Nor'West News: January 28, 2021

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New cycle

route should

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Plans released for new

St Albans housing complex

A NEW housing complex

is planned for St Albans,

replacing 20 old and cold

units that were demolished to

make way for the development

in December.

The Ōtautahi Community

Housing Trust plans to build

33 modern, green buildingrated

homes on Coles Pl

as part of its continued

drive to improve the city’s

community housing stock.

ŌCHT has applied to the city

council for resource consent,

and an application for building

consent will follow.

Neighbours will be kept

up-to-date with progress as the

proposal develops, the trust

says.

All tenants from the old

units were rehoused in

other ŌCHT communities in

November, well before work

to prepare the site for the construction

of the new one, two,

three and four-bedroom units

began.

Some of the relocated tenants

lived in their community for

many years. Where possible,

long-term tenants may have

the option of returning to

Coles Pl.

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New cycle route should improve safety

A MAJOR new cycleway that

will provide a safe cycling route

for people travelling through

Papanui, Bishopdale, Harewood

and the airport area will also

bring benefits for other road

users, the city council says.

Design plans for the Wheels to

Wings – Papanui ki Waiwhetū

cycleway, which will form part

of the network of 13 major cycleways

criss-crossing Christchurch

have been released this

week. Included in the cycleway

plans are a number of intersection

upgrades and roading layout

changes that should improve

safety for everyone, said city

council head of transport Richard

Osborne.

“On Harewood Rd, for example,

we are proposing to reduce

the four-lane section of the road

to two lanes to make space for

the cycleway while retaining onstreet

parking. This will encourage

lower speeds and make the

road safer for turning drivers and

pedestrians to cross,” he said.

“We will be installing traffic

lights at the Harewood, Gardiners

and Breens intersection and

partially signalising the Bishopdale

roundabout. Traffic lights

are planned for the Harewood

Rd and Woolridge Rd intersection,

and the Greers Rd and

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cycleway also includes upgrades to roading layout which

will improve safety.

Harewood Rd intersection will

also be upgraded,’’ Osborne said.

Other proposed roading layout

changes include:

• Turning Wilmot St at

Harewood Rd into a cul-de-sac.

• Making Sails St exit only

onto Harewood Rd.

• Making Chapel St entry only

from Harewood Rd.

• Installing a new signalised

crossing outside Harewood Primary

School and extending the

school speed zone.

“We have tried to minimise

the removal of on-street parking,

however, the competing

demands for road space means

that some on-street parking will

be removed along the route,’’

Osborne said.

“In those areas where there

is high parking demand we are

proposing to put in time-restricted

parking to help ensure that

convenient parking is available

About the Wheels to Wings cycleway

It will provide a

connection for local

cycling trips in the

Harewood, Bishopdale,

and Papanui suburbs

to destinations

including schools,

shops, businesses and

recreational facilities.

It will also connect to

cycling facilities further

afield.

At its western end,

the cycleway will

connect with the

Johns Rd cycle and

pedestrian underpass,

for people.’’

Twenty-one trees will also

need to be removed along the

route of the cycleway, but the

city council is proposing to plant

a total of 56 new trees. It is also

proposing to upgrade the street

lighting along the route to make

the cycleway safer and more

comfortable to user after dark.

“Our monitoring of cycling

numbers across the city show

that more people are opting to

travel by bike so we are keen

to get the Wheels to Wings

linking through to

the commercial areas

surrounding the

airport, and to McLeans

Island Rd via the Johns

Rd shared path. This

will be a connection

route for the roughly

7000 people who work

in the airport area.

At its eastern end,

Wheels to Wings

connects directly to

the Northern Line

cycleway and the

planned Nor’West Arc

cycleway.

cycleway route finalised and

construction underway so that

we extend our cycleway network

and link up more parts of the

city,’’ Osborne said.

Public feedback is currently

being sought on the plans for

the Wheels to Wings cycleway.

People can share their views

between now and February 22.

The city council will consider

the submissions and finalise

the route later this year, ahead

of construction starting in the

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1000 applicants waiting for housing in city

• From page 1

ŌCHT chief executive Cate

Kearney said the trust aims to

reduce homelessness in Christchurch

with new homes that blend

in with other modern, developments.

“We’d really

hope that

communities

understand

that social and

community

housing is

Cate Kearney

needed more

now than

ever, and in all

suburbs, especially as we see the

impact of the housing shortage,

high rentals and the lingering effects

of the Covid-19 response on

the number of people in need of a

home,” she said.

