Thames farmland eyed for future housing

Nearly 200 hectares of farmland beside Thames Golf Course is for sale, and agents say large-scale housing could be in its future. The farm is on the... Read More

No doom or gloom with Waihi Beach property prices

Waihi Beach property market is showing no sign of slowing down as the bustling beachside village continues to witness solid growth. LJ Hooker at Waihi... Read More

More medical calls than fires for NZ firefighters

Volunteer firefighters are responding to 63 per cent of road crashes and 55 per cent of all medical emergency call outs across New Zealand. This is... Read More

Four cars destroyed in Welcome Bay house fire

  A fire that has consumed a house on Friday night in Welcome Bay also enveloped four cars parked nearby. “Four cars are totally written... Read More

Fire’s big problem

‘Resourcing issues’ from Fire and Emergency New Zealand are leading some Tauranga firefighters to work 70 hours per week, according to Tauranga’s... Read More

House fire in Welcome Bay

Emergency services are at the scene of a house fire in Welcome Bay. Police say they were advised at 9.20pm that a house was on fire on Keam Way in Welcome... Read More

Some first-home buyers in for a “lifetime of debt”

Home affordability for first-home buyers is the worst it has been in 65 years, according to an economics consultancy. Infometrics compared and analysed... Read More

BOP property prices still on the rise

House prices are still on the increase in the Bay of Plenty, although there is a record number of properties listed for sale in the region. The average... Read More

Housing market: Fewer homes going under the hammer

The slowdown in the property market is seeing fewer homes go under the hammer. Figures from show auction listings have fallen by more... Read More

New housing in Ōmokoroa on the horizon

Ōmokoroa’s housing offerings are set to change, but careful mahi and planning is in place to ensure the village feel that Ōmokoroa is renowned... Read More

More housing to be made available in Te Puke

The number and variety of homes is set to increase in Te Puke, and Western Bay is prepared. Western Bay of Plenty District Council is updating its local... Read More

Kāinga Ora reveals new plans for supermarket site

As demolition preparation work begins on the long-empty supermarket building in Kopeopeo, Kāinga Ora has announced that plans for the site have changed... Read More

Home invasion surge: residents petrified

“I woke up in the middle of the night as someone was pulling my blankets off me. A strange man was in my bedroom, standing over my bed. I screamed... Read More

Uninhabited house on fire in Gate Pa

Fire emergency services are attending the fire of an uninhabited house in Gate Pa. Fire and Emergency NZ shift manager Josh Pennefather says they received... Read More

Finding solutions for Kiwi construction threat

A unique collaboration of New Zealand researchers have found the answers to fix the distinct New Zealand construction threat of earthquake-prone precast... Read More