While rugby enthusiasts will be cramming into small houses on the outskirts of town next year, the same rental money will buy you an executive home with sea views this year.
A three-bedroom home with two living areas and three bathrooms is available to rent in Auckland's salubrious North Shore suburb of Castor Bay for $750 per week.
The Harcourts real estate agent says the house has a gourmet kitchen, outdoor dining area and a double garage.
The Peter Tce home is a short walk to Rothesay Beach but you can also see Rangitoto Island from the couch.
Also on the market for the same price is a spacious two-storey family home on Paritai Drive, one of the swankiest streets in Auckland.
Another option for the same figure is a renovated character 110-year-old villa in sought-after Ponsonby, a walkable distance from Eden Park.By Frances Morton