Housing Minister Phil Twyford says he wants to double the number of state homes Labour promised to build on the campaign trail to 2000.
The lack of houses on the Otago market appears to have underpinned a price surge.
Real Estate Institute (REINZ) figures for October show median prices in Auckland fell by 3.2% year on year to $850,000 - the biggest fall since December 2010.
Infrastructure is being created for a new settlement to be built on Auckland's northern outskirts.
An Arrowtown house has won a top prize at the 2017 New Zealand Architecture Awards.
House-price expectations reached a six-year low after falling for the fifth consecutive quarter in the latest ASB Housing Confidence Survey, for the three months ended October.
ANZ's New Zealand chief executive David Hisco thinks the New Zealand property market probably peaked last year but that conditions are still difficult for first home buyers.
Arrowtown's Millbrook Resort is proof the slowdown in Wakatipu property sales is not affecting high-end products.
Property investors are expecting slower growth in asset prices and rental income than a year ago but remain confident about the future of the sector.
Tracey Roxburgh talks to members of a mayoral housing taskforce about some possible solutions to house prices in Queenstown.
A Queenstown community worker says resort residents on the living wage are being locked out of the property market.
Property For Industry has gone to shareholders asking for nearly $70 million in an equity-raising to help buy eight industrial properties and one office property.
The slowdown in the housing market is causing sellers to take bigger losses on house sales, which includes a sharp increase in loss in Dunedin.
Households remain in good spirits, prepared to spend on leisure activities and unconcerned about paying down debt, the Westpac McDermott Miller consumer confidence September survey shows.
For only the third time in seven years no region around the country booked an increase in house sales for August, but property prices across New Zealand increased 8.2% on a year ago to $530,000.
A Singaporean developer has begun construction of a $200million residential townhouse development in Frankton called Remarkables Residences.
Prime Minister Bill English has promised to double its Home Start grant for first home buyers at an announcement in Hobsonville this morning.
When Sir John Key retired as Prime Minister he revealed he would eventually trade his stately Parnell mansion in for a smaller place - and he has delivered.
A plan to subdivide a former market garden in Outram has been criticised by opponents who say it will waste land that could form part of Dunedin's ''food basket''.
A historic Mosgiel homestead is the subject of subdivision application.