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Ngai Tahu Property secures another 2ha at Hobsonville Pt

Ngai Tahu Property Ltd has entered into a development agreement to build over 200 homes on 2ha at Hobsonville Point, one of the last undeveloped sites in the masterplanned community at the top of the Waitemata Harbour.

The newest acquisition resulted from an expression of interest process HLC Ltd (formerly the Hobsonville Land Co Ltd) conducted late last year. Ngai Tahu Property chief executive David Kennedy said yesterday it effectively doubles the size of the Kerepeti development, which will now deliver 417 homes over a combined 4ha.

The new site will contain a mix of apartments, terraced homes & walk-up apartments.

Based on a masterplan by Isthmus Group, the homes will be delivered in 4 stages. The first stage will contain 27 2½- & 3-bedroom terraces and 9 1½- & 2-bedroom walk-ups.

Mr Kennedy said 30% of the homes would be priced in keeping with Hobsonville Point’s Axis affordable homes programme.

Ngai Tahu Property is already developing 2 sites at Hobsonville Point through a consortium with the NZ Super Fund & New Ground Capital Ltd, but Ngai Tahu Property is undertaking this project on its own. The first homes on the consortium’s 2 sites, Uku & Kerewhenua, are due for completion early next year and will be available for sale off the plan from September through Colliers.

Ngai Tahu’s 3 development sites – 2 as part of a consortium.

Mr Kennedy said most of the homes in the new development would be available for sale as they are developed but, as with the accessible philosophy for the Kerepeti development as a whole, a portion will be retained and made available as long-term rental properties to be managed by New Ground Capital.

“We are committed to delivering attractive & functional homes that are in keeping with the fantastic location. All of the sites deliver a strong, connected community that adds to and benefits from the great levels of amenity that have made Hobsonville Point one of the most desirable new places to live in Auckland.”

HLC chief executive Chris Aiken said Ngai Tahu Property had demonstrated that developers can combine quality urban design, affordable housing & sound commercial returns working in partnership with the Government-owned HLC.

Earlier story:
5 May 2017: Construction starts on Ngai Tahu subdivision at Hobsonville Pt

Attribution: Company release.

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Bendon showroom sells at auction but 3 other properties fail to attract a bid

A Bendon Retail showroom in Otara sold on a 4.4% yield at Barfoot & Thompson’s commercial auction yesterday.

2 retail assets in an Avondale shopping centre building – one with some residential potential and both with a 32.5m height limit through their town centre zoning under the new unitary plan – were passed in without a bid. A Ponsonby office unit also failed to attract a bid.

Isthmus west


1976 Great North Rd, unit 5:
Features: 140m², ground-floor retail unit with 10 years to run on lease
Rent: $49,735/year net + gst
Outcome: declared reserve $695,000, no bid
Agents: Reese Barragar & Colin Stewart

1976 Great North Rd, unit 6:
Features: 227m², 3 tenants – 2 retail + unconsented residential
Rent: $75,400/year gross
Outcome: declared reserve $895,000, no bid
Agents: Reese Barragar & Colin Stewart


70 Ponsonby Rd, unit G5:
Features: office unit, 2 large signboards & secure parking space, on ground floor of the Quest apartment complex
Rent: $42,640/year net + gst on new long-term lease
Outcome: no bid, back on market at $898,000 + gst
Agents: Reese Barragar & Murray Tomlinson



18 Birmingham Rd:
Features: 1143m² section, 602m² building; Bendon Retail Ltd, tenant since 1999, is on 2-year lease with one more 2-year right of renewal
Rent: $53,857/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.211 million at a 4.44% yield on current rent
Agents: James Marshall & Murray Tomlinson

Attribution: Auction.

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3 apartments sell at Ray White auction

3 of the 5 apartments auctioned at Ray White City Apartments today were sold under the hammer. One was a penthouse on Anzac Avenue (pictured), another was a leasehold unit in Lighter Quay and the third was one of 2 studios in the Bankside Apartments at the top of Shortland St.


