Auckland rents continue to climb, but central Auckland is bucking the trend, Newshub reports. New figures from Barfoot and Thompson show the average weekly rent in the region is now $605 – up 2.9 percent in 2020. The data is based on the 16,500 rental properties Barfoot manages. Every area in Auckland bar one has experienced a year-on-year increase – led by south Auckland, where average rents rose by 4.8 percent, and west Auckland, where rents are now up 4.2 percent on the same time in 2020.