Rise in Tauranga house values

  Tauranga house values are still on the rise.   The latest Quotable Value figures out today shows a 1. 6 per cent increase over the past three months. Year on year Tauranga home values rose almost four per cent. The average value in...... Read More

Rare beachfront section on the market in the Mount

One of the last remaining undeveloped beachfront sections at Mount Maunganui in Tauranga has been placed on the market for sale. The 1583 square metre block of land at 313 Oceanbeach Road is one of only two sections along the beach which have no homes...... Read More

Housing, petrol prices blamed for income shortfall

High house prices and more expensive petrol and dairy products could be why some people feel like their wages don't meet the cost of living, says an economist. The Council of Trade Unions surveyed its members and found that 70 percent of respondents...... Read More

Experts break down home loan process

Low interest rates and easing restrictions on home loans may be making property ownership look more attainable for some buyers. However, real estate experts are advising potential home owners this doesn’t mean mortgages are easy to get. “If...... Read More

Selling a home: a guide to going private

On the surface selling a property can seem as simple as stick a ‘for sale’ sign out front, putting a few photos online and hosting a couple of open homes. But with recent figures indicating that private sales made up just 10 per cent of...... Read More

Modest rise in asking prices for homes

The national average asking price for a home has had its smallest annual increase out of the past five years. Figures collated by realestate.co.nz show a 1.9 percent increase in the year to December 2018. Spokesperson Vanessa Taylor says the modest...... Read More

Recycling over the silly season

With increased quantities of drink and food being consumed over the festive season, Tauranga City Council is reminding people to keep up their good work with recycling glass bottles and jars. “If people have more glass than fits in their kerbside...... Read More

Commercial property investor confidence on rise

Tauranga has eclipsed Queenstown in commercial property investor confidence for the first time in almost four years. Colliers International’s latest quarterly survey found overall investor confidence in New Zealand’s commercial property...... Read More

TCC forks out $14m for Bella Vista properties

Tauranga City Council has reached a decision on the future of Bella Vista properties – and is releasing details of the cost of the settlements. At a meeting on Wednesday, Council approved a plan to salvage, repair, remove and as appropriate demolish...... Read More

Our Place to stay until 2020

The Tauranga City Council has agreed to continue to support the city centre activation ‘Our Place’. The support will allow Our Place to stay at 91 Willow Street through until June 2020, with council providing a grant of $60,000. Our Place...... Read More

Opinion Poll

Do you think the rise in tax will deter people from smoking?

Yes, it will be too expensive.
No, if people want to smoke, they will find a way to pay for it.
Depends on the person's available income.