Rural Insights

Lifestyle block – buy or build?


In deciding whether to create your perfect lifestyle block from scratch or by taking on an existing property, be honest about your desires and resources, writes Chris Jones of Bayleys Canterbury.


Dairy Market Update


In this sector market update, we focus on the dairy sector with insight on market conditions from Bayleys Canterbury Director and country salesperson, Ben Turner.


Horticulture Market Update


In this sector market update, we focus on the horticulture sector with insight on market conditions from Bayleys Bay of Plenty Country Manager, Matt Clutterbuck.


Lifestyle Market Update


In this sector market update, we focus on the lifestyle sector with insight on market conditions from Bayleys Auckland General Manager Lifestyle, Raymond Mountfort.


Pastoral Market Update


In this sector market update, we focus on the pastoral sector with insight on market conditions from Bayleys Gisborne Director and country salesperson, Simon Bousfield.


Viticulture Market Update


In this sector market update, we focus on the viticulture sector with insight on market conditions from Bayleys Marlborough Director, Glenn Dick.


New technology offers hope for pastoral sustainability.


Fifteen percent fewer cows, all electric vehicles and a decarbonised energy sector were all on the Climate Change Commission’s recommended actions at the start of this year to help New Zealand achieve its zero carbon goals by 2050.


Old friends boost value with free trade deal.


The ties that bind New Zealand and the United Kingdom became a lot stronger late last month with the announcement of the New Zealand-United Kingdom free trade agreement (NZ-UK FTA).


New talent and skills to underpin sector’s future.


New Zealand’s ability to provide high quality protein, fibre and produce to consumers prepared to pay a premium for it is starting to resonate more strongly throughout the primary sector.


Award sponsorship puts people at the centre of farm excellence


As entries open for the Ballance Farm Environment Awards, Bayleys is proud to continue as sponsor of the Bayleys People in Primary Sector award, one of several offered in the prestigious farming competition.


Making hay while the sun shines


For landowners considering their options and deliberating whether to exit their land ownership, the temptation to ride the wave of strong commodity prices can often make the decision on when to exit harder, not easier.


All eyes on commercial property investment options


Commercial property provides rural landowners with other real estate investment opportunities.


Viticulture Market Update


In this sector market update, we focus on the viticulture sector with insight on market conditions from Bayleys Marlborough Director, Glenn Dick.


Pastoral Market Update


In this sector market update, we focus on the pastoral sector with insight on market conditions from Bayleys Gisborne Director and country salesperson, Simon Bousfield.


Lifestyle Market Update


In this sector market update, we focus on the lifestyle sector with insight on market conditions from Bayleys Auckland General Manager Lifestyle, Raymond Mountfort.


Dairy Market Update


In this sector market update, we focus on the dairy sector with insight on market conditions from Bayleys Waikato Regional General Manager Mark Dawe.


Horticulture Market Update


In this sector market update, we focus on the horticulture sector with insight on market conditions from Bayleys Bay of Plenty Country Manager Matt Clutterbuck.


Stud properties a valuable part of the farm landscape.


The business of cattle breeding in New Zealand is one rich with history and talent, and while remaining highly competitive, the stud breeding sector is also playing a vital role in helping New Zealand beef also remain competitive and sustainable on a world stage.


Leasing provides appealing pathway to land stewardship.


Leasing the farm out rather than selling it is proving a new approach to the old challenges of succession, income generation, and farm business growth, providing a level of flexibility for parties on both sides of the leasing fence.


Automation and human capital to play key role in sector’s growth.


New Zealand’s primary sector has continued to thrive in the past year, surfing off a wave of global demand for quality, safe healthy food products.


Options open up with Commission.


The release of the Climate Change Commission’s first set of recommendations has been met with relatively widespread acceptance across the entire community, with a recognition that all sectors need to play a part.


Buoyant year for primary sector comes with caveats.


New Zealand growers and farmers have kicked off the year with strong commodity prices, relatively robust supply lines and continuing strong consumer demand for quality food putting farmers in a positive frame of mind as the new year starts.


Wine’s appeal goes beyond romantic vineyard.


As the global pandemic swept through countries, shuttering food businesses regardless of whether they were white tablecloth high-end restaurants or roadside diners, New Zealand’s wine industry nervously started revising industry budgets.


Primary sector deserves a happy Christmas.


The primary sector has reason to celebrate as the calendar year draws to a close, after a challenging year that has pushed farmers, growers, processors’ and exporters’ abilities with pandemic challenges and climatic demands.


China’s growth outshines world’s gloom.


As the rest of the world wrestles with surging COVID-19 cases and plummeting economic growth data, China appears to be functioning in a different universe, at least over the second half of 2020.


Hope rural sector’s value remains recognised.


The election result has delivered a historic and resounding result, for the first time under New Zealand’s MMP system a government has a mandate to rule outright without having to seek a coalition partner.


Lifestyle blocks link town and country.


Despite the level of uncertainty Covid-19 has injected into everyday life globally, the New Zealand property market continues to remain strong and no more so than for rural lifestyle blocks.


New Zealand trial to crunch regen numbers.


Regenerative agriculture has become something of a buzzword in farming and food circles over the past year, and the subject of well populated field days, chat groups and media coverage.


Bright prospects for avocados.


Kiwifruit has long deserved its poll position as New Zealand’s premier earning horticultural crop, generating almost 50 percent of the six billion dollars earned by the fruit and produce sector last year.


Equity partnership a pathway to land ownership.


The New Zealand primary sector faces a dilemma over funding for future expansion which has prompted Bayleys rural real estate to take the initiative on helping to solve it.


Hopes high for wool’s future.


The latest wool working group report brings some hope for reform, innovation and, most importantly, boosted returns for a sector that has languished for almost a generation of farmers as the smallest part of their income stream.