Support for farmers beefed up ahead of La Niña

Further funding for feed support services and new animal welfare coordinators will help farmers who continue to feel the effects of an extended drought,... Read More

Digital toolkit to assist Marae administration

An online Marae Kete has been launched by Western Bay of Plenty District Council to help Marae in the District address the practicalities of administering... Read More

BOP real estate shine at 2020 REINZ Awards

  Bay of Plenty real estate agencies took out two awards at the 2020 REINZ Awards for Excellence – the real estate profession’s annual... Read More

Tauranga’s median house price now at $810K

First-home buyers are purchasing properties in regional areas as they try and get onto the property ladder. Increasing house prices are continuing to... Read More

Stormy Tasman Sea low to cross NZ this week

  A Tasman Sea low is likely to briefly reach storm criteria in the Tasman Sea this week before partially falling apart as it moves across New... Read More

Fears Tauranga homes out of first buyers reach

    To help first home buyers enter the property market, the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand is asking the government to review its... Read More

Healthy Homes compliance deadline approaching

Landlords of boarding houses are being reminded to make their properties compliant before the Healthy Homes Standards deadline in July next year. Landlords... Read More

Parachutists land safely after mishap

Update 4.30pm Parachutists landed safely with the aid of a secondary chute following a parachute failing to open today.   Police responded... Read More

Person dies in Whakatāne house fire

One person has died in a house fire in Whakatāne this morning.   Emergency services were called to the property on Tuhoe Avenue at around 5.30am.   Further... Read More

BOP house prices continue to break records

  Bay of Plenty’s median house price rose to a record high in October, amid a month of record-breaking prices across the country.   According... Read More

Private green oasis to open for garden trail

  Tony and Bernice Wright’s quiet green oasis ‘Egret’ in Maungatapu is tucked away on the edge of Fantail Reserve looking out... Read More

Casa Blanca tropical garden is ready for festival

Quietly rolling down the driveway to Casa Blanca in the heart of Katikati, there is a sense of peace and enjoyment that increases on seeing the subtly... Read More

Re-introducing LVRs “like déjà vu”

  Re-introducing loan-to-value ratios to cool New Zealand’s overheated property market would be “like déjà vu all over... Read More

Average asking house price at 13 year record high

  A 13 year record average asking price is being recorded in six North Island regions, with Auckland prices remaining above $1 million. Vendor... Read More

Power outage in Pyes Pa and Lower Kaimai

8.20am update: Power has now been restored in Pyes Pa and Lower Kaimai following a power cut at 7.30am. There are 70 properties in Greerton that still... Read More