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Snapshot of the Week, to 10 December 2000

Snapshot of the Week is designed to improve what you get out of this website, particularly for people who find their printouts contain repetition.

The weekly snapshots will be a composite of the Local and World Business and Property Snapshots series, plus headlines on other stories compiled during the week.

The Snapshot items will also appear under their own categories.

As those monthly categories have been getting extremely long, I plan to break them down to weekly presentations as well, but will store them in monthly groups in the archives. As this is new, starting on a Friday and won’t be backdated, the first edition will run for 10 days. If it works, it’ll continue.

Calan positions for growth

Calan Healthcare Properties Trust tells its unitholders at the annual meeting the decline in financial performance in the year just gone should be followed by sound growth on the basis of construction to start in the new year, and careful positioning in Australia.Manukau consents activity update

Resource consent applications in Manukau City were down 8% in number and 36% in value in October, compared to October 1999, and for the year to October were down 18% in number and 20% in value. Given that the market was irrationally overheated in 1999 — residential consents were up 20-25% every month on a sensible level — the 2000 figures don’t make disastrous reading. Go to Locality/Manukau/Consent activity for the latest Manukau picture.Bayleys’ Total Property

Bayleys has turned over more than $14 million at its Total Property auctions in Auckland and Christchurch of commercial and industrial stock.Property Council research

The Property Council has set out a framework for a retail sales survey to be started in January. Statistics measured will include sales/m²/month and moving annual totals, and annual changes based on those figures.Snapshot on Manukau

Manukau City Council’s new incentive fund has made its first reimbursement of costs — $7095 to Pillsbury NZ Ltd, maker and marketer of fresh pasta and pasta sauces under the Frescarini brand.

Manukau City Council has launched a business investment website (External links/Local government/Manukau City: business investment) containing information on profitable opportunities and business advantages the city is promoting.Leasing strong

Colliers Jardine managing director Mark Synnott says another officer tower could be built in downtown Auckland in 4-6 years. Mr Synnott said 1999 was already dwarfed by leasings this year — 80,000m² to tenants requiring at least 1000m², compared to 70,000m² to big tenants last year — and he expected the figure to reach 100,000m² by year’s end.Regional growth forum

Auckland’s regional growth forum supported the staged development of East Tamaki, Takanini and Hingaia as proposed in the southern sector agreement, rather than holding it back as would have happened if North Shore City Council had got its way. But a proposed shift of the metropolitan urban limit at Henderson to include 80ha on the Babich vineyard block will have to go through the sector agreement process, after Waitakere City Council failed to win support for an immediate rezoning.Tasman Agriculture

Tasman Agriculture has unconditional contracts totalling $106 million for the sale of 28 farms, most settling next June, two in June 2002. The listed company, 66% owned by Brierley Investments, has sold a total 6400ha at an average $16,577/ha, 20% above the May 2000 book values. On the 6.58kg of milk solids produced in the season to May 2000, the sale prices represent an average of $16.12/kg milk solids. The latest sale, $2.7 million for 180ha at Lauriston, Mid-Canterbury, represented $16.57/kg milk solids. Tasman Ag has another three properties conditionally sold for $8 million and has several more on the market.North Shore planning

North Shore City councillors had a busy day yesterday looking at the future of their city and the Auckland region. They expressed concern at pushes for rapid development in the south and west, with the suggestion that regional growth could be distorted, couldn’t draw the line on the development map for Okura, got a progress report on the ultimate grand plan. The first of those stories is in Sector/Regional growth and the other two are under Locality/North Shore headings.Waterfront auction

Bayleys gets four sales in its Christmas waterfront auction, with negotiations continuing on some of the biggest items offered. (Details under Organisations/Agencies/Bayleys).Snapshot on World Business

American companies are delighted to be able to take over businesses worldwide, but reciprocation isn’t always well received. A South Carolina Democratic senator, Ernest Hollings, is firmly opposed to Deutsche Telekom’s involvement in the application by US mobile phone company VoiceStream Wireless Corp for wireless spectrum in an auction starting on 12 December. Deutsche Telekom, 56% owned by the German Government, has 11.5% of VoiceStream, is allowed 25% before it gets disqualified as a foreign bidder, but is said to be buying VoiceStream.

