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Pt England reserve law passed, but still rankles with mayor & board chair

The Point England Development Enabling Bill became law on Wednesday after a 7-month jaunt through the parliamentary process, enabling the Government to complete a Treaty of Waitangi settlement with Ngati Paoa.

The bill was introduced to Parliament on 7 December, passed its first reading 6 days later, its second reading on 23 May and committee stage on 21 June. It returned for its third reading on Tuesday and was given royal assent on Wednesday.

Auckland mayor Phil Goff and Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board chair Josephine Bartley said they accepted Parliament had a sovereign right to dispose of the land and they didn’t oppose the treaty settlement, but they remained concerned about the use of special legislation to lift reserve status outside normal statutory processes.

The new law allows for largescale housing development on 11.7ha of the reserve, enabling Ngati Paoa to build 300 houses on the reserve land as part of its treaty settlement.

Mr Goff said: “While the council is supportive of action to accelerate house building in Auckland, this bill raises a number of issues. This legislation prescribes to Auckland Council what it must do with land vested in & administered by the council under the Reserves Act. This prescription circumvents the statutory powers of a local authority responsible for public reserve land under the act.

“That the minister [Nick Smith, former housing minister and now Minister of Building & Construction] intends to micro-manage Auckland’s future rather than give residents the opportunity to have their say sets a worrying precedent. Going forward, the minister needs to promise Auckland that he will consult the council & Aucklanders on matters that affect their future.

“Auckland Council will now engage with the Government to ensure the loss of reserve land is properly managed and that decisions are made by locally elected representatives with public consultation.”

Ms Bartley said: “Our community has been denied the right to shape its own future. There is nothing more that residents can do now. Sadly this bill may further endanger wildlife and reduce green space in Maungakiekie-Tamaki & Auckland.”

Attribution: Parliament, council releases.

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Corrected: 2 sales & 6 leases for Knight Frank

Knight Frank agents have reported 2 industrial sales in Mt Wellington and at Wigram, on the outskirts of Christchurch, plus 6 Christchurch leases. Th size of the Marua Rd building has been corrected.

Sales

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

Corrected: 224 Marua Rd:
Features: 827m² site, 526m² [corrected: the figure originally given was just 26m²] warehouse with office & amenities
Outcome: sold for $1.08 million at a 4.8% yield
Agents: Scott Worrall & Michelle Kennard

South Island

Canterbury

Wigram

44 Dakota Crescent:
Features: 2852m² site, 1917m² industrial building
Outcome: sold for $2.825 million at a 6.55% yield
Agents: Myles Addington & Terry Connolly

Leases

South

East Tamaki

7 Springs Rd, ground floor:
Features: 347m² office, 10 parking spaces
Rent: $59,590/year net + gst + opex
Agent: Josh Franklin

South Island

Canterbury

Addington

12 Pope St:
Features: 205m² office, 6 parking spaces
Rent: $28,000/year net + gst + opex
Agent: Myles Addington

Middleton

223 Annex Rd, unit A:
Features: 208m² warehouse, 40m² showroom, 72m² office & amenities, 6 parking spaces
Rent: $32,500/year net + gst + opex
Agent: Myles Addington

Rolleston

35 Illinois Drive, unit 7:
Features: 139m² warehouse & office unit, 2 parking spaces
Rent: $19,500/year net + gst + opex
Agent: Myles Addington

Sockburn

19 Nga Mahi Rd, unit 3:
Features: 198m² warehouse, 42m² ground-floor office & showroom, 41m² first-floor office & mezzanine, 5 parking spaces
Rent: $32,000/year net + gst + opex
Agent: Myles Addington

13 Parkhouse Rd, unit 3:
Features: 234m² showroom & office, 150m² warehouse, 9 parking spaces
Rent: $59,550/year net + gst + opex
Agent: Myles Addington

Attribution: Agency release.

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Devonport apartment sells, mortgagee call in Kohimarama passed in

A Devonport apartment was sold at Bayleys’ North Shore residential auction last Thursday, but over in Kohimarama a 2-level apartment taken to mortgagee auction was passed in.

