Water heating systems hot targets for thieves

The costliest home burglary claims arise from the theft of water heating systems, new AMI data reveals. In several cases, hot water cylinder thefts have led... Read More

Garden and art festival tickets selling fast

The Bay of Plenty Garden & Art Festival is in an early-bird frenzy with tickets selling fast. Until July 15, festival-goers can snap up their Multi-Day Festival... Read More

Rangitāiki River stopbank construction completed

Construction on a 1.25km section of Rangitāiki River stopbank next to Thornton Beach Road is now complete. This upgrade is part of Toi Moana Bay of Plenty... Read More

Housing development for Te Puke elderly underway

A property development in Te Puke designed to provide much-needed housing for elderly residents is entering the next stage. Directors of the charitable company... Read More

Property values teetering on the brink of winter

Homes in Tauranga are worth one per cent less on average than they were three months ago. The QV House Price Index for May 2024 shows the city's average home... Read More

Wiped out: Home values drop

More than 8500 first-home buyers who bought their homes during the market peak have properties that are worth less than they paid for them - and in a significant... Read More

Construction costs slowly building

The latest QV CostBuilder figures have hit the nail on the head when it comes to rising building costs. They show that the average cost of building a standard... Read More

Budget 2024 and the housing crisis

The recently announced 2024 Budget is set to impact the housing crisis in Tauranga and the rest of New Zealand says a community advocate. In a recent press... Read More

Help for homeowners impacted by severe weather

More help is available for homeowners impacted by severe weather. People who were displaced by severe weather events in 2022 and 2023 will be supported by... Read More

Tenant nearly loses home due to benefit repayments

A tenant who fell behind on rent while trying to get off the benefit and into work has been told by the Tenancy Tribunal that she must pay her arrears back at... Read More

Auckland leads drop, as national prices dip again

Home value growth in Aotearoa New Zealand has completely petered out in the past two months, with values dipping by 0.2 per cent in May, after a minor 0.1 per... Read More

Multiple fire trucks called to Minden house fire

Multiple fire trucks and fire fighters are attending a house fire in the Minden area of western Bay of Plenty. Fire emergency NZ shift manager Ryan Geen says... Read More