Former Rothschild executive managing director Wilbur Ross’ Asia Recovery Fund has pulled out of buying Tokyo Sowa Bank, a deal which was not helped by the arrest of four former executives in May for cooking the books to make the accounts look healthy. Mr Ross agreed in June to buy the bank, which had a Â¥102 billion ($NZ2.25 billion) capital deficit. Provisions against loan losses have been at issue since then.Snapshot on World Property

Keppel Land of Singapore has paid $S229.5 million ($NZ308.8 million) at $NZ3220/m² for three residential lots totalling 9.6ha in the prime Jingan district of Shanghai’s central Puxi. It will build about 3000 homes, aimed at Shanghai’s middle-income earners.

Singapore developer and investor Centrepoint Properties Ltd raised net profit for the September year by 29% to $S95 million on turnover up 46% to $S373 million, on full year’s earnings from the Causeway Pt shopping centre and Alexandra Techno Park block B. It did not recognise $S46.5 million of investment property revaluation gains in the result. Centrepoint’s next major project will be the 600-unit Compass Heights at Sengkang.

British cement and readymix supplier RMC has sold its Great Mills chain of 98 DIY superstores to Focus Do It All, owned by venture capital group Duke Street Capital, for £285 million ($NZ966 million). Others in the hunt were Home Depot of the US and Kingfisher. Great Mills made £25.3 million profit on £318.5 million turnover last year, a 7.9% net return.

British leisure and hotels group Bass plans to raise its profile internationally after collecting £2.3 billion ($NZ7.8 billion) from Inter-Brew of Belgium for its brewing business. Bass said it was in only 77 of the 200 resorts of the world and would increase representation of upmarket brands such as Inter-Continental. It would also seek opportunities in Europe and Asia for its Express and Holiday Inn hotels and spread its extended-stay Staybridge Suites concept through US franchising. Bass’ pretax profit for the year to September was £756 million ($NZ2.56 billion), turnover on continuing operations rose 22.8%, and operating profit on continuing operations rose 24.8%.

Aggressive Japanese clothing retailer Fast Retailing plans to open 50 stores in Britain, its first venture outside Japan. It has 465 stores back home, where it has been taking trade from Japan’s ailing traditional department stores.

A single bid of $HK2.58 billion ($NZ774 million) by Amoy Properties has won it a 20,200m² West Kowloon waterfront development site in the latest government land auction. Amoy plans to build an 18,600m² shopping mall, with eight towers of 41-42 storeys above it, containing 1700 residential units. Far East Consortium International paid $HK21 million ($NZ6.3 million) for a 2790m² residential lot in Sai Kung.

The British Government has introduced the Homes Bill to speed up house sales, reputedly the slowest in Europe for a variety of bureaucratic reasons, end gazumping, give tenants more strength through a body corporate-styled “commonhold associations,” and curb landlord powers. A proposed seller’s pack, expected to cost £500-1000 a pop, must contain information about local body searches, planning permits and a house condition report — and it is proposed to be illegal to sell a house without one.

South Korea’s second largest builder, Dong Ah Construction, went into receivership last month after failing to pay interest for six months on 470 won of loans, but its share price leapt this week on reports that it’s discovered the wreck of the Donskoi, sunk during the Russia-Japan war a century ago with gold bars on board supposedly worth 150 trillion won. Dong Ah says it has a shipwreck, but hasn’t confirmed the ship’s identity.

In Pittsburgh, the Golden Triangle Community Development Corp has proposed turning 11,600m² of space above a department store and several other buildings into a technology incubator district, complete with cyber cafés and loft apartments, and with rent around $US10-12/ft² ($US107-129/m²). In a rather familiar tale, they were trying to save the buildings from the mayor’s now-defunct renovation plans. Both the department store and mayor were named Murphy.

SL Green Realty Corp has signed to sell the 633 Third Ave Condominium for $US13.25 million, three years after buying it in a four-building deal for $US9.8 million. The buyer, Joseph Nakash of Third Avenue Realty and Jordache Enterprises, gets 3770m² of ground-floor and concourse retail outlets at the base of a 41-storey Midtown Manhattan commercial condominium building. For condominium, read boutique/specialty/suite.

