At Holmwood we are celebrating a very special relationship this year.

It is an absolute privilege to have been sponsoring Nurse Maude for more than 12 years now. Through snow storms, earthquakes, pandemics, and the ups and downs of the real estate market, we haven’t missed a beat.

Every day, our agents are travelling all over Canterbury on the back of Nurse Maude vehicles, to support the essential work this amazing organisation undertakes. It is an honour to be able to contribute directly to the care of someone in our community.

Harcourts Holmwood are deeply committed to this relationship – it is much more than just being a face on an ad to us.

24 hours a day, seven days a week, 52 weeks of the year, for 12 years, we’ve been on the road behind Nurse Maude, literally…!

Where they go, we go.
Here’s to 12 years.

It’s time for another of our very successful Winter Gala Auction!

Holmwood has been hosting Galas since mid-2011 due to their popularity. We believe this is due to the evening time slot – many buyers who cannot make daytime auctions can attend in the evening!

The market has been steady across all price ranges plus there has been increasing interest from first home buyers, investors and families, with favourable lending conditions available. Post lockdown, we are now seeing life return to routines with property sales also showing a degree of normality, with a bit of catch up.

We have a great selection of properties available on Thursday 13th August at 6pm, there’s something for everyone, have a look through the lineup here

I hope you can make it, it should be a fun night!


Winchester Winner

Double glazed with updated and well appointed kitchen looking out over sunny lounge and courtyard. Abundance of storage & in excellent school zones.

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Next Project!!

An opportunity awaits a new person to get in and roll your sleeves up! This canvas requires a new artist to add some touches and take this villa back to its glory days.

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Opportunity Knocks

This beautifully presented home has a wonderful leafy outlook and is both private and spacious. Great school zones and handy to all amenities.

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Must be SOLD!

This beautifully presented two bedroom unit has been fully renovated to a high level which includes new kitchen, bathroom/laundry, carpet/vinyl and more.

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Affordable Ticket to Wigram Skies

Providing a fantastic entry level access into a popular community, this standalone home on compact grounds will have widespread appeal.

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Must See on Seagrave

Situated in a quiet cul de sac in the ever-popular Ilam is this large family home with two interconnecting living areas which both have direct access to the sun filled deck.

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Family Home That Must be SOLD

This beautifully renovated home means you can simply move in and relax. Private and secure and away from the road gives privacy and security.

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Affordable Deceased Estate

This lovely warm townhouse is in the very popular suburb of Hoon Hay. Offering large open plan lounge to ensure the sun’s rays keeps you warm over the colder months.

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Investors TAKE Note

This substantial property is currently tenanted on a four year lease and returning $80,000 net every year. Enough space for all, with a main house and a generous extension.

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Charming Family Appeal, Renovated & Refreshing!

Substantially generous with room for the whole family to enjoy. Undergone recent refreshing renovations but still holds its lovely character charm.

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Put your hand up! It’s yours! – Deceased Estate

Brimming with potential but very much original and in desperate need of some love. 4/59 Cranford Street will appeal to those looking to pursue a project.

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The Penguins have arrived!

Harcourts Franchises in Christchurch are proud to support the Pop Up Penguins charitable promotion as the main Presenting Partner. The charity we are thrilled to be backing is Cholmondeley Children’s Centre. This centre has been an integral part of our community for many years, what a wonderful and colourful way to give back! Holmwood have selected our penguin design and we can’t wait to share this with you! In the meantime, please keep an eye on our Facebook page to see when our penguin will be released into the wild!

Schools around Canterbury are also involved in the painting of the smaller penguins. These will also form part of the “walk” around the region from the 29th Nov to the 31st Jan 2021. Harcourts is also promoting a design competition aimed at children in the Christchurch region. Any person under 18 can submit a design for a penguin; the winning design will be commissioned, displayed and will eventually be given back to the child as their prize.

The “walk” comprises the 50 large penguins, the 65 smaller school-designed penguins along with the Harcourts colouring competition penguin.

See the colouring competition below, or click here to download a printable PDF.

For more information on the Pop Up Penguins initiative, visit


A little later than usual… but our St Albans office is taking part one more time in the Pink Ribbon Breakfast. This wonderful event helps support the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ’s vital work.

The money raised will help fund several areas. One of the most important, is to support groundbreaking work by some of our country’s top breast cancer researchers. It will also help educate people about breast health, and provide free support services for breast cancer patients.

Donate today to help make zero deaths from breast cancer a reality:

The following graph shows how the funds raised are distributed:

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Harcourts Holmwood Top Picks for enjoying Christchurch this Summer 2020.

Click on the links below for more information. Reminders will be up on our Facebook page. HAVE FUN!!

