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GIVING BACK TO OUR COMMUNITY

We’re proud to be a part of your community!From providing vital medical equipment, to sponsoring local events and getting behind sports teams like the Auckland Blues and the Northern Mystics, Barfoot & Thompson love being a part of what makes Auckland so unique. That’s why you’ll often see us out and about supporting or helping out at clubs, schools and charity events or donning a ‘house suit’ at the Santa Parade. We hope that through our sponsorships, we can make our local communities...

April 18, 2019

ANAWHATA BEACH WALK

Category: Medium  Duration: 60mins  Rating:  8/10 Many tourists and locals alike whip past the Anawhata turn off, on their way to Piha or Karekare, without a second thought.  Not many turn off here to explore one of the West Coasts’ best kept secrets, Anawhata Beach. That’s their loss! Drive towards Piha and look for the Anawhata sign. Drive approximately 10 kilometres, past the very occasional house, until you reach the end of the road and the beach carpark – with a sp...

April 3, 2019

GETTING READY FOR AUTUMN!

The weather is changing, daylight savings finishes on 7 April, and now is a good time to pay attention to home maintenance to get you through the winter!  Here's our top  tips to help you keep on top of things. 1. Clean out gutters and replace any broken sections.  Clogged gutters can cause interior flooding and external damage.  If you have someone do your gutters for you, have them check the roof for potential leaks too. 2. Check for drafts.  Heat loss through windows ...

April 3, 2019

Got To Love "HOME HACKS"

“Home Hacks”… got to love ‘em!  Here are some favourite “must try” hacks. Peeling sweet corn to avoid the hairy bits!!  ...

March 1, 2019

Dream Team Behind the Scenes.

You’ve most likely seen their brightly branded cars, and numerous For Sale signs throughout Titirangi, Laingholm and beyond  - after all for more than 10 years and for over 290 sales, Sacha Collins and Brigid O’Connor have been the go-to for house sellers and buyers in the area.  They have been the number 1 sales team for Barfoot & Thompson Titirangi since 2016 for good reason! So let’s get to know the Dream Team a little better... What did you do before real estate? Sacha: ...

February 10, 2019

Kitekite Falls Walk

Difficulty: Easy       Length: 1 hour           Rating 10/10 The Kitekite Falls track is right up there with the top 10 things to do in the Waitakere Ranges.  We are fortunate that the walk has been recently reopened (it was closed as part of the fight against Kauri die-back), so that we still have plenty of summer time in which to fully appreciate it. The walk is accessed from the carpark at the end of Glen Esk Rd, and is a pretty easy, mos...

January 18, 2019

Laird Thomson Track Walk

Category: Easy   Duration: 40mins      Rating:  8 / 10 Drive to North Piha and walk towards the end of the beach. The track entrance is relatively hidden so you will need to look for it. I did this track on a very cold blustery winter's day but there is nothing like a wild walk on the west coast to blow the cobwebs away.  Now that the weather is improving, this spot will be even more stunning.The track gradually goes up for about 15 min...

September 23, 2018

The Bush Markers - Titirangi Icon or Eyesore?

For better or for worse the sculpture on the Titirangi Village roundabout has become an enduring local icon – taking pride of place as a motif for many local businesses.In the early 1990s the then Waitakere City Council, along with Unitec, promoted a competition for young aspiring artists to come up with a public artwork.  The Titirangi sculpture was the work of Unitec student, Lisa Higgens, inspired by the microscopic lichens of the Waitakere Ranges.  Over the years, the sculpture h...

September 2, 2018

Should I Stay or Should I Go?

If you base your property decisions on what’s happening in the media, you’d be forgiven for being totally bewildered. The property market’s up…down…sideways or doing the loop-the-loop, with every day a different story. So is there really a ‘best time’ to sell?Well, the answer is YES - and no.  Is autumn/winter a great time to sell? The weather might be grim, but if your home is a warm, cosy nest  - then absolutely it’s a great time.  There are less proper...

August 17, 2018

Spring Is In The Air!

Have you noticed a slight warmth in the air, a little more light in the evenings, a bud of blossom on the trees..?   Without tempting the fate of the weather gods – yes, Spring is definitely in the air.  And with less than a month to its official start, it is time to start thinking about the great outdoors – your great outdoors. Here’s a few garden and outdoor maintenance tips we’ve put together to get you out into the fresh air, and breathing new life into your home and g...

August 10, 2018

Whatipu Beach Walk

Category: Easy         Rating:  10 / 10 Duration: 30mins - 1 hour    I chose this walk as I needed a relatively easy walk for my 79 year old mother in law. From Titirangi it takes about half an hour to drive to Whatipu, with part of the road still gravel. From the car park to the beach it only takes 10 minutes but walking along the beach and over the sand dunes is where the magic lies. My initially grumpy 13 year old loved jumping, climbing and running thr...

August 5, 2018

The Future of Property Marketing

How do you get your property to stand out in an increasingly cluttered internet environment?  And once they get to your property online, how do you keep buyer interest? It’s safe to say that the internet has revolutionised how consumers search and purchase, and this is no more evident than in real estate marketing.  Home buyers these days will research their next home on their computer or mobile device, looking at the presentation of the home and what the location offers, even before...

July 30, 2018

Titirangi Village Market

If you find yourself in the Titirangi Village on the last Sunday of each month - the local  Market is definitely well worth a visit.Held rain or shine at the Titirangi War Memorial Hall and carpark off South Titirangi Road from 10am - 2pm, the brightly coloured stalls showcase the best in local art, produce and crafts. The market began in 1991 as a class fundraising initiative for the local Rudolf Steiner School, and has been run by the school Trust ever since.   Growing in popularity ...

July 26, 2018

Kakamatua Inlet Walk

Kakamatua is doggie heaven. Drive past Cornwallis Beach and drive to the bottom of the hill and park here. Walk through the bush track for 6 minutes with your dog on the lead and then once you come out of the bush area let them run freely. Follow the stream to the beach and walk to the far end of the beach. Your dog will absolutely love it here. Afterwards head to the Huia Foodstore for coffee and a delicious muffin. CATEGORY: EasyLENGTH: 45 minutesRATING: 7/10 for humans 10/10 for dogs ...

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