Moving to Whangarei

Moving to Whangarei

It’s the great Kiwi dream: Value for money in house prices, job opportunities and a lifestyle that just can’t be beat. If you think this dream is unattainable – think again! It may be time to consider moving to Whangarei. Whangarei is a city with a bright future, with lots of opportunities in housing, education, […]

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 […]

Vendor Finance

Vendor Finance

“The bank has turned us down!”  Disappointed wannabe home owner Art Acquirer said to partner Sheila Shopper. “Oh no, not again.  It means we will keep having to pay $450 a week rent and I’m getting sick of it.  Will we ever be able to own our own home?” Vendor Finance At times, bank finance can […]

Business Breakfast – October 18th 2019

Come and join us at The Cobham Oval, Whangarei for our next Business Breakfast Our next goodGround Business Breakfast is scheduled for Friday 18th October at 7.30am at The Plus Pavillion-Cobham Oval, Whangarei (Northland Cricket Association) Our guest speaker will be: Paul Jellick – The owner of Northland Raw Milk and a dairy farm in […]

RESENE Architect’s memo no. 136: Eolian transport PART TWO

Author: Colin Gooch, Resene technical Director. Australia is continuously generous to New Zealand, never more so than in 1928 when, over four days 206 gms m2 were deposited “throughout most of New Zealand” following a massive dust storm.* Taking the area affected to be 56% of our land mass (because it makes the maths easier), this equates […]

RESENE Architect’s memo no. 136: Eolian transport PART ONE

Author: Colin Gooch, Resene technical Director. Late afternoon in what has been quite a beautiful autumn. The setting sun streams through the lounge windows, bathing everything in a roseate glow and highlighting – every particle of dust that sits on every surface! My wife hates this time of day!! Where does it come from? Well, […]

Billion Tree Blessing

Author: Susan Harris – GreenXperts (Founder and Principal) I’ve been a bit bemused to read media coverage lately about some parties complaining that the Billion Tree Funding Programme (1BT) and the NZ Government’s changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (NZETS) are leading to an exodus from hill country farming.  Apparently, large numbers of farms are […]