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29 days ago

Jeans alteration

Steve from Meadowbank

Looking for recommendations for someone to adjust leg style on one pair of jeans and to take length off another pair. Thank you.

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1 hour ago

Are you living with foot pain?

Corrective Foot Solutions

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13 hours ago

STILL "NO DECISION" ON RETURN OF THE PANMURE SIGN

Keith from Panmure

From The Panmure Community Action Group:

Two years after the removal of the historic Panmure sign from the old Panmure roundabout, the Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board says there has been no decision on its return. This has been the position of the Board and Auckland Transport since the decision was made to remove the sign more than five years ago.
When the sign was taken down in April 2019 to make way for the AMETI Eastern Busway, Auckland Transport tweeted: “Over the weekend, we said Ka kite anō to the Panmure sign which was carefully removed & placed in storage. The sign will return, refreshed at a new location later on”. However, since then, AT appear to have lined up a list of excuses for not bringing the sign back at all. It currently languishes in a Council depot in Meadowbank.

The reinstated Panmure sign was clearly on the original draft plans for the new intersection in December 2016 as presented as part of Auckland Transport's evidence to the Notice Of Requirement process in 2017 to get official approval for the next stage of the AMETI Busway project. In that evidence the AMETI planners made a big show of their intention to “Recognise the importance of the Panmure Roundabout in creating a sense of identity, and of the historic sign as an important landmark within the urban fabric”. Now, all trace of the Panmure Roundabout has disappeared and Auckland Transport are claiming that the Panmure sign does not meet the definition of 'historic heritage'.

They now claim that the December 2016 landscape plan as submitted to the 2017 NoR Hearings process was only ever an "aspirational document" and, after obtaining Resource Consent for the AMETI Busway project, the planners quietly removed the Panmure sign from the final 2018 plans for the new intersection at the request of the Kaitiaki Forum Project Control Group, which has commissioned its own gateway artwork for the intersection.

It is now possible that, after years of promises of public consultation about the refurbishment and relocation of the Panmure sign, the fate of the sign may simply be the scrapheap.

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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