Hawke's Bay Housing

The region's many options to choose from include living close to the sea, in a picturesque rural setting, in a friendly suburb or in the middle of a small city.

Housing options in the main urban areas are a mix of suburban family homes and inner-city apartments.

Most Hawke's Bay homes come with good-sized sections of land complete with areas for outdoor living.


Tenancy Services measures average rent prices for different suburbs around New Zealand including the Hawke's Bay Region.

Market rent | Tenancy Services

Finding a rental

There are many ways you can find a rental property, including:

  • property/real estate websites
  • in local newspapers
  • in the Property Press magazine
  • by searching renting and "flatmates wanted" groups on social media

Hawke's Bay Homes for Rent | Realestate.co.nz

Hawke's Bay Apartments & Houses To Rent | Trade Me Property

Protections for tenants

New Zealand has laws to protect the rights of tenants and landlords.

These laws also grant landlords and renters responsibilities for upholding their tenancy agreements.

Your rights and responsibilities | Tenancy Services


Buying property in New Zealand can be a complicated process.

The Real Estate Authority's website settled.govt.nz provide information to guide you through the process.

Quotable Value (QV) provides valuation estimates for properties in New Zealand.

Sorted.org provides information to help you prepare for and manage the cost of buying a house.

Buying property in New Zealand | Settled.govt.nz

Property search | QV

Home buying | Sorted


In most circumstances, only residents and citizens can buy homes in New Zealand to live in.

You can use our eligibility checker tool to find out if you are able to buy a house in New Zealand. 

Buying or building a house eligibility checker

Finding a home to buy

There are many ways you can find a property to buy, including:

  • property/real estate websites
  • in local newspapers
  • in the Property Press magazine

Hawke's Bay Homes & Real Estate For Sale | Trade Me

Hawkes Bay, New Zealand Homes and Real Estate for Sale | Realestate.co.nz

LIM reports

Before you buy a property you should check its Land Information Memorandum (LIM).

LIM reports provide comprehensive information about the land and buildings on a particular property. 

They can be purchased from the local council.

Council rates

Rates are the taxes levied by councils to help fund the work they do locally.

You can find out what the rates are going to be on a property you may be considering buying.

Utilities and services


There are many options for phone and internet providers.

Our Getting Connected page has information about phone and internet providers.

Getting connected

Electricity and gas


You can compare plans for all electricity and gas providers in your area on Powerswitch by Consumer.

How much could you save | Powerswitch by Consumer

Rubbish and recycling

Information about roadside rubbish collection and recycling can be found on your local council website.

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