The Ministry of Social Development’s

Social Housing Register

routinely has more than 1000

applicants waiting for housing in

the Christchurch city area.

ŌCHT commercial and development

manager Ed Leeson said

the new, two-storey units will be

a home for a range of tenants,

from single people to families.

They will be designed to

achieve the New Zealand Green

Building Council’s Homestar 6

rating, at a standard that is at or

above those set in New Zealand

building code.

Modern materials, passive solar

design and high-spec insulation

will help make them homes that

are environmentally sound and

MODERN: The new housing

complex will incorporate

high-spec insulation

that will make the units

environmentally sound.

Below – The former complex

in Coles Pl that has now

been demolished.

cheaper to run, Leeson said.

Outside the homes, the surrounding

area includes landscaped

communal green areas

and gardens, roading and parking

are designed for safety and

people-friendly spaces.

“This is going to be a

lovely site with very attractive

landscaping, green spaces, communal

areas and fruit trees,” said

Leeson.

“It used to be home to old

units that were past their usedby

date. We plan to deliver new

homes that enhance the best use

of our land and wider community.”

ŌCHT provided 59 new

homes last year and will open

another 30 when the first stage

of the three stage, 90-home

Brougham St development is

officially opened tomorrow.

“As a landlord, ŌCHT is

all about providing warm, dry,

safe and modern homes,” said

Leeson.

“But that is just part of the

story – our leased homes have

been part of Christchurch

for 90 years and with our new

homes we aspire to enhance the

lives of our tenants and

the community around them.”

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Traffic mitigation a community board priority

• By Bea Gooding

DRAFTING THE long term

plan and advocating for the

community on traffic mitigation

in congested areas will be

prioritised by the Papanui-Innes

Community Board in the next

few months.

Ahead of its first meeting of

the year on Friday, the board

identified a number of priorities

it wanted to initially address.

Board

chairwoman

Emma Norrish

was feeling

positive for

the year to

come in spite

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of the major

disruptions

caused by

the Covid-19

pandemic.

“I’m feeling really positive,

we had a tough time last year

but people are ready to move

forward and get things done.

Our board is too,” she said.

On the topic of getting things

done, the board will be working

to complete its draft long term

plan, which is due next month.

The following month will see

the plan put through public

consultation. Once finalised,

it will determine how the city

PRIORITY: Mitigating traffic on Cranford St is on top of the list for the community board.

council should allocate budgets

for the area.

Another priority was the

mitigation of safety and

visibility issues outside

Northlink shopping centre, and

congestion brought about by

the new Christchurch Northern

Corridor.

“One of the big ones is the

traffic issues along Langdons Rd

and looking at how we can deal

with those issues, and mitigating

traffic on Cranford St from the

new motorway,” said Norrish.

Increased traffic and unsafe

driver behaviour in both of

these areas posed safety risks

for residents accessing their

properties and for pedestrians

walking nearby.

Beginning next month, a peak

hour bus lane is being trialled for

three months on Cranford St.

Residents wanted a bus lane

to encourage people to get out

of their cars, and the trial will

determine a need for it as a

means to manage the increased

traffic.

They feared the new motorway

put “cars over the community,”

facilitating more vehicles into

their quiet neighbourhoods, and

put public transport options on

the backburner.

Last week, Nor’West News

revealed what plans the

Fendalton-Waimairi-Harewood

Community Board had up its

sleeve for the first half of the

year.

Chairman David Cartwright

said this included installing

bigger rubbish bins at high

usage parks, addressing derelict

buildings and improving

pedestrian safety.

Norrish was looking forward

to working with the community

this year towards the activation

of 10 Shirley Rd.

“We as a board have ringfenced

$15,000 from the

Discretionary Response Fund for

activation of 10 Shirley Road,”

she said.

“We’re looking to partner with

groups in the community.”

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Q. What does the future look like for House of Travel Northlink?

A. With our new name, new location but the same team of highly experienced travel consultants we are feeling positive about the future. We’re still excited to continue

talking travel, and in our new location we’re looking forward to finding out whether a change really is as good as a holiday!

For now, we are open Monday to Friday each week and we’re looking forward to showing off our new location to our customers - whether they’re arranging an amazing

domestic holiday, starting to plan an epic overseas adventure for after the borders have reopened, or just popping in to say hello.

