Rural news and publications

Property Report: 2023 a tough year for rural real estate

December 2023

Property Report: 2023 a tough year for rural real estate

There’s no denying 2023 has been a challenging year for the rural real estate market. General manager of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, Peter Newbold told The Country’s Jamie Mackay it was...
Property report: Palpable change in the rural market

October 2023

Property report: Palpable change in the rural market

With the weekend yielding both an All Blacks quarter-final win in the Rugby World Cup and a change in Government, plus a fourth positive Global Dairy Trade auction in a row three days later, the mood...
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, despite current headwinds. That’s the message from PGG Wrightson Real Estate’s Canterbury...
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,...
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...
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...
Property report: Comparing the rural and residential markets

April 2023

Property report: Comparing the rural and residential markets

Jamie Mackay from The Country had his monthly catch-up with Peter Newbold, General Manager of PGG Wrightson Real Estate. The question on everyone's lips: is the rural market mirroring the housing...
Property report: Farm to forestry conversions ‘not slowing down’

March 2023

Property report: Farm to forestry conversions ‘not slowing down’

The Country’s Jamie Mackay talks to the GM of PGG Wrightson Rural Real Estate, Peter Newbold,...
Property report: Market challenges mean vendors need to be realistic

November 2022

Property report: Market challenges mean vendors need to be realistic

Peter Newbold, general manager of PGG Wrightson Real Estate and Jamie Mackay from The Country have just had their monthly catch-up regarding the state of the rural property market. First off, Jamie...
Property Report: Strong demand for sheep and beef

September 2022

Property Report: Strong demand for sheep and beef

Rowena Duncum from The Country touched base with Peter Newbold, general manager for livestock and real estate at PGG Wrightson to discuss the market situation. Both agreed it's been a busy month...
Property report: An interesting time for the rural market

August 2022

Property report: An interesting time for the rural market

Jamie Mackay from The Country has had his monthly chat with Peter Newbold, GM of real estate at PGG Wrightson.  We all know winter's here - but is it the off-season for real estate sales? ...
Property report: Strong demand continues for the rural market

August 2022

Property report: Strong demand continues for the rural market

Peter Newbold, General Manager of PGG Wrightson Real Estate, and Jamie Mackay from The Country...
Property report: A fantastic year for rural sales

May 2022

Property report: A fantastic year for rural sales

Peter Newbold, General Manager for PGG Wrightson Rural Real Estate has been on the road ‘round the country and Rowena Duncum from The Country caught up with him in the mighty Manawatu. As far...
Property report: Rural listings still going strong

April 2022

Property report: Rural listings still going strong

Rowena Duncum from The Country caught up with Peter Newbold, General Manager of PGG Wrightson Rural Real Estate, out on the road down south. First up, they looked at the state of autumn listings for...