Training for rural health

The call for a nationally-focused, multi-disciplinary approach to training rural health professionals is a sensible way to address the longer term health needs of rural communities, says the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network. The network supports...... Read More

Eight golds for Bay building companies

A number of building companies in the Western Bay of Plenty have been recognised this month for their entries in the Bay of Plenty/Central Plateau Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition. This year’s Supreme Award went to...... Read More

Softening tone to rural real estate

There were 13 fewer farm sales for the three months ended June 2017 than for the three months ended June 2016 according to data released by the Real Estate Institute of NZ. Overall, there were 459 farm sales in the three months ended June 2017, compared...... Read More

Bay of Plenty housing stock rises

The total number of residential properties available for purchase in the Bay of Plenty has risen, according to spokesperson Vanessa Taylor. Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Wellington and Canterbury all showed a lift in total housing stock for...... Read More

Tradies needed to test app

A new online platform developed to link up tradies to volunteer their services to fix homes of people in need – to make them healthier, warmer, dry and more comfortable to live in – needs some tradespeople to test it out. Tauranga-based social...... Read More

Three top awards for Mangatawa Tari

Mangatawa Tari was recently nominated for the NZ Commercial Awards and was successful with three top national architecture and construction awards – the Gold Award, Value Award – NZ Commercial Under $2 million, and a National Commercial Special...... Read More

'The best air anywhere'

Heat pump/air conditioning units are recognised as one of the best means of keeping your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Buyers have also quickly recognised the advancement of technology and new designs available, says Webber Refrigeration...... Read More

Keep warm this winter with new curtains

The team at Harvey Furnishings say it’s time to make sure your home will be warm and cosy for the winter months ahead. Having good quality curtains is an ideal way to keep the heat in and save on power bills, says manager Chris Lambie. Chris and...... Read More

Search widens to find NZ’s top builds

House of the Year judges were in Tauranga and Mount Maunganui this week judging top quality built houses entered in this Registered Master Builders 2017 House of the Year competition. More than 370 homes will be assessed as the judges travel around New...... Read More

Quick tips to compare costs

How do you recommend people realistically compare build price between companies?  Compare with care. If you take one thing away from this article it should be this - don’t make a decision based on the bottom line number alone. There are many...... Read More