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Property News: 19th October 2015

Property news for the Nelson and Tasman region
Higher-Density Housing Push : Out Of Towners Fuel Sales Surge : Tasman Water Quality Improves : TDC Dry Weather Taskforce Meets : No Objection Lodged To Trathen’s Demolition : Container Retail Hub Plan For City : Thought For The Week

Property News: 12th October 2015

Property news for the Nelson and Tasman region
The Unsung Heroes Of MTB Trail Building : Homeowners Outstripped By Renter Growth : Dam will 'Double Waimea Profits' : Marina Charges Spark Future Use Strategy : Thought For The Week

Property News:5th October 2015

Property news for the Nelson and Tasman region
Feedback Sought On Abel Tasman Park Foreshore Plan : Erosion Means End For Farewell Spit Pine Trees : Low Interest Rates Boost Affordability : Nelson Man Wins Battle Over Fence : Mix Of Retailers For $1.2m Mapua Wharf Development : Richmond’s $13.9m Flood Control : Nelson House Prices Continue To Rise :
Thought For The Week

More FM Rural Comments: 3rd October 2015

Aired Saturday October 3 on More FM
Dick talks to Jono on More FM's Saturday morning show. Dick discusses weather conditions and the impact on orchards and crops, disease outbreaks and the early production of silage

Market Comments: Commercial September 2015

Market overview of the Nelson Tasman Region
The local commercial property market has maintained a steady level of sales activity since 2012. Analysis continues to show a strengthening of yields for well located, securely leased properties with a high seismic rating while those less favourably located, with shorter lease terms or a low seismic rating have seen a weakening of yields.

Outlook: Rural

How Will Lower Dairy Payouts Impact on Dairy Farm Values?
On 7 August 2015 Fonterra announced that the advance payout to dairy farmers for the 2015/16 season would be reduced to $3.85 per kilogramme of milk solids (kgms). That payout represents a 54.7% decrease on the record payout of $8.50 per kgms for the 2013/14 season and the lowest payout since 2002/03 of $3.63 per kgms. The final payout for the 2014/15 season is yet to be finalised but is provisionally forecast at $4.65 per kgms.

Property News: 28th September 2015

Property news for the Nelson and Tasman region
Woodburner Review Hits Another Roadblock : Renters Call For Warrants : Local Timber Shines In Awards : Motueka Housing Boom Highlights Need For Jobs : Takaka’s Junction Hotel Demolished : Stoke Centre Needs Review ‘Before It’s Too Late’ : Thought For The Week

More FM Rural Comments

Aired Saturday September 26th on More FM
Dick talks to Dave on More FM's Saturday morning show. Dick discusses Fonterra's increased payout, spring growth and PSA found in Whangarei.

Property News: 21st September 2015

Property news for the Nelson and Tasman region
An Uplifting Solution For Gallery Floor : Nelson Schools Revisit Zoning : School's Adventure In Adaptability : Kaiteriteri Development On Track : Motel Association Calls For Nationwide Bach Tax : Thought For The Week

More FM Rural Comments

Aired Saturday September 19th on MoreFM
Dick talks to Jono on More Fm's Saturday morning show. Dick discusses the impact of the current spring weather conditions and the global dairy auction.