Rural news and publications

High Country Property Selling After A Century

October 2023

High Country Property Selling After A Century

A large and highly respected Central Otago high country property has come on the market after over 100 years in the same family. Current owner John Sanders’ grandfather acquired the Crown...
Glenbrook Market Garden Sells After 63 Years

October 2023

Glenbrook Market Garden Sells After 63 Years

Glenbrook market garden property, held in the same family for 63 years, sold in July for $6.5 million. Adrian van Mil of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Pukekohe, who sold the 62 hectare property on...
Preparation key to take advantage as market poised to rise

September 2023

Preparation key to take advantage as market poised to rise

Traditionally, a quiet winter in the rural property market is followed by increased spring activity.  This year rising interest rates, climatic challenges and falling commodity prices have...
Property Report: Rural buyers optimistic about farming’s future

September 2023

Property Report: Rural buyers optimistic about farming’s future

Long-term confidence in primary sector returns is keeping the rural real estate market afloat,...
Steps for Successfully Selling Your Farm

August 2023

Steps for Successfully Selling Your Farm

If you are selling a farm or considering selling in the next 12 to 18 months, here are some basic ideas that will help reduce the stress and improve the outcome during this complex...
Simplify Your Farm Purchase: Organise Documentation in Advance

August 2023

Simplify Your Farm Purchase: Organise Documentation in Advance

Spring is traditionally the best season to take advantage of the rural property market: the sun is out, temperature is rising, grass is green, and stock is at its most healthy and...
Experts agree: don’t let the election hold back your rural property plans

August 2023

Experts agree: don’t let the election hold back your rural property plans

Traditionally a general election puts the brakes on activity in the rural property market. This year, that appears less likely than in previous years. PGG Wrightson Real Estate Sales Manager for Mid...
Property report: A tough year for the rural market

July 2023

Property report: A tough year for the rural market

The last 12 months in the rural property market have been among of the toughest in decades,...
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...
Property report: Forestry and carbon farming

June 2023

Property report: Forestry and carbon farming

Jamie Mackay from The Country recently had his monthly real estate update from PGG Wrightson. Peter Newbold was unavailable but Peter Wylie, Real Estate Manager from the Waikato filled his boots...
7 steps to choosing the right real estate agent for your rural or lifestyle property

June 2023

7 steps to choosing the right real estate agent for your rural or lifestyle property

If it’s been awhile since you’ve had to engage the services of a real estate agent, or you’ve never had to do it at all, the process can be rather overwhelming. When there are so...
10 things to consider when thinking of buying a rural or lifestyle property

June 2023

10 things to consider when thinking of buying a rural or lifestyle property

For many, their dream life is living on a block of land. And whether you’re looking to buy a...
What you need to know before selling your rural property in New Zealand

June 2023

What you need to know before selling your rural property in New Zealand

There are many reasons why people decide to sell their rural or lifestyle property. If you’ve decided that spring is the time for you to go to market, there’s a few things you should know...
‘We Live Here Too’  why choose PGG Wrightson Real Estate

June 2023

‘We Live Here Too’ why choose PGG Wrightson Real Estate

With uncertainty in the property market and fluctuating interest rates, it’s now more important than ever to partner with the right real estate agency. One who has been there, done that and...
Property Report: Monthly check on the pulse of the rural real estate market

May 2023

Property Report: Monthly check on the pulse of the rural real estate market

Jamie Mackay from The Country had his monthly catch-up with Peter Newbold, General Manager of PGG Wrightson Real Estate. Jamie Mackay from The Country recently caught up with Peter...