Renters tell their stories video

"We want to gather personal stories of people's experience," says Laura O'Connell.

2:38 PM  The 250 stories collected so far highlight the insecurity and challenges facing many people living in our rental properties.

Asbestos hits housing project

The Government's Northcote Development on Auckland's North Shore will complete Stage One of the project in October, not ...

It was launched with great fanfare, but weather and a nasty surprise delay a $750m Government housing project.

Quake insurance under threat

The Kaikoura quake recorded the greatest ground shaking in NZ history and caused huge damage to buildings in ...

Reinsurer warns NZ cover may become more expensive and harder to get - or completely unavailable.

City rents back at 2012 levels

Rents have been dropping in Christchurch for over two years.

Rents are continuing to tumble in Christchurch and are now back where they were five years ago.

Prepare for CV shake-up

REINZ chief executive Bindi Norwell says CVs can only serve as a guide to the value of a property.

Unitary Plan to shake-up Auckland CVs and create "city of multi-millionaires", on paper at least, experts say.

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New residents to pay for infrastructure

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Progress work on the Kapiti Expressway. Waikanae Bridge. Roading, highway, ...

New homeowners will become creditors to investment companies in new infrastructure scheme.

Feilding house prices spike

Feilding's Smeaton family sold their home in just eight days. From back left: David holding Evie, 1, and Hayley holding ...

House sales prices in Feilding are at a 20-year high but that hasn't stopped them selling fast.

Upper Hutt sales take off

132 Whakatiki St was sold for $1.2m to an out-of-town transport business.

Buyers are taking a fresh look at Upper Hutt's commercial property scene.

Lower Hutt's 'ugly duckling'

The George St property has a rateable value of $580,000.

A building that "won't be winning any glamour contests anytime soon" presents an opportunity.

The house with the cedar-clad views is a building success

Peering out over Lake Wakatipu like a pair of cedar-clad binoculars the award-winning home from Bennie Builders of Arrowtown

A house renowned in Queenstown as "that binocular house with the large numbers" has made a statement of a different kind after winning a top regional building award.

$20k/$1.5m pre-nup split unfair

The High Court has upheld a lower court decision for a couple to equal property shares after separating

A pre-nuptial agreement gave one partner $20,000, and the other partner $1.5 million worth of assets.

Ex-British Cars House for sale

The building features a tiled lobby and a vintage cage lift.

1920s character building with penthouse apartment and rooftop on the market.

State houses for pricey areas

The building of new state houses could mean existing tenants have to leave Auckland's North Shore for good.

Some of the million-dollar suburbs on Auckland's North Shore are set to get more state houses.

No young families here

Devonport's villas used to be an attraction for young families but now they come with a price tag of over $1 million.

High house prices mean some Auckland suburbs are short on young families, a principal says.

Homes, sections shrink

Council rules allow duplexes to be built on a 400sqm section.

At one Hamilton development, 14 semi-detached homes are being built on a section that could accommodate five stand-alone homes.

Harder to buy in the regions

Only Otago and Canterbury/Westland have become more affordable places to buy.

Report shows Southland still offers most affordable houses.

Family feud ends in sale

The Court of Appeal has ordered North Shore resident Hsing-En Lee to sell her home and divide the proceeds with her ...

Spat over Auckland house concludes with court ordering the property be sold and proceeds split.

Shelly Bay Rd land subdivided

Wellington property developer Eyal Aharoni.

Eyal Aharoni has put 13 blocks of land at 1-19 Shelly Bay Rd up for lease.

Set for large expansion

Putaruru is experiencing growth for the first time in 20 years.

After 20 years of population decline things are looking up for this South Waikato town.

What you'll pay for Shelly Bay

An artist impression of the proposed development of Wellington's Shelly Bay.

Wellington ratepayers asked to stump up millions for revamp of rundown area.

Trust hopes to offer affordable housing

Paul Carew and Christine Gisby are excited to be part of the affordable housing trust.

A new trust aims to help tackle Waiheke Island's housing crisis.

Sir Ngatata's ex's assets frozen

Lorraine Skiffington had been charged with fraud but the charges were stopped due to her ill-health (file photo).

This includes up to 40 properties owned, or partly owned, by Lorraine Skiffington.

Want to be next to Sir Peter Jackson?

The building's new owner could be mixing in high-profile film property circles, including rubbing shoulders with Sir ...

Warehouse for sale gives investors, or owner-operators, foot-in-the-door to Wellington's film precinct.

Tower Junction expanding

An artist's impression of an expanded Tower Junction, drawn up by retail consultants.

Christchurch's Tower Junction shopping centre is set to expand with new stores and food and drink outlets.

What your mortgage could cost

Tonya Russell is not too worried about future interest rates.

Kiwis' home loans are set to become more expensive in the next couple of years - but people aren't worried.

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