Record sale for multi-storey building

A recently built building on Cameron Road has been sold for what is believed to be a record price for a Tauranga CBD property to a syndicate managed by Maat Group. The property at 306 Cameron Road sold for $41.4m. The public offering was fully subscribed... Read More

Former Judge to probe Bella Vista case

Tauranga City Council has today announced that former High Court Judge, Paul Heath will undertake a thorough investigation into Council's role in the Bella Vista buildings on Lakes Boulevard and Aneta Way. Paul Heath was appointed as a Judge of... Read More

House market remains strong in Bay

The median house price in the Bay of Plenty rose seven per cent in the year to March 2018, according to statistics released by REINZ. The median price across the region is now $580,000, up from $541,660 at the same time last year. The biggest increases... Read More

Govt changes bad for tenants, landlords

A Tauranga landlord has lashed out at the government's proposed changes to rental rules, saying the extra costs are unaffordable for both tenants and landlords. Tony Cranston, who owns 13 rental properties around Tauranga, believes recent moves... Read More

Housing minister visits Tauranga

Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford hosted a housing forum in Tauranga this afternoon to discuss the future of the city's housing options He was joined by local Labour MPs Tamati Coffey (Waiariki), Jan Tinetti (Tauranga, list) and... Read More

Bella Vista Homes ‘cannot be reoccupied’

Tauranga City Council has announced all of the properties in the former Bella Vista Homes development – a small part of The Lakes neighbourhood – have been deemed ‘dangerous and affected', or ‘affected', and cannot... Read More

Bella Vista Homes director speaks out

One minute's drive from a fenced-off construction site filled with empty homes, the developer responsible sits in a million dollar mansion with his back to hilltop views. The luxury property is a far cry from the cramped Chinese... Read More

Welcome Bay house fire

The Fire Service were called to a house fire in Welcome Bay this afternoon. The house, located at 752A Welcome Bay Road was fully involved when they arrived. Directly opposite Faith Bible College, the unoccupied house caught fire between 4pm and 4.30pm... Read More

Commercial consents boost figures

Building consents for the Bayfair retail expansion at $6.0m and $6.8m, and two $8 million consents for retail developments at Tauranga Crossing have boosted commercial building consent issued by Tauranga City Council in March to $38.7 million. The amount... Read More

Elite streets of Tauranga

For years Tauranga was considered a bit sleepy – a place where young Aucklanders came to party once a year, and older ones came to retire to a place in the sun. That's all changed, not because the Aucklanders stopped coming, but because... Read More



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