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A healthy close to 2021

23-Feb-2022 10:00:00 Share this:

Data released in January by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 256 fewer farm sales (-46.6%) for the three months ended December 2021 than for the three months ended December 2020. Overall, there were 293 farm sales in the three months ended December 2021, compared to 361 farm sales for the three months ended November 2021 (-18.8%), and 549 farm sales for the three months ended December 2020.


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties

Migrants Crucial to NZ Rural Industry and Communities

03-Dec-2021 11:00:00 Share this:

A migrant from the Philippines who won the national Farm Manager of the Year title for 2021 nearly chucked it all in before landing his dream role. But Christopher Vila is a believer in destiny.

Christopher Vila and wife Jonah with their young daughter


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties, rural

Farm equipment sales skyrocketing

20-Aug-2021 11:00:00 Share this:

Substantial increases in the sale of farm equipment this year have reflected a continuing catch-up in on-farm vehicle investment as farmers look again to the future…but there’s a warning of an ongoing sting in the tail.


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties

PPA now imperative for lifestyle block sellers

18-Aug-2021 14:00:00 Share this:

If you are the owner of a lifestyle block worth more than $1 million and looking to sell, you now need to be aware of a new law known as the ‘Purchase Price Allocation Rules’.


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties

NZ Immigration under review

18-May-2021 08:41:25 Share this:


News of a review of New Zealand’s immigration policy has some in the primary sector a little nervous.


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties, Immigration

Waiting for the cows to come home

17-May-2021 14:21:24 Share this:


There’s many a weary farmer out there wishing their cows could get themselves from the paddock to the milking shed.


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties

2020 ends on a positive note

12-Feb-2021 15:30:00 Share this:



REINZ data released in January 2021 show that 1,462 farms were sold in the year to December 2020, 15.6% more than were sold in the year to December 2019, with 26.2% more Dairy farms, 9.6% less Grazing farms, 32.0% more Finishing farms and 23.8% less Arable farms sold over the same period.


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties, REINZ, climate

Livestock numbers under the microscope

12-Feb-2021 15:00:00 Share this:



The recently released Climate Change Commission Report highlighted that under current government policies, New Zealand will not achieve the Government’s target of being Zero Carbon by 2050.


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties, climate, livestock