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Spencer & Zest apartments sell

2 apartments in the Spencer on Byron (pictured) & Zest were sold at Ray White City Apartments’ final auction for the year yesterday.

No bid was made for a unit in the leasehold Docks complex, where owners are progressing a leaky building claim & remedial work. The top bid for the fourth property up for auction, a house at Greenhithe, went on an offer contract.

The agency will resume its auctions on 24 January.


Quay Park

The Docks, 4 Dockside Lane, unit 311:
Features: leasehold, 74m², 2-bedroom corner apartment, balcony, parking space; the building has leaky issues and the buyer waives any right of recovery against the vendor; the buyer will be liable for any further levies
Outgoings: rates $1904/year including gst; body corp levy $18,586/year including gst, which includes ground rent of $11,785/year
Income assessment: $660/week until August
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Victor Liu

Victoria Quarter

Zest, 72 Nelson St, unit 627:
Features: 37m², 2 bedrooms, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1265/year including gst; body corp levy $4901/year including gst
Income assessment: unit $400/week until February, park $65/week until April
Outcome: sold for $380,000
Agent: Victor Liu



1 Northbrook Close:
Features: 505m² section, 176m² house, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, double garage + offstreet space
Outgoings: rates $2694/year including gst
Outcome: passed in with offer on contract at $1.01 million
Agents: Zoran Farac & Marco Sahar


Spencer on Byron, 9-17 Byron Avenue, unit 1008:
Features: 48m², one bedroom with French doors to balcony, parking space
Outgoings: rates $5391/year including gst; body corp levy $3874/year including gst
Outcome: sold for $336,000 + gst
Agents: Gillian Gibson & James Mairs

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Greenhithe Café sold

Published 21 November 2012

A restaurant in a 3-year-old retail centre at Greenhithe has been sold under the hammer at a Colliers International auction.





Greenhithe Café, 6-8 Greenhithe Rd, unit 5:

Features: in fully tenanted retail centre built in 2009

Rent: $71,473/year net on 8-year lease from 2009, next rent review April 2013

Outcome: sold under the hammer for $840,080 at an 8.5% yield

Agents: Deborah Dowling & Euan Stratton

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Attribution: Agency release, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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Proposal for 23-lot Greenhithe subdivision

Published 16 April 2012

Jurisdiction: Auckland Council

Neighbourhood: Greenhithe

Applicant: 21 Blacks Road Ltd (Cameron Wilson)

Application detail: 21 Blacks Rd, application for resource consent, including subdivision, stormwater & earthworks consents, to create 23 residential lot subdivision

Notification date: 13 April

Submission closure date: Monday 14 May

Other details: Mr Wilson is a director of Glendhu Ltd, Pataua Farms Ltd, Pearl Capital Ltd, Tatapouri Camping Ltd & Turanganui Holdings Ltd.


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Attribution: Council notice, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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Private Greenhithe helipad allowed

Published 6 June 2011

Auckland Council commissioners have approved a private helipad on a Greenhithe lifestyle block just off the new State Highway 18.

The application had 18 opponents on grounds such as noise & privacy, but a neighbour who didn’t oppose online medical publisher Philip Thornton’s application, Dale Turkington, said he was more concerned about the noise generated from traffic on the new motorway at the bottom of the valley.

Acoustic reports showed his property would be most affected from flights on the primary flight path, but Mr Turkington said the effects & noise from the helicopter wouldn’t be an issue for him due to the low numbers of flights.

Hearing commissioners Alan Watson (chairman), Alan Bradbourne & Bill Smith gave their approval on 23 May for the helipad at 312 Upper Harbour Drive, Greenhithe, for up to 4 non-commercial helicopter flights/week (4 arrivals & 4 departures, no more than 2 of each on any one day).

Philip & Karen Thornton own an 11.64ha property on the north-western side of Upper Harbour Drive which has relatively steep pasture and pockets of bush. It descends towards the recently completed section of State Highway 18 through Greenhithe.

Council planner Zita Talaic recommended the application. She said in her report for the hearing consent was required because the establishment of a helipad & associated helicopter flights wasn’t specifically listed as an activity within the area A: mixed environmental (Greenhithe) zone, making it a non-complying activity.

Ms Talaic said other areas in the former North Shore City made provision for helicopters – Okura in its residential expansion & rural zones, Albany in its business 9 & 10 zones and Paremoremo in its rural zone.

The commissioners said in their decision: “We consider that, due to the site location & characteristics, the proposed flight paths, the low frequency of flights/week or /day and the short duration of the helicopter noise, the aural amenity of the surrounding area will remain largely unaltered during the course of any given day.”

3 factors which the commissioners said differentiated this site were its size & configuration, providing significant separation from neighbours; a primary flight path that avoided neighbours because it was almost entirely over the undeveloped rural site; and the proposed location of the helipad on one of the highest points in the area, allowing for easier navigation and for attaining the minimum overflying altitude of 1000ft quickly.

The Thorntons own Drugsite Ltd & Woolshed New Media Ltd and, through the Drugsite Trust, operate US website, which says it’s “the largest, most widely visited, independent medicine information website available on the internet”. They also operate

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Attribution: Hearing decision, online checks, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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Greenhithe resident wants private helipad

Published 14 February 2011

Jurisdiction: Auckland Council

Neighbourhood: Greenhithe

Applicant: Philip Thornton

Application detail: 312 Upper Harbour Drive, to establish a helipad to enable private, noncommercial helicopter flights for up to 4 flights/week (4 arrivals & 4 departures), with no more than 2 departures in any one day. The activity is noncomplying as there is no provision for helipads & flights within the area A zone.

Notification date: 7 February

Submission closure date: Monday 7 March

Other details: Mr Thornton is a director of Inverglen Investments Ltd, North Harbour Pharmacy Ltd & Woolshed New Media Ltd.

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Attribution: Council notice, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.

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