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Lane Nichols

Senior reporter, NZ Herald


  • 31 Jan, 2017 6:12pm
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The Crown has failed to prove a real estate agent dealt meth or perjured herself in court and is "desperate" to achieve a guilty verdict, a jury has heard.
  • 18 Jan, 2017 5:00am
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Real estate industry watchdog investigators are looking into quick fire sales of neighbouring properties in Mangere Bridge following a Herald investigation.
  • 1 Jan, 2017 5:00am
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A luxury penthouse that once played host to America's Next Top Model has changed hands for $7 million more than two years after being listed for sale.
  • 26 Dec, 2016 5:00am
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Herald staff and readers reveal their up close and personal encounters with celebrities. Today journalist Lane Nichols meets Scottish star Ewan McGregor.
  • 18 Aug, 2016 7:10pm
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Aaron Drever admitted his second misconduct charge last week before the Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal in connection with the sale of three West Auckland homes.
  • 11 Aug, 2016 5:00am
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An Auckland real estate agent who has racked up more disciplinary breaches than any other has now admitted reckless misconduct and his licence is on the line.
  • 24 Apr, 2016 5:00am
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A real estate agent sacked after on-selling two pensioners' home for a $725,000 profit faces two misconduct charges that also relate to on-selling property.
  • 23 Apr, 2016 5:00am
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An agent helping two pensioners sell their home has been sacked after buying the property for $530,000 and selling it for $1.255 million in just four months.

Barfoot & Thompson found guilty

  • 19 Apr, 2016 5:21pm
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Auckland's biggest real estate firm found guilty of unsatisfactory conduct relating to potential conflicts of interest involving its agents.
  • 19 Apr, 2016 5:00am
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First home hunters squeezed out of entry-level Auckland suburbs are being pushed to the far reaches of the city but face massive daily commutes to work.
  • 18 Apr, 2016 5:00am
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Aucklanders are buying at least 20 per cent of properties in nearby regional main centres, as soaring city prices force house hunters to look elsewhere.

Exodus of the house hunters

  • 18 Apr, 2016 5:00am
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Up to one in four property sales in parts of provincial NZ are now to Aucklanders, with many buyers forced from city as prices spiral beyond their means.
  • 12 Apr, 2016 7:52pm
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A Christchurch property manager under police investigation after a tattooist was crushed to death in the February 2011 quake can now be named.

Evicted after dropping the F-bomb

  • 26 Feb, 2016 5:00am
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A woman has been evicted from her Mt Eden flat for swearing in front of her landlord after he left a gate open and her beloved dog fled onto the road.
  • 24 Feb, 2016 5:00am
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Residents in one of the country's most exclusive streets celebrate court victory that stopped developer's plan to remove $3.1 million house.