Isthmus east

Kohimarama

22D Hampton Drive:
Features: m², 2-level apartment with lift, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 lounges, 2 parking spaces, wraparound decks on both levels, renovated & completely reclad in 2016
Outcome: passed in at mortgagee auction
Agent: Larry Sewell

North-east

Devonport

105 Victoria Rd, unit 1A:
Features: 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges, 2 parking spaces,
Outcome: sold for $1.26 million
Agent: Patricia Hinchey

Attribution: Agency release.

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Last-ditch attempt to derail Pt England bill questions super-city rationale

As the Point England Development Enabling Bill heads to its third reading in Parliament tomorrow – and therefore enactment – Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board chair Josephine Bartley posed a last-minute question about the rationale for governance changes made in 2010.

It’s not likely to change the course of the legislation, which will turn 11.7ha of the 48ha Point England Reserve over to housing, 2ha for a marae, as part of a Treaty of Waitangi settlement with Ngati Paoa.

But, in an era of carefully ensuring all those who ought to be consulted are consulted before decisions are made, Ms Bartley has asked why Building, Construction & former Housing Minister Nick Smith has usurped powers the Government gave local boards when they were established as part of the super-city governance structure.

She wrote to Dr Smith on Friday: “With the change in Local Government in Auckland in 2010, the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board is responsible for local parks & reserves in our area.

“We aim to make decisions & plans for our parks & reserves based on community engagement. The minister, Dr Nick Smith, in his supplementary order paper [for the bill] circumvents this by stating that no grazing & farming will take place on Point England Reserve, and that Auckland Council must provide sportsfields on the headland where the dotterels & other shore birds are.

“As a local board, we opposed the Point England Development Enabling Bill because of the lack of consultation by the Government with our community and the dangerous precedent it sets of circumventing legislation that protects reserves.

”Again we are being stood on by Government and are being told what to do in our local reserve. If this is the case, then what was the point of the Auckland super-city structure put in place by Government to empower local decision-making?

“I have asked the minister for a meeting to remind him of the issues with this bill and his supplementary order paper on behalf of our local board & Tamaki community.”

Earlier stories:
26 May 2017: Pt England housing development bill passes second reading
19 December 2016: Bill to enable housing on Pt England Reserve passes first reading
7 December 2016: Ngati Paoa to build 300 homes on Pt England Reserve, talks continue on reserve upgrade

Attribution: Board release.

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2 sales out of 9 auctioned as views diverge on apartment & unit market direction

2 of the 6 cbd apartments and none of the 3 suburban units auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson yesterday sold under the hammer.

The wide margin between the top bids and subsequent pricing of unsold units indicates the divergence between vendor aspirations and the direction buyers think the market is moving in.

CBD

Albert St

Manhattan, 105 Albert St, unit 11A:
Features: 80m², 2 bedrooms
Outgoings: rates $1544/year including gst; body corp levy $8035/year
Outcome: sold for $525,000
Agent: Aaron Cook

CBD east

The Beach, 85 Beach Rd, unit 506:
Features: 49m², one bedroom, balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $3667/year
Income assessment: $460/week fixed until September
Outcome: passed in at $350,000, back on market at $479,000
Agents: Bett Shao & Rico Zhao

Learning Quarter

Silo, 23 Emily Place, unit 4L:
Features: 2-bedroom loft, secure parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $829/year
Outcome: passed in at $500,000, back on market at $699,000
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Uptown

Urba, 5 Howe St, unit 603:
Features: 55m² including balcony, 2 bedrooms
Outcome: passed in at $450,000, back on market at $625,000
Agent: Stephen Chang

Victoria Quarter

Heritage Farmers, 35 Hobson St, unit 628:
Features: 32m² air-conditioned studio
Outgoings: body corp levy $1833/year
Outcome: sold for $255,000
Agent: Livia Li

Imperial Gardens, 135 Hobson St, unit 218:
Features: 2 bedrooms, storage locker, parking space
Outcome: auction postponed until 29 June
Agents: Wendy Feng & Jack Li

Isthmus east

Onehunga

97J Mays Rd:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: Paula Boontueng & Young Kim

