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First-home buys fall (+infographic)
New Zealand

First-home buys fall (+infographic)

The number of first-home buyers in the market has declined since mortgage-lending restrictions came in. So where are the worst-hit centres? Use our infographic.

Red light-runners in the gun
New Zealand

Red light-runners in the gun

Police are launching a month-long blitz on red light runners on Auckland roads. After an eight-week Auckland Transport "red means stop" warning campaign, police have begun cracking down on drivers who still haven't got the message.

How safe is your hospital?
New Zealand

How safe is your hospital?

At Auckland City Hospital, about 10 surgery patients in every 1,000 will suffer a major internal infection after their operation.

Deadliest countries for Kiwis
New Zealand

Deadliest countries for Kiwis

The New Zealand government has helped the families of more than 950 Kiwis who have died overseas and more than 200 who were injured in the last eight years.

What we earn and how your pay rates
New Zealand

What we earn and how your pay rates

The gap between the rich and the poor appears to be widening with the number of Kiwis earning more than $100,000 increasing by nearly three quarters.

Map: Draft Unitary Plan
New Zealand

Map: Draft Unitary Plan

Public submissions on Auckland Council's draft unitary plan close this week. View a map of the draft unitary plan here.

Home affordability vs income
Business

Home affordability vs income

Up to seven annual Auckland incomes would now be needed to buy a property in the city for its median house price.

Interactive: NZ from space
World

Interactive: NZ from space

Very few people will ever have the chance to see NZ 370km from space, but thanks to two astronauts returning to Earth today Kiwis won't have to make the journey.

Timeline: Gay rights in NZ
New Zealand

Timeline: Gay rights in NZ

NZ is set become the 13th country in the world to legalise same-sex marriage. Scroll through our interactive timeline above to see NZ's history of rights for gay people.

Prices up, growth slows
Business

Prices up, growth slows

New Zealand property prices rose last month but a supply shortage in some regions is starting to takes it toll on overall sales volumes.

New Zealand's 7 deadly sins
New Zealand

New Zealand's 7 deadly sins

A tongue-in-cheek appraisal of the seven deadly sins and New Zealand's vices has revealed Aucklanders as the greediest and most gluttonous in the country.

Property prices fall in January
Business

Property prices fall in January

House prices and overall sales numbers eased last month but the property market remains much stronger than a year ago, according to figures out this morning.

Cheapest house sales of 2012
New Zealand

Cheapest house sales of 2012

It's in a village of about 165 people and the closest town is a 45 minutes' drive. But for $20,000, a house in Ohura doesn't sound so bad.

Top 10 most expensive house sales
Business

Top 10 most expensive house sales

The most expensive home sold last year was a $9.1 million beachfront property on the North Shore which went for $1.6 million over its valuation.

Property prices up again
Business

Property prices up again

House prices struck a new median price record of $389,000 last December, up 9.6 per cent on the same month in 2011, the Real Estate Institute of NZ says.

Little left to call home after storm
New Zealand

Little left to call home after storm

Leading Aircraftman Rochelle Wech had just set up home in Wallingford Way with her boyfriend after a six-month deployment in East Timor when the tornado hit.

Call to redo beaches lost to bridge
New Zealand

Call to redo beaches lost to bridge

Auckland transport politicians are backing a proposal to recreate beaches lost to North Shore's Shoal Bay when the harbour bridge was built in the 1950s.

NZ median house prices hit new high
Business

NZ median house prices hit new high

The median house price in New Zealand rose to a record $380,000 last month as sales jumped by almost a third compared to October 2011, according to new figures.