US reits (real estate investment trusts) are in their fourth-quarter dividend-declaring season, a period which seems to focus on the number of cents the biddies will get for Christmas. The focus is definitely not on percentages, and whether a share price is higher or lower seems irrelevant. They are, in effect, treated like bonds, with a proviso at the bottom of every statement saying their projections might not be fulfilled. The latest result comes from AMB Property Corp, an industrial reit which targets high throughput distribution (HTD) properties. Last month it added 83,000m² in 20 on-tarmac air cargo sheds at eight airports Federal Express occupies nearly 30% of its new space.

Cousins Properties and Prudential Insurance (holding 11.5% of a joint venture) have bought the 35,200m², 28-storey One Georgia Centre on West Peachtree St in Midtown Atlanta for $US35 million. It has a 1:30m² parking ratio, 1171 parking spaces on four basement floors and seven in a separate structure, and an adjacent site zoned for a similar-sized tower. Cousins’ property interests range across office, retail, medical and development.

Private Californian apartment investor Pacific Property Co has bought one 406-unit Santa Ana complex from the Pacific Gulf Properties reit for $US35.55 million and two from a San Francisco developer for $US24.35 million, taking its portfolio to 3600 units at a $US325 million cost. The value assessment is on occupancy (95% for one, 99% for the other two) and average monthly rent: $US888 for the Santa Ana one, $US1111 and $US1138 for the other two.

Henderson Land Development chairman Lee Shau-kee told the company’s annual meeting Hong Kong’s mass-residential market would stay flat next year, but the company will not slash prices on 2000 unsold units because to do so would jeopardise profits. Other big Hong Kong property companies, such as Sun Hung Kai, New World Development and Cheung Kong Holdings, are more optimistic about price rises.

Hong Kong’s residential development market will be tested this week with the auction of two properties in West Kowloon and Sai Wan Ho on Thursday and the tender on Friday of a Sai Kung property, expected to earn the Government $NZ1-1.6 billion. Developers have been cutting prices for months to achieve sales.

Industry Superannuation Property Trust’s Riverside Corporate Park at North Ryde has been tipped in the Australian Financial Review as the site for Canadian internet and telecommunication company Nortel Network’s new Sydney headquarters — at least 25,000m² at rent exceeding $A300/m². Nortel would consolidate two existing Sydney properties there, but is also taking 8500m² in airport suburb Botany for Phototonics Technologies, its optical network components company. The other main competitor for the headquarters site was the redeveloping Pyrmont Peninsula.

Eight people died in the collapse of a popular shopping mall in Guangdong Province, China. The temporary single-storey building, erected over a drainage ditch, crumbled when two unauthorised extra floors were built on top by the tenant.

Westpac Bank in Australia has handed over management of the Westpac Property Trust after the unitholders agreed to turn it into a self-contained property investment and management group. Shares in the manager have been stapled the existing units and the combined entity will be known as the Investa Trust Group. It will still earn most of its money from Westpac-related business, but has already launched one new fund, the $A43 million Collins Property Trust syndicate.Rodney Consent activity

Universal Homes Ltd has won approval for its 294-house subdivision on 28ha at Silverdale North.

Rodney District Council’s principal planning commissioner, Ken Graham, is satisfied with changes made to a proposed seven-level commercial and apartment building on Florence Ave, Orewa, which was originally turned down in August.

Graeme Hinton’s project is planned for industrial-zoned land overlooking single-storey residential properties, one of whose residents, Mrs Anne Janssen, remains opposed to the project. Mr Graham granted consent to the revised project yesterday, leaving Mrs Janssen and the National Trading Co, parent of the New World supermarket chain which wanted more parking provided, to pursue an appeal to the Environment Court.

Rodney planning commissioners, independent operators of the district’s regulatory system since the councillors resigned/were suspended eight months ago, have occasionally questioned the proposed provision of parking for which council officers have recommended that resource consent applicants should pay financial contributions towards.

Those questions took positive effect yesterday, when commissioner Ken Graham agreed to waive the fee for an 11-car shortfall in a new development at the Manly shops at 54-56 Rawhiti Rd, on the Whangaparaoa Peninsula.