Learning Quarter

Avenue 105, 105 Anzac Avenue, unit 4C:
Features: 97m², penthouse-level 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, secure covered parking space
Outgoings: rates $1988/year including gst; body corp levy $6442/year
Income assessment: $600/week unfurnished, fixed until November, appraisal $700-750/week furnished
Outcome: sold for $705,000
Agents: Mitch Agnew & Ryan Bridgman

Bankside Apartments, 8 Bankside St, unit 7D:
Features: 30m² studio with partitioned bedroom, balcony
Outgoings: rates $1075/year including gst; body corp levy $4665/year
Income assessment: $450/week
Outcome: sold for $315,000
Agent: Ann Bennett

Bankside Apartments, 8 Bankside St, unit 6D:
Features: 30m² studio with partitioned bedroom, balcony
Outgoings: rates $1075/year including gst; body corp levy $4469/year
Income assessment: $450/week
Outcome: passed in at $285,000
Agent: Ann Bennett

The Quadrant, 10 Waterloo Quadrant, unit 1918:
Features: 32m², furnished one bedroom
Outgoings: rates $1211/year including gst; body corp levy $4013/year
Income assessment: out of hotel pool, $430-460/week furnished
Outcome: passed in at $380,000
Agents: May Ma & Mark Li

Wynyard Quarter

Lighter Quay, 75 Halsey St, unit 303:
Features: leasehold 45m², furnished one bedroom, secure parking space
Outgoings: rates $1481/year including gst; body corp levy $6712/year including $3254/year ground rent
Income assessment: $550/week
Outcome: sold for $202,000
Agent: Liz McCarthy

Attribution: Auction.

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Pullman & Kitchener St apartments sell

2 apartments were sold at Bayleys’ city auction yesterday, one in the Pullman Residences and the other in Kitchener St Studios (pictured). Another 2 city apartments, a Herne Bay townhouse and a cross-lease in West Auckland were passed in.


Kitchener St

Kitchener St Studios, 22 Kitchener St, unit 5D:
Features: one-bedroom loft, seismic rating 75% of new building standard
Outgoings: rates $1544/year including gst; body corp levy $4085/year
Outcome: sold for $665,000
Agents: Julie Prince & Diane Jackson

Learning Quarter

Maison en Ville, 24-26 Anzac Avenue, unit 4:
Features: 2/3-bedroom penthouse, internal floor-ceiling doors, leased parking space
Outgoings: rates $2751/year including gst; body corp levy $8136/year including $1988/year lift levy
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Diane Jackson & Julie Prince

Pullman Residences, 6 Princes St, unit 7G:
Features: 70m², fully furnished one bedroom, deck, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $11,209/year
Outcome: sold for $670,000
Agent: David Anderson

Queen St

CityLife, 171 Queen St, unit 2304:
Features: 261m², air-conditioned, double-height glass atrium living area, 3-bedroom penthouse, 3 bathrooms, powder room, study, wine cellar, room-sized storage area, wraparound balconies, 2 secure parking spaces
Outgoings: body corp levy $25,486/year
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Shona Walding

Isthmus west

Herne Bay

4 Curran St, unit 9:
Features: 4-bedroom townhouse, 2 bathrooms, parking space
Outgoings: body corp levy $3276/year
Outcome: passed in at $1.4 million
Agents: Karen Spires & Sally Ridge



8 Borich Rd, unit 2:
Features: cross-lease, half share in 794m², 3 bedrooms, garage
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Cindy Ji

Attribution: Auction.

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Heritage Grand & Citta units sell

A Heritage Grand Tower studio was sold under the hammer at City Sales’ auction yesterday, and a Citta studio (building pictured) with parking space was sold before the auction for $48,000 more than it went for in December.

A large unit in The Mews on Basque Rd, Eden Terrace,with remediation work almost complete, was passed in, and 2 leasehold units in Q Central, at the top of Queen St, were also passed in.



