Labour have conceded they’ll make some changes to KiwiBuild after coming into government promising to make life better for tenants and first-time buyers.

Industry expertise key in search for new KiwiBuild boss - expert

The head of KiwiBuild resigned Friday, after being absent from the job for two months.

The lowest number of houses were sold in the last month of the year, for seven years, nationwide.

December saw NZ property sales plummet to lowest in seven years - REINZ

Auckland dropped significantly, falling 24.3 per cent for December compared to 2017.

Political Editor Corin Dann analyses the latest Quotable Value housing figures.

House price growth stronger in small towns

Kawerau, Carterton, South Waikato and Ruapehu in particular continue to see strong quarterly growth figures on top of solid annual growth.

Sydney's Opal Tower deemed structurally sound but needs 'significant work' before residents can move back in

The tower was evacuated on Christmas Eve after residents heard creaking and noticed cracking in parts of the building.

Bay of Islands mansion built for drug dealer Mr Asia on the market again

The property had an asking price of $6.9 million in 2016.

Interest in the Nelson-area property continues to grow, both here and overseas.

Nelson could use crowdfunding to buy $16 million Pepin Island

Mayor Rachel Reese wants to see it locally owned.

Construction workers in Christchurch (file picture).

Home consents on the rise - especially apartments, units and townhouses

Stand-alone houses still made up nearly two-thirds of the consents, but their number declined very slightly.

Auckland may become a buyers' market in 2019, Barfoot & Thompson predicts

It would be the first time in a decade that property prices have declined.

Modest rise in asking prices for Kiwi homes

The Auckland region dominated movements due to its size.

Interest in the Nelson-area property continues to grow, both here and overseas.

Have a spare $16 million? Breathtaking NZ island up for sale

Interest in the Nelson-area property continues to grow, both here and overseas.

Traveller with Airbnb app on smartphone (file picture).

Airbnb renters might not be covered by insurance if anything goes wrong

"If you're renting out a room you should really check with your insurer to see whether your policy will still apply."

It's still not known how many people kicked out of state housing for methamphetamine contamination remain homeless.

Meth contamination of state housing leaves tenants homeless months later

In September, Housing New Zealand was forced to apologise to around 800 tenants who were kicked out.

Specialists to examine 'cracked' Sydney tower

More than 3000 people were evacuated on Christmas Eve after Opal Tower started to make creaking noises.

Private Nelson island goes on the market for $16 million

Pepin Island was bought by German businesswoman Viola von Hohenzollern (nee Hallman) in 1996 for $2 million.

Resident Sarsha Tyrell says the council's offer to buy the homes for what the owners paid is not fair and just.

Tauranga City Council makes decision on Bella Vista homes

"We want to resolve this issue properly," says Tauranga Mayor Greg Brownless.

The 1 NEWS political team look back at the scandal that saw Housing NZ tenants evicted and their possessions destroyed.

Housing NZ meth testing exposed 'as the scam it was', but still impacting tenants

The Inside Parliament team look back at some of the biggest stories of the year.

The owners run The Little Import Company, responsible for many of Australasia’s big Christmas displays.

Check out the rural Auckland house that's got all the Christmas bling

The owners run The Little Import Company, responsible for many of Australasia’s big Christmas displays.

Photos: Extremely honest real estate advert lists 'dreadful' Auckland home on TradeMe

Even though the advert warns first home buyers to bring a "bio-hazard suit", City Sales are predicting the property will be "the bargain of 2018".

The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development issued a statement saying CEO Stephen Barclay is away from work but has not resigned.

Prime Minister won't give reason why Kiwibuild boss isn't at work, saying it's 'an employment issue'

She says she's been reassured Stephen Barclay's absence has nothing to do with how Kiwibuild is tracking.

Phil Twyford was quizzed by Q+A host Corin Dann about the departure.

Housing Minister tight-lipped on reported resignation of KiwiBuild chief executive

Q+A host Corin Dann said he thought it would be in the public interest for Mr Twyford to comment.

1 NEWS has revealed another planned Kiwibuild development has hit an embarrassing snag.

Wellington's first KiwiBuild homes to be constructed next year near city's heart

A planned KiwiBuild development in another part of the country has hit an embarrassing snag.

The Government says it's laughable to suggest now that the former government was going to solve the housing crisis.

Housing Minister Phil Twyford calls National's claims it could do more housing 'laughable'

It comes after the Waimahia development in South Auckland was hailed as a success.

An artist's rendering of the @340 Onehunga KiwiBuild development planned for Auckland.

Five Auckland KiwiBuild apartments fail to sell on ballot, offered up on a first come, first served basis to those who qualify

KiwiBuild apologised to the people in the original ballot who weren't contacted first.

Real estate data analysts say Kiwis are comfortable borrowing massive amounts against a house.

House prices rise 1.3 per cent in quarter as market cools

QV says "more affordable" main centres, particularly Dunedin and Wellington, continue to show strong growth.

The council approved the major development at Shelly Bay, but was thrown out by the Court of Appeal.

Wellington waterfront housing consent quashed by Court of Appeal

Wellington City Council has been ordered to re-evaluate the Shelly Bay development.

Seven Sharp’s Carolyn Robinson went for a look.

Hanmer Springs holiday home could be the perfect reinvention of Kiwi camping

The kitchen encourages you to barbecue outside and the roof evokes the pitch of your tent.

The woman says the South Auckland property is uninhabitable.

'It's not habitable' - woman bailed to Auckland house so unhygienic she contracted scabies

Chanelle Sandilands has hit out at a social housing agency and Corrections over the accommodation.

Capital gains tax backed by 'clear majority' of Tax Working Group members

Chairman Sir Michael Cullen says objections are mainly about how to do it, rather than whether to.

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