Tauranga woman wins renovation award

A local property investor's clever use of a relocatable home has won her the NZPIF/Resene Renovation of the Year award. Donna Youngman received her trophy and certificate at the New Zealand Property Investors Federation annual conference last month. The... Read More

Ground breaking at Papamoa development

 A long awaited Papamoa retail and residential development is getting underway with a soil turning ceremony on the site at the corner of Domain and Papamoa Beach Roads today. The development of the 7356m2 vacant lot between Papamoa Beach Road and... Read More

Wet spring eases real estate market

Real estate sales and prices in Tauranga have softened from September to October according to figures from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand. While the median price across the region increased $20,000 or four per cent compared with October 2016,... Read More

Have your say on new town design

Two Te Tumu information days this week are giving residents the opportunity to help shape the design of the new town in Papamoa East. On Wednesday and Thursday (November 15-16), people will be able to learn how the project has progressed over the last... Read More

Chunk of Maleme Street up for sale

A portfolio of tenanted, light-industrial premises clustered together in a suburban hub have been placed on the market for sale – with the option to buy any or all of the four individual properties. The four properties are located at 61-65 Maleme... Read More

Lifestyle village eases housing crisis

A new Waikato community is helping to ease the housing crisis in places such as the Bay by adopting a global lifestyle trend towards downsizing homes for over-50s. Cambridge Oaks, which opens November 25, will include 205 homes starting at just $249,000,... Read More

Rubbing shoulders with industry big-wigs

A Bay of Plenty building apprentice has given an outstanding performance at this years Registered Master Builders CARTERS 2017 Apprentice of the Year. Ten national finalists took to their tools for a six-hour practical challenge where they were tasked... Read More

New rules for the central city

A new set of rules governing the future look and liveability of the central city is being recommended to the Tauranga City Council for adoption. The Tauranga Central City Spatial Framework also comes with a $23.65 million price tag in the 2018-2028 Long... Read More

Performance centre kicked to touch

City councillors have ducked a call on a $78 million performance centre for the city, putting it off until the next ten year plan. Committee chair Larry Baldock says the cost is too much to impose on ratepayers given that the city council is already... Read More

Make your house twinkle and win

Dig out your inflatable Santa, your trees and your baubles and start untangling your strings of Christmas lights, because now is the time to plan for and enter The Weekend Sun Christmas Lights Drive. It's the time of year to dress your house to... Read More



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