How this $2m Block house ended up in ruins

The house at 80 Anzac Street in Takapuna was renovated during the 2016 series of The Block by New Plymouth’s Ginny Death and Rhys Wineera.

It was later purchased by Auckland woman Brenda Perry, who intended to relocate the house to land she owned on Waiheke Island.

Unprecedented vacancy rates for industrial Hamilton

In part one of our series covering the heat on industrial property in Hamilton, GILL DAVIS spoke to a couple whose confidence in the local market saw them build a light-industrial building without the safety net of a confirmed tenant. This week she delves further into the potential within Frankton’s industrial scene.

No more gouging renters as letting fees to go

Tenants will no longer have to pay hefty letting fees when renting a new home under a bill introduced to Parliament today.

The bill will make it illegal for letting agents or landlords to charge a letting fee, and allows for damages of up to $1000.

Napier to get new hotel?

Napier’s PwC building may soon be home to 52 serviced apartments run by Sebel Hotel.

Thackeray Trust has obtained a certificate of compliance from Napier City Council to redevelop the building, currently used as commercial offices, for use as serviced apartments by the Sebel Hotel.