Lifestyle news and publications

Passion project creates conservation paradise

March 2023

Passion project creates conservation paradise

Determined to live in the country and convinced they had the self-reliance to survive in a rural community, in 2000 Cheryl and Alan Loveday purchased a 19 hectare Welcome Bay, Tauranga lifestyle...
South Canterbury lifestyle property in sought after locality provides peace and tranquillity

March 2023

South Canterbury lifestyle property in sought after locality provides peace and tranquillity

When Teresa and David Templeton bought a lifestyle property in Hadlow on the north west outskirts of Timaru in 2005, they wanted peace and tranquillity. “We liked the idea of open space, and...
6 of the best places to buy a lifestyle property in New Zealand

November 2022

6 of the best places to buy a lifestyle property in New Zealand

From coastal paradises to rustic rural countryside and stunning alpine wilderness, we’ve got it all on offer here in New Zealand. So when it comes to choosing a location to buy a lifestyle...
5 things to consider when buying a lifestyle property

November 2022

5 things to consider when buying a lifestyle property

If you’re dreaming of a new view, maybe making a move to a lifestyle block in 2023 is the...
Quick Tips: Grow your garden year round

November 2022

Quick Tips: Grow your garden year round

Kath Irvine offers a year round planting plan which will attract and keep valuable insects in your garden. There is a wonderful array, in large quantities, of insects who reside in your garden and...
Quick Tips: Fencing your small block

November 2022

Quick Tips: Fencing your small block

Mike Billinghurst with an introduction to fencing your lifestyle property. An essential component to any small block, fencing offers security and boundary definition along with allowing you to...
I'm ready to sell - what next?

November 2022

I'm ready to sell - what next?

After the decision has been made to sell your property, there can be an overwhelming amount of information and advice being given to you from all directions. Suddenly, instead of the exciting start...
Majestic Northland coastal property ripe for lifestyle development

November 2022

Majestic Northland coastal property ripe for lifestyle development

A spectacular Northland coastal property, suitable for lifestyle development, is for sale. On the...
Centrally located Pirongia gaining in lifestyle appeal

November 2022

Centrally located Pirongia gaining in lifestyle appeal

Pirongia is rapidly gaining appeal as a South Waikato lifestyle locality. James Moore of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Te Awamutu specialises in the village, located 12 kilometres west of Te...
Lake Te Anau haven the base for exceptional community connections

November 2022

Lake Te Anau haven the base for exceptional community connections

Originally from Northern Ireland, Brian McCandless served in the Royal Air Force for 37 years, retiring as an Air Vice-Marshal. During this time he and wife Yvonne lived in numerous countries around...
Striking lines and dignified outlook characterise North Canterbury ‘chateau’

November 2022

Striking lines and dignified outlook characterise North Canterbury ‘chateau’

A premium South Eyrewell, North Canterbury lifestyle property, with a hint of classic French je ne sais quois is for sale. Jo Priebee of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Rangiora is selling the four...
National Policy Statement likely to impact the market for lifestyle property

November 2022

National Policy Statement likely to impact the market for lifestyle property

New tabled regulations to restrict the conversion of agriculture or horticulture land for...
Kaipaki good life ‘like a resort’

November 2022

Kaipaki good life ‘like a resort’

Julie and David Toon spent a decade in London from around 2000, living in a small house in Wimbledon. In 2010, returning to New Zealand to take up a job offer, they decided to give their three young...
Two decades of meticulous planning, care and attention

November 2022

Two decades of meticulous planning, care and attention

After 30 years farming in Morven in the Waimate district, John and Marie Hall moved north to Mid Canterbury in 2006. John, a cropping farmer who had mainly grown potatoes, was not ready to give up...
Lifestyle Collection Spring 2022

November 2022

Lifestyle Collection Spring 2022

Dreaming of a new view? You may find it in our Spring 2022 Lifestyle Collection. We’ve...