Thirteen homes for Wellington's most needy are going on the private market, and more are expected to follow as the city council faces "commercial realities".
A housing crisis looms in Tauranga with house prices soaring 464 per cent in over the last 16 years while household income increased just 129 per cent a new report revealed.
Restaurant exhaust fumes are causing ventilation issues in a new high-rise apartment block, a resident says.
Social housing tenants in Wellington city are facing a rent hike after the Christmas break.
An army of more than 13,000 professionals have applied for construction jobs in New Zealand, following an unprecedented global recruitment campaign.
A massive lodge could be built on what is now Crown land, just 40 metres from the shore of pristine Lake Pukaki.
A new University of Auckland building is helping to keep non-residential building consents from falling but next year's activity is expected to be slower, with an oversupply of office space possible.
A Wellington office tower, designed by the late Sir Ian Athfield and named best commercial building 30 years ago, is up for sale.
Landlords are warning of rent rises on the horizon, after the government passed a law requiring rentals to be warm, dry and well ventilated.
In fact, in the latest house-price indicator from The Economist, New Zealand house prices are second highest (behind Canada).