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Latest property market figures for New Zealand – Winter 2018

June 19, 2018

Real Estate news

Records have been broken once again across New Zealand according to the latest property market figures from REINZ. The country’s housing market is a complex system, with constantly shifting numbers and figures, adjusted for different areas and times. We’ve done all the hard work for you and summarised the current statistics here. From the median […]

Experience Whakatane's unique Kiwi Night Walks this winter

June 15, 2018

Attractions

Hundreds of sightseers will be heading out in the dark this winter in the hope of spotting our beloved Kiwi. The Kiwi Night Walks are a long-standing Whakatane attraction run by a team of volunteers at the Whakatane Kiwi Trust. And thanks to them, the Kiwi Night Walks are back for another season. Every Friday […]

Local Whakatane attractions create unbeatable visitor experience

March 26, 2018

Attractions

Whakatane has long been a destination of choice for travellers. Abundant in art, cultural and outdoor activities, visitors are spoiled for choice when it comes to Whakatane attractions. Last summer, we saw a huge number of visitors head to the Eastern Bay of Plenty to enjoy the vast range of Whakatane attractions. And there is […]

Latest property market figures for New Zealand and the Bay of Plenty

March 22, 2018

Real Estate news

Like all marketplaces, the property market is always fluctuating, and with so many variables such as location and size, it’s important to keep up-to-date with the latest house prices in New Zealand. Edge Realty are one of the Bay of Plenty’s leading real estate agents, and as such, we endeavour to bring you the latest […]

Whakatane's treasured Whale Island is rich in history and purpose

December 12, 2017

Attractions

If you look out to the horizon anywhere in the Whakatane District the landmark silhouette of Moutohora Island is hard to miss. Translating as ‘Motu’ (Island) ‘Tohora’ (Whale), the island forms a distant shape of a whale, hence its shortened name Moutohora, or Whale Island. Moutohora is a small, uninhabited remnant of a volcano which […]

Latest property market figures for Whakatane and Bay of Plenty

December 4, 2017

Real Estate news

With house prices constantly shifting, we have done the hard work for you to bring you up to date with the latest property market figures for Whakatane and Bay of Plenty. As one of the region’s leading real estate agents, you know you can trust us to be up-to-date with the latest statistics, so you know […]

Five incredible day-trips in the Bay of Plenty

November 26, 2017

Attractions

The Bay of Plenty certainly lives up to its name when it comes to sights and attractions. One of the many reasons people are moving to the area is because of the variety of wonderful things to do. Indeed, some of New Zealand’s biggest tourist spots are located right here in the Bay, with Whakatane […]

Whakatane's summer events calendar has something for everyone

November 16, 2017

Attractions

Whakatane visitors and residents will not be short of things to do this summer. The summer events calendar is jam-packed with arts and culture, culinary adventures and sporting events are all set to take place. Many popular events will be returning for another year on the summer events calendar, while others will be coming to […]

Family activities make Whakatane the ideal summer holiday spot

October 29, 2017

Attractions

One of the first things to consider when planning a family holiday is what family activities the area has to offer. When it comes to family fun, the Whakatane District has it all. In fact, the area’s recreational activities are one of the main attractions to the area. With summer just around the corner, many […]

The Lady on the Rock - a symbol of Whakatane's history

September 26, 2017

Attractions

The striking bronze statue of Wairaka, the Lady on the Rock, stands proudly atop the Turuturu Rock at Whakatane Heads. Wairaka is an icon to Whakatane and widely recognised as a representative of the area. Even from a distance, Wairaka is hard to miss. The statue sparks a need to know why the Lady on […]

Discover the Mātaatua Māori Marae Cultural Immersion Experience

September 12, 2017

Attractions

In Whakatane there is a cultural experience like no other – The Mātaatua Māori Marae. Offering a personal, interactive and genuine insight into Māori culture, the experience has won numerous awards since it opened in 2011. Mātaatua Māori Marae – the house that came home It’s the 1870s, and with the British Government confiscating lands and […]

Kiwi capital of the world a safe home for our national icon

August 28, 2017

Attractions

The Kiwi are our national icon and we cherish them here in New Zealand. But our beloved Kiwi are in trouble and a group of exceptional volunteers in the Kiwi capital of the world will stop at nothing to help them. In the Whakatane and Ohope regions, Kiwi are being given a chance to prosper. […]

Visit Ohope Beach and discover why it's voted NZ's most loved beach

August 8, 2017

Ohope Beach

  When deciding on a holiday destination, we’re all looking for somewhere that ticks all the boxes. It must be coastal and quiet, yet it must also offer plenty to do. Where on the New Zealand map is the true Kiwi town that lets us escape our daily pressures? Ohope Beach. Winter or summer, Ohope […]

Current property market figures for Whakatane

July 24, 2017

Real Estate news

Whether you’re buying or selling, it’s important to know the latest statistics in the housing market. As one of Whakatane’s most trusted Real Estate Agents, we are committed to giving you the success you desire, when leasing, renting, buying and selling property. House prices change on a monthly basis, so if you’re buying, selling or […]

Discover White Island - Whakaari, its history and how to get there

July 11, 2017

Attractions

Any visit to the Bay of Plenty isn’t complete without a trip to White Island. This stunning volcano has built up over the previous 150,000 years, resulting in the classic cone shape it is today. The 321 metre high island we see, is only the tip of an enormous underwater mountain which descends over one […]