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Wellington: Absolutely Positively Wellington

In 2018, Wellington had a population estimated at 418,500, growing slightly from the 397,000 estimated in 2013. The next census results will be avaiable in 2020.

As one of the country's 3 largest cities, Wellington has a unique population mix with more people aged 20 to 34 than other areas of New Zealand. The city is nestled into the south end of the North Island and is surrounded by hills and valleys.

Wellington city is the capital of New Zealand with the Beehive being the executive offices of the New Zealand government. The city is scenic and considered to have the best restaurants and coffee bars in the country; it is also the home of “Te Papa” the museum of New Zealand, is the departure point for the Interisland ferries, and has an international airport.

This place has a feel about it, perhaps its the age group of its inhabitants, the absolutely positively Wellington tagline, or just the people, but a visit to Wellington is always rewarded with so much happening. There always seem to be concerts, sporting events, and cultural activities going on and so much to see and do.

In September 2019 Trademe Property reported:

"New Zealand's property market is a tale of two cities – at least as far as Trade Me is concerned.

The site said the average asking price among its listings in the Wellington region was up $52,550 in the year to August, to $632,300.

Head of Trade Me Property Nigel Jeffries said there were no signs that Wellington's rapid property price growth would slow. "With prices falling in Auckland, all eyes are now on the Wellington property market which is seeing some phenomenal price growth and giving homeowners plenty of reasons to smile."

Jeffries said it was a lack of supply in Wellington which is keeping prices high"  The number of properties for sale in the region in August was down 4 per cent on the year prior. "Wellington is an interesting market with limited supply which puts pressure on prices for both buying and renting. As the region continues to become more popular with buyers and demand increases, prices will keep heading north.  "As we head into spring, we expect to see a flurry of activity in the Wellington market which will likely bring some strong double-digit growth and record asking prices."

Porirua hit a new high in August, up 10 per cent year-on-year to an average asking price of $706,200.

With both commercial and residential activity looking positive we are clearly enthusiastic to engage with both those experienced in the property sector and also those keen to diversify their careers.

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