A levelling off of the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago property market is partly due to pre-election jitters, according to QV National spokesperson Andrea Rush.
Quotable Value figures released this week show value growth in Wanaka had slowed to 0.2 per cent in the three months to July 31 from 17.9 per cent over the previous year and 42.3 percent over the previous two years.
Queenstown was showing only a 1 per cent increase, 2.3 per cent for Alexandra and 4.1 per cent in Cromwell. Previous growth rates were between 16 and 20 per cent.
In a previous life as a teacher, I was asked to incorporate values into teaching units. If you visit most schools you will find they are now equipped with core values or virtues.
There are two channels of thought. The first is that virtues are the personal qualities that we all contain and through their development we acquire a set of values. The other is that we all have a set of values that we grow up with, and that a school should have values that reflect the community it is in.
So, what if we relate this to the latest Kiwi reality show to get people talking. Which virtues and values are promoted by The Block?
After viewing nearly all the episodes I arrived at these conclusions…
A new multimillion-dollar commercial development incorporating existing motel accommodation with a new truck stop, service station, restaurant and drive-through off State Highway 1 is in the offing for Turangi.
But the proposal is already leading to concern among some locals and businesspeople worried that it will draw traffic away from the town centre and impact negatively on the riverside residential area.
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Some elderly leaky-building victims have been forced to go to their families for the $200,000-plus they each need to fix their North Shore homes because they have no other options, a real estate boss says.
Paul Lochore, managing director of body corporate secretary Lochore’s Real Estate at Birkenhead, said some of the owners of 17 townhouses at 13 Kaihu St, Northcote, had been forced to borrow the $230,000 to $280,000 repair costs from their families.
The Park at Northcote is more than 10 years old so falls outside the Government’s financial assistance package.
Following the establishment of a Givealittle page for The Block losers Ling and Zing, one has also now been createdfor surprise second-place getters Stace and Yanita as well.
Like Ling and Zing supporter John Witty of Canterbury, Adam Robertson from the Bay Of Plenty also describes himself as a “disgruntled viewer” and says Stace and Yanita are the “rightful winners of The Block NZ 2017”.
Like Ling and Zing, Stace and Yanita now have their own Givealittle page too.
The fallout from The Block New Zealand’s contentious finale continues with winners Andy and Nate admitting “the hate” they’ve received on social media has been brutal.
In a sombre interview on Monday morning the pair say there were emotional scenes when the cameras stopped rolling.
“There were tears…especially with Steak and Cheese (contestants Yanita and Stace) having lost it. We’ve been getting a lot of hate,” Andy says. “I can totally understand why people are feeling a little bit ripped off but we had nothing to do with it.”
Andy and Nate were subdued the day after their win on The Block NZ.
Disgruntled viewers are swamping social media with their complaints about last night’s auction, but a former auctioneer on The Block NZ says there was nothing illegal about the way the auction was handled last night
Andy and Nate’s house, which was initially passed in, was sold for the highest profit at a shock second auction that no-one expected. They effectively snatched the win from Stace and Yanita.
The auctioneer, who prefers to be anonymous as he has yet to see the show, says if a property has been passed in at auction, then the vendor can decide what to do.