Rents soar after COVID-19 freeze ends

  Rents shot up around the country when last year’s rent freeze was lifted, including the largest monthly rent increase in recorded history.   Renters... Read More

One week left to submit on proposed plan changes

People have one week left to voice their opinions on three Tauranga City Council proposed plan changes. Council proposes changes to some City Plan rules... Read More

Mayor not surprised by Kawerau housing market boom

Kawerau house prices are booming and the town’s mayor is not surprised. Figures released by show the average asking price in... Read More

House prices in Kawerau increase by 132%

  House prices in Eastern Bay of Plenty town Kawerau have increased by 132 per cent in the last 10 years.   New figures from Read More

It‘s a slippery slope to the top for native fish

New Zealand’s native fish are doing their best to climb up ramps in a NIWA laboratory so scientists can learn how to better help them navigate our... Read More

Learning rongoa with Rob McGowan

The more you learn about Maori medicine, the more you realise it’s not just about plants, says Rob ‘Pa’ McGowan. He has been practising... Read More

Power now restored in Bethlehem

3pm update: Power has now been restored to 266 properties in Bethlehem following an outage early this morning. Powerco report that damaged equipment... Read More

Fairly settled weather today

  WeatherWatch advise that for most of New Zealand today the weather is fairly settled, but a low in the Southern Ocean will put the squeeze on... Read More

Asking prices remain buoyant across the country

Real-time data from suggests that stock shortages will continue to pose challenges for Kiwi buyers at the start of 2021. Housing stock... Read More

QV issues coastal property buyer warning

New Zealand could be in deep water if we don’t dampen our enthusiasm for coastal real estate, warns property organisation Quotable Value. In... Read More

Average house price hit $788k in December

House prices grew at a record rate for the second month in a row. Property research firm Core Logic's house price index rose 2.6 percent in December,... Read More

Property market predicted to cool in 2021

Nostradamus himself could not have predicted the strange series of events that befell the world in 2020 – nor the wild trajectory of New Zealand’s... Read More

Bye bye blue shed

An unassuming blue shed that has fronted the water on Dive Crescent has seen its last day and has been demolished recently. The shed, which was formerly... Read More

New Year’s Eve forecast

As the year draws to a close the weather is set to bring a few more curve balls around New Year’s Eve. The MetService is forecasting mainly fine... Read More

Check drinking water safety at your holiday spot

Let’s be careful this summer as we go to our summer baches, cribs, holiday homes or campsites. Your water tank could have become contaminated... Read More