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Creative Thinking is Gold


OPEN HOMES – PAGE 3 Available every Friday inside the Bay of Plenty Times and at participating real estate companies. Licensed Real Estate Agents Publication

Theo Smith or Ben Cantley, Harcourts Mount Central Advantage Realty Ltd, MREINZ, Licensed Agent REAA 2008


Forward thinking hits the mark in downtown Mount revamp ID # MM5256

By Jo Ferris If Covid-19 is teaching us anything – it’s that simplicity in life has become the new normal. Staying at home, many people have de-cluttered and reconsidered the way they live. It couldn’t be more timely then, to appreciate this property’s minimalist approach and how it meets this new way of thinking. Designed by Adam Taylor Architecture, the house is a bold statement to say the least. The simplicity of its box-like structure is complemented by cedar exterior – delicious dark tones making it stand out from the crowd. Given the location of an older street in downtown Mount – you don’t miss it. It’s almost as if the house dropped in from somewhere unknown – ready to unveil its proposal of futuristic living. In truth, it was born from an original house. The curve of the initial dwelling inspired the design, which gives it strong structural elegance. The lower level is

re-purposed with plaster over existing concrete block, while the upper level showcases vertical cedar battens over vertical cedar weatherboard – stained dark. Along with bathroom and laundry facilities, the ground floor houses a bedroom and recreation room – with a bank of closets and sink fixture. Both rooms flow outside to a private, sunny decked courtyard. This is the conservative level. Surprises await upstairs. This is where the home reveals creative thinking and what next generation homes will offer. It’s clean, simple - striking. Dominating this approach is the kitchen. Black is beautiful - and this kitchen makes no pretentions about its intent. It takes centre stage - sleek black cabinetry, white engineered stone benches, and top-class appliances – including twin ovens and a double fridge freezer. The island unit is probably the most distinctive feature. There’s

a subtle hint of a night club bar – its length offering ample workbench and entertainment space, plus room for eight stools. Imagine the parties? Minimal furniture supports the idea of hanging out around the bar; though there’s room for a dining setting if you want, or armchairs by the window. A built-in corner couch in the lounge continues the creative approach, with its Scandinavian touch.

In brief Location:

32A Rita St, Mt Maunganui


229sqm (approx), fenced for privacy. Full renovation of original dwelling with block base. Architecturally designed with plaster over block base and vertical cedar panels over vertical cedar weatherboard on upper level. 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 separate W/Cs. Open-plan family living includes designer kitchen, with engineered stone benches, 2 ovens, induction hob and double fridge/freezer, extended island unit with bar-stool seating for 8. Lounge includes built-in, corner couch and cushions. Separate dining room, fully lined with Hemlock timber, BBQ corner with glass wall splashback and built-in rangehood unit. Full width, frosted glass sliding door. Living areas all feature timber flooring and floor-length glazing. Separate laundry, double internal garage, offstreet parking. Outdoor flow from recreation room downstairs to private decked courtyard. Features include 4 heat pumps, underfloor heating, built-in bed downstairs. Walk to beach. Near downtown Mount cafes, bars, restaurants, shops etc. Drury Park, bus routes, etc




Open home, Sunday 1.30-2pm, or by appointment


Theo Smith or Ben Cantley, Harcourts Mount Central

The dining room also offers an international influence with its cocktail of moods. Thanks to the Hemlock timber cladding walls and ceiling, there’s a balcony barbecue hint; a coastal diner tinge and upmarket restaurant all in one. The barbecue corner is truly smart, with its frosted glass sliding door. All the elements present a backdrop that can create whatever mood you choose – on any given day. With the beach a mere stroll away and a short nip downtown to the Mount’s cafes, bars, and boutique shops – life on Rita is definitely an eye to the future.

Advantage Realty Ltd, MREINZ, Licensed Agent REAA 2008 M:

027 471 9770 (Theo); 020 415 44047 (Ben)


0800 8436 764 (Theo)


Bay of Plenty Times PROPERTY GUIDE 3

OPEN HOMES 23rd & 24th May 2020

OPEN HOME VIEWING GUIDELINES DURING LEVEL 2: No more than 10 people inside the home at the same time Maintain 2m distancing Hand Sanitiser to be used BETHLEHEM



54 Wakefield Dr/2.45-3.15

PBN PBN PBN $910,000 $765,000

15 Braeburn Pl/11.00-12.00 56 Raukawa Dr/2.00-2.30 20 Hansard Pl/3.00-3.30 3 Caernarvon Rise/11.00-11.45 19 Highgrove Pl/1.00-2.00



9 Marwood Pl/12.30-1.15

AUCTION AUCTION PBN PBN PBN $2,450,000 $1,350,000 $705,000 $699,000 $639,000 $465,000

21 Crichton Tce/12.00-12.30 10B Crane St/12.45-1.15 G09-424 Maunganui Rd/11.15-11.45 23A Grace Ave/12.00-12.30 7 Commons Ave/2.15-2.45 32A Rita St/1.30-2.00 34B Te Ngaio Rd/1.15-1.45 11 Denny Hulme Dr/1.00-1.30 20-346 Oceanbeach Rd/2.00-2.30 17-346 Oceanbeach Rd/2.00-2.30 G10-424 Maunganui Rd/11.15-11.45


SATURDAY ENQ OVER $810,000 112 Edgecumbe Rd/12.45-1.15 ENQ OVER $680,000 5 Edgecumbe Way/1.45-2.15 PBN 35A Scantlebury St/11.45-12.15

