Wealthy Aucklanders are going head to head with local buyers at the top end of Whangārei’s housing market, OneRoof reports. The exodus of cashed-up outsiders heading to Northland’s biggest centre took off in the early stages of the pandemic, and hasn’t really stopped. Eves sales manager Nikki Tracey attributes the surge in new house and land packages in the district to Whangārei’s population boom.