News & Updates

Reserve Bank exempts lending for new construction — 10.12.2013

Reserve Bank exempts lending for new construction Date 10 December 2013 New residential construction loans will now be exempt from the loan-to-value (LVR) restrictions introduced from 1 October, Reserve Bank Deputy Governor Grant Spencer said today. “The Reserve Bank has recently consulted with the building industry and banks on the impact of LVR restrictions on residential construction activity,” Mr Spencer said. “While high LVR construction lending is only around 1 percent of total residential lending, it finances around 12 percent View Details +

Bay sections in hot demand — 16.09.2013

Former Aucklander Cameron Vaughan and family are among an influx of new home owners buying sections at Papamoa. Photo / George Novak Demand for new housing sections in Tauranga is running hot, boosted by Aucklanders, with one developer selling 25 lots last month within 27 minutes of releasing them. Golden Sands Papamoa sales manager Mark Day said he hadn’t seen such demand since a decade ago. “The last time would have been in 2003 when they sold over 60 in View Details +

Bay sections in hot demand — 16.09.2013

Bay sections in hot demand View Details +

House prices nudging higher in Bay — 13.06.2013

By  Teuila Fuatai and Sonya Bateson 14th Jun 2013 8:50 AM The average sale price in Tauranga had hardly moved. Western Bay house prices edged higher in the past 12 months, with sale prices in Mount Maunganui/Papamoa jumping $25,000, new figures reveal. Latest Real Estate Institute of New Zealand figures show the median house price in Tauranga was $363,000 in May, up from $356,000 a year ago. Just over 150 houses sold during the month, compared to 140 last May. View Details +

City bucks trend of rising home prices — 13.06.2013

By Sandra Conchie 11th Jun 2013 6:14 AM House values in Tauranga dipped by 0.2 per cent last month on a year ago.   House price values in Tauranga were last month down 0.2 per cent on the same time last year, according to the latest QV price index report. Residential values jumped 5 per cent nationally over the previous market peak in late 2007 but Tauranga has bucked the trend. QV research director Jonno Ingerson said nationwide values continued View Details +

Bay lures Auckland buyers — 13.06.2013

 by James Fuller and Sonya Bateson 13th Jun 2013 7:37 AM Tony O’Brien, of Fowler Homes, is noticing an influx of Aucklanders visiting the company’s Lakes showhome. The Auckland housing boom is spilling over into Tauranga as people from the big smoke sell up and build in the Bay. A number of construction companies spoken to by the Bay of Plenty Times reported an increase in the number of Aucklanders making inquiries and building new homes in Tauranga since the View Details +

Road No. 5 Golden Sands is now named — 13.05.2013

The newest street name for Golden Sands has been confirmed. Street number 5 is now named Raiha Street after Ngati Pikiao and Te Arawa Kaumatua Eliza Raiha Serjeant of Maketu. Mrs Serjeant was awarded the Queens Service Medal (QSM) for community service in 1995. Mrs Serjeant had a long history of service to the community as a trustee on many boards and was a member of the Maori Womans Welfare League since 1952. She was involved with Maori housing, farming, View Details +

Sunday Funday – A great time had by the Golden Sands Community — 27.03.2013

The first community event for Golden Sands was well received by the Golden Sands neighbourhood with a great turnout from locals and community groups alike. The Papamoa Surf Lifesavers and Papamoa Volunteer Fire Service managed to raise some good funds and local businesses had the perfect opportunity to show their products thanks to the local turnout. The line-up of bands proved popular. Some great local talent that included RPM, Godsown, Aaron Saxon & Alice Ecila, Leilani and Shejus Greedy kept the View Details +

Test your skills at the Golden Sands Challenge — 14.03.2013

Test your skills at the at the Golden Sands Challenge. 1.30 pm – Sunday the 24th March 2013 Enter a 2 person team, complete each challenge in the shortest amount of time and be into win an Apple Ipad (An bragging rights). Download a registration form here. Registration Forms at: Golden Sands Sales office Golden Sands School Four Square Papamoa Surf Life Saving Club Papamoa Volunteer Fire Service View Details +

Join the Golden Sands Sunday Funday — 14.03.2013

The Golden Sands Sunday Funday is the first community event for this area to celebrate the community that has formed over the past 10 years. We invite you to join in the fun by joining us on Sunday the 24th March 2013 for some live music, stalls, food and fun stuff for the kids. The fun will start at 12pm on Sunday on the commercial area adjacent to the Four Square on Golden Sands Drive and finish up around 5pm. Bring View Details +

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  • About Papamoa, Tauranga

    Papamoa (population 20,100) is situated in the Tauranga District of the Bay of Plenty region on the north eastern coast of the North Island of New Zealand. Papamoa is the largest suburb in Tauranga City.

    Papamoa has miles of white sandy beach stretching from Mount Maunganui in the west to the Kaituna River in the east. Papamoa is now one of the fastest growing areas in New Zealand due to the increase in popularity of coastal communities, close proximity to Tauranga and recent local shopping developments.