22 days ago

Ever noticed the empty buses ? What's the answer ?

Todd Niall Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Hi Neighbours, If buses are running near empty, maybe the traditional way of providing public transport needs a rethink. Read the story below on the empty buses of Hobsonville Point. What's the answer ?

More messages from your neighbours
1 day ago

Expression of Interest

Albert from Howick

Hello Neighbours,

I had been conducting free workshops in personal finance for several years. The workshops stopped due the pandemic.

I would like to resume these workshops. It is a comprehensive approach towards managing your personal finance (this is not the run off the mill type of budgeting workshop). Workshop is for anyone from aged 20 (yes, including retirees), runs for 2-hours, and it is free.

Venue and Date: To be confirmed (Date: a day in July).
Note: There is no advice, sales or promotion of products in the workshop.

If you are interested, please message me. Thank you.


10 hours ago

Neighborhood Support monthly meeting

Alan from Botany Downs

Just ended the monthly Neighbourhood Support committee meeting. We have a new logo too. Looks great and inclusive.

Did you know Our Friendly Police Sergent attends and supports Neighborhood Support too?

Reach out when you like to know more how a street coordinator can help make the street a cohesive living environment?

I can share more when you like to find out more or better join in the team.

Alan 027 482 9951

1 day 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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