Barrett's Blog

Early snowfall in Cromwell – snowmen & beanies

Last weekend the cold snap in Cromwell forced us to close the Showhome due to snow falling most of the day. The first decent snowfall of the year is always an exciting event.  You can be sure there will be smiles all round on the kids faces.  Not a bad effort on on the snowman…

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Sheltering a piece of local community history

It’s difficult to envisage a time with no cars, sealed roads, and the main mode of transport being horse & wagon! In remembrance, a team of dedicated volunteers from the local Paengaroa community have recently completed a painstaking restoration of a historic wagon labelled “The Wagon Project”.  This particular wagon was in service through Paengaroa, from Maketu to…

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Once-sleepy Cromwell the rising star of the south

How does a once-sleepy town become the fastest growing town in the entire country? There’s a few reasons for this, including the building boom in nearby Queenstown & Wanaka having a downstream effect.  However, many are now realising that Cromwell is a real hidden gem of the Central Otago region.  On closer inspection, there’s a…

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NZ Longboard & SUP Open – NZ’s best surf Papamoa

NZ’s best longboards and Stand Up Paddlers put on an amazing spectacle of surfing over the weekend. It’s no wonder this is one of the Bay Of Plenty’s favourite sporting pastimes. Weather conditions were poor on the Saturday and the sets were averaging around 0.5m. However, despite the mediocre conditions the surfers were unfazed and…

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Whangarei Market Trends

Whangarei market stays hot & the case for buying new

If you’re in the market for a property in Whangarei, it’s suffice to say the market is hot right now – with exceptional growth throughout the winter months. As has been the case for some months now, Auckland’s growth rate is slowing (albeit still increasing at a lower rate).  Some are forecasting its growth could…

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Barrett Whangarei

We’ve opened up the office doors in Whangarei!

We’re excited to announce that our new office space in Whangarei is now open for business!  We are open Monday to Friday from 11am – 3pm. New showhome coming soon in Totara Parklands, Tikipunga. If you’re passing by please drop in and say hello at Shop 22 Paramount Plaza, or give Renee a call on…

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