Consent was granted in April, but developer Peter Rigg (Pamber Auckland Ltd) argued future financial contributions should only be payable if the council had a firm proposal to provide additional parking in a location which would serve the development. He also argued he have input into a future parking survey and who will carry it out. A contribution may become payable once the council has a firm parking scheme to develop.

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Snapshot of the Week, to 21 July 2002

Snapshot of the Week lists the headlines from all stories published on The Bob Dey Property Report as they appear during the week. The Snapshot is broken into categories for easier tracking, with links to the story page for each item.

There are some quirks to the system: A brief item on a listed company may appear in Snapshot on Local Business rather than under that company’s name in the Organisation/Listeds section, for instance.

In all categories, the latest news appears at the top of the list.

This week:

Auckland City consent activity:
Independent commissioner to hear Sky City overbridge application

Kells to build apartments at Mid City

Extra 24 units in skinny Wyndham St project

Rakino’s gets airspace lease for its balcony

20-table pool club for Khyber Pass

Stephen Smart to extend Ryecroft Lodge in Parnell

Milly’s to open Strand kitchen shop

Newmarket Wines & Spirits to open on Strand

Mt Albert’s Momo Tea Café to become tavern

Remediation & apartments for dental nurses’ school site approved

Marcam gets non-notified hearing for 92 units beside 3 Kings quarry

Council sticks with demand in Beaumont Quarter reserves tradeoff

External links:

Trendsideas.com

Knowx

PricewaterhouseCoopers

Clever Companies website

Sail Connections

Lockwood Homes

Listeds: PFI raises profit 5% to $7.2 million

Newmarket directors recommend National offer

Local business:
Grant Samuel finds forest buy fair

CPI rises 2.8% over year

Fletcher confirms funding to buy forests

Energy efficiency awards close 26 July

Local property:
Rejection of asset sales protest no surprise

Council agrees to Glendhu Rd link

North Shore:
Jonmer gets new consents for Anzac St project

All 6 Clifton Pt apartments sold in $2.4-3 million range

propbd Diary – Listeds:
National bid for Newmarket closes 9 August/National meeting on Newmarket takeover

Rodney:
3 more ticks as Rodney council approves sewerage scheme

$8-10.5 million for Whangaparaoa town centre revamp

Shortland St: Manson buys Shortland St carpark

Statistics: Institute figures show strong house sales lift

Backpacker use rises 20% in May

U: FRP Orchards closes

Elkhishin’s Takiron Property Developments
wound up

Lynn Turner’s Wincott faces liquidation

Henderson Installations faces liquidation after receivers appointed

J&P Painting & Decorating faces liquidation

Redeal wants to wind up A1 Electrical

Nathan’s DFL faces liquidation

Flowmotion Pipeline Solutions faces liquidation after receivers appointed

Liquidation call for Ibiza & Isobar, in receivership

Display Cabinets in voluntary liquidation

Henderson Installations faces liquidation

AM Homes faces liquidation

ACC pursues Zenith Scaffolding

Receiver at Precision Hearing after CFD wound up

Liquidators at Concept Fabrication

Liquidator at Peninsula Property Developments

Executive Office Suites in voluntary liquidation

Iguacu in liquidation

2 Fernandez companies in receivership

IRD chases Roberts Roofing

IRD chases Counties Contractors

Travelex company closed

Lonestar Builders in voluntary liquidation

IRD chases Care Scaffolding

Clode company Terraces On Main faces liquidation

IRD seeks liquidation for Debt Repay

Jomandi Aluminium struck off, now faces liquidation

IRD chases SE Adal

Director forms new building company as IRD chases B&H Construction

IRD pursues company which controls trust

SalusHealth tender closes 26 July

IRD chases Botany Developments

Nonferral faces liquidation

Axis Construction faces liquidation

Blackmore Insurance Broker closes

Receivers at Flowmotion Pipeline Solutions

Receiver at Steel Solutions

Flooring company joins pursuit of Mark Lyon

Couldrey wound up after remedial work dispute

Harts chases Ethnik Krasniqi for $700,000

University precinct: Local syndicate buys Fisher building

World business: HK magnate picks up after American selldown

Symantec buys 3 new computer security businesses

Survey confirms auditing doubts

World property:
Starwood closes sixth global fund

Just 5 Unilever HPC distribution centres for whole of US

Host Marriott earnings slashed

Lend Lease UK retail partnership gains investors

Forest City makes Russell 1000 index Your Text Goes Here

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Snapshot of the Week, to 18 March 2001

Snapshot of the Week lists the headlines from all stories published on The Bob Dey Property Report as they appear during the week. The Snapshot is broken into categories for easier tracking, with links to the story page for each item.