Tremains BOP Tremains BOP Tremains BOP

ENQ OVER $760,000 51C Christopher St/11.00-11.45

First National


359 Cameron Rd/10.30-11.30 Harcourts 6-29 Accadia Ln/12.00-2.00 Harcourts Apt 1603-72 Devonport Rd/1.00-1.30 Action Real Estate Tauranga 725A Cameron Rd/1.00-1.45 Harcourts 25 Tanner St/2.00-2.30 Harcourts 65 Botanical Rd/1.00-1.45 Harcourts 3-115 Fourth Ave/12.45-1.15 Ray White Tauranga 2-107 Wharf St/11.45-12.15 Ray White Tauranga 7 Briarley St/12.00-1.00 Ray White Mt Maunganui 103B Eighteenth Ave/2.00-2.30 Harcourts 1-196 Fourteenth Ave/1.00-1.30 Harcourts

GATE PA SATURDAY ENQ OVER $435,000 77 Hynds Rd/1.30-2.00

Tremains BOP


$549,000 $549,000 $529,000

22B Sheppard St/12.30-1.00 44C Twentysecond Ave/1.00-1.30 267A Chadwick Rd/1.00-2.00

Harcourts Harcourts

SUNDAY Ray White Tauranga First National Bethlehem Harcourts


SATURDAY 32 Kotuku Pl/2.00-2.45


36A Goods Rd/11.00-12.00 52 Little John Dr/1.00-1.30

Harcourts Harcourts

48 Kings Ave/12.00-12.45

AUCTION PBN PBN PBN PBN $530,000 $529,000 $479,000 $499,000

77 Anne Rd/11.30-12.00 17A Chevron Dr/11.15-11.45 208 Ngatai Rd/12.00-12.45 300 Darraghs Rd/2.00-2.30 140 Vale St/2.15-2.45 173 Kingswood Rd/1.00-1.30 38A The Drive/1.00-1.45 1 Highfield Cres/1.45-2.15 45 Bellevue Rd/12.00-1.00

Tremains BOP Action Real Estate Tauranga Harcourts First National Bethlehem Harcourts Harcourts Harcourts Action Real Estate Tauranga Harcourts

44 Matua Rd 10.15-10.45 99A Matua Rd/12.00-12.30 16 Manuwai Dr/11.00-11.45 24A Matua Rd/12.00-12.30

Harcourts Harcourts Harcourts Sotheby’s BOP

WEDNESDAY 48 Kings Ave/4.45-5.15


SATURDAY & SUNDAY 26 Sunset Cres/1.00-2.00


284 Maungatapu Rd/1.00-1.30


24 Havenbrook Way/10.45-11.15


23 Te Otinga Pl/12.45-1.30

6 Orchid Pl/1.30-2.15


SUNDAY AUCTION 112 Rowesdale Dr/2.00-2.45 ENQ OVER $1,500,000 405E Ohauiti Rd/3.00-3.30

Harcourts Tremains BOP


6 Orchid Pl/3.30-4.00

SUNDAY AUCTION 2 Doyle Ln/10.45-11.15 AUCTION 2 Danny Pl/12.30-1.30 ENQ OVER $449,000 12.30-1.00 PBN 11 Ellesmere Cl/11.30-12.00 PBN 141 Penetaka Hghts/2.15-12.45 PBN 61 Pyes Pa Rd/1.15-1.45 $1,150,000 150 Puhirake Cres/11.00-11.30

14 McDonnell St/1.00-1.45 15 Kaharoa Ave/11.30-12.15 84 Omokoroa Rd/11.00-11.45 44 Charlotte Dr/12.00-12.45

PGG Tremains BOP Harcourts Harcourts

SATURDAY AUCTION 16 Fairlie Gr, Whakamarama/10.30-11.00 Tremains BOP AUCTION 1230A Omanawa Rd, Omanawa/12.00-1.00 Tremains BOP DEADLINE SALE 40B Martin Rd, Waihi/10.00-11.00 Professionals NRG $635,000 14 Silverstream Pl, Waihi/1.00-2.00 First National Katikati



1 Island Vista, Waihi beach/2.00-2.30 21 Athenree Hghts, Waihi Beach/1.00-1.30 16 Fairlie Gr, Whakamarama/10.30-11.00 172D Belk Rd South, Omanawa/2.00-3.00 151 Wilson Rd South, Paengaroa/1.00-2.00

First National Welcome Bay

DEADLINE SALE 40B Martin Rd, Waihi/10.00-10.30

8 Plane Tree Ln/1.00-1.30

Sotheby’s BOP


17 Dawn View Pl/12.00-12.45


Professionals NRG Professionals NRG Tremains BOP Tremains BOP Harcourts

SATURDAY AUCTION 40A & 40B Queen St/2.30-3.00 ENQ OVER $412,000 10A Malyon St/11.00-11.30 DEADLINE SALE 14A Lenihan Dr/11.00-11.30 DEADLINE SALE 20 Muir Dr/1.30-2.00 PBN 40 Oxford St/12.30-1.00

First National Te Puke Tremains BOP First National Te Puke First National Te Puke First National Te Puke

SUNDAY PBN 3B Otawa St/2.00-2.30 $1,070,000 +GST(if any) 882 Te Matai Rd/12.30-1.30 $975,000 68 Oak Dr/2.00-3.00 $475,000 75A Cameron Rd/1.00-1.30

First National Te Puke Harcourts Harcourts First National Te Puke


18 Bateleur Cl/12.30-1.00

Tremains BOP

SUNDAY AUCTION 365 Kaitemako Rd/11.00-11.30 OFFERS OVER $595,000 2 Kestel Ave/11.45-12.15 ENQ OVER $695,000 91 Ballintoy Park Dr/2.15-2.45 $895,000 22-674 Ranginui Rd/1.15-1.45

Sotheby’s BOP Ray White Tauranga Tremains BOP Harcourts




Tremains BOP Harcourts Tremains BOP Tremains BOP Tremains BOP Tremains BOP Ray White Tauranga




