John Collyns on taking the heat out of the housing crisis

Press Release – ElderNet

Liam Butler interviews John Collyns, RVA Executive Director on taking the heat out of the housing crisis. Read more »

New Zealand organic pioneers place farming unit up for sale

Press Release – Bayleys

A sizeable landholding which is part of one of New Zealands oldest organic farming operations has been placed on the market for sale. Read more »

Office sector leads New Zealand commercial property returns

Press Release – Property Council Of New Zealand

Sydney, 22 August 2014 : The PCNZ/IPD New Zealand Quarterly Property Index Q2 2014 results, released today, showed a total return of 11.1% for the year-ending June 2014. This was comprised of 7.7% income return and 3.1% capital growth. Read more »

$20k grant ‘definitely makes it easier to buy homes sooner’

Press Release – Jalcon Homes

The $20,000 grant announced by National will definitely make it easier for people to get in to their own homes sooner, says one of Aucklands biggest residential builders, Jalcon Homes. Read more »

Quest opens new property in Wellington

Press Release – Quest Serviced Apartments

Quest Serviced Apartments has added to its accommodation offering in Wellington with the opening of a new property in the central city. Read more »

Land sale highlights need for clean water rules

Press Release – Green Party

Concerns raised about the possible impact of the sale of Lochinver Station, and resulting increased dairy intensification on the property, highlight the need for stronger clean water rules, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Home buyer subsidy discredited in Oz

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Treasury advised against Nationals policy of ramping up home buyer subsidies after it was discredited in Australia because it pushed house prices even higher, Labours Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says. Read more »

Modest Homes Beating Mansions Should Spur Rethink

Press Release – Future Proof Building

Homebuyers have been given a compelling argument to choose a new build over major renovations, with the latest Registered Master Builder House of the Year results. Read more »

South Auckland housing crisis

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Nationals HomeStart package is nothing more than a political stunt designed to beguile South Auckland voters, said Labours Pacific Affairs spokesperson Sua William Sio. Read more »

Housing under National: the Facts

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Council valuations indicate Auckland house prices have gone up by one-third over the last three years. (Auckland Council) Read more »

Hon Jo Goodhew opens Ballarat Care Home in Rangiora

Press Release – Bupa

Bupas Ballarat Care Home was officially opened this week on 20 August by Hon Jo Goodhew in a public ceremony. The celebration was attended by community groups, residents and relatives plus representatives from the health care community. Read more »

Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort looks to expand

Press Release – Millbrook Resort

Queenstowns award-winning Millbrook Resort has conditionally purchased 66 hectares of land adjacent to the five-star resort, which could significantly expand the property and potentially see the resort upgraded from its current 27-hole layout to a full … Read more »

Wilson Parking New Zealand Limited v Fanshawe 136 Limited

Press Release – NZ Court of Appeal

This summary is provided to assist in the understanding of the Courts judgment. It does not comprise part of the reasons for that judgment. The full judgment with reasons is the only authoritative document. The full text of the judgment and reasons … Read more »

First National Appoints New Zealand Manager

Press Release – First National

Real estate company First National has appointed Maryanne Sheehy as the company’s New Zealand Manager. Read more »

Find any NZ property RV value, on a map, for free!

Press Release –

Aug 11, 2014 – is a brand new innovative property portal, offering capital, land and rates values for over 1.3M New Zealand properties. Read more »

Average asking of homes remains high

Press Release –

Home sellers are still expecting near record prices for their homes, according to figures released by, the website with New Zealands largest number of homes for sale. Read more »

Pumpkin Patch chair Freeman joins Kiwi Income board

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 20 (BusinessDesk) – Jane Freeman, chair of childrenswear retailer Pumpkin Patch, has been appointed to the board of listed property investor Kiwi Income Property Trust’s manager. Read more »

Kāpiti Civic Building achieves ‘excellent’ energy rating

Press Release – Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority

Kpiti Coast District Councils refurbished Civic Building in Paraparaumu has been awarded 4.5 stars out of 6 for energy performance under NABERSNZ, the energy rating scheme for office buildings. The score, covering the whole buildings energy … Read more »

New Chum petition reinforces Mayor’s stand

Press Release – Thames Coromandel District Council

A petition delivered to Thames-Coromandel District Council Mayor Glenn Leach today reinforced our elected members’ existing stand that all applications for development at New Chum beach be publicly notified. Read more »

Farm Investment Insight: China

Press Release – MyFarm

In this edition, Andrew Watters examines the market for New Zealand’s dairy and meat products in China and concludes that demand and opportunities will continue to grow. Read more »

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