Waterfront Editorial and Insights

The Rhythm of the Sea


New Zealand has the fourth largest marine environment in the world and, at more than 4 million square kilometres, our total marine area is around 14 times larger than our land area. Come with us and explore what lies beneath the surface in our very own marine backyard.


Safe Mooring


Around the world, Marinas are evolving to adapt to the changing needs and expectations of a discerning and growing market of boat owners. While New Zealand has historically had a strong tradition of boat ownership, a new wave of boat owners is emerging on the back of rising property values.


These Boots are Made for Walking


New Zealand has more than 15,000 kilometres of varied coastline – some rugged, some more gentle, white sand, black sand, tree-fringed or strikingly exposed – all of it, impressive. Across the country, hospitable landowners are hosting walkers on their properties allowing them access to some of New Zealand’s best coastlines.


A Shining Example


With such an extensive coastline, maritime navigation aids have long played a vital role in keeping mariners safe as they navigate New Zealand waters. Waterfront looks at eight New Zealand lighthouses – each with its own quirks and stories.


Fiji Development Revival


There is new energy in the Fiji property market with developers returning after a decade-long hiatus. It’s good news for sunseekers looking for an island investment…


Sales Snapshot 2017


Tucked away in the southern antipodes, New Zealand waterfront property commands an enviable following. Sales in the past 12 months indicate that the waterfront market is robust across the price spectrum.


Who’s Buying Now?


Waterfront property purchasers are as individual and different as the properties on the market and each has a story to tell. Waterfront editor Jody Robb talks to an expat’, some young-at-heart retirees and a couple looking to secure a legacy for their children about the waterfront homes they’ve recently purchased.


Hook, Line and Thinker


Adventurer, thrill-seeker, conservationist and self-confessed mad fisherman, Matt Watson gives Waterfront an insight into how recreational fishing in New Zealand waters can continue to be fun, rewarding and most importantly – sustainable.


Coastal Towns with Attitude


Settlements near the coast have a gravitational pull with a relaxed, laid-back vibe that inherently seems to lower pulses, encourage fun and exploration and instil a sense of “on holiday” year round. Waterfront checks in with five coastal New Zealand towns to see what makes them enduring as places to live permanently or to visit for a break and divulging their best kept secrets…


Festival bites


As New Zealand’s reputation as an innovative food and wine nation continues to evolve, festivals celebrating the bounty of the sea are popular highlights on the “foodie” calendar around the country. Waterfront checks out six of the best.


Bula to Shared Ownership in Fiji


If owning a holiday home in the Pacific Islands is on the wish list but seems out of reach, then shared ownership could well be the way to get a slice of the Fijian property pie.


Sales Snapshot 2016


Yes, we do love to live by the seaside, lakefront and river’s edge. Waterfront property continues to resonate with a broad cross-section of buyers across the country.


The Way We Were


New Zealand and the South Pacific can lay claim to some of the most outstanding waterfront locations in the world.


Water World


Internationally, Kiwis have made their mark on the sporting scene in, on and under the water. We talk to three stars who call the ocean home including world-renowned New Zealand free diver William Trubridge, board sailor/windsurfer Barbara Kendall, and surf board shaper and surfing title-holder, Mike Thomson.


Pushing the Boat Out


New Zealanders typically have an abiding affinity with the sea. The ocean has influenced the commercial, cultural and recreational lives of Kiwis for generations, and our love of seafood – or kaimoana, ‘food of the sea’ – knows no bounds.


Gone Fishing


Fishing is part of the New Zealand consciousness… consistently ranking as one of our most popular pastimes. And it’s little wonder. From the bottom of the South Island to the top of the North, New Zealand offers some of the best fishing in the world.


 

Lifestyle Benefits Driving the Fiji Market


The recreational, climatic, and cultural fundamentals which make Fiji an enduring holiday destination continue to underpin the waterfront property market in the tropical Pacific Islands.