Housing affordability plummets to low levels

Buying a home is increasingly out of reach for many New Zealanders as housing affordability plummets to historically low levels. A report by CoreLogic... Read More

Homeless village plans revealed

A plan to create the country’s first multi-million dollar homeless village in Tauranga is currently underway. The idea is being pushed forward... Read More

Median house price rises by 13.1% in BOP

  The Bay of Plenty median house price has jumped to a record high of $769,000, up from $680,000 this time last year.   This is a 13.1... Read More

Mainly settled weather ahead for New Zealand

An anticyclone lies over New Zealand today bringing mainly settled weather. "Basically everywhere is dry today, only Fiordland brings the risk... Read More

New AI agritech platform to benefit scientists

A new scientific partnership will develop an AI platform to meet demand from Bay of Plenty scientists for faster processing of complex research data. The... Read More

Tauranga housing squeeze bringing people to tears

A squeeze on Tauranga's housing supply is seeing people desperate to find a home coming to a rental agent in tears. A property developer is predicting... Read More

New tenancy laws come into force today

New rules for tenants and landlords come into force today, bringing an end to 90-day tenancy terminations without justification. The reform is being... Read More

Landlords evicting tenants before new rules set in

A tenants' advocacy group says renters are increasingly having their tenancies prematurely ended, as landlords make moves before new rules set in. It... Read More

Grass fire in Papamoa

Fire crews are on their way to extinguish a grass fire in Papamoa. “There are three crews heading there,” says Fire and Emergency NZ shift... Read More

Power cut at Papamoa

There has been a power cut in Papamoa. Powerco report that the power cut has affected 746 properties at Papamoa Beach. The outage occurred... Read More

Fire investigation into Greerton house fire

A fire investigator is at the scene of a Greerton house fire this afternoon following an overnight blaze. The house in Waimapu Rd was well alight when... Read More

New Zealand kiwiberry booming in the Bay of Plenty

The high summer temperatures and long hours of sunshine in the Bay of Plenty where the largest hectares of the NZ Kiwiberry are grown has meant that... Read More

Bromeliads on trend

It’s time to get up close with one of nature’s chic plants – the bromeliad. For those who love spectacular foliage and bright colours,... Read More

Whakatane school loses eight classrooms in fire

Apanui School in Whakatane has lost a complete block of classrooms due to a fire last night. Four crews were called to the fire at Apanui School on... Read More

BOP has high levels of bach ownership

Holiday home property ownership remains elusive for the majority of New Zealanders, according to new research. The Long White study, which surveyed... Read More