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In Rural

Coastal vs. Country - where should you set up home in the regions of New Zealand?

May 2024

Coastal vs. Country - where should you set up home in the regions of New Zealand?

From the bright lights of the big cities, to picturesque provincial towns and, as some may say,...
Property report: Rural market hits a low but there’s hope for the future

April 2024

Property report: Rural market hits a low but there’s hope for the future

The rural property market has reached “the bottom,” but “won’t need a lot of change for things to move forward.” That was the message from the general manager of PGG...
One of Northland’s ‘most highly prized coastal properties’ is ready for buyers

April 2024

One of Northland’s ‘most highly prized coastal properties’ is ready for buyers

The ‘winterless north’ of New Zealand has long been a favoured destination for those seeking an unsurpassed lifestyle. Now there’s the opportunity for an astute buyer (or even...
Rural property market snapshots

March 2024

Rural property market snapshots

A concise report on the rural real estate market - from Northland to Southland and everywhere in between. Northland Excellent summer weather with strong productivity was good news for Northland...

In Residential

9 tips for buying in a provincial town or region you're not familiar with

May 2024

9 tips for buying in a provincial town or region you're not familiar with

There are many reasons we decide to move house. From needing something bigger (or smaller) to job relocation, looking for a change of lifestyle, or perhaps you’ve holidayed somewhere and could...
Concerns you might have when selling your property - and how to overcome them

May 2024

Concerns you might have when selling your property - and how to overcome them

Are you thinking about selling your property, but worried about the strain and inconvenience that might come with ‘going to market’? It’s not uncommon to feel that way - especially...
As the weather cools down, are the residential and lifestyle property markets warming up?

May 2024

As the weather cools down, are the residential and lifestyle property markets warming up?

Early autumn showed signs of new shoots of growth for New Zealand’s property market, and while we’re certainly a way off experiencing any kind of peak or boom, there’s evidence of a...
Timaru townhouse successfully maximises spectacular views

March 2024

Timaru townhouse successfully maximises spectacular views

A brand new Timaru townhouse with a range of views among the most varied and spectacular in the...

Publications

Historic property traces 150 years of Otago peninsula dairy farming

March 2024

Historic property traces 150 years of Otago peninsula dairy farming

A 96 hectare Highcliff property, with panoramic harbour and ocean views, and 150 years of the...
Commercial vs rural property: making the most of the opportunity to diversify

March 2024

Commercial vs rural property: making the most of the opportunity to diversify

Many generations of farmers have expanded their financial interests beyond the farm gate by buying...
Upswing predicted for inbound overseas investment

March 2024

Upswing predicted for inbound overseas investment

New Zealand rural property remains an attractive proposition for overseas investors, says a new...
‘Most admired’ Moa Flat farm offered for the first time since 1955

March 2024

‘Most admired’ Moa Flat farm offered for the first time since 1955

One of the most admired farms in West Otago is for sale for the first time in 69 years. Situated...
Katikati harbourside property poised for idyllic development

March 2024

Katikati harbourside property poised for idyllic development

A 58 hectare harbourside property five kilometres south of Katikati is for sale. Presenting a new...
One of North Canterbury’s finest

March 2024

One of North Canterbury’s finest

After several top North Canterbury rural properties have sold well in recent months, one of the...

In Lifestyle

South Canterbury cottage from 1910 transformed into a renovation ‘masterpiece’

March 2024

South Canterbury cottage from 1910 transformed into a renovation ‘masterpiece’

A ‘picture perfect’ coastal property, at Normanby eight kilometres south of Timaru is for sale. Lyz Palmer of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Timaru is marketing the home, situated on a 4000...
First Manapouri residential subdivision for decades

March 2024

First Manapouri residential subdivision for decades

A Manapouri farming couple putting part of their property on the market as a residential subdivision is set to give the area its first real growth in 18 years. Cam and Wendy McDonald have farmed in...
Te Uku love affair reaching an end

March 2024

Te Uku love affair reaching an end

“Every day some aspect of the property touches my soul, I fall in love again and overflow with gratitude for the years I have spent here.” Jointly with her sister Vera, Nora Van der...
This home truly is their castle

March 2024

This home truly is their castle

In 1992, after Denise and Greg Powell bought a 13 hectare Portobello bare block overlooking Otago...

In Commercial

PGG Wrightson Real Estate opens new Bay of Plenty regional office in Te Puna

December 2023

PGG Wrightson Real Estate opens new Bay of Plenty regional office in Te Puna

PGG Wrightson Real Estate’s Bay of Plenty regional office is shifting to Te Puna. Comprising...
Understanding The Market Key To Capitalising On Commercial Property Opportunities

October 2023

Understanding The Market Key To Capitalising On Commercial Property Opportunities

Farmers have looked beyond the farm gate to invest in commercial property for centuries. Many in the farming community are well versed in the benefits that come from owning an office block, a retail...
Prestigious, historic Northburn Station for sale

July 2023

Prestigious, historic Northburn Station for sale

One of Central Otago’s most spectacular and prestigious high country stations, producing premium quality fine wool since the 1850s, is for sale. Claiming New Zealand’s furthest inland...
Well loved Western Bay of Plenty garden business for sale

April 2023

Well loved Western Bay of Plenty garden business for sale

A well established and broadly appreciated Bay of Plenty business is for sale. Located at Te Puna, 14 kilometres west of Tauranga, Carine is an English style garden centre of 40 years standing with a...