$999,000 $905,000





Tremains BOP













133 Doncaster Dr/11.00-11.30 Harcourts 161 Evans Rd/12.00-12.30 Ray White Mt Maunganui 47 Caspian Pl/12.15-12.45 Harcourts 38 Carlsberg Pl/1.00-1.45 Ray White Papamoa 20 Kohekohe Rd/1.00-1.30 Ray White Papamoa 511 Gloucester Rd/1.45-2.15 Ray White Tauranga 28 Newport Key/2.00-2.30 Harcourts 6 Huanui Cl/1.00-1.30 Harcourts 33 Carrington Dr/1.30-2.30 Harcourts 1 Catamaran Way/1.00-2.00 Harcourts 38 Longstead Ave/1.00-1.45 255-61 Golden Sands Dr/12.00-12.30 Harcourts








AUCTION PBN $987,000 $845,000

AUCTION AUCTION PBN PBN PBN $1,395,000 $1,245,000 $849,000 $780,000 $779,000 $775,000 $659,000





8B Lemon Grove Ave/1.00-1.45





27 Atlantic Cl/1.00-2.00


SATURDAY $735,000

99 Laurence St Nth/11.30-12.30 27A Oxford St/11.30-12.30


SUNDAY Harcourts Harcourts Harcourts Harcourts Harcourts Harcourts Ray White Mt Maunganui Harcourts Professionals NRG Professionals NRG Harcourts



$534,000 $429,000


SUNDAY Harcourts Harcourts Harcourts Harcourts Harcourts


PBN PBN PBN PBN PBN $1,150,000 $995,000 $849,000 $825,000 $609,000 $580,000


Professionals NRG


20B Lisbon St/12.00-1.00

Tremains BOP

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AonGATeTe maungatapu

Two of Everything

Dual Income Included

284 Maungatapu Road

Only now and then does such a gem come to market where dual family living combines with the best seats in the house to savour sensational views you can never lose. Ideal for twinfamily or multi-generational living featuring four bedrooms, two bathrooms an ensuite plus two living areas, kitchen and kitchenette spread over two intelligently formatted levels.


3A Tui Street vendors on The move - make an offer

2603 State Highway 2

North facing, sunny, sheltered 5.8ha of mixed income orchard and landscaped easy-care grounds with stream flowing through. Contemporary modern design family home with views to the Kaimai Range. WEB ID BFN20190 PrICe $1,795,000 + GST (if any) vIEWINg By Appointment ross Goodwin CoNTACT m 0272 797 329 A/H 07 562 0301

WEB ID BFN20250 Tender Closes 12.00pm 29 may opEN homE Sunday 1.00-1.30pm CoNTACT rod Sampson m 021 110 3900 CoNTACT Tammy Francis m 027 632 2349

oHAUITI 19 Damien Place out With The old, In With The New


51C Christopher Street

Avenues Location is Key


grand Lady in Boscabel

89R Boscabel Drive

400m² fabulous dwelling set on private mature 4360m² bountiful section. Options galore with this four beedroom four living, two bathroom home. Set amongst other quality prestigious properties. WEB ID BFN20251 PrICe BY neGoTIATIon vIEWINg By Appointment Kevin Wells CoNTACT m 0274 788 905 A/H 07 544 8859


Explore The potential

86 Otumoetai Road

This highly sought-after beach location offers a lifestyle that is hard to beat. Situated at Omanu, Mount Maunganui, this stylish 3-bedroom home will set hearts aflutter. WEB ID BFN20220 PrICe $1,100,000 vIEWINg By Appointment CoNTACT Cathy Hooper m 0274 947 712 A/H 07 579 3338

Boasting 3 large bedrooms, the 4th bedroom being perfect for the home office, 2 bathrooms, a galley styled kitchen (with walk-in pantry) that looks out towards the open plan lounge/dining/covered patio area. WEB ID BFN20219 PrICe $1,069,000 vIEWINg By Appointment CoNTACT Cathy Hooper m 0274 947 712 A/H 07 579 3338

Freehold brick & tile townouse of 170m² on a 349m² section. Three double bedrooms, two bathrooms, double garage with internal entry. Building report, Council file & LIM available. WEB ID BFN20251 PrICe enq over $760,000 opEN homE Sunday 11.00-11.45am Kevin Wells CoNTACT m 0274 788 905 A/H 07 544 8859

This solid two-bedroom home sits on 809m² in a prime location and offers buyers an array of possibilities. Redevelop, work from home or enjoy as is, are just a few. WEB ID BFN20259 PrICe enq over $595,000 vIEWINg By Appointment Cathy Hooper CoNTACT m 0274 947 712 A/H 07 579 3338

Gate Pa




If you are looking for a pleasant, low maintenance home in a truly convenient location then this could be the one for you. Simply yet tastefully presented and newly re-carpeted, this solid A Frame home is ready to go WEB ID BFN20258 PrICe $549,000 opEN homE Sunday 1.00-1.30pm CoNTACT Cathy Hooper m 0274 947 712 A/H 07 579 3338

This warm and inviting, light filled apartment has been beautifully refurbished and incorporates flexible and thoughtful living options in an enviable location.