Q Central, 26 Liverpool St, unit 2B:
Features: leasehold, 65m², 2 bedrooms, deck, tandem lockup garage
Outgoings: rates $1341/year including gst; body corp levy $3642/year, ground rent $6893/year
Outcome: passed in at $135,000
Agents: Maryanne Wong

Q Central, 34 Liverpool St, unit 6B:
Features: leasehold, 70m², 2 bedrooms, deck, storage locker, 2 parking spaces
Outgoings: rates $1341/year including gst; body corp levy $4907/year, ground rent $8808
Income assessment: $600-650/week
Outcome: passed in at $120,000
Agents: Kristine Snore

Victoria Quarter

Heritage Grand Tower, 22 Nelson St, unit 315:
Features: 37m² studio including deck
Outgoings: rates $1063/year including gst; body corp levy $3734/year
Outcome: sold for $268,000
Agents: Iona Rodrigues

Isthmus east


Citta, 186 Symonds St, unit 302:
Features: 36m² studio, parking space
Outgoings: rates $1093/year including gst; body corp levy $3143/year
Outcome: sold in December for $320,000, sold prior for $368,000
Agents: Steve Kirk & Habeeb Urrahman

Isthmus west

Eden Terrace

The Mews, 8 Basque Rd, unit 7/4C:
Features: 122m² including deck, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, tandem parking; remediation project almost completed, final repair costs not yet known, code compliance certificate still to be issued
Outgoings: rates $1030/year including gst; body corp levy $5126/year
Outcome: passed in at $790,000
Agents: Trisha Shanaghan

Attribution: Auction.

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When you saw the news on an office tower foyer screen…

VMO (Val Morgan Outdoor), which specialises in outdoor advertising such as digital billboards, has extended its network of digital office tower screens to Wellington and now has 80 screens on 50 buildings in New Zealand – a year after launching the concept on this side of the Tasman.

The company is also going small, and more obviously so to office workers, as it targets a new & potentially bigger market in corporate lobbies.

VMO managing director Anthony Deeble said the company was at the forefront of the digital out-of-home market in New Zealand with VMO Work: “It’s a unique media platform connecting advertisers to a valuable audience of working professionals. It plays full motion video as well as up-to-date news & sports, financial information, weather and the property’s directory information. Strategically positioned in high-traffic thoroughfares in office buildings, such as lift wells & lobbies – the network provides an informative & engaging media channel for professionals.

“We plan to at least double the number of screens in premium office buildings in both the North & South Islands by the end of the year.”

VMO spent $2 million creating its New Zealand network, and Mr Deeble said the company had visions of leading this market internationally: “Our vision is to be a world leader in digital outdoor using world-class technology & innovation.”

The screens aren’t just about advertising – they may show news bulletins, the weather or building information.

The VMO Work business model is based on over 14 years of digital out-of-home experience in Australia, and last year it launched DART – Digital-outdoor Audiences in Real Time – to New Zealand. “DART – VMO’s exclusive real-time audience measurement system – uses audience measurement devices to anonymously analyse audiences to demonstrate who has viewed a campaign and how long they have engaged. Across the VMO Work network, DART measures 15,000 New Zealand viewers/week.”

VMO’s New Zealand general manager, Gordon Frykberg, said both the screens & technology were market-leading.

VMO is a division of Australian & New Zealand media & entertainment company the Hoyts Group, which the Dalian Wanda Group of China bought in 2015.

Attribution: Company release.

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Station penthouse sells

The penthouse in the newly converted former Mt Eden fire station (pictured) was sold at auction last week, one of 3 apartment & suburban unit sales under the hammer at Bayleys’ auctions around Auckland.

