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Public Relations Account Manager - Join the Team!

Are you a junior account manager seeking more of a challenge, or an account executive looking to move up the career ladder?  If you’re keen to join a talented team that delivers award-winning work for some of the country’s leading businesses and brands, it’s time you talked with us. We’re looking for someone with 2-3 years’ PR agency experience who’s ready… Read full post

Growing Acceptance That Current House Prices Are Benchmark

Greater sales activity returned to the Auckland property market in February while prices eased back on those being achieved for the previous three months. “Caution as to which direction the market is likely to take eased in February,” said Peter Thompson, Managing Director, Barfoot & Thompson. “There is a growing acceptance that where prices are at presently is likely… Read full post

It may have been inevitable, but it is still very sad

It was either ironic or perverse – perhaps both – that yesterday we first learned of the demise of 28 newspapers through an online post. While one colleague rightly noted that the affected titles weren’t routinely top of our distribution list for client media releases, most of these newspapers have over many, many years played vital role in their communities. Two that I’ve… Read full post

Team Red makes saving lives a team effort

A new blood donation programme being launched by New Zealand Blood Service (NZBS) today is giving Kiwis the opportunity to save lives alongside their friends and workmates, by giving blood as a team. Team Red is the latest NZBS initiative designed to boost donation rates across the country, with 3,000 donations now required each week to keep up with demand for life-saving blood products in New… Read full post

New year, new brews - entries now open for 2018 New World Beer & Cider Awards

Breweries large and small are being encouraged to get hopping and enter their best brews in this year’s New World Beer & Cider Awards. The hunt is on for brewing perfection from New Zealand and around the world, with the competition’s judges ready to put hundreds of beverages to the taste-test on behalf of thirsty New World customers. For breweries and brew brands from all… Read full post

Quarterly Auckland rental update - Quarter Four 2017

The average cost of renting a home in Auckland during 2017 grew at a slightly lower rate year-on-year than in the past and was comparable quarter-on-quarter. Fourth quarter figures (October to December 2017) released today by Barfoot & Thompson show the average weekly rent for a three-bedroom* home in Auckland was $547, up 4.3% since the same period in 2016 and 0.9% over the previous quarter.… Read full post

Auckland Housing Prices Reined In But Still Rising

The average selling price of Auckland homes continued to rise in 2017 but prices also recorded their lowest price increase across a calendar year for five years. “While prices have continued to rise, the Auckland market has been reined in from rapid price increases and has settled into a more stable trading environment,” said Peter Thompson, Managing Director of Barfoot & Thompson.… Read full post

Auckland Market Stirs With Higher Property Sales And Stable Prices

The Auckland property market stirred itself from a two-month hibernation in November with sales numbers for the month increasing by close to 20 percent and average and median sales prices remaining firm. “They were small signs, but it indicates the Auckland market is holding firm and buyers are returning,” said Kiri Barfoot, a Director of Barfoot & Thompson. “There… Read full post

ChildFund New Zealand and Bluebells Cakery wish Kiwis an egg-cellent Christmas

ChildFund New Zealand is celebrating with Karla Goodwin of Bluebells Cakery to highlight the gift of chickens and their eggs, and encourage Kiwis to continue their generosity this Christmas A pair of chickens purchased and given through ChildFund New Zealand's Gifts that Grow catalogue has the power to change a child's life In the past 10 years, 55,000 Gifts that Grow gifts… Read full post