Best trees for boundaries

Best trees for boundaries

The good, the bad and the fastest growing! The best neighbour is one you can’t see – find out which are the best trees for boundaries and fence lines, giving you privacy in any situation! While many of us may dream of living on large lifestyle blocks, the reality is that most of us will […]

Home Orchards

Home Orchards

Planning and planting your home orchard Unlike commercial orchards with their regimental rows, your home orchard can be created from as many different types of fruit trees and berries as you like, in any number of creative layouts. Don’t forget – if you’re short on space, fruiting trees don’t need to be confined to your […]

About Raw Milk – What you need to know

About Raw Milk – What you need to know

Lets talk about Raw Milk With consumers becoming more aware of the origin of their food, raw milk is gaining in popularity. There are many questions swirling around the raw milk movement, so let’s take a closer look at the benefits, the safety and where to get raw milk. What is raw milk? Raw milk […]

Tiny house options

Tiny houses vs safari tents – let’s take a closer look Looking at living off-grid? We take a look at the tiny house vs the safari tent – the practicalities, the aesthetics, and of course, the costs! If you’re thinking of joining the off-grid or tiny home lifestyle community, then chances are you’ve already investigated the options […]

Honey Trade in Northland – Northland apiaries

Making money, honey: Northland apiaries, making honey on your own land The rise in popularity of Northland apiaries is not surprising, considering the continually rising cost of honey! We’re a sweet-loving nation, and our love affair with this glorious golden sweetener is legendary. It makes perfect sense then, that more and more Northland landowners are […]

The hidden costs of building in Northland

The hidden costs of building in Northland Building a new home is an exciting and rewarding journey, but before you begin, finding out the hidden costs of building in Northland will help make that journey smoother. What many people don’t realise is that the total building cost is more than just the price of the […]

Land Covenants in Northland

What are they, and what do they mean for you? Land covenants in Northland are restrictions or limitations placed on a piece of land and registered against the title. Covenants cover a range of activities, from how big a dwelling must be to restrictions on any further subdivision. Land covenants may cause frustration when you’ve […]

Flood Zones in Northland

What to look for and what to be aware of Flood zones in Northland – what to look for and what to be aware of With a moderate annual rainfall and large number of rivers running through it, flood zones in Northland have been carefully mapped and are analysed to identify land at risk of […]

How much are rates in Whangarei?

How much are rates in Whangarei? Rates in Whangarei are calculated using a differential rating system according to how land is used. There are five property categories which rates are based on: residential or lifestyle, multi-unit, rural farming, commercial or industrial and miscellaneous. The Whangarei District Council website also has a rates database where you […]