There are some quirks to the system: A brief item on a listed company may appear in Snapshot on Local Business rather than under that company’s name in the Organisation/Listeds section, for instance.

In all categories, the latest news appears at the top of the list.

This week:

Auckland City consent activity: Commissioners appointed for Avondale innovative housing hearing

Consent for rail corridor factory extension

Penrose cul-de-sac stopping approved

Non-notified hearing for plan to create undersized sections

Britomart: New scheme for Britomart interchange voted through, but with $249m cap

Listeds: International M&C hotel group does well but strain shows in NZ

CDL Hotels improves its main business

Margin harder to achieve for CDL Investments

Kingsgate does well out of development but loses on hotel writedown

Mainzeal profit $2.9 million as Richina Pacific returns to black

Deka to close

National to absorb Southway
Local property

CDL Hotels profit slumps 76%
Local property

The Warehouse profit up 7.7% to $52m

Local business
:
Takeovers panel seeks comment on exemptions

Air NZ traffic up

Court approves Fletcher separation

Warning on overseas share deals

Local property: Young moves to Jasmax Wellington

Fletcher and Axa end Victorian cogeneration dispute

Sky expects Force stand to start in next week

Kiwi Income pays dividend early

Savoy to release result late

Bayleys issues Total Property portfolio

Shortland wins costs argument from Kiwi’s aborted takeover bid

Income up but capital value down in Property Council index

West Plaza on market

Rodney consent activity: Extension for district plan extensions, appeals, delegated decisions

Statistics: Short-term stays rise 9%

World business: Coles Myer profit slashed

HIH Insurance in liquidation

UK Pru bids for American General

Buffett loses on insurance but makes out of investing premiums
Berkshire Hathaway chairman’s report

Buffett on growth and valuation
Berkshire Hathaway chairman’s report

Cisco sneezes over the world

World property: Sun Hung Kai holds profit though sales slashed

Cheung Kong Infrastructure profit down 3%

Westfield expands in California

Industrial owner Monmouth spreads out

Writedowns give mall owner JDN Q4 loss

Transfield dispute over

Canadian bank signs $US800m lease on Manhattan tower

Great Eagle profit slightly off

Big lift for Forest City Enterprises

Raffles City selldown

Ssanyong profit up 125%

Li Ka-shing secures third Australian project

Shell & core basis for new HK tower

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Snapshot of the Week, to 8 December 2002

Snapshot of the Week lists the headlines from all stories published on The Bob Dey Property Report as they appear during the week. The Snapshot is broken into categories for easier tracking, with links to the story page for each item.

There are some quirks to the system: A brief item on a listed company may appear in Snapshot on Local Business rather than under that company’s name in the Organisation/Listeds section, for instance.

In all categories, the latest news appears at the top of the list.

This week:

Auckland City consent activity: Change of commissioners for Krukziener project

Spaghetti junction upgrade endorsed

New panel to speed up hearings & appeals process

External links: Forest City Enterprises Inc

Sunrise Senior Living Inc

Marriott International

Listeds: Paramount trust chairman has to take up subscription slack

Auckland City sells half its airport stake

Mea culpa at Calan

80% of Paramount float allocated; Paramount opens at $1 issue price

Local business: ARC opts for capital value as rates basis

Pukekohe water allocation to double

Local property: Kopu bridge to be replaced

Manukau consent activity Split decision on pool safety regulations

propbd Diary – Listeds: Newmarket Property Trust annual meeting

Rodney consent activity: Universal gets Whangaparaoa subdivision approved

Warkworth subdivision rejected

Precedent concern prevents Dairy Flat subdivision

Baker’s Horseworld gets Takatu consent

U: Nathan shuts door on 6 companies

Ex-Genesis Phoenix Residential Solutions faces liquidation

Phoenix Property Solutions in court same day

Johnson Developments faces liquidation

IRD seeks liquidation for Venture Homes

IRD seeks liquidation for Ototoa Farms

Northcross company in Dental Care group faces liquidation

Creative Environments faces liquidation

Subritzky closes Mataka company

Clavell Capital team’s ex-NZ Fund in liquidation

Waterproofers Thompson & Winkler close door

Dallas Construction faces liquidation

Lawyer seeks liquidation for Mawhinney group

Raymond out of bankruptcy

Todd & Dymocks in settlement talks

Brill’s Shag Lake Farm wound up

Bongard wound up

IRD gets John Russell’s Roma wound up

Adjournment for Drewet

Moyes & Groves settles

KRS Builders gets adjournment

Trendy Homes hangs in

Edserv gets fixture

Origination wound up

Frognal wound up

Hartners’ Kepa Developments wound up

Grimbuild wound up

Cull’s 2 Waterview Downs companies wound up

Koning liquidates Kew Investments

Engineering Innovations in liquidation

Kenneth Williams & Co wound up

Hunter quits Mainzeal for McConnell

Herberts wind up Pembroke Holdings

Clode company Avenue Builders faces liquidation

Dakin replaces Cundy at Colonial

World property: 3600ha community master plan unveiled

Buying double to save

Officeworks buys Viking

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Snapshot of the Week, to 31 August 2003

Snapshot of the Week lists the headlines from all stories published on The Bob Dey Property Report as they appear during the week. The Snapshot is broken into categories for easier tracking, with links to the story page for each item.

There are some quirks to the system: A brief item on a listed company may appear in Snapshot on Local Business rather than under that company’s name in the Organisation/Listeds section, for instance.

In all categories, the latest news appears at the top of the list.

This week:

Auckland City planning: Council votes in residential 8 zone

External links: Business Network International

Datum Connect

Kitchener Group

Auckland Construction Ltd

Nikau Contractors Ltd

Matrix Securities Group Ltd

Centro Properties Group

Prime Retail Group

Watt Commercial Properties

Porter Novelli

ING NZ

Paramount Property Trust

Phillips Fox

Environmental News Service

Megastories – Out There News

Why Files – beach erosion

Listeds: Lyttelton resigns as Calan profit falls 19% and trust changes direction

Significant writedown coming for Fletcher’s forests

Skycity Entertainment lifts profit 26%

Evergreen valuation & profit chopped

Listeds – Australia: Westfield Holdings boosts profit 23%

Local business: Shore business awards

Basque Park to get $1 million treatment

Polluter caught but fishlife dies

Fletcher Building gets long-term power
supply contracts

Reserve Bank sets dates

Local property: Australasian Property loss increases

Urbus noteholders can convert

Airport development demand continues

Pacific Capital cuts Paramount stake

propbd Diary – General: Reserve Bank sets dates

propbd Diary – Listeds: Warehouse annual result

Statistics: July consent level slips 4%

July deficit worst since 1985

QVNZ house price index rises 14.2%

U: Elders pursues Jackson Residential

Maggie’s Cleaning Services faces liquidation

Carelink Nursing faces liquidation

City Suburban Movers faces liquidation

Sunshine Holdings closed

PQQ Services folds

Cross Building Supplies faces liquidation

Claybrook Properties folds

Receiver at Farran (Two)

Morrow Taylor Footwear folds

Lowes closes 2 companies

Whenuapai: Council report says Whenuapai closure would cost $235 million/year

World business: NAB starts bid for AMP

US cries “It’s so unfair”

ASB economist notes US bounce, still cautious

Sustainability the crucial word

Insiders cash out

Significance for NZ property investment

World property: Macquarie Goodman goes compulsory on AMP Industrial

Hamilton makes new bid for Hamilton Island

Taubman sells Phoenix mall

Westfield Holdings boosts profit 23%

2 Centro entities buy in California

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Snapshot of the (long summer) Week, to 13 January 2002

This week’s a long one: it stretches from the close of most businesses at Christmas through the summer break to 13 January. I’ve written only a couple of stories in that period, with a catchup on a number of Snapshots and a couple more stories coming this week.