44C Twentysecond Avenue Classic, Clean and Cute


Investment opportunity

110A & B Hinewa Road

These connected 3-bedroom home units with single garages may be sold separately or together .Buy one or buy both. Well maintained and have good outdoor areas. WEB ID BFN20247 PrICe BY neGoTIATIon vIEWINg By Appointment April vaudrey CoNTACT m 022 651 0925 A/H 07 562 0303

An Inner-City Darling



1/22 Cliff Road

BFN20256 $535,000 By Appointment Cathy Hooper m 0274 947 712 A/H 07 579 3338

Seal The Deal, Live The Dream

Seales Road


3 Borell Road

Sought But Seldom Found

300 Darraghs Road

Well presented 62m² cottage, 2 double bedrooms with roomy modern kitchen, plus open plan living, dining leading to deck. The 762m² section is freehold, flat with planting and fence for privacy. WEB ID BFN20241 PrICe BY neGoTIATIon vIEWINg By Appointment ross Goodwin CoNTACT m 0272 797 329 A/H 07 562 0301

Conveniently located close to Brookfield shops, this delightful three bedroom family friendly weatherboard home affords an exciting opportunity for any savvy investor or first home buyer. Urgent sale required. WEB ID BFN20248 PrICe $519,000 opEN homE Sunday 2.00-2.30pm CoNTACT April vaudrey m 022 651 0925 A/H 07 562 0303


PArKvALe 13B Roys Road Rare opportunity to Build Covenant Free

853m² Section

3 Olive Close

Fabulous opportunity to have the lifestyle of your dreams at an affordable price. Five blocks left to choose from ranging from 4.6 ha to 0.84 ha in the beautiful Oropi Countryside. WEB ID BFN20164 PrICe From $375,000

Final quality section available in an established subdivision. Build your dream home on this sunny section in a quiet cul-de-sac. Be quick. WEB ID PrICe

BFN20253 $439,000


BFN20243 $239,000



Phil Weingott m 021 998 246 A/H 07 579 3335


Tanya dunham m 027 473 5572 A/H 07 562 0310

Kaimai Real Estate Ltd MREINZ, Licensed Agent REAA 2008

Kevin Wells m 0274 788 905 A/H 07 544 8859

Attention all developers and investors, land bankers and dream home creators, are you considering building? Do you want to build without the restriction of covenants?

0800 178 628


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Peaceful & Convenient in Pacific

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38 Carlsberg Place Papamoa More info at:

Tired, but what an opportunity By Negotiaion 4



An Inner City Darling

11 Argyll Road, Greerton More info at: https://www.oneroof.


A Golden Opportunity, Your chance to enhance

Enquiries Over $590,000 3



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$739,000 4


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Four Bed, Three Bath at an Exceptonal Price!

$709,000 4



Avenues Four Beds + 2 Living Areas 14 Kea Street, Avenues

1/22 Cliff Road, Tauranga CBD


15 Tuscany Place, Ohauiti More info at:

Family Delight in a Relaxed Seaside Setting

Family Fantastic with Energy Efficient Advantages By Negotiation 4



257C Crawford Road, Wairoa

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$699,000 4



220 Tanners Point Road, Tanners Point More info at: https://protect-au. FVzYGF?

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Covid-19: Expats want to ‘get the hell out of the US’

Open homes comeback: Lengthy queues, lots of hand sanitiser and don’t touch!

Daria Kuprienko

residents have also been exploring their

New York’s Park Avenue. The city has suffered a high death toll as the US struggles to stop the spread of Covid-19. Photo / Getty Images


Melissa Nightingale

“All three groups have been actively

Long queues, “excessive sanitiser” and hands off the cupboards - home buyers are finding the open home process a new experience under alert level 2.

Thanks to a “go early, go hard” strategy to combat the spread of Covid-19, New Zealand is arguably the safest place to be right now – and expat Kiwis know it. While New Zealand enjoys its first weekend under alert level 2, the rest of the world is struggling to contain the virus, with many countries facing fastrising death tolls and harsh lockdown conditions. Real estate agents around New Zealand have noted over the last month huge spikes in property enquiries from Kiwis

looking. There are those who don’t have residency that are just doing their homework, but there are also those who seem to have a range of visas [for New Zealand],” Milne says. She says expats who were always planning to come home are now fastforwarding their plans, with expats living in the United States and Australia the most active. “The number of enquiries from the US at the moment would indicate that maybe they are frustrated, and Covid-19 is the tipping point for them. New Zealand

An image taken outside 34 Trafalgar Street, in Auckland’s Onehunga on Saturday shows a queue of people snaking down the road waiting to enter an open home, as real estate agents work to follow the level 2 rules. The three-bedroom house, which is being marketed for sale by Ray White agents Martin Honey and Ben Bibby, was listed on May 7 and was in high demand, with buyers eager to inspect the deceased estate in person before it goes to auction on May 26. Other parts of the country also saw increased activity. Wellington woman Katie Smith was visiting open homes in Porirua this morning, and said she and her partner were not allowed to touch anything in the house. If they wanted to open cupboards or test water pressure, they had to ask the real estate agent to do it for them, she said. “The precautions each open home had in place . . . were a register, which we could have preregistered over email if the agent had our details, only 10 people in the house at a time, excessive hand sanitiser, and we weren’t allowed to touch things.” “We were told if we wanted to look in cupboards and whatnot, she would do it for us.”

living overseas. Expats, they say, don’t feel safe where they are right now and desperate to return home with their families. Bayleys Gisborne agent Kerry Low says her son has been working in United States for seven years and is now eager to return to New Zealand with his wife and daughter. “They just want to get the hell out of there because of what’s happening in America. With thousands of people dying my son just wants to fast track his plans and move back to New Zealand with his family by 2021,” she says. New Zealand Sotheby’s International Realty agent Pene Milne says it’s not just expats who are looking for homes in New Zealand. Overseas internationals with New Zealand residency and non-

has always been desirable but when an event like this happens, it makes us even more attractive,” Milne adds. Ray White agent Ross Hawkins has also seen increased enquiries from Kiwis living in the US, as well as Kiwis living in England and Hong Kong. “In the States they are all going back to work but the number of cases is still increasing, which is just unbelievable. We are doing better than most countries and expats see that,” he says. Kiwis overseas tend to be looking for lifestyle properties right now. “People who have experienced a lockdown realise that you can do business no matter where you are, and you don’t need to be in the middle of the city to run a business.”

