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

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

During this year’s lockdown, as our homes became ‘our castles’, many of us started ...

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Healthy homes standards assessments and making a plan

Healthy homes standards assessments and making a plan

Did you know that if you have not had your rental property assessed for its current level ...

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Auctions are go!

Auctions are go!

It’s rare to hear of thriving areas of industry during these unprecedented times we are ...

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Removal of the 90 day no-clause termination

Removal of the 90 day no-clause termination

The Residential Tenancies Amendment Act (RTA) 2020 removes the ability of landlords to ...

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Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill Reaches Second Reading

Residential Tenancies Amendment Bill Reaches Second Reading

The Social Services and Community Committee (Select Committee) reported back to ...

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Blocking open fireplaces and understanding definitions

Blocking open fireplaces and understanding definitions

The healthy homes draught stopping standard states that any unreasonable gaps or holes in ...

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Tenancy Termination Restrictions End

Tenancy Termination Restrictions End

The emergency provisions relating to the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 came to an end on ...

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REINZ succeeds in campaigning for Healthy Homes deadline extension

REINZ succeeds in campaigning for Healthy Homes deadline extension

After months of lobbying the Associate Minister and officials for an extension to the 1 ...

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Healthy Homes Compliance Statements – DIY or Professional Report?

Healthy Homes Compliance Statements – DIY or Professional Report?

The deadline for the Healthy Homes Compliance Statement has been extended to 1 December, ...

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Online Stock Auctions: The Pros and Cons of Going Virtual

Online Stock Auctions: The Pros and Cons of Going Virtual

While the virtual world can never replicate the in-person experience, at a time when ...

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Is now a good time to invest in a property?

Is now a good time to invest in a property?

Everyone loves to talk, debate, and most often speculate on the current and future ...

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Alert Level 2 – Business as usual (almost)

Alert Level 2 – Business as usual (almost)

Alert Level 2 has meant the easing of restrictions and a return to business as usual for ...

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What does Level 3 mean for Property Management?

What does Level 3 mean for Property Management?

The response from New Zealanders to the level 4 restrictions has been tremendous, with ...

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Saying Thank You: Mother's Day Activity Book

Saying Thank You: Mother's Day Activity Book

Mother's Day in social isolation is not ideal, but there are still so many ways you can ...

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Working from home: Be careful what you wish for

Working from home: Be careful what you wish for

Many of us dream of working from home. Wouldn’t it be great to jump out of bed in your ...

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ANZAC Ted – Colouring Competition

ANZAC Ted – Colouring Competition

We need your help to bring ANZAC Ted to life, get creative, colour in or decorate ...

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Lockdown is the perfect time to add value to your property

Lockdown is the perfect time to add value to your property

Get your property shipshape for the post COVID-19 market.The silver lining to this ...

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Easter at home: kids activity book

Easter at home: kids activity book

Easter activities from our family to yours!In search of activities to keep your little ...

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Keep motivated with virtual fitness

Keep motivated with virtual fitness

Five free ways to keep body and mind healthy.If you can’t make it to the gym, run any ...

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Your Port of Call Day 13

Your Port of Call Day 13

Shoe stations, getting ready to get back to work, stay home. .news-details-image ...

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Working at Home with Kids - Edition 2

Working at Home with Kids - Edition 2

Keep kids entertained. Take the pressure off!Let kids be kids. Working from home isn’t ...

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Your Port of Call Day 12

Your Port of Call Day 12

Pilates, studying, zoom calls, chilled and relaxed day..news-details-image {display:none;}

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Your Port of Call Day 10

Your Port of Call Day 10

Change of seasons, delicious mayonnaise recipe, studying, daylight savings and ...

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Your Port of Call Day 11

Your Port of Call Day 11

First day of daylight saving, gardening, irrigation systems, studying, warming hearts ...

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Your Port of Call Day 9

Your Port of Call Day 9

#doitforthem, lam roasts, organising first aid kits, touching base with other professions ...

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Declutter your home, calm your mind

Declutter your home, calm your mind

Decluttering, minimising what you own and generally living a simpler life with less ...

