158 days ago

Villa Maria winery selling 31ha of land in Māngere to fund expansion

Brittany Keogh Reporter from Manukau Courier

Hi neighbours, Villa Maria Estate in Māngere has announced plans to put some of the vineyard and bare land on the market so that it can invest in viticulture, wineries and marketing to grow its brand in overseas markets, such as North America and Asia. The company's CEO says the land value has increased "to a point where it is not possible to generate a reasonable return on these vineyards". Its winery, bottling service, warehouse and head office will continue to operate on the remaining 10 hectares.

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The Team from Wee Jobs

Check out our top 4 tips for keeping safe in this rough weather.

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5 hours ago

What's On: Panama School Holiday Programme

Bevan from Mount Wellington

For rangitahi aged 5 - 17, from 19 - 30 April, 8am - 5pm. Limited spaces! Call or text Aioi on 027 717 4123 or email aioi.iona@goodseedtrust.co.nz
Panama School Holiday Programme
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4 days ago

Million-dollar dumps: Publicly owned properties fall to rack and ruin

Caroline Williams Reporter from Auckland Stuff

To the side of East Auckland’s Te Ara ki Uta ki Tai cycleway, nestled in overgrown greenery, is a building that wouldn’t get a second glance if it weren’t for hot pink graffiti.

The house, owned by Auckland Council subsidiary Auckland Transport, was used as a site office by Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency staff working on the $46 million cycleway between Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive, Auckland Transport spokesman Mark Hannan said.

But locals say the property has been all but destroyed by vandals since the cycleway was completed in 2016.

The property is one of several that have become run down and derelict under the ownership of local government.

Click 'read more' for my full report on publicly owned properties that have fallen out of use.

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