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In Rural

Canterbury rural property identified for potential diversification to horticulture

July 2024

Canterbury rural property identified for potential diversification to horticulture

Land use could become more diversified in Canterbury if a handful of recent sales signals the start...
Property report: ‘Challenging’ rural market remains subdued

June 2024

Property report: ‘Challenging’ rural market remains subdued

Activity in the rural real estate market remains subdued, with around 30% less buyer activity than 12 months ago. That’s according to PGG Wrightson General Manager of Real Estate, Peter...
Regional Real Estate Reports - June 2024

June 2024

Regional Real Estate Reports - June 2024

Read a snapshot about the current trends of the property market in your region.    Northland While a good range of the region’s properties are available for sale, buyers...
Dairy paving the way for rural property market recovery

May 2024

Dairy paving the way for rural property market recovery

Dairy looks set to lead the recovery of the rural property market. Having been at a low point of the cycle for several months, the market now seems poised to rebound, with dairy farm sales likely to...

In Residential

Where the prices of property have increased in provincial New Zealand towns

May 2024

Where the prices of property have increased in provincial New Zealand towns

A lot has happened in the world over the past five years, and it’s safe to say plenty of it has changed the way we live and work. And when it comes to real estate, one of the most significant...
9 tips for buying in a provincial town or region you're not familiar with

May 2024

9 tips for buying in a provincial town or region you're not familiar with

There are many reasons we decide to move house. From needing something bigger (or smaller) to job relocation, looking for a change of lifestyle, or perhaps you’ve holidayed somewhere and could...
Concerns you might have when selling your property - and how to overcome them

May 2024

Concerns you might have when selling your property - and how to overcome them

Are you thinking about selling your property, but worried about the strain and inconvenience that might come with ‘going to market’? It’s not uncommon to feel that way - especially...
As the weather cools down, are the residential and lifestyle property markets warming up?

May 2024

As the weather cools down, are the residential and lifestyle property markets warming up?

Early autumn showed signs of new shoots of growth for New Zealand’s property market, and...

Publications

Historic property traces 150 years of Otago peninsula dairy farming

March 2024

Historic property traces 150 years of Otago peninsula dairy farming

A 96 hectare Highcliff property, with panoramic harbour and ocean views, and 150 years of the...
Commercial vs rural property: making the most of the opportunity to diversify

March 2024

Commercial vs rural property: making the most of the opportunity to diversify

Many generations of farmers have expanded their financial interests beyond the farm gate by buying...
Upswing predicted for inbound overseas investment

March 2024

Upswing predicted for inbound overseas investment

New Zealand rural property remains an attractive proposition for overseas investors, says a new...
‘Most admired’ Moa Flat farm offered for the first time since 1955

March 2024

‘Most admired’ Moa Flat farm offered for the first time since 1955

One of the most admired farms in West Otago is for sale for the first time in 69 years. Situated...
Katikati harbourside property poised for idyllic development

March 2024

Katikati harbourside property poised for idyllic development

A 58 hectare harbourside property five kilometres south of Katikati is for sale. Presenting a new...
One of North Canterbury’s finest

March 2024

One of North Canterbury’s finest

After several top North Canterbury rural properties have sold well in recent months, one of the...

In Lifestyle

Property report: Momentum remains subdued in the rural market

May 2024

Property report: Momentum remains subdued in the rural market

 Momentum in the rural property market remains subdued, with farm sales for the calendar year significantly down. PGG Wrightson General Manager of Real Estate, Peter Newbold, put that figure...
Coastal vs. Country - where should you set up home in the regions of New Zealand?

May 2024

Coastal vs. Country - where should you set up home in the regions of New Zealand?

From the bright lights of the big cities, to picturesque provincial towns and, as some may say, ‘the sticks’, there’s no shortage of places to call home in New Zealand. But with all...
One of Northland’s ‘most highly prized coastal properties’ is ready for buyers

April 2024

One of Northland’s ‘most highly prized coastal properties’ is ready for buyers

The ‘winterless north’ of New Zealand has long been a favoured destination for those seeking an unsurpassed lifestyle. Now there’s the opportunity for an astute buyer (or even...
South Canterbury cottage from 1910 transformed into a renovation ‘masterpiece’

March 2024

South Canterbury cottage from 1910 transformed into a renovation ‘masterpiece’

A ‘picture perfect’ coastal property, at Normanby eight kilometres south of Timaru is...

In Commercial

Much loved Waikato dirt bike park for sale

May 2024

Much loved Waikato dirt bike park for sale

A high-profile Waikato adventure tourism business, within easy reach of Auckland and Hamilton and...
PGG Wrightson Real Estate opens new Bay of Plenty regional office in Te Puna

December 2023

PGG Wrightson Real Estate opens new Bay of Plenty regional office in Te Puna

PGG Wrightson Real Estate’s Bay of Plenty regional office is shifting to Te Puna. Comprising a team of eight salespeople and administrators, including specialists in marketing rural,...
Understanding The Market Key To Capitalising On Commercial Property Opportunities

October 2023

Understanding The Market Key To Capitalising On Commercial Property Opportunities

Farmers have looked beyond the farm gate to invest in commercial property for centuries. Many in the farming community are well versed in the benefits that come from owning an office block, a retail...
Prestigious, historic Northburn Station for sale

July 2023

Prestigious, historic Northburn Station for sale

One of Central Otago’s most spectacular and prestigious high country stations, producing premium quality fine wool since the 1850s, is for sale. Claiming New Zealand’s furthest inland...