54 days ago

We Say/You Say: Am Cup Highlights

The Team from Community News

Hi Auckland,

What a show it's been! What's been your favourite moment of the 36th America's Cup? (Aside from taking out the cup of course!)

After a nail-biting final race yesterday afternoon, Emirates Team NZ have won the Auld Mug.

Team New Zealand completed a 7-3 victory over Italy's Luna Rossa on Waitematā Harbour on Wednesday with a 46-second win to lift the Auld Mug for a fourth time.

Share your highlights below and don't forget to type NFP if you don't want your comments used in your community paper.

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21 hours ago

Million-dollar dumps: The Auckland car park worth $82.5 million

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Downtown Auckland is going through huge transformation with its various streetscape and transport projects. But in stark contrast, several plots of land worth hundreds of millions of dollars have sat as car parks since buildings were knocked down in the 1980s.

The Elliott St car park sits on a 4417 square metre plot of land, valued at $82.5 million.

The land has sat undeveloped as a car park - where an hour will cost you $19 - since the Royal International Hotel was demolished in 1987.

It was purchased by Singapore company NDG Asia Pacific (NZ) Limited for $53m in 2012, and in 2017 the company was given approval by the Overseas Investment Office to build and operate a 52-storey, five- star Ritz-Carlton Hotel, with 300 guest rooms, four floors for hotel facilities, six for retail and five for car parking.

The development is expected to cost $350m, with the start of construction dependent on the completion of City Rail Link. However, the resource consent for the tower is due to expire in October.

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22 hours ago

***MONTHLY GARDENER WANTED***

Louisa from Mount Eden

Our garden in Mt Eden needs some regular attention by weeding and general tidy up each month. We have a green bin where weeds/leaves can go after each visit.

Ideally you’ll have some prior gardening experience, be punctual and reliable. Hours will range each month depending on how many weeds/leaves have appeared from the previous month.

Please private message me for details.

19 hours ago

Mahinga Kai - Forage with Riki Bennett

New Zealand School of Food & Wine

Learning about plants and their purpose - from medicinal to edible, the legend of Maui and fire with Riki giving an impressive demonstration of traditional fire making with a Mahoe stick rubbed until it creates an ember. Meanwhile at NZSFW, the kai cooker smokes and steams our lamb, packages of plantain with coconut cream, wrapped in cabbage leaves, potatoes, spinach emulsion and finishing with golden syrup steamed pudding and caramelised coxes orange apples.
The next one will be in July this year.