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New Zealand wine industry goes from strength to strength

31-Aug-2020 10:17:17 Share this:

The burgeoning wine industry in New Zealand attracts a lot of interest, with many people acquiring property either for serious production purposes or a combination of production and lifestyle.


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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Rural market, Lifestyle and Rural Property Focus, Lifestyle and rural property

To auction or not auction, that is the question

31-Aug-2020 10:16:56 Share this:

Why go to auction? As one Hawke’s Bay vendor recently discovered, going to auction was exactly what was required to get the result they were looking for, and quickly.


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Topics: Rural, Lifestyle, New Zealand, Auction, Rural market, Lifestyle and Rural Property Focus, Lifestyle and rural property, hawkes bay

Online stock auctions: the pros and cons of going virtual

05-Jun-2020 09:54:41 Share this:

While the virtual world can never replicate the in-person experience, at a time when social distancing is the new normal, auctions have proven to be an effective method of selling everything from hand sanitiser to homes.


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Topics: Rural, Advice, Auction, Rural market, Lifestyle and Rural Property Focus, Online Auction

Rural women taking the bull by the horns

25-Feb-2020 12:43:57 Share this:

Rural Women New Zealand national president Fiona Gower was once asked why rural women were doing so well in leadership roles. Her response, their ability to multi-task. Often living in isolated locations, rural women have always had to be resourceful. "We're not just tea and scones", says Fiona.

Pictured: Suzanne Cottle, Lifestyle and Rural Specialist

Harcourts Rural and Lifestyle Specialist, Suzanne Cottle, knows firsthand what it feels like to be a rural woman and have your abilities underestimated. The impetus for her to learn about rural real estate came over 20 years ago when Suzanne and her husband tried to sell their farm.


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Topics: Rural, Advice, Rural market, Lifestyle and Rural Property Focus