This did not always work in practice as the agent was dealing with other prospective buyers and was not always available to open things for them. Smith said others were “respectful” of space, and there was a “shared sense of amusement” as people tried to keep their distance from one another. “We did feel a little rushed but not that much, and we did manage to beat queues, but we were always early. Each time we left there were queues of up to 20 people outside.” Owen Vaughan, editor of NZME-owned property listings site OneRoof, said: “We knew from increased searches on OneRoof that this weekend was going to be a busy one for the housing market in Auckland but the lines outside some open homes go to show there was a lot of pent-up demand for property.” “We’re likely to see increased activity over the next month as buyers interrupted by the lockdown seek to secure a home. What will be critical for the housing market is what happens in the months after, once that holdover activity is no longer there.”

Chairman of the NZ Realtors Network Mark Coffey said the agents he›d spoken to today felt there was a similar number of home buyers at the open homes as there were pre-lockdown. But he said people seemed more inclined to make offers. “The buyers that have been looking at open homes weren›t just out for a Sunday drive, they were certainly out making some buying decisions,” he said. There were less houses available for open homes at the moment, with vendors seemingly reluctant to open their houses up to the public yet. Coffey said the next few weeks would be a better indicator of what the postlockdown housing market would look like. “There won›t be a hard and fast rule where you can say ‹hey, the market›s changed by X percent.” One of the main challenges real estate agents are facing is uncertainty from both buyers and sellers of what to expect now, he said. Real Estate Institute of NZ chief executive Bindi Norwell said the first weekend of open homes at level 2 had been “quite busy”, with agents saying there were good levels of attendance and that people were starting to feel more confident about life returning to normal. “People are still acutely aware of the importance of appropriate physical distancing requirements and most have been pretty good about contact tracing requirements. We expect activity to continue to pick up over the coming weeks barring any change in the alert levels,” she said. “Overall, we’re hearing that most people are quite confident about purchasing property at the moment. There are good levels of interest across the board from first time buyers, people looking at trade up and investors, which is positive to hear.” “It will be interesting to see what May’s sales volume figures tell us about how much things have returned to normal or how far away we still are from a regular May month.” - New Zealand Herald


16 Fairlie Grove Waterfront with Unparalleled Views 16 Fairlie Grove is the best kept secret. It's a treasure trove at the edge of the sea and it's as rare as finding a treasure chest full of gold. I promise to impress. You will love the sunkissed harbour views and beyond to Islands, Omokoroa and the famous Mount Maunganui. These views are breath taking and are better in life. This property has been held tightly in the family for the last 30 years and special memories have been gathered with grandchildren lifting rocks and crab hunting, floundering at night, paddling your kayaks and for the whole family it's so easy to hook on your boat, drive about 500 metres down the road to launch it and nip out for a quick fish. Or pack a picnic and walk down to Waitui Reserve and all of you can cool off. This home is for any discerning buyer. A wealth of relaxing and entertaining space, floor to ceiling windows in the main lounge engages this home with lots of natural light.

Tremain Real Estate BOP Ltd Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008

3 Suburb: Whakamarama Price: Auction Auction on 2 June, 2020 at 2:00pm held onsite (unless sold prior) View: Sat 23rd & Sun 24th 10:30am-11am Web ID: TG01254


Pam Holley M 021 407 613 D 07 578 6027 E



29 Mandalay Key Mandalay Magic Situated in Palm Springs bordering Wairakei waterways, this mainly plaster over block home demands your attention. Double doors lead to a sweeping staircase giving you a sense of something very special. The high stud throughout the home creates a sense of grandeur while the luxury of under floor heating wards off the winter chills. Multiple living areas cater for all family occasions with the open fireplace adding a special ambience. With three bedrooms and full bathroom downstairs there is ample room for family and friends while the upper level of the home creates the perfect master suite retreat. This private area includes a luxurious living space and north facing balcony, the perfect spot to relax before bed. There is a large double garage plus covered boat/caravan parking on a 999sqm fully fenced section. The magnificent inground saltwater pool completes this gorgeous tapestry. "Life really doesn't get any better than this"

Tremain Real Estate BOP Ltd Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008

4 Suburb: Papamoa Beach Price: $1,299,000 View: Sun 24th 2pm-2:45pm Web ID: PA01247


Rosemarie Turley M 0275 365 675 D 07 929 6010 E Steve Fagan M 0274 990 676 D 07 929 6010 E



77 Anne Road Lots of Character Lured down your own driveway where you can easily enjoy the change of space within this private piece of paradise. It's certainly personality plus with harbour views, spacey lawns, mature trees and just to add to its own identity you are taken in with stunning rock walls. A multi-level four bedroom home that provides some interesting spaces and rooms with beautiful timber ceilings, as well as warm open plan living.





Suburb: Bellevue Price: Auction Auction on Friday 29 May, 2020 at 1:00pm held onsite (unless sold prior) View: Sun 24th 11:30am-12pm Web ID: TG01242 Pam Holley M 021 407 613 D 07 578 6027 E

18 Bateleur Close One, Two, Three & Affordable One Lounge, Two toilets and Three Bedrooms, this brick and tile property boasts the summer sun, a large section, a great entertaining area and with an R.V of $580,000 this is sure to move fast. The kitchen and living area's open out through ranch slider doors onto a lovely private covered patio perfect for entertaining. The large 1082sqm terraced site provides fruit trees and plenty of room for kids and pets to explore.

