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How To Spot The Next Suburb On The Rise

April 17, 2019

Auckland Auckland Housing Auckland Transport North Shore

  Everyone wants to live in a desirable neighbourhood. Unfortunately, not everyone can afford the sky-high prices that are usually associated with established areas. Buying in an up and coming neighbourhood can be a great way to make sure you’re not spending a fortune but that your home will continue to grow in value over […]

Retirement Village Resident Asks Local Board To Install  Memorial Seat For His Wife

April 16, 2019


  Rodney Cuckow, a Summerset Retirement Village resident has asked the Papakura Local Board to install a memorial seat at Karaka Lakes where he can remember his wife. Cuckow’s wife, Marilyn, passed away after battling cancer. According to Cuckow and his family,  the couple enjoyed walking around Karaka Lakes together and taking in the beautiful […]

Wallace Stratton Are Off To A Hot Start In Hobsonville

April 11, 2019

Hobsonville Property News

  Wallace & Stratton Real Estate recently opened a brand new office at 102c Hobsonville Road, Hobsonville. The new office features Norwest experts, Sam Cho, Theo Thrasy, Wesley Gerber, Bridget Dickson, Keri Gerrard, Terry and Janet Jones, Marlene and Dennis (The REAL TEAM) and Lance Mason, collectively boasting over a century’s worth of real estate […]

New Report Says Homeowners Made $195k Each Last Quarter

April 9, 2019

NZ Housing NZ Property Market

  A new report, released by CoreLogic, says that homeowners in New Zealand made a tidy profit last quarter. The report, known as the CoreLogic Pain and Gain Report, says that 96.3% of New Zealand properties resold between October 2018 and the end of the year made a gross profit. According to the report, New […]

Silverdale And Dairy Flat Areas Set To Grow With New Structure Plan

April 3, 2019

Dairy Flat North Shore

  The areas of Silverdale and West Dairy Flat on Auckland’s north shore are primed for growth in the coming years. The source of this growth? A new plan in development by the local council. The proposed Silverdale West Dairy Flat Industrial Area Structure Plan could provide up to 10,000 jobs for people who live […]

Eden Park Granted $63 Million

April 1, 2019

Auckland Eden Park

  Auckland councillors recently voted to grant the owners of Eden Park $63 million to cover the debt the venue owes. This decision comes following the venue’s desire to seek a better system for hosting concerts in order to gain more revenue. Mayor Phil Goff recently noted that the Eden Park Trust Board was looking […]

5 Tips To Help You Afford Your First Home

March 27, 2019

Auckland Housing Mortgages NZ Housing NZ Property Market

  Buying a house is one of life’s milestones. It is also one of the biggest investments you will make in your life. The process may seem daunting and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed, however, there are some ways you can better set yourself up for success. We’ve compiled five tips to help you on […]

Auckland Transport To Introduce Dynamic Traffic Lanes To Improve Congestion

March 25, 2019

Auckland Transport West Harbour

  A new report, commissioned by none other than rideshare giant, Uber, has named Auckland Australasia’s most congested city. With many Auckland residents facing daily frustrations on the road, the new title does not come as a surprise. Auckland Transport has now announced that it will be introducing “dynamic traffic lanes” in an attempt to […]

10,000 jobs could be created in Dairy Flat

March 20, 2019

Dairy Flat North Shore

  Up to 10,000 jobs could be created by 2047 in the Dairy Flat area Within the Auckland city councils refreshed Future Urban Land Supply Strategy document, it is stated that “Auckland’s population is projected to reach 2.4 million” by 2047, with the anticipated capacity for up to “400,00 new dwellings” and “277,00 additional jobs”, of […]

Judge Fines Kiwi Woman For Using Shipping Containers As Airbnbs

March 18, 2019


  A judge has fined a woman from Arthur’s Point, Queenstown for listing shipping containers on Airbnb. According to Judge John Hassan, Lisa Karen Kalazich “took a risk with other peoples’ lives” by using shipping containers as accommodation. She was subsequently fined $12,000 in the Environment Court in Queenstown at a hearing on the 29th […]

Rodney Local Board Funds Essential New Bus Services

March 12, 2019


  Rodney Local Board has recently been praised by Auckland’s mayor, Phil Goff, for funding two new bus services in the area. The new bus routes, launched on Sunday, the 24th of February, aim to provide rural residents in Wellsford and Helensville with increased mobility and connectivity to the rest of Auckland. The two routes […]

Green light for Butler Stoney Park

March 5, 2019

Millwater Orewa

  Residents of Millwater and Orewa are excited to see plans moving forward for the design of the 14ha Metro Park West, which is to be renamed Butler Stoney Park. The stunning natural landscape of the Wainui Hills will inspire a Meadow and Creek design, with hints of timber milling and arbour as well as […]

NZ Election 2017: Housing Policies

September 19, 2017

Property News

    LABOUR Establish the Aordable Housing Authority, an independent Crown entity with a fast-tracked planning process, tasked with leading large-scale housing developments and cutting through red tape. Use the Aordable Housing Authority to drive the delivery of the 100,000 aordable homes planned under the KiwiBuild programme. Undertake greenfields and revitalisation projects through the Aordable […]

How to achieve a cosy feel to your home...

August 16, 2017

DIY Home Decorating Tips

There is a definite shift in mood during winter. The vibe is all about intimate and cosy spaces and we crave warmth as well as rich, soft textures. One way to describe the feeling is moody. Not in a downtrodden way, but rather in a sophisticated and evocative sense. Colours are richer, textures more luxurious, […]

Auckland's Heritage

June 1, 2017

Albany North Shore

  The poor clay soils in Albany were suitable for fruit growing, and this very quickly became an important local industry. Albany became associated with farming innovations and new fruit varieties, such as the famous Albany Beauty apple and Albany Surprise grape varieties. It was home to an experimental farm established by central government in […]

Achieving a Beautiful and Functional Bathroom

April 26, 2017

DIY Home Decorating Tips

    Say goodbye to toiletries lining the bath edge, overcrowded vanities, and clothes ‘hung’ on the floor with these great ideas that will turn your bathroom into a beautifully functional and clutter-free space. Smart Storage Your bathroom should be a clean, calm and uncluttered space. It is the place where you prepare yourself for […]

Freshen Up Your Home...

February 15, 2017

DIY Home Decorating Tips

Whether you have been craving a new look or just simply want to refresh a room, you live in a house that you own or a small rented apartment, we have a few, low-cost ideas that will instantly help you fall in love with you surroundings… A natural woven basket used for storage can bring a certain […]

Auckland housing bargains can still be found, but act quickly

February 27, 2016

Auckland Housing Property News

Just a handful of Auckland suburbs remain with average house prices under half a million dollars, new figures reveal. The latest QV.co.nz E-Valuer statistics show only 10 of Auckland’s 167 suburbs have homes with a median value under $500,000. The number of suburbs that have hit an average $1m mark has jumped from 43 to […]

Mortgage rates fall below 5%

July 7, 2015

Mortgages NZ Housing NZ Property Market

  The sub-5 per cent mortgage rate is back on offer with three major banks dropping their fixed term rates in the last week. BNZ became the latest bank to cut its two year fixed term rate to 4.99 per cent yesterday following on the back of Kiwibank and ASB’s special offers. Mortgage broker Bruce […]

Carpark-sized pad in central city sells for $104,000

July 7, 2015

Auckland Housing

It’s 7.9sq m inside, has no kitchen, sink or toilet and fits little more than a single bed – but a buyer has just paid $104,000 for the shoebox living space. The pint-size one-bedroom central Auckland abode – which has an official floor area of 9sq m – is smaller than most car parks and […]