Your new Bob Dey Property Report column
This new page on The Bob Dey Property Report is called simply U.
It contains a mixture of property and other information, company formation, the down side of business, market bits & pieces, probably fairly cryptic and rushed.
The weekly Snapshots tend to contain formal information, while other stories on the website are generally structured. U will contain snippets, less often from formal sources, maybe unstructured and incomplete.
3 September 2001
Among the names to pop up as election candidates in October, one Alan Ross Meurant is standing for the Central Waikato seat on Environment Waikato.
In Auckland City, David Hay is standing again for the Avondale-Roskill ward. Cllr Hay was deputy mayor under Les Mills and was tarred with the Britomart extravaganza brush at the last election but survived the heavy vote against Britomart supporters. He’s been a lone voice over the past three years, questioning the replacement project, and has won a few pats on the head from fellow councillors as an antique who wouldn’t be put down. His demand has been simple: a cost/benefit analysis, please. As other councillors were laying into developers fairly freely during the discussion on developer levies at a special council meeting last week, Cllr Hay remarked that “the comment that the developer is going to pay is just crazy.” The tone of the discussion had been one of “Fleece the developer because he’s wealthy, doesn’t have the city’s interests at heart and we don’t like him.” Said Cllr Hay (of the Keith Hay Homes family): “Developers don’t have a big bucket of dough.” He figured levies ultimately came from the raw land value or property buyers.
In the Hobson ward, sometime mayoral aspirant Victoria Carter has four current community board members as fellow candidates (William Cairns of mortgage firm Cairns Lockie, Julie Chambers, chairman Judith Dickens, and Stephen Goodman), Heart of the City director Alex Swney and — the only candidate without a tag — Brent Clode. Mr Clode is one of the busiest medium-density developers in Auckland. Absent from the candidate list are Dame Barbara Goodman and anti-Britomart campaigner Jon Olsen.
The retirement of Dame Barbara Goodman and Frank Ryan creates (at least) two vacancies to be filled on the planning fixtures sub-committee, which allots commissioners to hear notified consent applications and deals with issues of time and notification. Committee chairman Juliet Yates and the fourth committee member, Kay McKelvie, are standing for re-election. The committee’s previous chairman Gordon Johns, was ousted last election but is standing for the Eden-Albert community board this time. Architect Colin Leuschke and developer Greg Liggins are standing for the Hobson community board.
In Manukau City, hearings committee chairman Norma Lewis, suffering from ill health for some time, has not stood for re-election.
In Papakura, Cllr Allan Bell has withdrawn from the council race to stand for the Auckland Regional Council’s Franklin-Papakura seat. He’s also represented Papakura on the Regional Growth Forum.
In North Shore City, Cllr Joel Cayford — a conservationist who is always looking for a more sensible and less damaging way of doing things — is standing for the mayoralty and the Central ward. Six sitting councillors are standing again for both the council and their community boards. Other community board candidates include Browns Bay real estate agent John van Lierop for the East Coast Bays board and planner David Thornton for Glenfield, and for a Harbour ward council seat.
Core Construction Ltd (Mark Lyndsey & Jean Hunter) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on 30 August on the application of CSR Building Materials NZ Ltd. Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators.
St Ayr Group Ltd (Vincent Papesch) was wound up in the Auckland High Court on 30 August. Steve Lawrence & Brendon Gibson (Ferrier Hodgson) were appointed liquidators. Mr Papesch was also a director of Blake St Developments Ltd, also in liquidation.
Hamilton insolvency practitioners Dennis Parsons & Katherine Kenealy were appointed liquidators of Quality Construction Building Services Ltd (Geoffrey Dennis) on 30 August.