It's the closest thing to time travel in the Manawatū.
It comes after nearly 1500 Queenstown residents responded to the council's annual quality of life survey.
Property research firm CoreLogic said many households will need to budget for the additional costs.
Rob Gaston, 76, and his wife Mila are struggling to come to terms with the damage to their West Auckland home - and how long repairs may take.
This follows a Human Rights Commission report last year that investigated flaws of the emergency housing system and found three key breaches of the right to a decent home.
There were about 4100 sales in February, which was the lowest number for that month since 1981.
Auckland's house prices are 10.8 times the median household income, according to the Demographia International Housing Affordability report.
There are 14 yellow-stickered houses on Camphora Place in Rānui, and residents say the street, once full of friendly neighbours, is now a "ghost town".
Cyclone Gabrielle has made its impact on the housing market, according to new figures from The Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ).
A lower cost of living, proximity to nature and a slower pace of life were all reasons those moving back decided to make the West Coast home.
Rotorua Lakes Council has confirmed the flats have been empty for between six and nine months.
CoreLogic said while it looked like the gender property gap was small or closing, it was more likely that joint home ownership was becoming more popular.
It comes as the Government considers whether vulnerable homeowners in West Auckland could get bailouts.
The summer baches which dotted its scenic clifftops and rolling hills are giving way to permanent homes and a booming population.
Some banks are advertising one mortgage rate to the public and offering a lower rate through mortgage brokers.
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The Government housing agency is tight-lipped on how many will be demolished and where.
Te Atatū MP Phil Twyford is hopeful the payouts could go towards the cost of relocating someone to a new home.
The 120-year-old home boasts 14 bedrooms with large rooms and high ceilings.
Recovery agencies are drawing up plans for temporary villages in Auckland, Tairāwhiti and Hawke's Bay.