Reality of new housing density rules sinks in

An application to Auckland Council to replace two houses on adjoining sections with 15 townhouses has nearby residents alarmed. It’s also a portent of things to come now that the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) is operative (in part).

More time to join class action for leaky home owners

More leaky-building owners – many from the east Auckland - will have the chance to join a self-funded class action against James Hardie after...

Unitary Plan battles mainly won for Howick, Howick HRRA Chair says

Gayleen Mackereth, who has spear-headed a fight for Howick in Auckland Unitary Plan hearings over the past few months, is pleased to have “protected our precious Howick”.

High rise threat to village continues

Auckland Council’s reply on building heights described as disingenuous, as Marianne Kelly reports...

Metlifecare purchases prime property in Botany

Metlifecare Limited today announced the conditional acquisition of a new site located in  Botany. The company intends to invest $140 million developing the 2.38 hectare...

APPEAL TO PROTECT OUR VIEWS BEGINS TO GATHER MOMENTUM

Donations have started to pour in for the Protect Stockade Hill Views Appeal and the fundraising effort will ramp up in the coming weeks.

Shock at threat to view shaft

Howick people have made their feelings known to Auckland City councillors about proposed housing intensification threatening iconic view shafts from the Picton Street ridge.

No house, dreams dashed

Susan Richards, at 63, had hoped to be in her new Pine Harbour townhouse by now, preparing for retirement and thinking of ways to...

Fight starts to protect views

Out-of-scope changes which have the potential to block iconic view shafts from Stockade Hill and Crawford Park, Howick, have been left in the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) to be publicly notified tomorrow

Village vista appeal launched

The fight to save Howick’s iconic views from Stockade Hill and Crawford Park is underway.

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