63 days ago

Downtown Auckland projects almost finished

Ryan Anderson Reporter from Central Leader

Hey Neighbours!

Auckland Council are finishing up the remaining 3/6 of their projects which are set to modernise the downtown area.

Programme Director Eric van Essen said the finished projects will allow for commuters to better switch between ferries, trains and buses.

Learn more in the video!

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1 day ago

Needing a new wooden outdoor garden gate

Vasanti from Royal Oak

Hi there

My garden gate was damaged recently. It had literally been pulled or bashed off it's solid steel bolts and is also hanging down on one end. It needs to be replaced.
So, please if you know of a person/company who are gate builders- please let me know. (Picture of damaged gate)
Thank you

8 hours 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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3 days ago

To the team in the van

Jo from Sandringham

These images were taken this morning from my early morning walk.
This local business (on Sandringham road ) is obviously making the locals happy with their goods & services but using polystyrene cups and plates at this magnitude is a devastating blow for our environment and does very little for the rat and pest population we are constantly tackling in our community. As a business please review your practices, and be one that we can be proud of and not ashamed of.
Thanks .