Price Reduction on Prime Waterfront Home With Jetty, Kerikeri

Price reduction on this impressive three-level home designed by Martyn Evans

This impressive three-level home occupies 4,505 square metres of landscaped, waterfront land on a bend in the river just 6 minutes’ drive from Kerikeri. Designed by Martyn Evans out of concrete block to take maximum advantage of this spectacular location, the property is private, sun drenched and enjoys sweeping views down the inlet to the outer Bay of Islands.

For more information regarding this property please follow this link to Prime Waterfront Home with Jetty, Kerikeri.

Price Reduction on Crawford’s Homestead, Arrowtown

A Country Style Homestead in the Main Street of Arrowtown

This beautiful historic house has more modern extensions which make it a terrific family home. Situated on Arrowtown’s beautiful tree-lined main street, it was the original police station and residence built in 1900.

Various resource consents are in place including for a new cottage which would be great for ‘granny’ or visiting friends. The exterior wing could serve as self contained visitor accommodation (past use), offices, studio or extended family use.

For more information regarding this property please follow this link to: Crawfords, Arrowtown

Bay of Islands Sailing Week 2015

The Bay of Islands is preparing for Sailing Week 2015

Following the success of last week’s Tall Ships Regatta, the Bay of Islands is preparing for the Bay of Islands Sailing Week. This popular event will be held from 21-23 January 2015. For the first time, as part of Bay of Islands Sailing week this year a fleet of super yachts will be competing in the New Zealand Millennium Cup.  The Bay of Islands offers a spectacular course setting for competitors and spectators alike.  With super yachts beginning to arrive in the Bay of Islands this is lining up to be an exciting week.

Peter Busfield, CEO of the New Zealand Marine Export Group which hosts the New Zealand Millennium Cup comments that “Incorporating the New Zealand Millennium Cup in a vibrant and well-run regatta offers another attraction for a superyacht to visit New Zealand and maybe stay longer.  “We also envisage a flow-on benefit to Auckland and beyond from a larger number of superyachts and other cruising yachts visiting the Bay of Islands.”


New Listing – Prized Waterfront Escape, Bay of Islands

Stunning and secluded waterfront escape

Our new listing is this idyllic waterfront property in a prized location. Offering over four hectares of coastal land, the property is sizeable in terms of quality and quantity. The Bay of Islands waterways are within easy reach, especially given the rare asset of a jetty. There are also two deep-water moorings (subject to NRC transfer). Whilst this property is primarily about securing this stunning land and location, there is an existing house and large boatshed/garage with potential to accommodate four cars and a boat.

For more information regarding this property please follow this link to: Prized Waterfront Escape, Bay of Islands

The 100th Annual Lake Hayes A&P Show

Traditional Lake Hayes Show to be held this Saturday 10 January 2015

Traditionally held during the summer holidays on the second week of January, the Lake Hayes Show is a popular day out for tourists, family, exhibitors and competitors. Situated on one of the most beautiful Showgrounds in the country, there is entertainment abound including horses, show jumping, dog trials, sheep shearing, trade sites, petting zoos and children’s activities.

With the Wakatipu region dramatically changing from a district based on agriculture and gold recovery to tourism and development, the Lake Hayes Show incorporates events and competitions to cater for the ‘lifestyle block’ owner and encourages participants from every background to take part in this traditional event, with a modern and creative flair.

The Grand Parade is the midday highlight of the show where the morning’s prize winners, trade and machinery are on display and lead by the traditional pipe band. The Show is then officially opened during the Grand Parade by the president of the show and the Topp Twins as special guests.

Bay of Islands Set for a Busy Summer

A stunning summer for swimming, fishing and sailing in the Bay of Islands

The Bay of Islands has been blessed with a stunning run of weather and it looks as though it is set to continue.  Local businesses are reporting excellent results and accommodation bookings have been exceptional, particularly in the upper end for the market.

The snapper are spawning later this year which means that the fishing has been exceptional over the Christmas break and continues with reports of some large specimens being caught.  Anglers have been releasing many of the bigger breeding fish which is a great sign for the sustainability of the stocks moving forward.

The water temperature is well into the low 20′s and Russell is as busy as we have seen it in years. With the Tall Ships Race on the 10th of January and the Bay of Islands sailing week beginning on January 20, the stage is set for an exciting few weeks in the Bay.

New Listing – 33 Loop Road, Queenstown

Resort style lake house designed by John Blair

Situated in the northernmost position of the neighbouring front row waterfront properties, 33 Loop Road has all the ingredients for the perfect lake house. Only five minutes walk to the Hilton hotel and all the amenity of restaurants and bars, it also has a beach directly in front and shares in a refurbished wharf.

For more information regarding this listing please follow this link to: 33 Loop Road, Queenstown

Season’s Greetings

We wish you all a happy and safe festive season and a new year with many great things on the table.

New Listing – 37 Lake Hayes Road, Arrowtown, Queenstown

This Lake Hayes waterfront home has amazing views from all living areas

Lake Hayes waterfront is regarded as the regions most sought after real estate and this stunning architectural home is one the finest examples. Located on a beautifully landscaped, mature and private 1,112 square meters of elevated land is an award winning Michael Wyatt designed residence. The home encapsulates a stunning view of Lake Hayes, Coronet Peak and a panorama of surrounding mountains seen from all living areas.

For more information regarding this property please follow this link to:  37 Lake Hayes Road, Arrowtown, Queenstown

Kitchen of the Year Won by New Zealand’s Mal Corboy

Mal Corboy’s winning kitchen in a Hekarua Bay house on Waiheke Island

Mal Corboy’s kitchen in a house on which sits upon a cliff-face has won the Society of British International Design (SBID) Awards’ KBB category.

“I feel this win is not only for myself, but for the design community in general, showing the world that designers in New Zealand and Australia have a lot to offer, we can push the boundaries of design,” designer Mal Corboy said.

The kitchen was praised for its three-fold functionality and its attention to detail. The project includes a kitchen, a scullery, and a temperature-controlled wine cellar finished with zebrano timber, white Corian, glass and stainless steel. Central to the space is the island with wave-like, flared sides inversely reflecting the curve in the bulkhead above, and washed with LED lights at night in the client’s choice of colour and strength.

Winners of the fourth annual SBID Awards were announced on 14 November at The Dorchester hotel in London, England. The SBID Awards recognise design excellence across 15 categories including hotel design, retail design, hospitality design and entertainment space design. This year, entries were received from more than 30 countries.