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Your Port of Call Day 8

Your Port of Call Day 8

Beautiful views, making muffins, knitting for Warming Hearts NZ, mowing the neighbours ...

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Your Port of Call Day 7

Your Port of Call Day 7

Educational Webinars, Zoom meetings, man caves, organising your shed, family time, ...

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Your Port of Call Day 6

Your Port of Call Day 6

Studying and productive day working, putting the duvet inner in the duvet cover and steam ...

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Find your rhythm. Make it fun, move with it.

Find your rhythm. Make it fun, move with it.

Working at home with kids.Juggling work commitments with kids at home can be tricky as we ...

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Your Port of Call Day 5

Your Port of Call Day 5

Sleep ins, hard work, top tip for folding towels, working from home offices, less traffic ...

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Your Port of Call Day 4

Your Port of Call Day 4

Pizza making and the best base sauce recipe, fun facts for cleaning your jewellery, ...

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Happy mind, happy life

Happy mind, happy life

Top tips for your mind’s health and well-being.We humans are social beings, and as more ...

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Your Port of Call Day 3

Your Port of Call Day 3

Morning walks, sore knees and backs, an amazing way to clean makeup brushes, social ...

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Low rates, physical distancing and your finances

Low rates, physical distancing and your finances

A combination of low interest rates and the financial pressure on homeowners, investors ...

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Your Port of Call Day 2

Your Port of Call Day 2

Fly swatting competitions, walk, cleaning tips and positive notes on COVID-19 learning ...

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Your Port of Call Day 1

Your Port of Call Day 1

The team brings you Christmas cheer, a top cleaning tip for your tap wear, a few words ...

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Tenancy Services Announcement - 25 March 2020

Tenancy Services Announcement - 25 March 2020

The Minister of Finance announced on 23 March 2020 a freeze of rent increases and an ...

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Noticed some changes?

Noticed some changes?

Noticed some changes?Osborne Realty is proud to announce their merger with Harcourts Port ...

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Rural women taking the bull by the horns

Rural women taking the bull by the horns

Lifestyle & Rural Property Focus Rural Women New Zealand national president Fiona Gower ...

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Property Management Focus

Property Management Focus

Happy New Year and we hope you've had a relaxing break over the holiday season.The new ...

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Property Focus

Property Focus

If a holiday home has always been a dream of yours, now may be the time to make that ...

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Reasonably clean – is clean enough?

Reasonably clean – is clean enough?

The word ‘reasonable’ is found throughout the Residential Tenancies Act 1986 but this ...

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Go beyond the farm gate to move up the value chain

Go beyond the farm gate to move up the value chain

Farmers receive a relatively small percentage of the consumer dollar paid for their ...

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Top ways to add value to your garden

Top ways to add value to your garden

Spring and summer are a popular time to sell your home, but where do you begin? Most ...

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Harcourts Pukekohe & Warming Hearts

Harcourts Pukekohe & Warming Hearts

As midwives, Sara and Amber witness on a daily basis the true struggle families face in ...

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Harcourts Property Focus.

Harcourts Property Focus.

Whether you love the thrill of an auction or your knees tremble at the thought, auctions ...

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Cut the cost of your mortgage

Cut the cost of your mortgage

As a property owner, paying off your mortgage before you retire is important. Once you ...

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A Gentle Winter a Variable Market

A Gentle Winter a Variable Market

Overall, there were 295 farm sales in the three months ended July 2019, compared to 397 ...

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Should you sell  first or buy first?

Should you sell first or buy first?

First, assess the marketWhen buyers are plentiful, but properties aren’t, homes ...

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Property Focus

Property Focus

Here’s some tips on getting it right, and why it’s crucial.The standard due diligence ...

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Buying a Lifestyle Block

Buying a Lifestyle Block

City life getting you down? Dreaming of living in the country where you” commute” ...

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Open Homes - a Breeze. Really?

Open Homes - a Breeze. Really?

Early on in my relationship with Kevin, I discovered that weekends would be a thing of ...

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Little house causes a few Little problems

Little house causes a few Little problems

What a great opportunity for young people. Pukekohe High School students were given the ...

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