will go ahead despite the apartment project being halted.

A $300 million luxury apartment project has international developers for a reason.

Our year of hell video

Beba McLean and Matthew Robinson with son Teo. They moved into their home in February last year and said that, within ...

First-home buyers locked in noise battle over KiwiRail depot across the fence.

Plan to relieve 'painful' consents

The Wellington City Council is commencing a review of its consenting, with a view to establishing a one stop shop and ...

Wellington's mayor aims to simplify "difficult and confusing" consent process.

The $540k hovel video

The dilapidated bungalow was declared too dangerous to enter by Wellington City Council  in late 2016, forcing its owner ...

It's condemned and no-one's allowed in, but that hasn't put off potential buyers.

Name changed... to same kind of name

The city council took down signs put up by developer Jarden Corporation, using its preferred names.

Council takes nine months to change street's name from an English one - to one that means exactly the same in Maori.

Council blamed for $40m holdup

Philip Brown says his plans for a $40m hotel in New Plymouth are stalled because of restrictive planning rules.

Developer blames council rules for holdup but mayor says he's negotiating through the media.

Where the streets have no name

The city council says it did not put up The Promontory or Salt Water Lane street signs that are currently in the subdivision.

City council and developer in deadlock over what roads should be called.

Airbnb threat to capital rentals

12112015 Supplements Photo:John Nicholson//Fairfax NZ. Houses Lyall Bay Wellington.

Wellington's rental squeeze could worsen as homeowners choose to make money through Airbnb.

Parapet deadline 'extremely tight'

David Weir from Miyamoto International NZ, and H. Kit Miyamoto from Miyamoto ...

Wellington building owners will struggle to hit one-year timeframe, experts warn.

Economists flag building slowdown

Wellington was one of the few regions where building consents did not fall.

Residential building consents are not on track in Auckland.

Renters caught in perfect storm

The annual renting nightmare is over for flat-hunter Ted Greensmith-West, who has found a room in Newtown.

Wellington's housing squeeze is now spreading to the suburbs, as supply trails behind demand.

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