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

Fleetwood, 19 Fleet St, unit C6:
Features: 95m², 2 bedrooms, separate dining & living spaces, deck, storage unit, covered parking space, post-remediation code compliance certificate issued April 2016
Outgoings: body corp levy $3982/year
Outcome: passed in at $650,000, back on market at $719,000
Agents: Zoran Farac & Stephen Shin

Mt Albert

51 Seaview Terrace:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1195m², 60m² one-bedroom unit, deck, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Samantha Chaudhry & Leo Perera

Sandringham

22 Coyle St, unit 3:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, garage
Outgoings: body corp levy $789/year
Outcome: passed in at $825,000
Agent: Helen Lam

North-west

Glendene

33 Butterworth Drive, unit 1:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 616m², 2-bedroom unit, study, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Tristan Young

Attribution: Auctions.

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3 intensive homes sell at auction

3 of 8 intensive suburban homes – units, townhouses & cross-leases – were sold at Barfoot & Thompson’s city auctions yesterday. Of the total 20 residential properties on offer (including standalone homes), 5 were sold.

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

80 Banks Rd, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, 1/6 share in 2612m², 4 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: passed in at $700,000
Agent: Hamish Hargrave

56 Ferndale Rd, unit 9:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, storage shed, carport
Outgoings: body corp levy $2108/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Jane Wang & Angela Qi

51 Ireland Rd, unit 20:
Features: 2-level 2-bedroom townhouse, study, offstreet parking
Outgoings: body corp levy $2773/year
Outcome: sold for $570,000
Agent: Sue Su

5 Lynton Rd, unit 4:
Features: cross-lease, quarter share in 1052m², 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Rain Diao

Parnell

65 Gibraltar Crescent:
Features: 3-bedroom townhouse, 2.5 bathrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: May Zhang

Remuera

10 Ingram Rd:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 807m², 4 bedrooms, double internal-access garage
Outcome: passed in at $1.96 million
Agents: Cici Wang & Carey Liu

Isthmus west

Grey Lynn

2A Wilton St:
Features: 2-level 2-bedroom unit, offstreet parking
Outcome: sold for $880,500
Agent: André Boddé

Mt Roskill

2 Fearon Avenue, unit 2:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, conservatory, carport
Outcome: sold for $652,000
Agents: Jim Liu & Cicy Zhu

Attribution: Auctions.

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Lessor sells 3 Ellerslie titles

The lessor’s interest in 3 Ellerslie titles is among 3 eastern suburbs sales by Bayleys commercial agents. An East Tamaki live/work unit has also been sold.

Isthmus east

Ellerslie

19-23 Kalmia St:
Features: Lessor’s interest in 3 titles totalling 1599m², 20-year perpetually renewable ground lease paid by 3 occupants, with 5-yearly rent reviews calculated by multiplying unencumbered freehold market value of land by 6.5%, next review November 2020; rezoned business – mixed use under the unitary plan with height limit increased to 18m
Rent: $114,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.75 million at a 4.16% yield
Agents: Alan Haydock &Damien Bullick

Mt Wellington

284F Marua Rd:
Features: 91m² office/showroom unit with kitchen & amenities
Outcome: sold vacant for $430,000
Agents: Greg Hall & Sunil Bhana

Onehunga

37 Princes St:
Features: 320m² site zoned mixed use, 185m² industrial workshop, 2-year lease to auto tenant, final expiry in June 2018
Rent: $22,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $850,000
Agents: James Valintine & Greg Hall

South

East Tamaki

7 Torrens Rd, unit 4A:
Features: 2-level work/live premises totalling 145m² plus balcony & private courtyard, 3 parking spaces; ground-floor showroom/office and low stud warehouse, 3-bedroom apartment on first floor
Outcome: sold for $650,000 with vacant possession
Agent: Mike Marinkovich

Attribution: Agency release.

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Mairangi Bay townhouse sells at auction

A brick & tile unit in One Tree Hill and a Mairangi Bay townhouse were sold at Bayleys auctions around Auckland last week.