OUR TEAM

Stacey Mullinger

Owner Operator

Contact: staceym@hot.co.nz

Brigid Murphy

Travel Consultant

Contact: brigidm@hot.co.nz

Vicky Baker

Domestic Consultant

Contact: vickyb@hot.co.nz

Brigitta Moore

Travel Consultant

Contact: brigittam@hot.co.nz

Sarah Bright

Travel Consultant

Contact: sbright@hot.co.nz

Stacey has been the owner

operator of House of Travel

Northlink for 7 years, with 20+

years in the business she has

experienced many disasters in the

travel industry which steads her

well to lead this team through the

COVID Pandemic.

Brigid is the longest standing

member of the team, after 22 years

she is well known and respected

by her clients. Brigid specialises

in off the beaten track experiences

– over the last few years she

has explored many parts of New

Zealand but loved her recent

trip to the North Island where her

highlights were the WaioTapu

Thermal Reserve in Rotorua and

watching the kayakers at NZ’s

highest waterfall - Wairere Falls.

Vicky Baker is our domestic

queen, Vicky has been a travel

consultant and sales support

with House of Travel for the

past 14 years. With changes in

the business Vicky is embracing

her new role as a Domestic

Consultant. She loved her

recent trip to the Coromandel

with her family.

Brigitta is celebrating her 20th

year at House of Travel this week.

During her time at HOT Brigitta has

had many achievements, including

TOP House of Travel consultant and

being named in the elite House

of Travel Legends group. Brigitta

loves travelling and has made the

most of the opportunity to see

our own country with her husband

Mike. Their recent trip took them

to the beautiful Bay of Islands, her

favourite spot was Russell with its

history and stunning scenery.

Sarah loves sharing her own travel

experiences with her clients. With

3 children and husband in tow

Sarah has seen many parts of New

Zealand in the last few months and

has just returned from a trip to the

stunning Golden Bay area. Sarah

has been part of the team for 7

years and has been with House

of Travel for 20 years, she is well

known for her bright and bubbly

positive attitude.

BETTER TOGETHER

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KIWIBANK LOCAL HERO AWARDS

Work with music therapy earns Wade medal

• By Ella Somers

KIMBERLEY WADE, founder

and director of Southern Music

Therapy, thought it was a hoax

when she found out she had

been made a Kiwibank Local

Hero medallist for her work as

a registered neurologic music

therapist.

However, she said it was “really

lovely to be valued by someone

other than my husband and my

mum. Someone investigated

and appreciated what I’ve done

and thought it was cool, so that’s

pretty special.”

Wade grew up in Hawkes

Bay in a musical family and

studied psychology and classical

singing at Victoria University.

She considered becoming a

clinical psychologist but

“wanted to add the music in

there somewhere.”

After meeting a music therapist

and learning about music therapy,

Wade realised it was a career she

wanted to pursue. She auditioned

and got into Victoria University’s

master of music therapy

programme and, after graduating,

moved to Christchurch.

Wade describes musical therapy

as a tool to help with a nonmusical

goal, like finger dexterity

or helping with emotional

expression.

“We’re also working on

communication, physical

VALUED: Providing musical therapy for people with

disabilities has earned Kimberley Wade a Kiwibank Local

Hero medal for 2021.

rehabilitation, cognitive,

emotional and social goals,” she

said.

Music therapy is in “quite

a medical field,” Wade said,

something she wishes people

were more aware of.

“As musical therapists, we’re

providing opportunities and we

think outside the box as to how

music can be accessible to people

with disabilities.

“I love music because

it’s a non-verbal way of

communicating with people. It

bypasses everything and gets right

into your soul and provides this

universal connection to people.”

Wade has more than14 years

experience as a neurologic

music therapist and works

primarily with people who have

rehabilitation and neurological

conditions.

Said Wade: “I founded

Southern Music Therapy

because I liked working with

people with neurological

conditions. I wanted to work with

stroke clients which was quite

unheard of in New Zealand, not

just Christchurch.”

Southern Music Therapy

provides a range of therapy

services for people with

disabilities from group work

to individual sessions and

now works within all the

big neurological facilities in

Christchurch such as Equitas, St

John of God, Laura Fergusson

and Burwood Hospital.

As well as setting up the

organisation, Wade co-founded

the Cantabrainer Choir Trust

with Therapy Professionals in

February 2012 which is now run

by the trust.

The choir is for people with

neurological conditions. Wade

said she is really proud of what it’s

done for so many people.

