Te Puni Kokiri House in Wellington.

Te Puni Kokiri House wins energy award as savings returned to public purse

Argosy Property Ltd’s internal retrofit of Te Puni Kokiri House in Wellington has won the building the Opus International Consultants public sector award at the annual Energy Efficiency & Conservation Authority awards for its $7.9 million improvement in value and 30% reduction in energy use.

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Fletcher wins approval for subdivision next to Mangere stonefields

Fletcher Residential Ltd, the development subsidiary of NZX-listed Fletcher Building Ltd, has won another controversial right to develop an Auckland site, this time the 32ha Oruarangi special housing area next to the Otuataua stonefields historic reserve in Mangere.

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On the move, May 2016

Susan Peterson joins PFI board – Corder Kruger moves to Oyster – Lambert heads new NAI Harcourts branch in Queenstown – Gardner-Hopkins leaves Russell McVeagh – Wyness to market Sugartree retail – Hutchings joins RDT Pacific board – Johnston becomes Mortgage Express chief executive – McFedries adds strategy role to directorship at Harcourts – New […]

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The development at 287 Oteha Valley Rd, in the foreground.

Full selldown of Albany retail development plus 2 other properties at auction

All 5 units in a new Albany retail development by Wallace Development Co Ltd were sold under the hammer at Colliers’ auction yesterday, along with KFC’s outlet in Oamaru and an office building in the Rosedale precinct at Albany.

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A model of the Antipodean apartment block, positioned on an aerial photo of downtown Auckland.

Green light for Antipodean construction

Construction will start in July on the Antipodean apartment building at 39 Beach Rd. The development by Paul Doole will have 161 apartments. The green light for a construction start followed the signing of 100 contracts through Barfoot & Thompson Projects. The property is on freehold land across the road from the leasehold Scene 3, […]

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Government sets up funding support for emergency housing and council talks about beggars

Budget announcements have been trickling out of the Beehive since 13 April, and today it was the turn of the suddenly homeless to get a serving: 3000 emergency housing places/year, $41.1 million over 4 years for emergency housing & grants to non-government organisations.

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