Auckland: Hobsonville

This article is part of the Regional Hotspots report. To find out more about the report and other hotspots, click here Highlights Population growth 2013-2023: 254% (12,390 people) Population growth will accelerate as new housing supply expands and as the Northwestern Motorway and Waterview Connection becomes operational in 2017. Almost 8,000 dwellings in the Hobsonville … Read more Auckland: Hobsonville

Bay of Plenty: Papamoa

This article is part of the Regional Hotspots report. To find out more about the report and other hotspots, click here Highlights Population growth 2013-2023: 74% (5,190 people) The Tauranga Eastern Link has increased the attractiveness for businesses and households to be sited in Papamoa. In the short-term, retail and other service growth in the … Read more Bay of Plenty: Papamoa

Auckland: Beachlands-Drury

This article is part of the Regional Hotspots report. To find out more about the report and other hotspots, click here Highlights Population growth 2013-2023: 54% (24,590 people) The Beachlands-Drury area has room for 12,000 new dwellings across 11 Special Housing Areas with 90% of these in Flat Bush, Hingaia and Takanini. Large population growth … Read more Auckland: Beachlands-Drury

Canterbury: Southwest Christchurch

This article is part of the Regional Hotspots report. To find out more about the report and other hotspots, click here Highlights Population growth 2013-2023: 85% (22,790 people) The drift in population since the Christchurch earthquakes in 2011 has been another contributor to population growth and residential development in Rolleston, Wigram, Prebbleton, Lincoln and around … Read more Canterbury: Southwest Christchurch

Wellington: Central Wellington

This article is part of the Regional Hotspots report. To find out more about the report and other hotspots, click here Highlights Population growth 2013-2023: 25% (5,760 people) Apartment conversions helped facilitate a revitalisation of Central Wellington during the 1990s and 2000s as many company head offices relocated. A surplus of lower-grade office space followed … Read more Wellington: Central Wellington

Waikato: North Hamilton

This article is part of the Regional Hotspots report. To find out more about the report and other hotspots, click here Highlights Population growth 2013-2023: 70% (10,980 people) Improved facilities and the spill-over from Auckland’s strong population growth and housing affordability has made Northern Hamilton a popular area. Completion of the Hamilton section of the … Read more Waikato: North Hamilton

Auckland: Central Auckland

This article is part of the Regional Hotspots report. To find out more about the report and other hotspots, click here Highlights Population growth 2013-2023: 47% (24,410 people) Strong population growth is expected close to the waterfront, particularly in the Wynyard Quarter, which is aimed at the upper-end of the market. The international education sector … Read more Auckland: Central Auckland

Otago: Central Otago

This article is part of the Regional Hotspots report. To find out more about the report and other hotspots, click here Highlights Population growth 2013-2023: 29% (5,880 people) Substantial population increases in Arrowtown, Wanaka and Cromwell reflect population pressures and less affordable housing in Queenstown. Major developments are planned in Wanaka, including the mixed-use Three … Read more Otago: Central Otago

Canterbury: Central Christchurch

This article is part of the Regional Hotspots report. To find out more about the report and other hotspots, click here Highlights Population growth 2013-2023: 105% (4,270 people) Population growth in the city centre is expected to accelerate over the next 5-10 years, after having fallen by 33% between the 2003 and 2013 census. The … Read more Canterbury: Central Christchurch