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  • Awesome foursome as auction confidence sweeps the nation

    Auction confidence continued to sweep the nation with four strong under the hammer property sales around the country last night, to the tune of NZ$3,545,500, highlighting continued buyer confidence. The first sale was by the Ray White Ponsonby office and Director....

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  • Christchurch on-site auction hat-trick as confidence fires up

    Competition was clear to see as 16 registered buyers battled it out for just three properties as bidders warmly welcomed the return of on-site auctions in Christchurch. The team at Ray White Ferrymead continued recent nationwide momentum by orchestrating three strong under the....

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  • Christchurch in-room auctions back with a bang

    Buyers in Christchurch welcomed in-room auctions back with socially-distanced open arms as six out of eight properties sold under the hammer for a combined NZ$2,670,000. “Auctions are proving the best method to uncover a premium price in our Alert Level 2....

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  • Clearance rates soar as auctions drive buyer confidence

    Ray White offices in New Zealand hammered home more strong auction results yesterday as a rising clearance rate indicated buyer confidence was well and truly back. Ray White Beach Haven, Verrans Corner and Glenfield, part of the Carpenter Group on....

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  • Auctions driving momentum in Alert Level 2 with a stellar night

    Auctions continued to be a key driver of property sale momentum in Alert Level 2 yesterday as Ray White offices successfully sold NZ$8,305,000 worth of property under the hammer. Ray White New Zealand Chief Auctioneer John Bowring (above), who called two auctions successfully....

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  • 20 December 2018 Weekly Economic Update – Tony Alexander

    This is the last Weekly Overview for 2018 so Merry Christmas to all readers and I hope everyone gets a good break at some stage over the next couple of months and enjoys the coming year. For businesses the year has finished on a positive note with the monthly … Read more

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  • 8 November 2018 Economic Update – Tony Alexander

    Labour Market Strength In the middle of August last year when opinion polls started to show a strong probability that a Labour-led government would emerge from the September general election, I wrote a piece opining that business sentiment would not undergo a “winter of discontent” as happened the last time … Read more

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  • Trains Update

    Huntly and Tūākau are being eyed as stops for the start-up Hamilton to Auckland commuter train. Those station locations are preferred by Waikato District councillors, and they expect to discuss Te Kauwhata and Pokeno in future. The council set aside $250,000 for two start-up stations and that would swell … Read more

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  • 13 September Weekly Economic Update

    Little New We’ve learnt nothing truly new about the state of the NZ economy this week or where we are headed. A few indicators emerged putting the lie to depressed sentiment about the business environment revealed in sentiment surveys (retail spending, manufacturing, bill payments). Monthly real estate … Read more

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  • Waikato District Council Public Transport Plan

    One of the biggest issues facing our community is currently in discussion in council and there are plans being tabled for the future of public transport for the region. Please pop over to the council website and perhaps consider making your own views known in order to assist council going … Read more

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  • August 2018 Market Update from Real Estate Co NZ

    11 regions hit record high asking prices, while 9 regions hit record low total stock numbers. Signs of an early spring market for Auckland and Canterbury. August 2018 has been a month of record highs and record lows since realestate.co.nz started … Read more

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  • Daffodill Day in Tuakau Village..

    Today the local Lions of NZ, the local Tuakau Youth Group and the ANZ bank all turned out on the main street today to raise funds for the Cancer Society on Daffodill Day. The community spirit is always in your face here in the centre of the Waikato’s Golden Triangle..big … Read more

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  • 31 August Economic Update ~ Tony Alexander

    Another Advisory Panel The Prime Minister this week handed the business sector a stick with which to beat the government heading into the next election – monthly confidence poll results. Up until now the government has dismissed the high pessimism as simply business sour grapes and “junk”. Now the government … Read more

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  • 23 August 2018 Economic Update – Tony Alexander

    Nothing Startling I usually only write material in the Weekly Overview these days if I feel I can offer a different perspective on something going on or some new food for thought regarding developments in the economic sphere. This week no inspirational juices were flowing at all I’m sorry to … Read more

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