LBP has licence cancelled for 10 years

A Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) who underquoted work on an Auckland home by nearly $250,000 has been disciplined by the Building Practitioners Board (the Board) for carrying out building work in a negligent or incompetent manner, failing to provide...... Read More

Demand for Tauranga not slowing

Thousands of people are flocking to Tauranga, with a large proportion of homes sold going to people from outside of the region - and demand shows no signs of slowing. Tall Poppy Real Estate has sold 128 properties generating more than $33 million worth...... Read More

Letting fees come to an end

Renters throughout the country are rejoicing at the official end of letting fees. From today, the law that bans letting agents and property management companies from charging a fee to tenants for their services comes into effect. Renters United spokesperson...... Read More

Pool safety laws too lax - doctor

A leading paediatrician wants a reversal of pool fencing law changes, saying they have made safety too slack and children's lives are at risk. The Auckland Council is telling pool owners to make their pools safe as summer approaches in order to...... Read More

Auckland International Airport evacuated after fire

Two areas of Auckland International Airport have been evacuated following a fire in an air vent. An Airport spokesperson said Check-in, International Departures, Baggage Hall and International Arrivals were all evacuated. He said the fire began in an...... Read More

Hutt City domestic violence victims struggle to find housing

Hutt City Women's Refuge says their safe house is at crisis point trying to find long-term accommodation for women in the community. Refuge manager Philippa Wells said a shortage of cheap, affordable rental properties in the Hutt region meant some...... Read More

Home building in Auckland lifts construction activity

Home building in Auckland drove an increase in the overall volume of building activity in New Zealand in the September 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Nationally, the volume of building work increased a seasonally adjusted 0.7 percent from the June...... Read More