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Living in the future

22-Feb-2017 08:00:00 Share this:

The homes of the future are already here. Our friends at Rockend take a look at some of the smart home technology available.

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Topics: Lifestyle, DIY, Advice, Buy, Add Value To Your Property

Taranaki - cooking with gas

17-Oct-2016 11:24:22 Share this:

Taranaki’s local economy is unique in New Zealand in that it’s fuelled, literally, by oil and gas. Though there are plenty of other industries thriving the region – beef farming for one as well as revived dairy prices, not to mention a healthy demand for lifestyle property from those looking to escape the cities – it is oil and gas that separates the region’s economic profile from the rest of the country.

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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle

The future starts now

27-Sep-2016 05:44:53 Share this:

Succession planning has a vitally important part to play in the long-term future health of any farm. And it's never too early to start. By Kevin Deane, director of Harcourts Kevin Deane Real Estate and rural sales consultant.

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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Advice, House of Inspiration

Manuka honey - the new liquid gold

21-Jul-2016 07:01:02 Share this:

There is increasing interest from overseas based investors wishing to purchase land in Northland for the farming of manuka honey.

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Topics: Rural, Northern Region, Lifestyle, New Zealand

Choose the lifestyle that suits you

20-Jul-2016 07:04:36 Share this:
The idea of giving up on the rat-race and moving to the country for a simpler life is one that’s occurred to almost everyone who lives in the city, at some point – often while you’re stuck in nose-to-tail commuter traffic.

And it’s a dream that plenty of Kiwis turn into reality. REINZ figures show sales of lifestyle properties around the country for the three months to the end of June 2016 were up 19% on the same period last year.

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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle, New Zealand, House of Inspiration