Summer stinks

Summertime enjoyment has been marred in the streets north of Mount Maunganui shopping centre by a putrid stench from nearby stormwater drains. “It... Read More

Housing market ‘pumps the brakes’

Home values continue to climb ever higher in Tauranga – but there are increasing signs of a slow-down on the horizon. The city’s average... Read More

Commercial building fire in Matamata extinguished

Fire and Emergency New Zealand crews have extinguished a large fire at a commercial building in Matamata. “The fire is now extinguished, and the... Read More

Trade Me‘s top property listings for 2021 revealed

Margaret Mahy’s Lyttelton cottage, John Britten’s iconic stables and a famous Wellington film set have been announced as Trade Me’s... Read More

Kāinga Ora spends $1.55M upgrading BOP homes

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities spent around $1.55 million dollars last financial year in the wider Bay of Plenty region. The money was spent... Read More

NZ‘s average house price exceeds $1M

It was a record year for the property market in 2021, which saw the national average value of a house top $1 million for the first time. According... Read More

Waihi Beach property prices show no sign of easing

Waihi Beach property market shows no sign of slowing down as more than $72.9 million worth of property was sold in Waihi Beach in the lastsix6 months... Read More

Kāinga Ora charges tenants $35m for damage repairs

  The country’s state housing landlord admits it doesn’t keep records on damage done by tenants to its homes. And while Kāinga Ora... Read More

Renters hit mortgage calculators

“Many renters doing their sums are pleasantly surprised. With rents up nationwide, but interest rates relatively low, plenty are discovering that... Read More

2021: A year full of news

Well, 2021 certainly has been a year to remember. Covid has dominated headlines for the majority of the year from the first Delta case to lockdowns,... Read More

Accommodation sector at capacity for New Year‘s

Travellers looking to book last minute accommodation for New Year’s Eve may be out of luck with traditional hot spots at full capacity, according... Read More

The hottest locations of 2021

Let’s face it - every residential market in New Zealand was hot during 2021. But which markets were the hottest? The latest QV Quartile Index shows... Read More

Covid: Positive wastewater results in Whitianga

An unexpected wastewater detection in Whitianga may be due to one of two causes says a Ministry of Health spokesperson.   The wasterwater sample... Read More

Rotorua development helping first home buyers

Another 60 homes are on the horizon for Rotorua. Resource consent was granted earlier this month to enable 60 homes to be built at 45 Frank Street. This... Read More

Community urged to save more water

The city’s water use continued to climb last week despite the recent introduction of a new Water Watchers Plan and outdoor watering restrictions. Council’s... Read More