Residential Property

Skiffington wants day in court

The Moana Rd, Plimmerton, house that Love and Skiffington shared, and which is the subject of a police application.

Ngatata Love ally had criminal charges stopped, but wants to defend civil case.

Neighbours' security setup upsets

Lights, camera, but there was no action shot on a dummy security setup, the Privacy Commissioner has found.

Fake security camera triggered Privacy Commission complaint between neighbours at war.

Don't snub us, says Wellington

Acting Mayor Paul Eagle said the recent Mayor’s Housing Taskforce recommendations would show the Government the ...

Capital misses out on housing fund, but says it still needs Government help.

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.

State houses empty for four years

The Housing NZ homes in Gear Terrace, Porirua, have  been empty for four years.

Too big, too small, for sale, not for sale - the one sure thing is the state houses have been empty for four years.

Big boost for Hutt housing

Amy Adams, Minister of Social Housing along with National list MP Chris Bishop, left, and Mayor Ray Wallace turn the ...

Plans to refurbish more than 700 Lower Hutt homes have been welcomed by a community which fought for change.

Fence costs: Lose-lose

From another angle the fence turned out to be a play fort with a platform offering a view directly into the Aitchisons' ...

Costs of $72,500 are upheld in the case of the fence-cum-fort that blocked a neighbour's view and sun.

Housing boost for Lower Hutt

An estimated 500 people attended a protest in April, organised by the Rev Martin Robinson to draw attention to the level ...

More than 700 homes are to be built or refurbished over the next five years.

U-turn on special housing area

A building on George St, in Thorndon, which Wellington City Council turned down as a special housing area for 31 new ...

A proposal to fast-track consent for 31 apartments in Thorndon has been scrapped.

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.

Tribeca meets Te Aro in this flat gallery

A loft apartment in the former Hannah's Factory building has come on the market.

Fancy a New York-style loft in the former Hannah's Factory building in Wellington?

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.

Gone in 60 minutes video

The derelict property, at 82 Wallace St, was torn down in 60 minutes.

A dilapidated and earthquake-damaged house in the central Wellington at risk of collapse has been torn down.

The best city to be a renter

Tenants competing for properties are dealing with bigger increases in some parts of the country than in others.

While Wellingtonians face skyrocketing rents, tenants in Christchurch can count the savings.

Quake claims top $1.8b

The high-rise building at 61 Molesworth Street was demolished following the November quake.

Cost of damage to Wellington buildings is greater than around the epicentre of the Kaikoura quake

Kirks manor back on market gallery

The home in Khandallah's dress circle sits in the middle of a 1202 square metre private garden.

Stately Khandallah home built for son of Kirks founder has an RV of $2.1m.

Alert over cladding

The aluminium cladding on the 24-storey Grenfell Tower is believed to have been a possible cause of the deadly fire.

Building industry sources say aluminium cladding, used in the London high-rise fire, is also in use here.

Rental bidding wars

Wellington rental squeeze aggravated by first home buyers

Greedy landlords are fuelling bidding wars among potential tenants by - and there's nothing in the law stopping them.

House collapse risk video

The alleyway next to the house connects Wallace St to Wright St and is used by pedestrians to get to a bus stop and dairy.

Council closes walkway beside distinctive but dilapidated Mt Cook property.

Council loses 'fence-gate' appeal

Peter Aitchison and the view-blocking fence in Roseneath.

Decision could have "major implications" for anyone building on a hill in Wellington.

Martinborough 'jewel' for sale

The former Coronation Coffee Palace makes its way from Masterton to Martinborough, with a short break due to a wayward ...

It's time for a change for landmark building shifted by truck in the late 1990s.

Call for housing affordability rules

Wellington City Council entered into an agreement with the Government in June 2014 to increase housing supply in the ...

Wellington councillors want Government to include affordability in Special Housing Area criteria.

Shelly Bay land 'worth $30m'

Wellington Company director Ian Cassels and the Port Nicholson Block Settlement Trust (PNBST) have planned a $500m ...

A property investor has offered to pay for two independent valuations of Shelly Bay.

More apartments for CBD

Wellington City Council  is asking developers and community housing providers to redevelop inner-city buildings into new ...

Wellington's inner-city buildings could become affordable housing under council plan to solve crisis.

Housing projects unaffordable?

The Arlington Apartments site on Hopper Street.

Developers urged to consider capital's 'urgent' need for affordable housing.

Erskine College gets green light

Legal wrangling could stymie planned redevelopment of the historic college.

Heritage groups give blessing to $30m redevelopment in Wellington's Island Bay.

Apartment plan hits stumbling block

Mary Potter Hospice's proposal to build a residential apartment complex in Newtown has been slowed - forced into limited ...

Hospice developers forced to engage with neighbours over contentious building plan.

Choose your neighbours - buy a street

The four houses are each made up of two three-bedroom flats.

Four out of six homes in Porirua cul-de-sac are for sale at the same time.

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