Housing Minister and Wigram MP Megan Woods says Budget 2022 will help more people get onto the property ladder by funding about 7000 extra first home grants and 2500 more first home loans every year.
Home and Gardening
A Sumner resident says a group of "dead or dying" Norfolk pines have become an unwelcome eyesore in the seaside suburb.
A new pavilion to be built at Halswell Quarry Park will include plaques dedicated to Canterbury's Korean War veterans.
Work is under way to convert a derelict 1870s South Island farm building into a function and wedding venue.
The Christchurch house that once belonged to renowned inventor John Britten fetched close to $8m late last year, it can now be revealed.
Former Christchurch Mayor Sir Bob Parker's quirky inner-city apartment has been sold at auction today.
A Christchurch couple ordered to pay $40k after a child living at their "uninhabitable" and "unsanitary" property contracted rheumatic heart disease may face further legal action after failing to hand over a single cent.
Rates are set to rise by an average of 6 per cent in the Selwyn district on July 1 - but the increase will be more for many urban dwellers.
The city's "most exceptional works of architecture" will be opened up for the public to explore this weekend.
As the cost of living - and dying - increases, more and more people are opting to design and make their own coffins.
The average value of a house in Selwyn has climbed past $1 million, out-performing Christchurch and every other district in Canterbury.
Queenstown Lakes District property, including land, is worth more than $90 billion as valuations sky rocket in the region.
A landlord has won the upper-end of compensation after two meth-using tenants left a trail of destruction to her property and were ruled to have abandoned the home early.
One of the South Island's most spectacular homesteads - with its eight bedrooms, two kitchens, snooker room, large parlours and a colourful past - will be restored to its full glory.