Mount Maunganui – Pilot Bay Picnic Saturday 12th October

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This will be a great day out for the family:

The Pilot Bay Boardwalk Project is complete – it’s time to break out the picnic rugs.

The completion of the Pilot Bay Boardwalk Project is coinciding with the first cruise ship of the 2013/14 season. To celebrate the occasion, Mount Mainstreet and Tauranga City Council are encouraging families to grab some takeaways from anywhere in Downtown the Mount or pack a picnic and come along to Pilot Bay.

From 5pm – 6.30pm (weather permitting) you can enjoy some free entertainment while you relax. Near Salisbury Wharf, Classic Hits will be cooking on the BBQ, there will be face-painting, a balloon artist, the ukulele ladies and more. Stay on and wave off the Sea Princess which departs at 7.30pm. And you are most welcome to tread the boards and enjoy the views and good company.

The Pilot Bay Boardwalk Project was sponsored by the Port of Tauranga Ltd and supported by Ngai Te Rangi Iwi.

See you there!

Why Use Property Managers

It has been a busy start to the year already, with new tenants and landlords realising the value of using property managers when renting a house.  You might wonder why people choose to use property managers rather than operate on their own, so here are some key reasons why they choose us:

1. We know the area well.  With our local knowledge and many years property experience we can ensure you are getting the best return for your investment.
2. We specialise in property, therefore we have access to all the necessary documentation that is required for both landlords and tenants.
3. We market your property for you, taking away the stress of dealing with newspapers and the internet.
4. We have one flat rate that includes everything, with no hidden costs or commissions.
5. With market leading software systems we deliver up to the minute reporting.
6. We manage and inspect the property, and provide comprehensive inspection reports so you know exactly what state your property is in.
7. We are the main contact for both tenants and landlords.  This helps keep the line of communication open.
8. We can ensure tenants that they are getting a quality property, with regular property inspections and maintenance/repairs organised by us.
9. We are at the forefront of legislative changes that may affect you as a landlord or tenant, and will notify you as soon any changes take place.
10. We strive to provide you with a property management service of unbeatable quality, and we are happy to offer a 100% money back guarantee if you are not happy after the first three months of management.

If you have a property you would like to rent we would love to hear from you, give Connect Realty a call on 0800 333 221.

Great Beaches to Enjoy When Renting in Tauranga or Mt Maunganui this Summer

Wow, what an amazing summer we have been having here in the Bay of Plenty.  Of course we are also spoilt for choice with so many stunning beaches all within easy walk or drive of Tauranga, the Mount and Papamoa.

If you love surfing then Mount Maunganui surf beach is the place for you.  Famous for its fantastic waves, this golden sand beach hosts everything from surf-lifesaving events to beach volleyball and sand castle building.  Of course you also have the many great cafes and restaurants all within easy walking distance of the beach.

Mount Maunganui BeachIf you prefer a more sheltered beach then take a look at the harbour beach of Pilot Bay.  This is a beautiful spot both in day time and during the evening where you can look out over Tauranga Harbour busy with Cruise ships in summer, and container ships and recreational boats all year round.  This bay is also in close proximity to the Mount cafes and restaurants.

Ocean Beach is the main beach past the Mount extending to Papamoa in the south.  These beaches also have beautiful rolling waves and miles of golden sand.  The beach is accessible from many points along the coastal main road, and easy walking distance from most homes in Papamoa. also has a shopping mall located near the beach.

Check out our Properties to Rent page to see a list of amazing homes you can rent near one of these great beaches.  Or phone us on 0800 333 221 and talk to  Christine or Jan about where you would like to rent.