Snapshot of the Week lists the headlines from all stories published on The Bob Dey Property Report as they appear during the week. The Snapshot is broken into categories for easier tracking, with links to the story page for each item.

There are some quirks to the system: A brief item on a listed company may appear in Snapshot on Local Business rather than under that company’s name in the Organisation/Listeds section, for instance.

In all categories, the latest news appears at the top of the list.

This week:

External links:

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Snapshot of the Week, to 14 January 2001

The previous version, in December, was getting out of hand so I’ve shortened the Snapshot of the Week to headlines. The fuller version will appear in its own category.

Latest:

Statistics: November building consents.

World property: Sino Land placement, Weingarten goes shopping, intelligent home technologies venture, Lafarge bids for Blue Circle.

World business: Audit shows Chinese irregularities.

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Snapshot of the Week, to 5 August 2001

Snapshot of the Week lists the headlines from all stories published on The Bob Dey Property Report as they appear during the week. The Snapshot is broken into categories for easier tracking, with links to the story page for each item.

There are some quirks to the system: A brief item on a listed company may appear in Snapshot on Local Business rather than under that company’s name in the Organisation/Listeds section, for instance.

In all categories, the latest news appears at the top of the list.

This week:

Auckland City consent activity, 1 August 2001: Viaduct tanks replacement approved

Commissioner for double Kingsland hearing

Tank replacement details

Arney Cres upgrade

Feel Corp gets consent to change K Rd use

Auckland region: Regional Growth Forum’s sector agreements all close to endorsement

Regional development promotes a myriad of opportunities

External links update: Jim Mays

Dismal Scientist

Insolvency Service

Knowledge Wave

Taranaki Venture Trust

Listeds: Colonial buys Millennium centre from Manson

Local business: Tranz Rail profit dives

Northland produces regional economic plan

Brash gives growth tips

Shore council appoints strategic advisor

Local property: North Shore court on move

Savoy suspension lifted

Colonial produces report

Australasian Property Holdings still in acquisition talks

Colonial trust a late report filer

Savoy future depends on shareholder support

Dairy Brands’ seven-farm sale falls over

Council asks questions about Grafton Gully highway

Reprieve for Basque Park gardeners

Manukau planning activity: Residential centres variation

North Shore: City Blueprint stamps Shore identity

North Shore consent activity, July 2001: Commissioners rule on Spencer unit titles

Stormwater variation approved

Emerald’s Bill & Diane Foreman get aged-care consent

propbd Diary:

Auckland Region

Manukau City

Rodney District

Waitakere City

Rodney: Rodney growth forum enters more detailed stage

Rodney consent activity, August 2001: Caryard approved

Rodney consent activity, July 2001: Notification

Delegated decisions reported 27 July

U The names behind the action, week to 5 August 2001: Receiver for golf project

Sentence appeal

Liquidation

New Infrastructure meeting on Britomart

Debtor judgments

New companies

Howick hearing off

Liquidation proceedings

Bankruptcies

World property: Westfield America profit rises 38%

GPT net profit up 18.9%

James Hardie raises quick $A200 million

GPT buys BT’s share of Citigroup tower

Prudential expands body corporate portfolio

Operating loss for MTM Entertainment Trust

3% fall for Australian commercial trust

Expanded Stockland raises earnings/share and NTA

Delfin shareholders approve Lend Lease takeover terms

Profit leap for expanded BT Office Trust

Shanghai gets luxury St Regis

Sheraton opens in landmark St Louis warehouse

Starwood June quarter earnings slip

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Snapshot of the Week, to 9 March 2003

Snapshot of the Week lists the headlines from all stories published on The Bob Dey Property Report as they appear during the week. The Snapshot is broken into categories for easier tracking, with links to the story page for each item.

There are some quirks to the system: A brief item on a listed company may appear in Snapshot on Local Business rather than under that company’s name in the Organisation/Listeds section, for instance.

In all categories, the latest news appears at the top of the list.

