REINZ hosted the New Zealand Real Estate Auctioneering Championship 2018

The REINZ 2018 New Zealand Real Estate Auctioneering Championships were held at Events on Khyber for the first time and proved to be a much-loved venue by both the competitors and attendees of the competition.

Events on Khyber was used in its open plan format and was perfectly spacious, allowing plenty of space for the competitors to roam around while making their call, space for judges tables, complicated AV setups, and still allowing room for more than 100 spectators to comfortably fit.

As the senior Runner Up John Bowring notes, “The way that we could, as auctioneers, be on that stage and have a great room, it was huge.”

Angela Little workshop

Angela Little is well-experienced in the field of Property Management and runs her own training company: Real Star Training. After talking to people in the real estate industry, REINZ engaged Angela to present a 2-hour, short, snappy workshop at Events on Khyber earlier this year on the topic of Key Prospecting Strategies.

In this practical and engaging workshop, Angela covered off a number of handy tools that Property Managers can implement to make their businesses grow along with checklists for streaming database activity for continual prospecting. There were scripts and dialogues, closing techniques and a focus on how to develop a desirable culture in business.

The topic was a hit with around 70 Property Managers and Business Development Managers gathering in our largest room for some useful and fun training. Angela thought it was a great set up, especially since all the AV gear was ready-to-go with a well set-up room, large screens and the ability to scribble over all the walls as they are whiteboards!

We had lots of great feedback on the venue and facilities with people saying it was light, airy and very modern. Other comments included phrases such as; “Fabulous workshop, well presented, very enjoyable. Good length of time too - short (we're all busy people!) and fast paced. Targeted perfectly. Very motivational too. Thank you for organising this!”

We look forward hosting more workshops with Angela Little in the future.

Please look at the cool video Angela produced at our venue:

REINZ introduces Events on Khyber


It was with great pleasure REINZ held the first event of the year at the newly opened Events on Khyber, the REINZ Centre of Excellence. The evening event was held on 8 February, thanking REINZ partners for their contribution and continuing support.

“Thank you so much for hosting a lovely event last night. I was glad to have been able to get there, see your lovely new Level 2 venue and connect with some great colleagues in the industry”, says Gillian Dawe, Rockend General Manager NZ.

The evening included great food, drinks and networking opportunities for REINZ events partners. One of the highlights was REINZ’s CEO, Bindi Norwell, speaking about the upcoming year and thanking the event partners for their ongoing support.

Graham Crews, REINZ trainer says, “I am very impressed with the new REINZ Headquarters in Grafton. For the industry to have such an excellent facility in a favourable setting is a tribute to all those who worked to see the project through to a successful conclusion. As a trainer, I am a particularly pleased with the layout of the training floor. The flexible design of the sliding partitions can cater for a wide variety of training uses such as large and small audiences, break out rooms and for parallel seminars/workshops. There is a shortage of well-designed, flexible and modern training facilities in greater Auckland and our industry is indeed fortunate to have one of the best in our own new ‘home’ ”.

Events on Khyber features seven individual rooms, and many have interchangeable and relocatable walls creating a venue space to suit different needs. It is designed to host anything from small intimate showcases and product launches, through to large scale training and auctions.

“The evening was truly enjoyable. It was great to meet and network with some of the other individuals you work with and find out more about their specialties, a lovely bunch of people. I appreciate the time, effort and hospitality shared by the REINZ team”, Russell Taylor, OPD Business Development Manager commented.