Isthmus east

One Tree Hill

18 Tawhiri Rd, unit 4:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: passed in, back on market at $887,000
Agent: Ruth Inwood

North-east

Mairangi Bay

16A Hastings Rd:
Features: 2-bedroom townhouse, internal-access garage
Outcome: sold for $890,000
Agents: Tara Menzies & Malcolm Low

Attribution: Agency release.

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3 of 13 apartments & units sell at auctions

3 of the 13 intensive residential properties – city centre apartments, suburban units & townhouses – auctioned at Barfoot & Thompson’s city branch at sessions on Wednesday & Thursday sold under the hammer.

Of the 36 residential properties, including standalone homes, auctioned over the 2 days, 17 sold at the auction.

CBD

Albert St

Stamford Residences, 26 Albert St, unit 1511:
Features: 127m², 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, conservatory, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $8475/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.3 million
Agents: Stephen & Leo Shin

Learning Quarter

Waldorf Celestion, 19 Anzac Avenue, unit 502:
Features: 2 bedrooms, balcony
Outgoings: body corp levy $4410/year
Outcome: passed in at $440,000
Agent: Jason Buckwell

Victoria Quarter

Fiore, 152 Hobson St, unit 408:
Features: 40m², one-bedroom apartment
Outgoings: body corp levy $2907/year
Outcome: passed in at $250,000
Agents: Andre Volkov & Mike Ma

Isthmus east

Meadowbank

21 Houghton St, unit 1:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, patio, raised deck, garage
Outcome: sold for $660,000
Agent: Steve Hood

Onehunga

279A Onehunga Mall:
Features: 3-bedroom loft, 2 bathrooms, balcony, tandem parking
Outcome: sold for $720,000
Agents: Wendy Sadd & Ron Maman

151 Selwyn St, unit 7:
Features: 2-bedroom unit, carport
Outcome: sold for $775,000
Agent: Digna Clark

St Heliers

40 Devore St:
Features: 3-bedroom refurnished penthouse with internal lift, 2 bathrooms, 2 conservatories
Outcome: passed in
Agent: Karin Cooper

Isthmus west

Coxs Bay

Bayside Lofts, 571 Livingstone St:
Features: 2-bedroom loft, 2 bathrooms, 2 parking spaces
Outcome: passed in at $900,000
Agents: Carl & Roseanne Madsen

Grey Lynn

M-One, 250 Richmond Rd, unit 3N:
Features: 42m², one-bedroom apartment, patio, storage locker, secure covered parking space; remedial work planned
Outcome: passed in at $240,000
Agents: Sheryl Jones & Jack Atherton

Herne Bay

3 Hamilton Rd, unit 10:
Features: one-bedroom apartment, storage locker, secure parking space
Outcome: passed in at $770,000
Agent: Felicity Scott

Sandringham

43 Kingsway Avenue, unit 6:
Features: 3-bedroom unit, 2 bathrooms, garage
Outcome: passed in at $730,000
Agents: Yi Wei Lowndes & Tian Qiu

North-west

New Lynn

1 Briar Way, unit 19:
Features: 3-bedroom terrace, 2 bathrooms, internal-access garage, reclad & redecorated
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Isabella Li

43A Rata St:
Features: 135m² site, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, internal-access garage
Outcome: no bid
Agent: Michelle Zhang

Attribution: Auctions.

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Shop & small industrial unit sell at auction

Barfoot & Thompson agents sold 2 commercial properties at auction yesterday, one a Mt Roskill liquor store and the other an industrial unit in Mt Wellington.

Isthmus east

Mt Wellington

84 Elizabeth Knox Place, unit 2:
Features: 140m² air-conditioned industrial unit – 2 offices, showroom, unconsented mezzanine floor, camera security system, 3 parking spaces
Outcome: sold vacant for $706,000
Agent: Mike Jensen

Isthmus west

Mt Roskill

1228 Dominion Rd:
Features: 159m² site, dual access, 238m² building, liquor store & basement,
Rent: $42,000/year + gst + outgoings, next rent review August 2018
Outcome: sold for $815,000 at a 5.15% yield
Agents: Nick Wilson & Cam Paterson

Attribution: Auction.

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