This week:

Auckland City: Size of uniform annual charge the issue set up for Auckland City debate

Listeds: Kingsgate turns into a taxpayer

CDL Investments profit soars on record section sales

CDL Hotels lifts own performance as well as picking up CDL Investments & Kingsgate earnings

Restaurant Brands raises overall sales

Listeds – offshore: Macquarie launches 2nd $A50 million development fund

BIL bids to take out Thistle minorities

Lowy raises sights for Westfield Holdings full-year earnings

Local business: Southern Capital cleared to buy Hirepool

Adrian Orr takes new stabiliser role at Reserve Bank

Regional council sets its rates

Opus gets eastern corridor job

Producers squeezed on both sides

January trade deficit nearly 20% of exports

Local property: Southern Capital’s earnings fall in line with revenue cut

Metropolis: Tower finally gets receivers into Metropolis bond issuer & loan company

North Shore: North Shore creates consents help pack

propbd Diary – Auckland City: Annual plan timetable

Panmure town centre meetings

Panmure: Panmure concept moves to final phase

Rodney: Rodney council unveils its knowledge economy zone plan

Statistics: Migrant gain continues into 2003

U: Glen Eden Building Supplies folds

Receivers at Cosmopolitan Agencies

Dallas Construction folds

World property: Westpac to consolidate into new Sydney building owned by listed trust

Fund buys rental block with direct New York train link

Osmond offers £7 billion for Six Continents

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Snapshot of the Week, to 23 November 2003

Snapshot of the Week lists the headlines from all stories published on The Bob Dey Property Report as they appear during the week. The Snapshot is broken into categories for easier tracking, with links to the story page for each item.

There are some quirks to the system: A brief item on a listed company may appear in Snapshot on Local Business rather than under that company’s name in the Organisation/Listeds section, for instance.

In all categories, the latest news appears at the top of the list.

This week:

Auckland City planning issues: Significant business conducted at city development committee

Public submissions put spotlight on Gulf island ridges & residential 8 intensified housing zone

Councillors concerned at wrong impression in ARC report

Action on internet cafés

Final central sector agreement for regional growth to be endorsed

Newmarket’s Future draft released for submissions

Avondale liveable community plan framework agreed

Urban design panel’s role to be expanded

Auckland urban living communications strategy

Objectionable signs review

Rezoning to open space

Handling of building line issue delegated

Comprehensive bylaw review

Reports on:
Sandringham Rd bus priorities
Waiatarua wetland independent peer review
CBD liquor ban
Auckland City Environments
City planning group
Reports under way

External links: Ponsonby Rd Promotions

Ponsonby Rd jazz festival

Ernst & Young NZ

Keystone Property Trust

Infrastructure: Mayors want standalone transport authority

Liquidation: Paramount Homes unsecured creditors get 20c back

Listeds: Kiwi increases profit 8.6% to $24 million but earnings/share slip

Asset sales cut Colonial revenue & profit

Listeds – Australia: AGP management goes back inhouse

Local business: Central motorway junction stage 2 project starts

Local property: Tamaki campus plan notified

Unit Titles Act review starts

Richina to incorporate in Bermuda, move office to Singapore

Statistics: Migrant inflow slips again in October

U: TE Group debt filing date

Move to wind up Kaikohe environmental trust

Capelia Designer Homes folds

Director seeks liquidation for Blue Gum Café

Artist Traders faces liquidation

Kahve restaurant on market after receivers called into company

Liquidators at Brown Chair (ex-Coachcraft Group)

IRD moves on Ward’s Goldair

Accelerated Consulting folds

Skellerup Group liquidators changed

Waiheke Airfields dispute nears resolution

Joy Industries gets adjournment

Sapphire Holdings settles

Zip Internet gets adjournment

Talks at Enviroequip

Fixwell Engineers move adjourned for advertising

MWM to settle

Little closes Boss ahead of IRD hearing

FT Manufacturing wound up

Vortec gets adjournment

Glamis to settle

IRD withdraws 1 Charter action, settling another

2000 Cleaning Enterprises wound up

Westhaven: Mayors want Westhaven to stay public

World property: Keystone buys Miami industrial park

Simon buys portfolio at 8.8%, versus debt & equity at 7.1-8%

Reading loss rises despite stronger Australia & NZ performance

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