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REINZ announces new Board Directors, Life Members and Fellows

During the AGM, REINZ announced the election of Directors to the Board as well as the granting of Life Membership and FREINZ status to members.

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28/11/2023 1:00:00 PM


Announcing the champion of the Australasian Auctioneering Championships (AUSTROS) 2023

Tonight, the five finalists went head-to-head hoping to be crowned the best auctioneer in Australasia.

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21/09/2023 7:34:00 PM


Here are the Final Five for the Australasian Auctioneering Championships (AUSTROS) 2023

Today, fourteen elite auctioneers battled it out in front of the judges during the HEATS. Each contestant gave it their all, showcasing true auctioneering excellence. The decision was tough, but in the end, the judges locked in their choices.

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18/09/2023 11:54:00 AM


The heat is on at the Australasian Auctioneering Championships (AUSTROS) 2023

Leading property auctioneers, from across Australasia, have descended on Auckland New Zealand to compete at this exclusive Trans-Tasman event to battle for the right to call themselves the ultimate Australasian Auctioneering Champion.

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17/09/2023 11:54:00 AM


Real estate agencies nationwide celebrate big wins at the 2023 REINZ Awards for Excellence!

Exceptional real estate agencies and real estate professionals from across the nation won awards at last night’s 2023 REINZ Awards for Excellence – New Zealand’s annual national awards evening for the real estate profession.

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22/08/2023 11:54:00 AM


REINZ ready for long awaited next step in property management regulation

REINZ is thrilled to see the Government’s introduction of the proposed regulation of residential property managers and property management organisations today. It is a long-awaited next step in this important bill becoming law.

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18/08/2023 4:20:00 PM


What’s to come for residential property management?

From the regulation of residential property management, an update on Healthy Homes Standards, family violence regulations and our submissions on methamphetamine contamination — it’s all go in the property management sector.

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10/04/2023 6:51:00 PM


Extreme weather: FAQs for property managers

​Our thoughts are with those of you and your wider families who have been affected by the flooding and Cyclone Gabrielle. We have collected a number of frequently asked questions for property managers to help guide you through this challenging time.

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13/02/2023 6:51:00 PM


Ministry of Justice publishes final report on our AML/CFT regime

On 7 November 2022, the Ministry of Justice published its final report and recommendations on the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) Act — its final suggestions are welcome news to us and the real estate profession.

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22/11/2022 6:51:00 PM


Government announces rental sector reform

On 22 November, the Government made an announcement on rental sector reform including the introduction of a Bill to regulate the property management sector.

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22/11/2022 6:51:00 PM


REINZ supports Build-to-Rent exemption from interest limitation rules — but calls for clarity

REINZ supports the Government’s announcement of a new exemption from the interest limitation rules for qualifying Build-to-Rent assets. However, further clarity is required to ensure Build-to-Rent assets can be successfully sustained in New Zealand.

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8/11/2022 6:51:00 PM


Unit Titles Amendment Act – dates you need to know

The Unit Titles (Strengthening Body Corporate Governance and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2022 (the Amendment Act) became law on 9 May 2022. The commencement dates for the Amendment Act have now been announced. We specify the dates important to you.

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8/11/2022 6:51:00 PM


Fair Trading Amendment Act 2021 changes now in force

The Fair Trading Amendment Act (the Act) changes came into force on 16 August 2022. Real estate agencies should review their business-to-business contracts and trading practices to ensure they do not fall on the wrong side of the law.

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17/08/2022 6:51:00 PM


Initial changes to CCCFA lending rules now effective

The Government has issued new guidance in the Responsible Lending Code and tweaked the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Regulations 2004. The latest changes relax the responsible lending rules. We examine what these mean for borrowers.

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7/07/2022 6:51:00 PM


REINZ sees 2022 budget’s support for first home buyers as positive step

REINZ welcomes the budget announcement, particularly changes to First Home Grants and First Home Loans, which better reflect the reality of the housing market and will be welcome news for weary first home buyers.

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20/05/2022 6:51:00 PM


Amended Healthy Homes Standards now in force

Changes to the Healthy Homes Standards came into force 12 May 2022. This includes changes to the heating, ventilation, moisture ingress and drainage standards.

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12/05/2022 6:51:00 PM


Amendments to Unit Titles Act will deliver greater protection for owners and buyers

The Unit Titles Amendment Bill has passed its third reading in Parliament and will shortly receive Royal Assent. REINZ welcomes the news, which will deliver greater protection for owners and buyers.

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5/05/2022 6:51:00 PM


REINZ supports residential property manager regulation

REINZ welcomes the Government’s proposed regulation of residential property managers. As the industry body representing the vast majority of real estate professionals, REINZ has advocated in this space for several years.

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27/04/2022 6:51:00 PM


Auckland, Waikato and Canterbury see substantial increase in $1 million-plus property sales

In 2021, the number of $1 million-plus property sales increased by 69.1% compared to 2020, with regions including Auckland, Waikato and Canterbury seeing significant growth.

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4/02/2022 6:51:00 PM