Building association chief: "I hope they are actually training them up'
The median rent in Tauranga was $550 a week last month.
Historically low interest rates means buying is cheaper than renting.
One company expected this year could be its biggest ever.
The Bay of Plenty is a hotspot for cannabis cultivation.
Employers are having to offer packages to attract and keep tradies.
Demand continues to outstrip supply in the rental market.
Customers are starting to notice gaps on shelves which could drive up prices.
The Bay accommodation sector says coming months are likely to be tough.
Demand is outstripping supply in the Tauranga and Rotorua property market.