“There was a real gap for people

with neurological conditions

who couldn’t afford private music

therapy.

“It’s a fabulous community

space for people to come together

and be able to do rehabilitation

without it being super expensive.”

A lot of Wade’s clients,

especially her stroke clients, are

not covered by ACC which means

they have to pay privately for

music therapy.

“There’s never enough funding

in the neurologic area and there’s

never enough understanding of

what musical therapy can offer,”

Wade said.

“I do have clients who sacrifice

parts of their lifestyle in order to

pay for the therapy because it’s so

highly valued in their world.”

It’s only after years of education

and advocacy of music therapy

that Wade feels more people are

aware that music therapy is out

there. Ideally, she wants people

to know that music therapy is an

option just like speech therapy or

physiotherapy and to make sure

it’s available to people if they need

it.

“In the last couple of years

music therapy is becoming more

recognised and more valued,” she

said.

“It’s definitely growing and

keeping it as a quality service is

very important.”

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KIWIBANK LOCAL HERO AWARDS

The Kiwibank Local Hero of the Year Award recognises 100 individuals across the country who strive to

make their communities a better place through hard work and dedication. Included in the top 100 local

hero medallists for 2020 were 12 Cantabrians. We profile those who live in Christchurch.

• Abdul Aziz Wahabzadah

Abdul Aziz Wahabzadah has

been hailed as a hero by law

enforcement, politicians and the

public for his actions on March

15, 2019, when he risked his

life to chase down the terrorist

behind the Christchurch

mosque attacks. Wahabzadah

was worshipping at Linwood

Mosque when the killer entered

the mosque and opened fire. In

spite of the clear risk to his own

life, he chased the offender from

the room, while grabbing an

Abdul Aziz Wahabzadah

Eftpos machine to hurl at him.

Wahabzadah’s quick thinking

and bravery saved many lives

and helped law enforcement to

quickly identify the killer’s car

and capture him.

• Alice Andersen

As executive director of

Qtopia, Alice Andersen’s role

is to celebrate, educate and

advocate for New Zealand’s

rainbow youth and their

whānau. In the year alone she

has designed, developed and

Alice Andersen

delivered Qtopia’s education

programme to more than

2000 people in Aotearoa and

Australia and helped establish

international best practice for

how schools can support gender

diverse students with her mahi

alongside Christ’s College, as

they supported their first out

transgender student.

• Erica Austin

Erica Austin was nearing

the end of her Masters of

Architecture degree at the

University of Auckland when

the Christchurch earthquakes

happened. She finished her

degree and moved south,

excited to participate in the

city’s rebuild. She is interested

in how cities can build ‘social

architecture’ to ensure the

physical environment is vibrant,

inclusive, and unites and engages

its inhabitants. Since arriving,

Austin has thrown herself

into a wide range of creative,

community and entrepreneurial

projects, and considers herself

a “Christchurch ambassador.”

She has been an invaluable

member of the teams at FESTA

(Festival Of Transitional

Architecture), the Ministry

of Awesome, Gapfiller, TEDx

Christchurch, PechaKucha,

the Christchurch Arts Festival,

WORD Christchurch, and LINC

(Leadership in Communities).

• Nigel Hampton

As a criminal lawyer with

more than five decades of

experience, Nigel Hampton has

been involved with many highprofile

cases, including the Pike

River Royal Commission and the

collapse of the CTV building.

He has been chair of the New

Zealand Law Practitioners

Disciplinary Tribunal, was the

first Disciplinary Commissioner

of Counsel at the International

Criminal Court at the Hague,

and Chief Justice of the Kingdom

of Tonga. He is a judicial officer

for World Rugby and New

Zealand Rugby, on the boards

of charitable bodies, and is New

Zealand patron of the Howard

League for penal reform. He also

helped establish the Criminal

Cases Review Commission

board, to redefine the way

possible miscarriages of justice

are identified.

Nigel Hampton

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• Kerryn Scott

Youthline provides free phone

counselling to thousands of

young New Zealanders each year,

and Kerryn Scott is one of the

dedicated staff which allows this

work to happen. Scott works in

triage, ensuring the vulnerable

youth that calls Youthline are

taken care of and supporting the

volunteers that answer the calls.

In addition to her paid role, Scott

spends many hours doing voluntary

shifts, supporting the triage

team at high-volume times, and

is a volunteer mentor, training

new Youthline volunteers. Scott

constantly monitors the national

roster for gaps, and regularly

takes up extra shifts to ensure

that young New Zealanders are

able to access support when they

most need it.

