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Written by Abby Gillies , Rosemary Roberts, The New Zealand Herald   
Saturday, 24 November 2012

Stress-weary city dwellers helping reinvigorate sleepy seaside property markets.

Property in remote spots like Ngunguru spit, near Tutukaka in Northland, is attracting strong interest as city folk seek some peace. Photo / NZ Listener

Fed-up Aucklanders are reinvigorating stagnant seaside property markets as they buy up retreats from city life.

Agents on Northland's Tutukaka coast, in the Bay of Islands and Coromandel Peninsula have reported strong interest from big-city residents keen to get more bang for their buck and a less-stressed lifestyle.

Peter Vink, manager of the Tutukaka Coast Ray White Allens office, said people liked the climate, the low earthquake risk and limited local development.

"A lot of interest is coming from people who are finding life in Auckland very busy and stressful, and are now in a position to spend extended weekends in the north.

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