Isthmus east


30B Buckley Rd:
Features: 1105m² section, block of 3 units, each with 2 bedrooms & carport
Outcome: sold for $1.8 million
Agents: Cherry Killgour & Steve Leyland

Isthmus west

Mt Eden

The Station, 64 Valley Rd, unit 5:
Features: 220m² internal, deck 23m², 4-bedroom penthouse taking up the entire top floor of the old Mt Eden fire station, 4 ensuites, 2 basement parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $3/85 million
Agents: Gary & Vicki Wallace



19 Luton Avenue, unit 2:
Features: m², 2-bedroom unit, single garage converted to extra bedroom
Outcome: sold for $760,000
Agents: Gary Robertson & Roger Sumich

Attribution: Agency release.

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Accor to run Chows’ Rotorua hotel

NZAX-listed property company Chow Group Ltd’s management company, CGML Ltd, has awarded the management contract for its Rotorua hotel to AccorHotels.

CGML bought the 30-year-old, 10-storey, 8000m² office Zens Centre at 1135 Arawa St in 2015 and is converting it into a 130-room hotel.

Director John Chow (pictured in front of the building with mayor Steve Chadwick) said it would carry a 5-star brand. Work on architectural plans has started and the conversion should start in July. It’s expected to open at the end of 2018 or early 2019.

AccorHotels already operates a Novotel in Rotorua and the ibis Rotorua Lakeside.

Ms Chadwick said the retail & tourism sectors were doing extremely well in Rotorua and its economy was performing above the national average: “Rotorua is growing & thriving. Our population now exceeds 70,000 and continues to grow, and unemployment is dropping. It’s important that we continue to build on these positive achievements, and projects such as the Chow Group’s new upscale hotel are critical to our success, improving our tourism infrastructure and creating work opportunities.”

Attribution: Company release.

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12 Total Property auction sales south of Auckland

All 6 properties in Bayleys’ third Wellington Total Property auction for the year were sold under the hammer on Thursday, and another 6 on the Coromandel, Waikato & Rotorua were sold.

South of the Bombays


243 Colville Rd (pictured above):
Features: Shelly Beach campground, 5.0627ha beachfront site operating under Top 10 Holiday Park brand, 5km from Coromandel township, comprising a variety of camping facilities plus manager’s accommodation & house
Outcome: sold as freehold going concern for $3 million
Agents: Josh Smith & Belinda Sammons


458 Pollen St:
Features: 2836m2 mainstreet site, Mitre 10 the anchor occupant, 1659m2 of buildings earthquake strengthened to over 67% of new building standard, various lease terms to Mitre 10 running to 2021 with renewal rights, plus small upstairs office lease to Home IT Solutions
Rent: $145,500/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $2.165 million at a 6.7% yield.
Agents: Josh Smith & Mary Walker



81 Pururu St:
Features: 1012m2 industrial site, large yard area, 471m2 high-stud warehouse & office building previously split into 2 tenancies
Outcome: sold vacant for $401,000
Agents: Mark Slade & Brei Gudsell



56 Grey St:
Features: 9800m² site, 1150m² ex-bulk petfood-processing facility
Outcome: sold vacant for $1.2 million
Agent: Josh Smith

7 Station Rd:
Features: High-exposure 1062m2 corner site with 900m2 warehouse/factory, ex Lemon & Paeroa bottling plant
Outcome: sold vacant for $420,000
Agent: Josh Smith

Te Awamutu

355 Rickit Rd:
Features: 653m2 road-frontage site, 410m2 building, fully leased to 2 established electrical tenants
Rent: $56,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $760,000 at a 7.4% yield
Agents: Alex ten Hove & Mike Swanson



5 Albert St:
Features: strengthened & refurbished 1356m² commercial building, 1006m² of mostly office space leased to Department of Corrections for 9 years from October 2015, 350m² at the front of the building is vacant
Rent: $118,216/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.275 million
Agents: Andrew Smith, John Pritchard & Dave Wish


Lower Hutt

444 Cuba St, Lower Hutt.

444 Cuba St:
Features: 1295m² corner site, 300m² rear parking & yard area, high-stud 1100m² refurbished retail building, Hunting & Fishing in occupation for over 20 years, current 6-year lease from October 2014 plus one 4-year right of renewal
Rent: $86,800/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $975,000 at an 8.9% yield
Agent: Mark Sherlock

