Founded by William Harvey in 1918, Harveys' has a proud reputation within the residential property market in New Zealand.  From its first branch in Napier, Harvey's went on to establish a network of branches throughout the North Island, gaining a stronghold in New Zealand's largest residential market, Auckland.

Today Harveys' has now merged with the LJ Hooker Group and is one of the leading real estate brands in the country.  Characterised by an innovative spirit that changed the face of property marketing in New Zealand.  Harveys' / LJ Hooker is now a formidable player in not only key residential markets, but some of the country's most sought after rural, waterfront and lifestyle areas.

Harveys' / LJ Hooker continues an ambitious growth programme but one that is tempered with sound business principles ensuring a solid foundation to support that growth.

Southern Suburbs Realty Ltd is an owner/operated fully affiliated office of the Harvey's / LJ Hooker Group operating the Harveys' branch of Papakura.  Harveys' Papakura was established in 1997 and has become a major player in real estate sales in the area and more recently having developed an innovative forward thinking, cutting edge Property Management Division.  Owners  Darren and Kelly Brady believe that having quality real estate practitioners both from a sales and property management point of view is the reason why the Papakura branch is always at the forefront of the awards and is consistently in the top 5 Harveys' / LJ Hooker offices in the country.  The fact that we have great staff and coupled with cutting edge e-marketing initiatives which are more suited to today's market sees our office become the "preferred" selling agency for a large percentage of our local property owners.

Having been ever present in the market place since the 90's has seen us develop an acute sense of social responsibility and attitude and has made us want to become a true part of our local area and join in driving local initiatives promoting our wonderful diverse multi cultural community.


Papakura has had a "trial by media" and has always come out on the positive side of the ledger being identified as one of the top value suburbs in Auckland's wider market, which simply adds fuel to the already hefty demand being experienced by our fantastic suburb. 

With the above in mind it has become prevalent in our recommendations made to sellers that the key factor driving a property's success in today's market is ensuring that a very good and comprehensive marketing strategy is carried out.  With a high profile in the market a property will attract a larger buyer demographic and we know that numbers bring competition, competition drives the market higher and a high selling price is the result.

We see 2019 providing more of the same on both sides of the consumer ledger (buying and selling), which has been confirmed by most economists and market commentators.  With this in mind the only choice that a seller has to make is, what agent they choose, what selling method they may elect to adopt and which month they may choose to sell in.  Each of these aforementioned choices have a real impact on a sellers result with the choice of agent being the most critical. As a sellers result is a direct reflection of the agents ability to not only formulate a selling rationale but to ensure that both point of sale and advertising material is not only first rate but directed to the right purchasing demographic.

We at Harveys take the time to sit down, discuss and demonstrate to you the importance of a multi-faceted marketing and advertising campaign. Why not sit down and discuss your needs with us, you'll be glad you did!



Papakura as a district is growing faster than the greater Auckland area, but it has been fortunate to retain its friendly character and much more of a classic kiwi "town" feel as the greater Auckland area intensifies.  Lifestyles in the district are as diverse as the people who live here.  Papakura is considered a great place to raise a family and attracts a wide range of prospective residents to its various suburbs.  There is a real sense of community and an appreciation of the District's many open, green spaces.  Situated south of Manukau and Auckland cities, close to Auckland International Airport and with excellent access to major road networks, the passenger rail system and motorway. Papakura maintains its role as a gateway for freight, travel and commerce to the north and south.

Situated strategically 32km south of Auckland City, Papakura is in the unique position of being bordered on its north side by the greater Auckland suburbs and on the south by some of the most striking countryside within New Zealand.

The Papakura local board area extends from Drury in the south to Alfriston in the north and includes Takanini, Hingaia, Red Hill, Pahurehure and the current Papakura town centre.  State Highway 1 and the North Island main trunk railway run north to south through the area and Papakura is the third busiest station on the Auckland rail network.

The area has a theatre (The Hawkins Centre), an art gallery, an international standard athletics track (Massey Park), Aquatics Centre (Massey Park Aquatic Centre) and  wide range of sports venues.  A wide range of businesses operate in the area.  The area has a varied geoghraphy; from harbour foreshore, fertile plains and rollings hills to the foothills of the nearby Hunua Ranges.