Matriarch of Tai Tokerau Titewhai Harawira defies weather for final homecoming

Ngapuhi matriarch Titewhai Harawira and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern listen to the speeches from the porch of Te Whare Rūnanga at the Treaty Grounds in 2020. Photo / Michael Cunningham A rapturous reception welcomed the ‘matriarch of the north’, Titewhai Harawira, onto her home soil in Whakapara where she was laid to rest today. Hundreds … Read more

Land, trees slide down Ōwairaka/Mt Albert towards award-winning home

A slip from Ōwairaka/Mt Albert brought trees and earth down to homes on Mt Albert Rd. Video / Anne Gibson Part of Ōwairaka/Mt Albert and a number of trees many meters tall have slid into two private properties, including an award-winning home Danica Paki said a huge pine tree toppled right beside her house but … Read more

How Aucklander, 23, got home valued at $630,000 for $465,000

New home owner Leo Anderson at his Onehunga unit. Photo / Jason Oxenham. A 23-year-old engineer paid $465,000 for an Onehunga brick and tile unit valued at $630,000. In a city where the median price is still more than $1m, Leo Anderson appears to have scored a sharp deal. But he said it wasn’t without … Read more

Mortgage pain: Mary Holm – I bought a home a year ago but soon won’t be able to service the loan

Even when monthly home loan payments soar, there are ways to get through this tough patch. Photo / 123RF OPINION: I am in my late 30s, a single mother with two young children, and I am in corporate employment with a decent salary. I had a loan approved for $1.8 million and was able to … Read more

Kiwi man’s drug convictions see him kicked out of Australia

Phillip Rewha has lost an appeal to be deported from Australia under its 501 policy. Photo / Australian Border Force A Kiwi busted growing cannabis in his Perth home and found in possession of a plethora of drugs and paraphernalia has lost an appeal to be booted out of Australia under its 501 policy. Phillip … Read more

$5m Podular home builder collapse: Court to decide if families who lost life savings will ever recover a penny

Eli Thomas and Sophie Annen with daughter Charlie-Rose fear they’ll spend 30 years paying a mortgage for a home they don’t have. Photo / Dave Lintott Families who lost their life savings in the $5 million collapse of a tiny home building company will have to wait for a court ruling to find out whether … Read more

Furniture designer, 30, who found Japanese knotweed behind his shed when he moved into his £700k dream home successfully sues seller and leaves him facing £200,000 court bill after he denied plant was growing in garden

A furniture designer who found dreaded Japanese knotweed lurking behind the garden shed after buying his dream home has won £32,000 in damages. Jonathan Downing, 30, bought his three-bedroom house in affluent Prince George’s Avenue, Raynes Park, south west London, for £700,000 from chartered accountant Jeremy Henderson, 41, in August 2018. Mr. Downing, who trained … Read more

Apple Preparing to Re-Release Revamped HomeKit Architecture That Was Removed From iOS 16.2

Apple with the iOS 16.2 update introduced an updated underlying architecture for HomeKit and the Home app, but it was pulled a week after launch because of bugs and installation issues. At the time, Apple said the removal was temporary and that the upgrade option would “return soon.” It appears that Apple is almost ready … Read more

Rotorua rental with rotting floorboards, moldy ceiling deemed ‘unsafe’ by Tenancy Tribunal

A historic changing of the guard in Wellington today, the longest temp accommodation stays for Kiwi kids revealed and why Unis are booking up plane seats in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald A young mother has been awarded more than $5000 by the Tenancy Tribunal after renting a “truly dire … Read more