Omicron: accommodation sector remains resilient

The domestic accommodation sector remains buoyant as Kiwis prepare for the spread of Omicron, according to new data.  Latest figures from Bachcare,... Read More

Water shortage for Rotorua

The Rotorua area is moving to level one of a water shortage event as Ngongotahā Stream reaches its lowest recorded flow since records began in 1975. Bay... Read More

Kāinga Ora spends $1.55M upgrading BOP homes

Kāinga Ora – Homes and Communities spent around $1.55 million dollars last financial year in the wider Bay of Plenty region. The money was spent... Read More

NZ‘s average house price exceeds $1M

It was a record year for the property market in 2021, which saw the national average value of a house top $1 million for the first time. According... Read More

Renters hit mortgage calculators

“Many renters doing their sums are pleasantly surprised. With rents up nationwide, but interest rates relatively low, plenty are discovering that... Read More

The hottest locations of 2021

Let’s face it - every residential market in New Zealand was hot during 2021. But which markets were the hottest? The latest QV Quartile Index shows... Read More

Report reveals emerging issues in housing market

The New Zealand property market has had another "fascinating" year, with house price growth continuing. The Real Estate Institute's (REINZ)... Read More

Residential property values reach new high

Residential property values in Rotorua have increased to reached a new mean. Values have increased by an average of 7.5 per cent this spring, reaching... Read More

Consent issued for 197 lifestyle homes in Rotorua

Contractors have broken ground on a new lifestyle village along Pukehangi Road, ready to add 197 homes to the Rotorua housing supply. The new development,... Read More

$1m granted to earthquake research

The Earthquake Commission has awarded 13 researchers a total of $1m as part of its Biennial Grants to help New Zealanders better understand our natural... Read More

EQC and Plunket plan to keep babies quake safe

Babies and young children are particularly vulnerable to harm during earthquakes as they can’t take actions like Drop, Cover and Hold to protect... Read More

Unfinished homes due to building supply shortage

Work is grinding to a standstill on some construction sites and jobs could be at risk as home builders battle a fast-growing shortage of materials. Record... Read More

Property prices expected to maintain

The restrictions on the property market are getting tougher as loan to value ratio restrictions come into place. From today, the amount of lending... Read More

Geothermal activity closes road in Rotorua

Rotorua Lakes Council staff and contractors have successfully been able to quench a bore that was causing hot water and steam to come up through Hatupatu... Read More

Shaking felt in Tauranga after 5.4 quake

Shaking from a 5.4 magnitude has been felt in Tauranga and the surrounding Bay of Plenty region this morning. The earthquake struck 35km south-west... Read More