MacKay House, 92 Queens Drive, level 2:
Features: 326m² office floor needing renovation, in 1960s building adjacent to Queensgate Mall, part leased to 2 tenants, two-thirds vacant
Rent: $31,500/year gross + gst
Outcome: sold for $50,000
Agents: Paul Cudby & Andrew Smith


17 Glover St:
Features: 603m2 business 2-zoned narrow, bare site, 300m2 flat usable area, excavation required for greater footprint, concept plans for 270m2 warehouse
Outcome: sold for $280,000 at $464/m2
Agents: Matt Gibbs & Fraser Press

2 Hartham Place South, Porirua.


2 Hartham Place South:
Features: 380m², 2-level cbd commercial building, tenant parking at rear, ground floor leased to Pacific Radiology, first floor occupied by law firm & physiotherapist with leases until 2019 & 2020 plus rights of renewal
Rent: $50,350/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $712,000 at a 7.1% yield
Agent: Jon Pottinger


108 Main Rd:
Features: 161m² purpose-built dental surgery on 1019m² residentially zoned site with large parking area, 5-year lease to Lumino the Dentist from October 2016, with one 5-year right of renewal
Rent: $33,280/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $582,000 at a 5.72% yield
Agents: Jon Pottinger & Stephen Lange

Attribution: Agency release.

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Updated: Wairau Valley car yard sells at over $2000/m² at Bayleys auction

11 of the 21 commercial properties auctioned by Bayleys on Wednesday in its third Total Property portfolio for the year were sold under the hammer. One more – 100 Hinemoa St, Birkenhead – has been sold post-auction.

The first were sold, followed by a lull, but 2 of the most expensive offerings were well down the auction list.

One was a Wairau Valley car sales yard, set among a line of lowrise buildings jammed between the Northern Motorway & Wairau Rd on the North Shore, a stretch where the height limit is now 20m under the unitary plan.

The car yard was sold at $2365/m², which means it’s destined for multi-level development.

2 properties were sold for $4 million, both in Henderson. The first was a bank branch on Great North Rd, sold on a 5.5% yield, and the second, a Supercheap Auto outlet in the Lincoln North shopping centre, sold on a 5.3% yield.


Victoria Quarter

166 Hobson St:
Outcome: sold prior
Agents: Sarah Boles & Terry Kim
Story, 11 May 2017: 12 years after demolition order scrapped, Hobson St building sells

Isthmus east


63 Queens Rd:
Features: 97m² retail unit on 2 levels occupied by Willow Hair Design, parking space
Rent: $24,000/year net + gst on new 3-year lease with 2 2-year renewals
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ken Hu


385 Parnell Rd, unit E:
Features: 54m², retail fully leased on month-to-month basis, 2 secure parking spaces
Rent: $32,760/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $505,000
Agents: Andrew Wallace & Cameron Melhuish


563 Remuera Rd:
Features: 144m² cafe, Upland Rd shopping village
Rent: $76,104/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $1.6 million
Agents: Cameron Melhuish & Andrew Wallace

Isthmus west

Freemans Bay

42 College Hill:
Features: 511m² section, house with 124m² floor area, onsite parking
Rent: $44,500/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $1.5 million
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

44 College Hill:
Features: 389m² section, house, onsite parking
Rent: $44,000/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in
Agents: James Were & Scott Kirk

Mt Roskill

74 Carr Rd:
Features: 835m² site, 697m² single-level building
Outcome: withdrawn from auction, changed to sale by deadline private treaty
Agents: Tony Chaudhary & Sunil Bhana



39 Station Rd:
Features: 7199m² commercial property in 2 titles
Outcome: withdrawn from auction
Agents: John Greenwood & Paul Dixon


The Grange, 67 Auckland Rd, unit 11:
Features: 59m², Fish Nets fish & chips shop on 10-year lease in new retail development
Rent: $30,975/year net + gst
Outcome: passed in at $480,000
Agents: Matt Lee, Jan Hutcheson & James Chan



