OPINION: Rise of the under-$500,000 home

House sales under $500,000 are heading for their highest percentage of the market in five years

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5 brilliant places to retire in New Zealand: 2023 UPDATE

After crunching numbers and looking at lifestyle factors, we came up with five excellent locations.

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OPINION: History shows house price recovery likely to take time

House prices are recovering but how long will they take to reach the heights seen in 2021?

iSport ball giveaway winners chosen

We've chosen the winning schools who will each receive 25 balls courtesy of iSport

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Who will make decisions for you if you’re incapable?

An Enduring Power of Attorney allows someone to make decisions for you if you're incapable.

OPINION: Look to sales numbers for housing market recovery

The latest heavyweight to forecast that the housing market has probably reached the bottom of the current price cycle is the Reserve Bank.

All you need to know about EV chargers

Thinking of buying an EV? One of the things you need to consider is how you’re going to charge it.

EVs – What can you get for under 65k?

From just a couple of options five years ago to over 65 models now – the range of electric vehicles on the market has risen massively.

Interest-free lending on EVs announced

Interest-free lending on EVs announced with Westpac NZ's Greater Choices loan

How to negotiate when buying a car

What’s the best way to negotiate a great price on a car? We asked AA New Zealand Technical Advisor for his top tips.

OPINION: From home to asset - Strategies for success in the Spring housing market

For many New Zealanders, the family home is more than just a short-term asset; it represents a long-term investment, a place to put down roots, maybe start a family, and…

How much does it cost to build a granny flat?

Building a secondary dwelling or ‘granny flat’ can be a surprisingly versatile way to maximise the use of your land.