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Get to know Tuatapere

Get to know Tuatapere

The small township of Tuatapere once re-known as a saw milling centre, is located on the Southern Scenic Route and is a mere 8 kilometres from the Southern coast. For many visiting here it is a town of which evokes a sense of nostalgia. The fast forward button hasn't been activated here. The wide-open streets remain wide, the roads are reasonably quiet, and the majority of the residential homes...

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Get to know Te Anau

Get to know Te Anau

Te Anau is a pretty town nestled on the shores of Lake Te Anau on the doorstep of the wilderness of Fiordland National Park. The nearby community of Manapouri lies quietly on edge of Lake Manapouri. There is quite a history to these towns. First surveyed for a settlement in 1893 after a route across the mountains from the head of the Lake Te Anau through to Milford Sound was discovered. It...

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Get to know Riverton

Get to know Riverton

Riverton Is Our Secret This place.... our place... beside the water, stept in history from whaling to gold, the village thrived under trying conditions and restrictions unfamiliar to us today and we are so lucky to have captured a good part of this to pass on to generations moving forward in our famous Te Hikoi Heritage Museum. Today Riverton has again reinvented itself with our little sea-side...

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Get to know Bluff

Get to know Bluff

The last few years have seen a burgeoning interest in Bluff and its surrounds. The area is steeped in history with the township claimed as the oldest European settlement in New Zealand. Maori history obviously goes back much further with its traditions, today centred around the Te Rau Aroha Marae. Sealers and whalers were the first Europeans to set up in the Deep South and there is plenty of...

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June 2020 Market Update

June 2020 Market Update

The Mixed emotions and thoughts that we experience with the introduction of Level 1 will probably be here for a while. To consider that we have no real idea what the state of the economy will be in six to twelve months and how it will affect us personally and in business is a big uncertainty. At the time of writing, the Southland property market has proven to have bounced back with reasonable...

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Is it easy to sell your house privately?

Is it easy to sell your house privately?

The simple answer is probably not. There is much more that goes into selling your property than just putting up a sign and waiting for the offers to roll in. Analysis of agent and private sales by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there has been a huge decrease in the number of people choosing to sell their home without an agent in the last five years. There may be a reason...

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