• Mataio Brown

Matt Brown’s chain of

Christchurch barbershops, My

Father’s Barber, are places for

men to get their hair cut or beard

trimmed, but also safe spaces for

men to connect and unload without

judgement and regularly have

workshops with guest speakers,

community and support, an

antidote to toxic masculinity.

Brown regularly offers haircuts

at the Christchurch City Mission,

is a mentor at Christchurch

Men’s Prison, and partners with

domestic-violence charities. In

2018 Brown partnered with the

Ministry of Social Development

for the ‘It’s not OK campaign’ to

increase awareness about the role

of barbers in creating safe spaces

for men, and recently he held a

seminar at Koukourārata marae

with a kaupapa of talking about

men’s mental health, suicide, and

family violence.

Mataio Brown

• Sabidah Gillespie

Sabidah Gillespie is a longserving

volunteer member of

Shakti Ethnic Women’s Support

Group in Christchurch which

endeavours to raise awareness

of family violence and supports

women out of dangerous

situations and into safety and

self-reliance. After the March 15

mosque attacks, Gillespie worked

tirelessly with Shakti and other

agencies supporting women,

children and whānau who lost

loved ones. She visited them,

supplied them with food parcels,

drove them to appointments, and

connected them to agencies for

necessary support. Gillespie is

also a prominent member of the

Canterbury Malaysian Society,

an active member of Rotary Club

and Multicultural Society, and

is a very well-respected member

of the Islamic community in

Christchurch.

Vicki-Anne Parker

• Vicki-Anne Parker

After Vicki-Anne Parker lost

her house in the Christchurch

earthquake, she remembers being

touched by a hand-knitted redand-black

scarf sent to her by a

stranger living in Auckland. The

effect of that small gift during

a hard time was the motivation

behind Parker’s charity, NZ

Gifts of Love and Strength,

which sources donations and

provides care packages to

victims of severe trauma. The

organisation was established

after the Christchurch mosque

shootings in 2019 when Parker

provided care packages and

three meals a day to 31 families

affected by the shootings. Since

then Parker has supported New

Brighton Primary pupils who lost

their classrooms in a fire and a

Christchurch family who suffered

a fatal house fire.

Online store next step for

specialist footwear shop

Just over a year since the doors first opened, The

Shoe Room in Upper Riccarton is about to launch a

new service for customers – an online store.

Owned by podiatrist Charlotte Russell, who

also owns and operates the podiatry clinic Feet

First, The Shoe Room was part of the clinic before

increasing demand for fashionable, functional

footwear prompted her to open the specialist shop

in December 2019.

“The online store is the next ‘big thing’ for us,

and it means that a much wider customer base

will have access to our extensive range,” Charlotte

says.

Customers logging on to the online store will find

photographs of the shoes taken from every angle

as well as information on the designs and materials

used to make them. A size guide on the website

shows how to measure feet, which Charlotte

encourages people to use so they can be sure of

ordering the right size.

The Shoe Room stocks a number of leading

international footwear brands, and the range has

recently been extended with the addition of the

popular Ziera brand. Also, in addition to Propét, the

store now stocks the Dr Comfort range of medical

footwear.

While The Shoe Room’s main focus is on

women’s footwear, the men’s range is also being

expanded, Charlotte says.

Business has grown steadily over the last 12

months, both through word of mouth and with

customers returning to purchase second and third

pairs of shoes, which Charlotte says is largely due

to the service her staff provides.

“That’s our point of difference. Shop manager

Maxine and shop assistant Carol are very friendly

and welcoming and are able to build a rapport with

customers by providing that all-important personal

service and making sure customers get shoes that

fit correctly, are comfortable and look nice on their

feet.”

The Shoe Room’s online store will go live in

February, a fitting complement to the physical

store, which is located at Unit 3, 355 Riccarton

Road, opposite the Lone Star.

Opening hours are Monday 10am-5.30pm,

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday 9.30am-5.30pm,

Thursday 9.30am-5.30pm with late night Tuesday

by appointment only, Saturday 10am-4pm.

However, the online store will be open 24/7.

The Shoe Room looks forward to meeting all of

your footwear requirements.

Carol, left, and Maxine provide the all-important

personal service for The Shoe Room customers

The Shoe Room is located at Unit 3, 355 Riccarton Road, opposite the Lone Star.

