Commercial Property

Quake insurance under threat

Cinema company Reading International got a $27.5 million insurance payout for quake damage to the Courtenay Central ...

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

Stats House 'unacceptable'

Statistics House on Wellington's waterfront was one of the worst hit buildings during the November 2016 earthquake.

Minister expresses his concerns about the 5-storey building on Wellington's waterfront, which remains closed.

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.

Disability access a 'human right'

Bill Wrightson chaired the Barrier Free New Zealand Trust.

The idea of sending a disabled person around to the side or the back of a building while everyone else entered via the front door was abhorrent to disabled access campaigner Bill Wrightson.

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.

Bowen Campus architectural lead to oversee NZ Post refurbishment

David Giera is the architectural brains behind the Bowen Campus refurbishment, 15 Stout Street revamp, and now the NZ ...

David Geira has made a name for himself in Wellington by bringing historical buildings back into the modern age.

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.

Boutique backpackers for sale

Wayne and Anne Trott outside their boutique hostel that caters to a "unique" market of backpackers.

Backpacker hostels get booked almost three times less than hotels, but still "lucrative".

Hodge to sell business park

Shayne Hodge, who bought the Te Puni Mail Centre, is now eyeing up Bunnings Warehouse as a new tenant, once NZ Post ...

Major property developer puts Seaview business park on the market.

Harbour City Centre's $25m boost

Refurbishment and strengthening of the three-storey building will take about a year to complete.

Multimillion-dollar upgrade to quake-prone historic Wellington building.

Shelly Bay consultation to start video

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

From Monday, residents can make submissions on planned sale of council land.

Trust claims Skiffington assets

Lorraine Skiffington was close to former Wellington Tenths Trust chairman Sir Ngatata Love. (File photo)

Tenths Trust seeks $3.5m, saying Ngatata Love ally helped him breach his duty to it.

New legislation shakes up approach to earthquake-prone buildings

Structural Engineering Society president Paul Campbell said the previous "red book" for seismic assessment was outdated ...

Engineers say the new legislation would bring more consistency to the assessment of earthquake-prone buildings.

Wellington's tugboat for sale

The tugboat is near the Freyberg Pool and Fitness Centre on Oriental Bay.

The 59-year-old tugboat has been permanently moored in Wellington's Freyberg Lagoon, and comes with a cafe.

Quake-damaged car park building sold

61 Molesworth St building owner Eyal Aharoni in discussions with Wellington City Council building consents and ...

New owner plans to repair Wellington's James Smith building after quake damage in 2013 and 2016.

Photo clue in toucan mystery

The Guinness toucan was introduced in 1935 on advertising for Irish beer giant Guinness & Co.

Molly Malones owner hands police a photo of man on ladder near stolen bird.

Online resource launched for ratepayers

The Hutt City Council has released a suite of animated videos to help explain various building regulations and other ...

A series of videos commissioned by the Hutt City Council aims to cure ratepayer headaches over building consents.

New owner on Courtenay Place

Jamie Selkirk paid $8.25 million for the buildings between 45 and 55 Courtenay Place.

Oscar-winning film editor James Selkirk has snapped up a slice of Wellington's entertainment district.

Auckland property in the pink

The growth in white collar workers is one of several pressures on Auckland's office space.

Auckland's office market is a victim of its own success, a new survey shows.

Investor confidence drops

Colliers International research and consulting national director Alan McMahon.

Confidence dips in Wellington commercial sector, but is expected to recover before the end of the year.

Demand for concrete leaves builders waiting

Concrete supply "is getting pretty stretched," especially in Auckland, industry watchers say.

Is cement in short supply? Depends who you talk to.

Mitre 10 housing estate

The council has its eye on Petone Mitre 10 as a potential site for housing.

The Petone Mitre 10 - and other businesses - might have to move for a new housing block.

70s building smarter than most

Aorangi House in Molesworth St.

A 46-year-old building in Wellington has a better energy rating than the average NZ office.

Surge noted in green houses

A house in Central Otago with a high six-star rating by Homestar.

Ten-fold rise in demand for a tool which rates houses by their efficiency.

Houses get pricier to build

In Wellington, the average cost of building a 140 square metre, three bedroom, one bathroom house  rose 2.43 per cent to ...

Kiwis in the main centres wanting a new house need more money in the bank than they did last year.

Maccas to quit Johnsonville Mall

McDonald's NZ has confirmed it will leave the Johnsonville Shopping Centre in September. (File photo)

Future looks more uncertain with exit of McDonald's and optometrist OPSM.

Town Hall cost likely to rise

An artist impression of the restored Wellington town hall, which will cost at least $90m and reopen in 2021.

Council endorses plan to revamp Wellington's town hall but warn the $90m cost could climb.

Price to be made public

Athfield Architects' images of the proposed Willis Bond development at Site 9. If the building goes ahead,“high level ...

If a new Wellington waterfront development goes ahead, the commercial terms will be publicly released.

PMG buys Auckland retail centre

Kelston shopping centre which has been sold to PMG.

West Auckland shopping centre sold for undisclosed sum.

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