Cutting the grass? Cut it out!

We’re heading towards summer, and the warmer weather that goes hand-in-hand with fortnightly lawn mowing for lots of New Zealanders. But a number... Read More

Rural market poised for spring - REINZ

Data released by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand shows there were 121 more farm sales for the three months ended August 2020 than for the three... Read More

Kiwis buying up holiday houses

No overseas travel for a while and low-interest rates have well-off Kiwis buying holiday houses at favourite hotspots. A two bedroom, one bathroom... Read More

Sunday‘s national forecast

  The MetService advises that a couple of cold fronts, preceded by strong northwesterlies, are expected to move northeast across the South Island... Read More

Winter 2020 – NZ’s Warmest Winter On Record

  New Zealand has just experienced its warmest winter on record, according to official NIWA climate data. NIWA’s Seven Station Temperature... Read More

What‘s on - karaoke, rugby finals, markets and art

Good morning and welcome to Saturday. Kia harikoa. Kaua e manukanuka. Kia hari to whanau me o hoa. Today the weather is expected to be fine with westerlies... Read More

Spawning a mushroom business

On the brink of lockdown, Whakamarama‘s Billy ‘Mushroom’ Roy launched Marama’s Mushrooms, a business that sells grow-your-own... Read More

BOP man rents motels to house homeless

A Rotorua man's charitable trust is renting motels to house people after the COVID-19 pandemic forced him to shut his shelters for the homeless. Tiny... Read More

House prices holding up during COVID-19 pandemic

  The property market is holding its own in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, with rural and provincial areas faring better than the main cities.   CoreLogic's... Read More

Lifestyle property sales increase to record high

  The number of lifestyle properties sold across the country was the highest ever for the month of July as people look to reassess their living... Read More

Snow expected in the week ahead

The MetService advises that an active front, preceded by strong northwesterlies is expected to move northeast over the South Island during Tuesday, then... Read More

Water treatment upgrade for Tairua and Whitianga

Tairua and Whitianga's new water treatment plants have been upgraded, marking an important milestone in their drinking water standards project -... Read More

Magnitude 5.2 quake strikes off coast of BOP

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake has struck off the coast of the Bay of Plenty early this morning. The quake hit 120km north-east of Whangamata at 3.47am. It... Read More

For the love of a Tauranga tree

It started as a simple request by Garry and Luanne Bettelheim, the owners of a property in 13th Ave, to remove a tree. They are knocking down the existing... Read More

Power box fire causes outage in Welcome Bay

A power box catching alight in Welcome Bay has caused a power outage this evening. Welcome Bay resident Blayze Waddicor says that power went out to... Read More