Deep South Lazy Sundays

Every Sunday 19 Jan – 16 Feb 2020
3.30pm to 5pm
Botanic Gardens


World Buskers Festival

23 January to 16 February 2020
Christchurch City


Chinese New Year Parade

16 Feb 2020 3pm to 5pm
Starts: Bridge of Remembrance
Finishes: Cathedral Square


Summer pool parties

Break out your bathers Christchurch as Jellie Park, Waltham, Te Hāpua: Halswell Centre and Lyttelton pools host parties across the Summer season!


Live at the Point – Sunday Sessions

Every Sunday until 16 February 1pm
Godley House gardens, Diamond Harbour


Night Noodle Markets 2020

6 Feb 2020 to 15 Feb 2020
4pm to 10pm
North Hagley Park


YES Power Sparks

15 Feb 2020, 6.30pm to 10pm
Fireworks at approx. 9.40pm
North Hagley Park

Electric Avenue Music Festival 2020

22 Feb 2020, 11am to 11pm
North Hagley Park

The weather is getting warmer and we are heading into a very busy selling season in the Christchurch real estate market. Harcourts Holmwood have recently announced another Gala Auction on Thursday 28th November  from 6pm at our auction rooms (Ground Floor, 397-399 Ilam Road).

The Holmwood Summer Gala Auction packages include special marketing offers that are not to be missed. Speak with one of our consultants today for more information.

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Spring is fast approaching and we are heading into a very busy selling season in the Christchurch real estate market. Holmwood have recently announced another Gala Auction on Thursday 26th September from 6pm at our auction rooms (Ground Floor, 397-399 Ilam Road).

The Holmwood Spring Gala Auction packages include special marketing offers that are not to be missed. Speak with one of our consultants today for more information.

Harcourts Spring Gala Auction

Our St Albans office supported the Breast Cancer Society with their Pink Ribbon Breakfast. It was a wonderful morning filled with dress ups, delicious food, exciting auctions and great company.

We are proud to announce that they more than tripled their donation goal! The money raised will be used to fund research projects and medical grants to help improve survivorship, as well as support patients and their families during treatment and recovery.

Thank you to everyone who came along to support, and especially to Jarod Rolton and his wonderful team for putting this together!

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Records smashed as Kate McIlroy and Daniel Whitehouse win Le Race cycling crowns

Daniel Whitehouse has broken the Le Race course record to claim back-to-back titles, while Kate McIlroy won the cycling classic on her third attempt by smashing the women’s record by a staggering nine minutes.

Whitehouse won the 100km race from Christchurch to Akaroa in 2018 after just having an appendix removed and again had to do it the hard way today after puncturing near the halfway point, as well as losing his cycling computer early in the race.

“I had no idea what was going on and had to do it old school,” laughed Whitehouse whose new record time of two hours 35minutes and 28 seconds is even more remarkable considering an enforced slow start through the city due to limited police resources.

“On top of that the replacement wheel was a bit narrower so my front break wasn’t working very well, and I had to hold off the speed a bit downhill,” said Whitehouse who found himself chasing a leading foursome of Jake Marryatt, Scott Thomas, Paul Odlin and Kees Duyvensteyn.

The 24-year-old climber managed to claw the leaders back one by one charging up the famous Hilltop, where only Marryatt managed to stay clear to take the King of the Mountain prize.

The young Christchurch rider, however, was soon caught by Whitehouse and young Andrew Bidwell from Blenheim who was the only rider to match the defending champion uphill.

On the final stretch, Whitehouse waited for one last steep climb to accelerate and lose his two young competitors to arrive well clear of Bidwell and previous record holder Michael Vink in third place.

In the women’s race, the frustrations of losing last year’s race on the finish line was the perfect motivation for Kate McIlroy to finally win Le Race in the third attempt.

“I didn’t just want to win the race, but destroy the record,” said the former Olympic triathlete who clearly has not lost any of her competitive juices, winning in 2.49.10.

McIlroy said she was not going to get caught again and was grateful to find a strong group to stay with going up to the Hilltop. “Last year, I had to do a lot of racing by myself, so it made a big difference to be able to stay with a group.”

The 37-year-old said that she “was done with Le Race” after ticking the cycling classic off her bucket list. “But never say never,” said McIlroy who finished more than two minutes ahead of Henrietta Christie and 13 minutes ahead of Julia Grant in third.

Both race winners picked up the $500 winners check as well as the $500 dollar bonus from Harcourts Holmwood for beating the course record, and were followed by a field of around 700 riders of all ages and abilities, including blind tandem rider Blair McConnell and riders on vintage bikes.

The 53km Le Petite Race to Little River was won by Chris Ross and Sammie Walker in the women’s race.