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Account Executive - be our new star!

We are looking for an outstanding Account Executive to join the team and be our brightest new star. If you have a passion for current affairs, popular culture and a knack for spotting emerging trends, then this could be the job for you. Working across a variety of corporate and consumer clients, you will be given the opportunity to hone your PR skills and become an integral part of our… Read full post

Auckland Property Sales And Prices Lift In March

Auckland residential property prices returned to normal levels of activity in March with sales numbers increasing and the average and medium prices setting new monthly records. “After a quiet two months of trading at the start of the year, the market lifted in March with activity returning to something like the normal pattern and increased," said Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Barfoot… Read full post

Property maintenance costs surprising

In any given month, around 60% of rental properties don't require any general maintenance according to a new analysis of Barfoot & Thompson’s rental database of over 14,000 properties in Auckland. The analysis looked at over 60,000 transactions in 2016, which included everything from new smoke alarms and leaky taps, to gutter cleaning and pest control. When looking at costs… Read full post

An early arrival for Go Bus’ new $7 million Dunedin fleet

Go Bus is on a roll in Dunedin having just welcomed the first four of 16 new buses for its urban routes, well-ahead of schedule. Originally slated for an August delivery from their assemblers Kiwi Bus Builders in Tauranga, the 16 vehicles are now starting to appear on services as part of the company’s new contract with Otago Regional Council. These newly arrived buses are part of a… Read full post

Christchurch bus drivers among best in New Zealand

Two Christchurch bus drivers can now claim they are among the country’s best, after winning the top two awards at Go Bus Transport’s Bus Roadeo at the Airforce Museum in Wigram on Saturday March 11. Raymund Llamas was named Go Bus Driver of the Year, and Arvinder Singh Runner-up, after demonstrating their capabilities in four different disciplines – theory, vehicle inspection,… Read full post

Auckland Property Prices Hit Record Level On Low Sales Numbers

Uncertainty about prices dominated the Auckland residential housing market in February, with sales numbers falling to their lowest monthly total in six years, and available choice being at its highest for five years. At the same time the average sales price for properties sold reached a record high of $944,574, marginally higher than the previous record price set in October 2016 of $943,801. … Read full post

Northland Residential Property Price Increases Accelerated In Last Quarter

The average price being paid for residential property across all of Northland accelerated in the last quarter of 2016 to an all-time high of $554,000. This brought the average price for the 2016 year up to $483,000, an increase of 23 percent over the previous 12 months. “Residential property across Northland remained in high demand right up to year end, with prices increasing significantly… Read full post

$215,000 – median annual increase in Auckland’s Top 20

● Top 20 hot spots median sale price up $215,000 (24%) in 2016 ● Mission Bay up 53% ($620,000) ● North Shore and coastal areas dominate this list featuring 6 and 12 times, respectively In Auckland’s ‘top 20’ suburbs the median sales price* was up $215,000 (24%) in 2016 from the year before, according to the latest list of real estate ‘hot spots’ released… Read full post