Regional Hotspots release – 24 November 2016

The Regional Hotspots report highlights what Infometrics believe to be some of the key growth regions for New Zealand over the next decade. For each hotspot growth area, we discuss the opportunities arising in these growth areas as well as potential challenges posed by growth in these areas. To obtain a copy of the report visit out Products and Services search page.

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