29 days ago

RAMADHAN KAREEM

Brian from New Lynn

Greetings to all our MUSLIM brothers and sisters on Neighbourly.
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2 days ago

Million-dollar dumps: The Auckland car park worth $82.5 million

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Downtown Auckland is going through huge transformation with its various streetscape and transport projects. But in stark contrast, several plots of land worth hundreds of millions of dollars have sat as car parks since buildings were knocked down in the 1980s.

The Elliott St car park sits on a 4417 square metre plot of land, valued at $82.5 million.

The land has sat undeveloped as a car park - where an hour will cost you $19 - since the Royal International Hotel was demolished in 1987.

It was purchased by Singapore company NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited for $53m in 2012, and in 2017 the company was given approval by the Overseas Investment Office to build and operate a 52-storey, five- star Ritz-Carlton Hotel, with 300 guest rooms, four floors for hotel facilities, six for retail and five for car parking.

The development is expected to cost $350m, with the start of construction dependent on the completion of City Rail Link. However, the resource consent for the tower is due to expire in October.

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1 day ago

refugees

Maria from Kelston

I see it has been announced today that we will be able to bring in 100 refugees every six weeks from July. No offence to the refugees but we can't even look after our own people at the moment. Will they be set up in housing when we are paying so much for emergency housing ,given benefits etc. I feel this has to stop as nz can't afford it. The world has changed as we know it and we can't afford this extra burden.

2 days ago

Jacinda Ardern reveals she and Clarke Gayford will get married in Gisborne

Brian from New Lynn

Ardern told the couple had set a date for their wedding, but wouldn't let slip on when it would be until they told their guests. "We haven't actually told anyone that we have invited yet, so I feel like we need to tell everyone first and then I'll tell you." However she said they would tell everyone soon because: "accommodation is slightly limited in Gisborne". Ardern confirmed to Coast Radio on Wednesday the nuptials would take place this summer - and hinted that they might be somewhat untraditional. She said she felt "a bit too old to have a bridal party", and may "forgo it" because she was "getting on a bit". Gayford proposed to Ardern over Easter weekend in 2019 on a hilltop in Mahia, which lies between Napier and Gisborne.
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