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The demand for land in Tauranga's competitive market has prompted one prospective Papamoa buyer to camp out in his car for not one, but two nights, in order to secure the section of his dreams. Coast Papamoa Beach launched its fourth exclusive public...

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The HomeStart scheme has helped 128 first-time buyers with grants worth $659,000 in the Bay of Plenty region this year. The Government's $435 million HomeStart scheme came to effect on April 1, 2015, replacing the KiwiSaver First Home Deposit Subsidy. Bay...

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Trustpower's new Durham St headquarters received two awards in the 2016 Waikato/Bay of Plenty Architecture Awards. The winners were announced overnight at an awards ceremony at the University of Waikato. Trustpower Head Office interior by Warren...

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New Zealand First MP Clayton Mitchell believes Tauranga is at the mercy of a housing crisis. Clayton has taken a swipe at Simon Bridges, saying the Tauranga MP has been silent on the issue for too long and needs to take immediate action to remedy “this...

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The average house value in Tauranga is now $571,872 following a 5.5 per cent increase in the past three month. Home values in the region have now increased 22.6 per cent year on year. It seems there is no let-up in the housing market, with values continuing...

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Tauranga's building boom is putting pressure on in unexpected places, like providing portable toilets for building sites. As the issued building consent figures reported by Priority One continue to climb, so does the uptake of on-site portable toilets. New...

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A decision by Hawke's Bay lines company Unison to raise prices for houses with solar panels is being described as "completely understandable". Trustpower community services manager Graeme Purches says the real problem is a lot of the opposition...

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Social housing often hits the news for all the wrong reasons, believes Tauranga Community Housing Trust's Jo Gravit. Last week New Zealand First social policy spokesperson Darroch Ball's proposed state house tenants who have contaminated...

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Six months ago Cherie Karaha didn't know a LIM report from a listing price, a conditional offer from a certificate of title or equity from an easement. “Yep, I knew dick**** about buying a house. We knew nothing about that lawyer stuff. Nothing....

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The number of new dwellings consented rose strongly in February after falling in the previous month, according to figures from Statistics New Zealand announced. The Bay of Plenty saw the second largest increase throughout New Zealand in amounts of new...

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