The whole world has stopped. What a difference 2 weeks make. The Past Two weeks ago, I wrote an article how property is back and there is optimism everywhere. That will not be published for a week, but it is too late to change as it has gone to print. Two weeks ago, clients were […]
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This article was originally posted in ‘The Hobson” magazine. Having had a good break I have been pontificated as to what verbiage to shutter your eye and twig your mind. Will it be light-hearted and fluffy, or boringly deadly serious? And the conclusion I came to, reflected on how I feel at this time – […]
If you ask us if the Auckland Unitary Plan is working or not, well our answer to this would be yes, it is working with a passion. We are getting 3 or 4 clients a week who would want to know what potential their property holds or how they can benefit from the Unitary Plan. […]
Kiwibuild 2.0 Thankfully the government has abandoned the unachievable house build target that was becoming a milestone around its neck. Kiwibuild 2.0 is born. Even though the government promised it would slash immigration numbers, we are still importing circa 50,000 people per year who need about 17,000 houses. We can hardly keep up with that […]
This article was originally posted in ‘The Hobson” magazine. Climate change at your doorstep If I mention climate change most of you will just turn the page. It was first coined “global warming”, led by the hippies and then the United Nations and the Paris agreement which aims to bring all nations together to “undertake […]
When it comes to buying first home, I have big aspirations and dreams. I want a house with garden where I can have a cup of tea and toast sitting on outdoor sofa. A house where my future kids can play freely and get enough space for their activities. A place where I can host […]
I live next door to a man not given to much excitement. He is a long time Parnell resident and a senior civil engineer with over 40 years of experience. He talks stormwater and drains and huffs and puffs when Council do not empty the stormwater catchpits that hug the curbs of our urban roads.
You all know the Unitary Plan was transformation and it responded to a real need – a lack of available land and housing supply. It did this not by the Hamilton method of development – that is sprawl as far as the eye can see but by strategically going up and deleting the density controls […]
OPINION While the team at MHG generally agrees that the Unitary Plan represents a significant improvement on the previous planning regimes in Auckland, there is one rule in particular that I can’t for the life of me understand why we kept. This being the gross floor area (GFA) controls in the City Centre.
The Auckland Unitary Plan is working! More houses than ever are being consented. But this is only the beginning. Check out our Unitary Plan Guide which shows that all over Auckland there is development potential. This is intended as an “idiot’s guide” for accountants, lawyers, agents and to all those home owners who may become […]