Formal apology to be made over confiscated land

The Anglican Church will be in Tauranga next month to make a formal apology for giving land gifted to it by local iwi, to the crown. On November 30 1838, local iwi transferred the land known as Te Papa to the Church Missionary Society. After the...... Read More

Govt needs to consider laws that ’cool down rent prices’

An Auckland advocacy group wants the government to change housing laws as growing numbers seek hardship assistance from Work and Income. During the three months to September 2018, more than $100 million was granted to almost 350,000 people. Much of...... Read More

An empty section and nowhere to go

A young couple who moved to Tauranga to start a new life have been caught up in a confused land package deal and spiralling building costs.  And they now face becoming homeless. Not a sod has been turned, not a nail hammered. All the...... Read More

Kate Sheppard’s historic home fails to sell at auction

The former home of New Zealand women's suffrage movement leader, Kate Sheppard, has failed to sell at auction in Christchurch. The Ilam home was where Ms Sheppard collected thousands of signatures for a petition for women's right to vote in...... Read More

Views sought on what constitutes housing quality

A public consultation on what constitutes housing quality began today, says Stats NZ. Feedback is being sought on a proposed housing quality conceptual framework, co-designed by Stats NZ, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, and the...... Read More

Occupant of Birdling’s Flat property located

The occupant of a property that caught fire in Birdling’s Flat, Canterbury in the early hours of Tuesday morning has been located. A police spokesperson says police are making arrangements to speak with him. “The scene examination of...... Read More

Wellington and Waikato property prices leap to record highs

The capital's property market has heated up to a record high. Data from Trade Me, shows the average asking price in the Wellington region climbed 12.3 per cent in September, compared with a year ago, to $593,250. Masterton had the biggest annual...... Read More

How to spot a healthy home - REA

Purchasing a house that’s warm and dry is a priority for many property hunters, but how can buyers identify a ‘healthy’ home? Real Estate Authority chief executive Kevin Lampen-Smith says there are a handful of key traits to watch...... Read More

Housing First programme to end homelessness

The Housing First programme, which aims to end homelessness in Rotorua, has been launched by the Minister of Maori Development Hon Nanaia Mahuta today. The programme, a partnership of LinkPeople, Lifewise and Taumata o Ngāti Whakaue Trust, is...... Read More