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NZ Immigration under review

18-May-2021 06:41:25 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 12:21:24 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 12:30:00 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 12:00:00 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

How Covid-19 is changing what we need and want from our homes

29-Sep-2020 11:31:53 Share this:

 

During this year’s lockdown, as our homes became ‘our castles’, many of us started to pay more attention to our surroundings.


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Topics: Rural & Lifestyle Properties, Residential, home improvements, Home Maintenance, Health and Wellbeing, COVID-19, Working from home

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 Properties

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: Auctions, Rural & Lifestyle Properties, 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: Auctions, Rural & Lifestyle Properties, Advice, Online Auction