Property

'We don't have a tax system that works' - Bank of New Zealand chief executive says capital gains tax needs to be considered

BNZ chief Anthony Healy says the nation needs to consider a capital gains tax - but it's not about house prices.

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Nathan Orr has created the website Landshare which connects owners of tiny houses with land owners.

Need some land for your tiny house? One Kiwi has the answer for you

Nathan Orr has created the website Landshare which connects owners of tiny houses with land owners.

Auckland, New Zealand - January 11, 2014: New Homes on January 11, 2014. House prices are booming around New Zealand - with the average price of an Auckland city home rocketing to $735,692.

Auckland house prices fall as regions still out-performing main centres

Auckland prices dropped 0.6% over the past three months but prices were up 1.1 per cent nationwide.

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For some Marton residents, what is coming out of their taps is anything but clear.

'It's absolutely revolting' - Marton residents fed up with decades of brown tap water

The council blames old asbestos cement pipes that constantly break.

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Mr Light says all the tax would do would be to "disincentivise" the sale of housing.

United Future's new gun Damian Light rips into Green's capital gains tax

Mr Light says all the tax would do would be to "disincentivise" the sale of housing.

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1 NEWS' political editor says it's hard for Jacinda Ardern to defend their current stance.

'It clearly is damaging' - 1 NEWS' Corin Dann on the growing criticism of Labour's uncertain tax plans

Winston Peters has joined National's demands for Labour to release all their tax policy before the election.

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Renee Pearson backs up a new report calling for a crackdown on substandard rental properties with her own experiences.

New report calls for crackdown on substandard rental properties

More than 600 Kiwis contributed their rental experiences.

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The report reveals the number of people who spend over half their income renting run-down and overcrowded houses is increasing.

Shocking stories faced by Kiwi renters detailed in new report

The report reveals the number of people who spend over half their income renting run-down and overcrowded houses is increasing.

03:31
David Maurice was both architect and client for his home north of Auckland.

Stunning Puhoi home designed 'to put us close together as a family'

David Maurice was both architect and client for his home north of Auckland.

02:33
The Real Estate Institute wants lending rules to be eased to help young Kiwis into homes.

Official call for first-home buyers to have lending restrictions loosened amid plunging NZ house sales

The Real Estate Institute wants lending rules to be eased to help young Kiwis into homes.

Mould by the bath in a house

Damp, mouldy houses to be counted in census

Stats NZ wants to build a picture of the state of the country's housing stock in next year's census.

05:16
Teachers and principals are grappling with housing costs in our biggest city.

'It's in crisis' - principal desperate as housing costs force teachers to leave Auckland

Teachers and principals are grappling with housing costs in our biggest city.

02:31
The findings of the latest Government reporting measuring household incomes and inequality have been published.

Rising income doesn't help NZ's poorest because of housing unaffordability

Government report finds poorest New Zealanders spend 51 per cent of their income on housing.

02:00
A top economist says the billions of dollars of Chinese investment is badly needed.

Expo to bridge the cultural barrier between Chinese and New Zealand builders

Event organises aim to target Kiwi scepticism at Chinese developers.

02:21
Te Aroha says "the most difficult part is not having your own space".

'I want us to have a home' - family of 10 living in cramped South Auckland motel room

Te Aroha says "the most difficult part is not having your own space".

01:18
Mona Kingi, who has worked at Mangere's Te Puea Marae for decades, was shocked by some of the cases the marae housed last winter.

Auckland's Te Puea Marae confident of meeting challenge as it opens to homeless

Te Puea Marae in Mangere today opened as a shelter for six months.

02:15
One month on from the devastating Edgecumbe flooding tenants and their landlord head back to help clean up.

New housing development to be used to help families affected by Edgecumbe floods

The houses will eventually be used as affordable housing for the elderly.

03:28
Comedian and mental health advocate Mike King invited former All Blacks halfback Andy Ellis around for a backyard tour.

'I chainsaw everything' - Andy Ellis discovers Mike King's destructive approach to gardening

Mike King invited former All Blacks halfback Andy Ellis around for a backyard tour.

01:51
Tim Wilson found out the best, cheap ways to stay warm over winter.

Top cheap tips to shake the shiver in your home as polar blast grips the country

An EECA Energywise expert gave Seven Sharp some simple tips to heat up.

02:18
The change comes after concerns the previous benchmarks were too low.

Meth testing guidelines for properties finally released

The new standards include a two-step testing process to identify the level of contamination in houses.

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Jeremy O'Hanlon of homes.co.nz says there was a marked slowdown before the 2014 vote.

Will New Zealand's housing market slow down before the upcoming election?

Jeremy O'Hanlon of homes.co.nz says there was a marked slowdown before the 2014 vote.

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