Opening hours are Monday 10am-5.30pm, Tuesday to Friday 9.30am-5.30pm,

Saturday 10am-4pm, Tuesday late night by arrangement. Off street parking available.

P. (03) 929 0927 E. info@theshoeroom.co.nz www.theshoeroom.co.nz

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RAY WHITE PAPANUI NEWS

Struggling to find something to buy?

If you want an opportunity to knock, it’s time to

build a door…

I appreciate right now trying to buy property

here in Christchurch is challenging. Stock

levels are low (or in non agent terms, there

aren’t enough houses on the market to meet

buyer demand) and the number of other

buyers looking is high. I have recently met

many buyers at the end of their wits trying to

buy a property.

What advice can I offer?

1. Review your criteria

Would you consider other areas or property

types than what you have been looking for.

For example is a unit a more realistic option

than a 3 bedroom home on a full section. You

might need to start a step back from what

you were hoping too.

2. Have you consulted a mortgage broker?

A broker will be able to give you more lending

options than your bank and you might find

you are able to borrow more (on this I never

condone maxing out your finances just to buy

a house, but an extra $30-50,000 could widen

your buying options greatly).

3. Keep Going

I know it’s frustrating and you’ve been to

that many open homes agents are starting to

know you by name but I can’t see the market

getting any easier anytime soon. Keep in

mind that once your in your in. You might not

end up buying exactly what you wanted but

once you have secured your first property

then your journey gets easier from there.

Every house on the market has to be

purchased by someone and the one for you

is out there, you might miss out on a few first

but learn what you can as you go and keep

positive. Share your experiences too so other

home buyers can learn along with you.

Vanessa Golightly,

Business Owner

and Licensee Agent

Ray White Papanui

027 664 9292

Vanessa Golightly

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 664 9292

Claire Morris

Licensee Agent &

Business Owner

027 662 4822

Property Management Update – Welcome to 2021

This year has sure kicked off with a hiss and

a roar in the world of property management!

Not only are we all preparing and studying

hard to ensure we have a full understanding

of the new Residential Tenancies

Amendments Act 2020 which comes

into effect on 11th February, but we are

experiencing a very high demand for rentals.

Since the passing of the amendments last

year landlords and property managers alike

have been wondering how these changes

along with the impending Healthy Homes

standards deadlines all so close together

were going to impact our market, and

unfortunately it does appear that it will, to

some degree, be to the detriment of people

needing rental properties.

There are of course several factors

contributing to a short supply and high

Feature Properties

demand. From landlords deciding it is all

getting too hard for them, the increase in

sales prices pushing them towards selling, or

of course, the influx of returning Kiwis who

need their previously rented out property

back to move into.

Prior to Christmas rental demand was

fairly good across the board in Canterbury,

however in the past two weeks we have seen

huge numbers of enquiries. In our North

Canterbury office, if we did not put a limit of

maximum attendees at each open home for

security reasons and in order to best manage

the situation, our viewing numbers would be

in excess of 50 groups at some properties.

So how can we get over this hurdle for our

tenants? The banks increasing investor’s

LVRs (from 20% equity currently, to 40%

at the end of March) is certainly not going

to help, however I was recently speaking

with some mortgage advisors, and the good

news is that second tier lenders (lenders

other than banks) are not governed by the

same rules, and they are offering some very

competitive interest rates. In my opinion

rental properties are still a more than viable

investment, particularly with interest rates

at the bank being so low – so… tongue in

cheek, I encourage you all to purchase rental

properties so we can house some more

awesome tenants!

Katrina Green,

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Stuart Morris

Licensee Agent

& Auctioneer

027 422 6395

Tracy Thomson

Licensee Salesperson

027 440 3035

Katrina Green

Operations Manager

Property Management

027 606 0030

Ben McNab

Auctioneer & Licensee

Salesperson

Olivia Hendry

Executive Assistant

Estelle Schuurman

Property Manager

52 John Campbell Crescent

Vanessa Golightly

8 Proctor Street, Papanui

Tracy Thomson

9 Weruweru Street, Marshland

Tracy Thomson

Allie McConnell

Property Management

Assistant

Joy Coughlan

Mortgage Broker

027 223 3572

40 Jutland Street, North New Brighton

Tracy Thomson

50 Glenfield Crescent, Mairehau

Vanessa Golightly

19 Mooray Avenue, Bishopdale

Vanessa Golightly

Level 1, 7 Winston Avenue, Papanui

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