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Luxury Homes With Every Dad In Mind

This Father’s Day, give Dad the gift that keeps on giving. Say goodbye to the simple way of living and say hello to the luxury man cave. Between home theaters, custom bars, lounges and endless games, every day should feel like Father’s Day for the man of the house. With their holiday weekend approaching, we combed through some of New Zealand’s properties to find entertainment rooms and spaces to fit every Dad’s interests.

For those dads who can’t get enough of the big screen..
look no further than this stunning waterfront property in Herne Bay, Auckland. This home theatre will definately fit his needs so roll out the red carpet and get comfortable becasue dad will not want to leave. 

It's easier to have fun when you are... playing pool in the heart of Remuera. 
With a wealth of relaxing and entertaining spaces, this 5 bedroom home in the heart of Remuera lets Dad indulge in a friendly pool match while socialising in style! Tastefully refurbished throughout, this home will pleasantly surprise you at every turn, from the lovely street appeal to the warm entrance flowing through to the heart of the home and chef's kitchen.

Because every dad needs his own helipad
With demanding work schedules and inevitable traffic dads need time to really enjoy what life has to offer! This stunning property on Waiheke Island won't leave dad bored.

Afterwards... let Dad treat himself with a well deserved drink
With approxiametely 6 acres of vineyard, a celler and tasting room this Architect designed Church Bay Escape on Waiheke island also will not leave Dad thirsty this fathers day! In one of New Zealand's top and private locations, this luxury property will seize to impress.

Because today is Dads Day
Fathers day is all about letting dad do what dad wants to do. Let him hit a few golf balls on his own private putting green in St Heliers whilst looking out at the beautiful view of Rangitoto Island. What more could he ask for?

To finish off..
After an action packed day Dad deserves some down time and this Beautifully designed spa with breathtaking views over Queenstown ought to do the trick. Situated in Wyuna Rise in one of New Zealands most beautiful cities, this is the way all dads should finish off their days.


Happy Kids, Happy Parents, Happy Holidays!

Happy Kids, Happy Parents, Happy Holidays

Activities for you & your family these school holidays

There’s nothing like keeping the kids occupied these school holidays to avoid the phrase “I’m Bored”. Why not be the cool parents and line up a few great activities for you and your family this winter break? Here are our top 5!

Homemade Pizza & Movie Night 
The way to a Kids heart is through their stomach. You don’t have to break the bank to keep the kids occupied these holidays. It can be as easy as this, take a trip down to the supermarket, grab a few pizza bases and toppings, head home and let them design their own signature pizza! Once ready, put on a family movie and enjoy the relaxation.

Ice Skating 
Let the little ones have fun while you sit on the side line and enjoy a nice hot beverage. Find your nearest ice rink and watch the kids burn some energy on the ice.

Day Trip! 
Is there somewhere within driving distance you’ve always wanted to visit but never got around to? Why not make a day of it! Prepare some food in a chilly bag the night before in case family members get peckish on the way there, park up somewhere nice and make some new family memories. 

Zap to the Zoo
A lot of kids have great interest in animals, so why not take them along to the nearest zoo and let them admire the great species of our world. Grab your camera and take a few snaps to get them really involved, they’ll love it.

Why not take a little Break? 
Everyone needs a little time to themselves every so often? This is the best activity for you these holidays! Why not book your kids in with the grandparents or sitter for a day and really have some time to yourself, sit down, relax, have a wine, do nothing. Remember, it’s doesn’t have to be all about the kids, make sure you enjoy yourself just as much this break!


Plastic Free July

Plastic Free July

Choose To Refuse! 

Do you have what it takes to take on the challenge? Come on, give it a go! 

Plastic Free July is a global yearly challenge where millions of people give up single use plastic. The purpose of this challenge is to raise awareness on how much single use plastic we are using on a day to day basis & helps us try and find more alternatives that are better for our environment and sea life! 

‘Single use’ plastic includes; plastic shopping bags, plastic cups, straws, coffee cup lids and plastic packaging – Anything that is used once only and then thrown away. For those of you like us that love your everyday takeaway coffee… don’t worry, you don’t have to give it up! Simply take your own alternative ‘metal’ cup to your daily café and ask them to fill this instead.

Ministry for the Environment statistics estimate that New Zealanders send approximately 200,000 tonnes of plastic to landfill every year, roughly half of which is packaging. And that’s not the worst of it! All these single use items no matter what has happened with them, still exist somewhere on our earth, so let’s try our best to bring this number down.


The guidelines for the challenge are:

  1. Attempt to refuse single-use plastic during July.
  2. Remember it’s not going to be easy! It is a challenge, not a competition, so don’t worry about being perfect.
  3. Collect any unavoidable single-use plastic you buy. Keep it in a dilemma bag and share it with us at the end of the challenge.
  4. It’s up to you regarding how long you participate. You might decide to go plastic-free for a day, a week, a month or longer! However long you choose, it will still make a contribution. 

    If you’re participating we’d be very interested to see how you  go!  Contact us through our details below and let us know what the hardest thing for you to give up was.

Published by Harcourts Charlton Realty LTD 

Email all results to: lisa.westerby@harcourts.co.nz