38 Longstead Avenue Hidden Treasure This gorgeous home is walking distance to Papamoa Beach, Papamoa Plaza, schools, and so much more. A spacious multi-level open plan living spills onto the north facing deck overlooking the reserve, giving privacy and a sense of space. The separate dining room comfortably fits an eight-seater table while the fantastic new kitchen with stone bench and high-end appliances makes cooking a dream. 4 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms with under floor heating make living here so easy. Plus you have the choice of a salt water pool or the spa to relax after a busy day. Boundaries indicative only.

Tremain Real Estate BOP Ltd Licensed Real Estate Agent REAA 2008



Suburb: Welcome Bay Price: Auction View: Sat 23rd & Sun 24th 12:30pm-1pm Web ID: TG01301

Jacob Tana M 021 198 8894 D E

4 Suburb: Papamoa Beach Price: Asking price $775,000 View: Sun 24th 1pm-1:45pm Web ID: PA01300



Steve Fagan M 0274 990 676 D 07 929 6010 E Rosemarie Turley M 0275 365 675 D 07 929 6010 E


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Featured Editorial ID# LA01217

Space and security hides amid garden lifestyle in Freeburn Road By Jo Ferris

and china. Dining caters for settings

When seclusion is desired, security assured and space amid nature a prerequisite – this property in

of eight or more, while the rich warmth of Tasmanian oak timber flooring offers dance floor space for

Freeburn Road is hard to beat. The

those family gatherings.

neighbourhood was established

The mood changes next door in

on high-end homes and lifestyle –

the lounge – it’s more subdued and

attributes that are clearly evident

intimate. Eyes draw mainly to the

here. Tucked at the end of a private

outdoor flow off family life, however.

lane – shared by a handful of

A towering cathedral ceiling is

residents, this home hides behind gated security on an impressive site around 4221 square metres. This sprawls through established gardens – complete with a fern-clad walkway down to a ponga grove. Amid all this is an equally impressive home. Architecturally designed, it showcases considered thought about how to live and entertain; given the advantage of space. And space there is. It starts with the foyer and a warm greeting, before flowing through to the hub of the home to unveils its spacious ambience. A gourmet kitchen – complete with scullery and island unit with its boomerang styling - is a drawcard. Engineered stone

mirrored outside in the loggia alfresco setting before stepping down to the garden and walkways. This lofty gable acts like a spine that pins both wings of the house. Australian brick and cedar are natural materials that melt this house into its setting. The look is earthy and rustic yet elegant and timeless at the same time. Inside the décor is neutral & similarly timeless; punctuated by feature colours in various rooms. Four bedrooms are planned well for space and provide options for an office or visitors. Given the parking space for the boat, motorhome and extra vehicles, that’s important.

benches, granite sinks and superior

A home for families or guests –

fittings enhance this cook’s dream

Aquinas College nearby, local shops

and entertainment value, while a

and cafes down the road and handy

huge bank of cupboards and china

routes to Tauranga and The Crossing

cabinetry is a showcase for crystal

- it’s exceptional living.

IN BRIEF Location:

17B Freeburn Rd, Pyes Pa


4221sqm (approx) flat to sloping site, end of private shared drive. Gated security, established grounds with walkway to ponga grove. Architecturally designed house, 301sqm (approx), Australian clay brick and cedar features. 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (includes separate areas in family facility), open-plan family hub includes gourmet kitchen with scullery, island breakfast unit, engineered stone benches, granite sinks, quality fittings. Bank of glass/ cupboard china cabinet. Native timber flooring, large dining area, 5.2m cathedral feature opening out to cathedral loggia. Heat pump. Separate lounge with feature fireplace wall with inbuilt gas fire. Two

bedrooms open outside to decking linked with loggia. Separate laundry, triple internal garage, off-street parking for motorhome, boat, vehicles etc. Near Aquinas College, local shopping centre and on to Tauranga Crossing and arterial routes to Tauranga. Price: Viewing:

By Negotiation By appointment


Katherine Boyed, Tremains Real Estate Ltd Licensed Agent REAA 2008


027 543 2107


07 543 1872


14 Harbour View Road


Prime Position With Unlimited Potential

Suburb: Omokoroa

A fantastic opportunity awaits here to invest in a near beach front location in beautiful Omokoroa. The large flat section has a comfortable 2 story home, currently partly rented out, and separate triple garaging. There are lovely views to the harbour and the Mount, and the beach, boat club and boat ramp are just a 2 minute walk.

Price: Auction – 03 June 2020 1pm. 411 Cameron Road, Tauranga

Endless opportunities here for investors, buyers seeking to add value or families looking for a home by the seaside.

View: By appointment Web ID: OM01305

REAL ESTATE Tremain Real Estate BOP Limited Licensed REAA 2008

Noel Benstead Sales Consultant – Omokoroa Office

M 027 525 3380


3 814 sqm

OHAUITI 54 Boscabel Drive Contemporary architectural retreat


Embracing modern architectural style, this north facing family home offers a lifestyle retreat for those seeking privacy and space within easy city reach. Architecturally designed and built by the current owners in 2006, this thoughtfully laid out home accommodates four bedrooms, two living areas and a light and airy kitchen capturing a view of Mt Maunganui.

FOR SALE: By Negotiation

Expansive decking flows out from the master bedroom and living areas where a heated lap pool and inground spa are seamlessly integrated. A level lawn adjacent to the pool provides the perfect spot to accommodate a marquee fit for celebrations; the entertainer's dream setting. An interior finish of white walls and tiles allow for clean lines and restful living while brand new carpet and drapes in the bedrooms and lounge provide cosy living spaces. Underfloor heating, two gas fires and four heat pumps ensure winter comfort is experienced throughout the home.