75 Corinthian Drive, unit L1:
Features: 197m² first-floor office, new 6-year lease in place with renewal rights, 5 parking spaces
Rent: $58,800/year net + gst + outgoings
Outcome: sold for $1.095 million
Agents: Jane Sims & Tonia Robertson


Updated: 100 Hinemoa St:
Features: 757m² corner site, 421m² 2-storey building
Rent: $103,907/year net + gst from 6 tenancies
Outcome: passed in at $2.7 million, sold post-auction for $2.7 million
Agents: Simon Aldridge & David Huang

27-33 Mokoia Rd, units 4, 5 & 7:
Features: 59m² total, 3 strata units next to Highbury mall, tenants are a dry cleaner & kebab shop, third unit vacant
Agents for all 3: Michael Nees, Owen Ding & Oscar Kuang
Unit 4, vacant:
Outcome: passed in at $300,000
Unit 5, kebab shop:
Rent: $24,000/year net + gst, lease running to 2030
Outcome: passed in at $470,000
Unit 7, dry cleaners:
Rent: $18,942/year net + gst, lease 6 years from last October
Outcome: passed in at $300,000

225 Onewa Rd:
Features: cross-lease, 1/3 share in 913m², vacant ex-surgery, 5 parking spaces
Outcome: sold for $650,000
Agents: Michael Nees, Owen Ding & Oscar Kuang


7 Vega Place, unit E:
Features: 272m² industrial unit,
Rent: $52,000/year net + gst from established tenants on new leases
Outcome: sold for $980,000
Agents: James Kidd & Matt Mimmack


1 Polarity Rise, ground floor:
Features: 145m², 2 shops on 2 titles for sale as one
Rent: $61,966.70/year net + gst + opex
Outcome: passed in
Agents: Ashton Geissler, Eddie Zhong & Mustan Bagasra


424 Lake Rd:
Features: 3 tenancies
Rent: $61,950/year net + gst, rising to $63,383 in November,
Outcome: sold for $1.5 million
Agents: Michael Nees & David Huang

Wairau Valley

107 Wairau Rd:
Features: 1184m² site, 13-year-old car dealership Car7, 40m² office 
Rent: $63,600/year net + gst, redevelopment potential up to 20m height limit
Outcome: sold for $2.8 million at $2365/m²
Agents: Brian Caldwell & Ranjan Unka



Lincoln North Shopping Centre, 192 Lincoln Rd, unit A1:
Features: 756m² retail unit, 7-year lease to Supercheap Auto from July 2016
Rent: $212,292.82/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $4 million at a 5.3% yield
Agents: Matt Lee, Tony Chaudhary & James Chan

373 Great North Rd:
Features: 808m² corner site, 1240m² floor area, BNZ as tenant on lease to 2020 with further renewal rights, basement parking
Rent: $219,360/year net + gst + opex, rent review in December
Outcome: sold for $4 million
Agents: Mike Adams & Laurie Burt


East Tamaki

44D Andromeda Crescent:
Features: 400m² industrial unit – high stud, clearspan warehouse 300m², office/amenities 40m², mezzanine 60m²
Outcome: sold for $735,000
Agents: Nelson Raines

Mangere Bridge

19 Coronation Rd:
Features: 273m² town centre site, 160m² bank branch, seismic rating 67% of new building standard
Rent: $34,000/year net + gst
Outcome: sold for $973,000
Agents: Nicolas Ching & Beterly Pan

South of the Bombays

Hawke’s Bay

Napier, Onekawa

Deco City Motor Lodge, 308 Kennedy Rd:
Features: 2682m² site, 30 studios and 1- & 2-bedroom units, conference suite, manager’s quarters, freehold going concern, Qualmark 4.5 stars, in Host Accommodation Group, seismic rating 80% of new building standard
Outcome: no bid
Agents: Paul Dixon, Daniel Moffitt & Carolyn Hanson

Attribution: Company release.

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