New Zealanders continue to return home in strong numbers from Australia

For decades, Kiwis have been moving across the ditch in search for a better life in Australia. Now they’re coming back, news.com.au reports.

A resurgent and more confident New Zealand continues to lure expatriates home in strong numbers as interest in the Australian economy begins to wane.

It is estimated there are over 500,000 New Zealanders currently living and working in Australia who historically have been drawn to Australia’s economic growth story of the last 25 years.

However, in more recent years New Zealand has become a magnet not just for returning citizens but for people all over the world.

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Forbes 400 List: 10 Richest People in America for 2017

The publication releases an annual issue of the magazine that examines the richest people in the country based on their estimated net worth. The combined worth of these 400 people who built their fortune in the U.S. is about $2.7 trillion, up from the $2.4 trillion amassed last year.

There were 169 billionaires who did not make the Forbes 400 due to how many Americans have reached the $1-billion mark. Unsurprisingly, a bulk of the list was made up of tech wizards and bankers.

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Grand Designs NZ: Modern-day ark

It’s always interesting to see what architects design for their own families – it seems as though such a house should be a perfect, crystallised model of everything they have ever learned. In other words, perfect in every way.

For architect and triathlete George Hilgeholt of Nelson, it’s an affordable, energy-efficient black house on stilts that rocks his boat. His project, screened on Grand Designs NZ this week, features two gabled pavilions that reference the local apple-packing sheds.

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Grand Designs host Chris Moller is full of admiration for the modern-day ark.

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Auckland zookeeper’s house on the market for $1

Auckland Zoo is auctioning off a former zookeeper’s house – with a thrifty $1 reserve.

The home was being sold with the condition that it would need to be uplifted and moved at the buyer’s own cost by November 20.

On the listing on Trademe the Zoo said it would donate $5000 as well as all profits from the sale to the Auckland Zoo Conservation Fund, which works to protect vulnerable species like the kiwi.

The TradeMe listing describes the home as having ‘lots of natural light’ and ‘plenty of potential for restoration’.

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Singer Jennifer Lopez lists Manhattan penthouse for $34 million

Jennifer Lopez has put her penthouse apartment in Manhattan’s Flatiron District on the market for US$26.9 million ($34.15 million).

Located in a Georgian-style building overlooking Madison Square Park, the two-storey condominium apartment has four bedrooms and six bathrooms spread across 580 square metres.

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Cantabrians resort to tiny houses to realise home ownership dream

Canterbury Home Show organisers say this year smaller homes have been the biggest draw.

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The Kiwi-run Bali paradise named best luxury retreat in the world

Lucky Lucas de Jong was the first bloke to enjoy the retreat typically reserved for women.

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