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  • A highly regarded 132 hectare dairy farm nestled amongst the lush greenery of the Rai Valley, the gateway to the Marlborough Sounds, is on the market for sale. The property is set on 132 hectares of land and is made up of eight freehold titles. It is approximately 70km from Blenheim and 50km from Nelson.
    Article - 2011-03-19 08:00
  • Christchurch’s residential property market is in for an unprecedented few years – with property prices set to rise and fall in various suburbs and towns as the market readjusts, according to a senior real estate sales manager in the city. Karen Phillips from leading real estate agency Bayleys Canterbury said the knock-on effects from the disaster would be felt for a number of years to come – and would impact on both buyers and sellers in the market as the city’s shape, size and demographics change.
    Article - 2011-03-22 09:30
  • Central Christchurch is set to become a low-rise but broader zone as scores of commercial businesses relocate to the outer suburbs, according to one of the city’s senior property analysts. Pete Whalan from Bayleys Canterbury said the quake would force a major rethink on central city building sizes and height - with an expansion in size of the CBD outside of previous limits, and the long-term relocation of professional firms out into the suburbs.
    Article - 2011-03-22 09:30
  • Routine farm dairy effluent compliance monitoring in the Bay of Plenty has again highlighted the ongoing challenges of consistent compliance across the region. This year’s results are similar to last year’s results where some areas have improved and others have worsened. Bay of Plenty Regional Council Group Water Management Manager Eddie Grogan said that while there had been some highlights of the season including Rotorua’s significant improvements, overall there had been a marked drop in performance across the region.
    Article - 2011-04-05 13:00
  • Destination Rotorua Tourism Marketing (DRTM) has unveiled an ambitious programme of marketing goals and top line strategies for the coming 18 months. Details of the plan, developed as part of a wider three year business plan, were announced at an open meeting of Rotorua District Council’s (RDC) recently formed Rotorua Tourism Committee. The plan’s key goals focus on growth opportunities identified by the Tourism Committee in their draft strategic plan, which has been developed in consultation with DRTM and local tourism operators.
    Article - 2011-04-11 09:00
  • The 12 finalists competing for the 2011 New Zealand Sharemilker/Equity Farmer of the Year title provide a mix of farming enterprises, scale and experience. “Our judges have got a tough job ahead of them to determine the winner in this year’s contest as each finalist brings quite a different set of skills and attributes,” National convenor Chris Keeping says.
    Article - 2011-04-27 10:33
  • It is time to look at the economic benefits of ageing baby boomers rather than just the burdens, Senior Citizens Minister John Carter said today. Launching the Ministry of Social Development report The Business of Ageing, Realising the economic potential of older people in New Zealand: 2011-2051, Mr Carter said valuing the skills, knowledge and economic power of older people would benefit New Zealand’s economic competitiveness in the next 40 years.
    Article - 2011-05-03 10:00
  • While the recession continues to dampen wages and salaries outside the farm gate, inside it, farm workers recorded an overall average salary rise of 4.9 percent in the year to October 2010, according to the Federated Farmers/Rabobank Farm Employee Remuneration Report for 2010. “With inflation running at around 4.6 percent in the first quarter of 2011, farm workers are better off personally and professionally with average wage and salary increases of 8.2 percent in the past two years,” says Don Nicolson, President of Federated Farmers.
    Article - 2011-05-05 16:00
  • Moves to restrain the residential spread of greater Auckland within existing metropolitan limits will require a substantial shift in mindset of the city’s future population, according to a senior figurehead in the real estate industry. Auckland City Council’s Auckland Unleashed discussion paper promotes a number of far-thinking proposals and planning guidelines for residential property expansion throughout the region. The document is currently being reviewed by dozens of community groups, residents associations, research analysts, and property developers.
    Article - 2011-05-09 16:00
  • The Canterbury and Japan earthquakes appear to have slowed visitor numbers in March. Department of Labour figures released today show a drop of 15,000 in the number of overseas visitors in March 2011 to just over 104,000, compared with just under 120,000 in March 2010. However, total overseas visitor numbers for the first nine months of this financial year still are up by one percent, from same nine months in the previous financial year Overseas visitor figures do not include visitors from Australia.
    Article - 2011-05-11 20:01