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Written by Rosemary Roberts, The Northern Advocate   
Saturday, 24 November 2012

House builders and buyers are creating a buzz on Whangarei's Tutukaka coast, as Aucklanders and expats have ramped up purchases of coastal property this year.

House builders and buyers are creating a buzz on Whangarei's Tutukaka coast, as Aucklanders and expats have ramped up purchases of coastal property this year.

Several large homes have been built on the coast and a number of substantial residential projects are scheduled for next year. House buyers were mainly from Auckland but there was significant interest from the lower North Island.

Ngunguru-based builder Ken Topp employs eight and says he has not had any downturn in business. Seventy per cent of building projects were holiday homes, mostly for Aucklanders, and people living overseas.

Mark Dobbs, northern board representative on the Certified Builders Association, said while the building scene was active on Whangarei's coast, "town's still quiet," but he expects the current upturn in Auckland's economy will have a positive effect on the north next year.

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