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Canal Road Park: an Opportunity Not to Be Missed

Press Release – The Tree Council Inc

The Tree Council is disappointed to see listed for sale 3 vacant properties, plus a fourth with an older house, at 52-58 Canal Road, Avondale in a prime development zone. Read more »

Support for RMA Bill, but concerns about workload

Article – NZ Energy and Environment Business Week

Submissions on the Resources Management Amendment Bill are generally supportive, though many express concerns about the time frame and resourcing of the accelerated freshwater proposals. Read more »

Knowledge Bank: Help preserve our history

Press Release – Hawke’s Bay Knowledge Bank

The continued preservation of Hawkes Bays local history is at risk if consistent operational funding cannot be found. Read more »

Affordable Housing For New Zealand Families

Press Release – South Waikato District Council

The Kiwi dream of owning your own home is still a reality in South Waikato. The average house price is just $251,599. Read more »

Kawerau: Reserve may become residential development

Article – Charlotte Jones – Local Democracy Reporter

Kawerau District Council will soon be consulting the public on whether Stoneham Park reserve should become a residential development. Read more »

Whakatane: Rural areas holding highest rate debt

Article – Charlotte Jones – Local Democracy Reporter

Murupara, Ruatoki and other rural areas are responsible for over 70 percent of Whakatane District Councils outstanding rates. Read more »

WelTec and Rimutaka Prison partnership provides light

Press Release – Weltec

Over 100 men at Rimutaka Prison will hold their heads up a little higher ahead of Christmas following graduation ceremonies held to recognise their successful completion of WelTec programmes done behind the wire qualifying them in trade certificates … Read more »

Thousands of quake-prone buildings yet to be identified

Article – RNZ

Councils estimate they have yet to identify 10,000 buildings nationwide that are earthquake-prone and need upgrading or demolition. Read more »

Barfoot & Thompson wins Best Real Estate Agency

Press Release – Barfoot and Thompson

Barfoot & Thompson has scooped two Asia Pacific regional awards at the renowned International Property Awards in London – Best Agency over 20 Offices and Best Real Estate Agency Marketing. Read more »

The future of house prices – how high can they go?

Press Release – OneRoof

New analysis from New Zealand Media and Entertainments OneRoof shows the New Zealand property market will be in for a wild ride if the last 20 years are anything to go by. OneRoof has taken the change in the median sale price for every territorial authority … Read more »

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