Rebuild workers village for sale

Workotel was established in Upper Riccarton in 2013 as a joint venture between Singaporean company Tee International and Christchurch construction and development company Artmatic Holdings.

Rental squeeze tightens as Auckland CBD prices rise 10%

Kiri Barfoot, a director of Barfoot and Thompson which manages around 16,500 rented Auckland properties, said that last year, rents only rose 3.2 per cent across all categories.

But in this year’s first quarter alone, CBD rents for properties which are mainly apartments jumped 9.69 per cent and rents for two-bedroom places across the entire city are up 4.62 per cent.

Where will Wellington grow?

The plan involves a series of “tough” trade-offs that some councillors fear could spark a “not-in-my-backyard” backlash similar to previous debates around urban intensification.

Titirangi kauri can be felled: court

The Environment Court has discharged a temporary order protecting a Titirangi kauri tree and refused to grant a permanent order, meaning it can be felled because it is not protected by any planning provisions.

Character homes may have to go

Wellington City Council has developed a plan with four scenarios to accommodate an extra 80,000 people.

Two of the scenarios envisage changing the rules around 5000 houses in the city’s “character” suburbs, most of which were constructed before the 1930s.

Can KiwiBuild be saved?

Twyford told Parliament parts of the KiwiBuild plan had not worked as well as expected in the early stages and houses had not been built as fast as planned.