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  1. #3161
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    north shore


    Historic building anyone? From the herald
    A derelict, ex-orphanage in Grey Lynn reputed to be haunted by a ghost could be saved following a breakthrough between the owner and Auckland Council.
    The stately, two-storey Carlile House on Richmond Rd is in a perilous state after 15 years of fruitless negotiations between council and a Tongan church which has owned it for the past 40 years or so.

    Carlile House has stood abandoned and derelict for many years, boarded up and with razor wire security fencing. Before it closed, the church sold tapa cloth from the building.
    Reardon said the stone building has extensive exterior and internal water damage. There is little in the way of downpipes and deterioration to the corrugated iron and slate roofing. Many of the arched windows have no glazing and two fires, in 2003 and 2013, have destroyed much of the interior, he said.
    Estimates to restore the building in 2014 were costed at $6 million, but would likely have increased since then, Reardon said in his report.

  2. #3162
    Join Date
    Sep 2008


    drive past it often

    beautiful building needing some serious love

    the major problem would probably be council consents

    EVERYBODY appears to think that they should be consulted and their views taken into account

    i'd rather run a mile naked

    than deal with that sort of crap
    have you defeated them?
    your demons

  3. #3163
    Join Date
    May 2008


    This might be a first - Auckland Council doing something I approve of:


    Auckland Council is hoping to garner support from other councils in an effort to ban the sale of private fireworks.
    In February, the council voted to support a ban on the private use of fireworks. The matter is now to go before Local Government New Zealand's annual general meeting in two weeks' time.

  4. #3164
    Join Date
    Sep 2004

    Default Quick! Look Over Here. (Not There!)

    Look good with the little, (and nothing to do with ACC other than Herr Goffler's continuing campaign of curbing freedoms), all to deflect attention from how bad things are with the big things that ACC should actually be taking care of?

    Sounds about right.

    Quote Originally Posted by NZH
    Auckland Transport spent $12,000 of ratepayer money on influencers in past year
    ACC Ratepayers have helped fund Auckland Transport's $12,000 spend on social media influencers over the past year, a cost that has been labelled a "waste of money" by some.
    If the ACC 'product' was good, there would be no need for such profligacy.
    With all the Draconian new laws for residential rental LLs, perhaps AirBnB would be better? To avoid any hassle in Hawke's Bay, consult Be My Hostess. Want a great looking concrete swimming pool in Hawke's Bay? Designer Pools will do the job for you!


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