Each office is independently owned and operated. NZSIR BOP Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ



5,546 sq m

VIEW: Please phone for an appointment to view RICHARD LAERY: M +64 21 460 360 D +64 7 578 0003 SUSIE LAERY: M 020 4159 7533 D +64 7 578 0003


101 Meander Drive 3



600 sq m

101 Reasons to Live Your Best Life Savour the sunshine and space with this warm, elevated north-facing three-bedroom family home in a quiet cul-desac. The natural surroundings encompass vistas of the Johnson Reserve opposite - a year-round environment of changing colours - perfect for walking the dog and a good spot to teach your little ones to ride their two wheelers. Immaculately presented with superb open plan living areas underpinned by a combination of new carpet and polished tawa flooring, the interior has been attractively redecorated to make it sparkle. Open plan living areas include doors to a private balcony for sundowner drinks and barbecues come summer.

FOR SALE: $585,000 VIEW: Please phone for an appointment to view SALLY FRANCIS: M +64 22 012 3468


7 Lebanon Street 5



721 sq m

With the view to entertain With elevated water and Mount views your easily mistaken to think you are a world away from it all - yet it's a breeze into the CBD and main arterial routes.Capturing the afternoon sun, the large in-ground swimming and easy indoor-outdoor flow certainly appeals to the likes of those who enjoy summer barbeques and entertaining. Built in the 1970s with many of the original characteristics yet modernized with neutral tones - enjoy the layout that would appeal to those wanting additional space for extended family, or a work from home lifestyle. With additional room to upgrade, and the opportunity to further develop and make use of the spacious 721 sq m site.

FOR SALE: $795,000 VIEW: Please phone for an appointment to view SALLY FRANCIS: M +64 22 012 3468 Each office is independently owned and operated. NZSIR BOP Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ


24A Matua Road 3



738 sq m

Family Friendly in Matua Family happiness is finding a home with good bones, good space, nice area - and possibly the chance to add value. Matua is always high on the tick list and this is a good position. Situated handy to the local store and restaurant on Tilby Drive, short drive to Ferguson Park and down the road to Matua School, clubs and recreation. The house faces to the north enjoying sun all-day and grandstand views from the upstairs balcony across the neighbourhood to the Mount. This is a full site - flat to sloping and fringed with trees and a playground lawn to embrace the house neatly in its own world. There's plenty here to provide gardeners fun with their green fingers.

FOR SALE: $845,000 VIEW: Open Home: Sunday 24 May 12:00pm - 12:30pm or view by appointment CHRIS PRINGLE: M 021 750 689

Thinking of selling? Advertise your property with Sotheby’s, your local leader in real estate. The Tauranga team is made up of experienced, well established associates who represent owners of residential residences and lifestyle estates. To find out more talk to one

“We are so delighted to be able to deliver a truly world class experience to home owners in the Bay of Plenty. We knew that we were a part of something special from day one however this recognition along with the strong demand from local home owners has been beyond our expectation ectation.”

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Level 1, 51 The Strand, Tauranga


Each office is independently owned and operated. NZSIR BOP Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ.

Each office is independently owned and operated. NZSIR BOP Limited (licensed under the REAA 2008) MREINZ

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$9.5M Plus GST (if any) VIEW By Appointment Only

New Sungold Production Block

The latest knowledge of technology and orchard design, with no expense spared, has been used to create this exceptional production block of 9.93 canopy hectares Sungold G3. Grafted root stock was planted in 2019 and with irrigation and fertigation in place, is growing well on Agbeam structures with first crop expected 2021. All infrastructure and orchard design has been completed to a very high industry standard with computer-controlled irrigation, frost protection and fertigation systems. A 5-bay concrete floor orchard shed has been well designed with a workshop, storage area and well appointed staff amenities including a wash up area, shower and large tea room. Of the total land area of 13.8918ha, only 9.93ha has been developed, leaving options of the new owner's choice - either to build their own home or further develop the orchard with more G3 or the new red variety.

Phil Goldsmith M 027 494 1844 E


KATIKATI 9 Stokes Road Serenity at a Realistic Price This is a beautiful lifestyle property on 8303m² of land located three kilometres from Katikati. The “Jennian Home” presents the new owners with a multitude of opportunities through renovation and improvement. It boasts three double bedrooms, study/fourth bedroom, formal lounge with raised ceilings, open plan kitchen/dining/living area, en suite and main bathroom, a large laundry, solar hot water and more. A 90m² (approximately) shed of modern construction is located within a few metres of the dwelling. With motivated vendors this is your chance to buy well below RV! PGG Wrightson Real Estate Limited, licensed under REAA 2008





DEADLINE PRIVATE TREATY GST Inclusive (Unless Sold Prior) Closes 4.00pm, Friday 29 May

VIEW 1.00-3.00pm, Sunday 24 May

Anton Terblanche M 021 324 702 E

OMOKOROA 14 McDonnell Street Refurbished and Ready Now In the sought-after, older part of Omokoroa with an easy walk to shops, library, cafe, garage and a little further stroll to the beach is this mightily upgraded two-three bedroom home. (two bedrooms upstairs.) Bosch induction hob and oven in the new kitchen. New carpets, blinds and drapes. Painted throughout. Flat parking for boat and caravan. Lawn and fruit trees. Peeps to the water. You need to step inside to appreciate this home.




GST Inclusive (Unless Sold Prior) 11.00am, Tuesday 9 June

VIEW 1.00-1.45pm, Sunday 24 May

Kirsty Walker M 021 527 352 E Helping grow the country

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Looking to take advantage of these low deposits and interest rates? Well, here is the perfect property to do so. Calling all first home buyers and investors to come and check out this newly redecorated 2 bedroom 1 bathroom home. A great opportunity to secure something you can make your own today and still add value to over time. This property offers a sunny open plan living, dining and kitchen, flowing on to the prefect balcony for enjoying your morning coffee whilst appreciating the beautiful outlook. Call your mates, heat up the bbq and take time to chill in your private courtyard perfect for entertaining, then jump in your new spa and let the days troubles melt away with a drink in hand. Situated in a primo location, within walking distance to schools, supermarket, shops and parks and just 1 minute to motorways for quick and easy access to all areas of Tauranga. Elevated for extra privacy and added storage underneath, carport and extra off street parking. This adorable property won’t last long in this hot market so call Emma today on 0277 366 256 and arrange your private viewing.

