Big Johns Rd site devlopment

The Environment Canterbury site, in red, on State Highway 1/Johns Rd in Christchurch. A proposed subdivision plan is marked.

A large block of vacant land on State Highway 1 near Christchurch Airport is to be developed for the first time.

Progress on 380-home subdivision

The red line marks the boundaries of the McVicar land, left, and the smaller Christ's College site, right.

Land approved for a 380-home subdivision on the Christchurch Port Hills is being sold and the new owner is ready to start building sections.

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.

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.

Christchurch rents buck national trend

Riccarton tenants William Wallace, left, and Ed Carvell are happy with their home - and how much they pay for it.

Tenants in Canterbury are the only ones in the country enjoying falling rents.

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