Viewing by Appointment Price by Negotiation

Emma Tillott 027 736 6256





This three bedroom A frame home has just the right vibe for beach lovers, surfers, fisher folk and anyone who loves the smell of the sea and the feel of sand beneath their toes. On a flat section, very sunny, one street back from the beach an easy 5 minute walk to the water’s edge. Primary school close by and walking distance to supermarket and cafe. Updated kitchen, great flow to the large deck. Bathrooms on both levels. The landing provides an extra space - perfect for an office or day bed. The wood-burner fire will keep you toasty warm on the cooler nights to come. Single garage with internal access plus off-street parking.

A change in the owner’s circumstances means it must be sold. Don’t miss out! Call now for more information. Viewing will be by appointment only as the property is tenanted. Price by Negotiation

John Foot 021 525 258 Rose Thomas 021 284 6627

BROOKFIELD 3 Highfield Crescent 2 BEDROOM BRICK UNIT This 2 bedroom unit with single garage needs a new owner. Open-plan living with fully fenced rear section. This property is solidly built in brick with internal entry from the garage. Located in a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance to Brookfield Shopping Centre. Listed at this price, it won’t last long. Call Dave today. Open Home Sunday 1:45-2:15pm For Sale $479,000

Dave Elers 027 543 2792


Stunning views looking over the bay from this apartment. Enjoy luxury of open plan living and dining. Great interaction out onto the sunny deck. 2 Bedrooms could both have private bathrooms. Two car garaging with storage locker. Ten minute walk to downtown Tauranga city. Arguably one of the best restaurants at your doorstep. Also available is a swimming pool and gym. Owner will consider a trade. Call now to view. For Sale $665,000 Viewing by Appointment

Dave Elers 0275 432 792

A/Hrs 07 578 0699

CBD Apt 1603/72 Devonport Rd CBD PENTHOUSE

Wake up to commanding unrestricted views from the Mount to the Pacific Ocean. Gaze at the islands on the horizon from the comfort of your stylish residence in the award winning Devonport Tower. Three bedrooms (master ensuite & walk-in wardrobe), media room, chef’s kitchen with Carrara marble benches, gas cooking, Miele appliances, spacious entertaining balconies (47 M2), heated plunge pool, THREE secure carparks & locker. Onsite restaurant & gym an option. You can choose to live here permanently, as a holiday retreat (lock up & leave) or rent it out. Downtown shopping, cafes, theaters, university, walks at your doorstep. Your inner city & harbour-front lifestyle awaits. First time to the market since built.

OTUMOETAI 17A Chevron Drive Rest Home Calls




This is a ‘must view’ 2 bedroom unit. It’s solid brick construction gives you that peace of mind. The open-plan living makes for a greater feeling of space. 2 double bedrooms, a single garage, with internal entry, plus off-street parking makes this property even more attractive. There’s even a garden shed. Partially fenced with a little garden for those with green fingers, you won’t find better. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, it’s handy to Cherrywood Shopping Centre. The owner is leaving so it must be sold. Don’t delay, call Dave today. Open Home Sunday 11:15-11:45am For Sale By Negotiation

Dave Elers 027 543 2792


Open Home Sunday 1:00-1:30pm Price by Negotiation

Move in knowing all the hard work has been done. Newly renovated with fresh and modern tones throughout, this gorgeous home is ready for its proud new owners. Solidly built, be reassured this brick beauty will definitely stand the test of time. Featuring a light filled open plan living, dining and kitchen, 3 double bedrooms, 1 bathroom with separate toilet and laundry. Appreciate the seamless flow to the large deck, perfect for soaking up the sun and entertaining guests. Finished off with freestanding double garage and all sitting proudly on a flat, fully fenced and freehold section. Situated in sought after Otumoetai, in a quiet cul-de-sac for added privacy and peace. Just minutes to some of Tauranga’s best schools, supermarkets, parks and stunning walkways. Gems like this don’t last so call Emma to arrange your private viewing.

Dave Elers 027 543 2792

Viewing by Appointment Price by Negotiation

Colin McGonagle 027 493 4177

Emma Tillott 027 736 6256 G452352


This purpose-built investment property creates cash 24/7 while you sleep. Featuring 4 separate dwellings, each on its own freehold title. Currently operating as boarding houses. 3 houses each have 6 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with an open plan living, dining and kitchen. The fourth dwelling offers open plan living, dining and kitchen with 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. Currently renting for $170 per room per week with a well-established clientele. Situated within walking distance to the University of Waikato Windermere Campus & Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology. This location and accommodation is ideal for students, Airbnb, sports & leisure groups, even seasonal workers. 21 rooms x $170 per week.... You do the math. Call now to arrange your private viewing.

Viewing by Appointment Price by Negotiation Ref# G393012

John Foot 021 525 258


The middle unit in a block of three, this very tidy, twobedroom unit has just been re-clad, the walls have been insulated and new aluminium joinery with double-glazing installed. The wood burner provides plenty of extra warmth but frankly, you probably won’t need to use it. Fantastic location; less than five minutes walk to preschool, primary and secondary schools, the medical centre, and the local dairy. A couple of minutes more and you’re in town. The unit also has it’s own single lock-up garage. This property is currently tenanted and the tenants would love to stay if the new owner wants a better return than the bank can provide. Please note, pictures are not current & are indicative only.

For Sale $369,000 Viewing by Appointment G476776

Mark Warren 021 275 6275 or


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