Commercial Property

Lack of quake help disappoints

Wellington's quake-damaged Old Public Trust Building will be strengthened for the Culture and Heritage Ministry.

Commercial building owners say it's ironic a building has to collapse for it to get tax relief

Final view before wreckers move in video

The old Napier hospital building, which was closed in 1998 and has dominated the city skyline since it went up in 1968, is coming down to be replaced by two eight-storey apartment towers.

Demolition of the old Napier Hospital, a fixture of the city skyline for 47 years, begins this month.

Target property speculators

Deborah Russell, a Massey University accountancy lecturer is calling for changes to the tax rules for property speculators.

Tax specialist Deborah Russell says property speculators' ability to claim tax deduction should be reconsidered.

New owners sought for cinema

Focal Point cinema was valued at $1,240,000 and was hoped to be sold by private treaty.

Hastings' only movie theatre is up for sale just a year after major renovation work.

Quake rental company liquidated

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Company of landlord that misled students into renting a quake-prone building is in liquidation.

Clyde Quay Wharf praised by peers

Clyde Quay Wharf has received a major accolade from the construction industry

Ambitious wharf apartments takes supreme commercial building prize.

Argosy offloads Manawatu land

44ha of business park land owned by listed property fund Argosy is going on the market in Palmerston North.

More than half of a Palmerston North business park land is up for sale.

'Money more important' to Church

St Christopher's Church was sold to a family trust.

A Seatoun congregation is frustrated after their historic church was sold without any conditions.

Collins should not be restored to Cabinet

National MP and former Cabinet minister Judith Collins.

OPINION: Judith Collins is now campaigning to be allowed back into Cabinet. John Key should decline.

Hats off to those who escaped

Photo: Ella Brockelsby. Linda Burges and Jane Bowron at We Love TV - Tuesday 19th March 2013. Ponsonby Central, Auckland, New Zealand. Photo: Ella Brockelsby

OPINION: Hilarious names are the only thing to envy at Gloriavale, says 'Chastity Fortitude.'

Joe's Garage site under the hammer

The interior of Joe's Garage

Home of Joe's Garage goes up for sale

Petone development darling

The two-storey building at 135-137 Jackson Street Petone which is up for auction.

The changing face of Petone is one of variety, with industrial uses co-existing easily alongside heritage and retail.

Hutt hotel now rubble

The Exchange Hotel on the corner of Queens Drive and Kings Crescent in Lower Hutt is being demolished.  Photo: SIMON EDWARDS, FAIRFAX

A hotel that was once one of the liveliest in Lower Hutt is now rubble.

Bunnings to open next year in Petone

An artists impression of the aerial view of the Te Puni Mail Centre, set to become a retail hub.

More tenants are being sought for the former Te Puni Mail Centre in Petone in its transformation to retail.

Napier produce market up for sale

McKelvie's Country Market in Napier, up for sale.

A well-known fruit and vegetable market in Napier's "Golden Mile" is up for sale.

New turf lights up action

Blade Rapira passes the ball to his Marist team-mate Malatai Malatai during the Wairarapa-Bush senior-A club match against Gladstone on the new artificial turf at Trust House Memorial Park in Masterton.

It may have been on an artificial surface but there was nothing fake about the action at Trust House Memorial Park.

Trust House gearing up for profitability

The Greytown Hotel has been sold by Trust House to private owners.

Sale of prominent business marks end of an important phase for community-owned enterprise.

A piece of Chinatown up for sale

The Brooksbank building in Haining St, up for sale

A building invokes ghosts of Wellington's Chinese past

Weltec move prompts sale

The Church St building owned by Anaro Investments which is up for sale

A building currently leased by Weltec is well suited for apartments or student accommodation, agents say.

Upmarket restaurant preferred tenant

The inside of 3C bar and restaurant before it closed.

A commercial Wellington landlord would prefer to see an upmarket restaurant rather than a bar in the former 3C premises.

Language of commerce has worn us all down

Columnist Joe Bennett.

OPINION: It's everywhere. It's impossible to avoid. It's commercial language.

Country pub spreads wings

The new general manager of Greytown's White Swan hotel, Dale Keith, plans to capitalise on growing numbers of national and international tourists visiting Wairarapa.

The new manager of the landmark pub is aiming for a difficult balance: attracting upmarket clientele, without alienating faithful locals.

This is a diminishing moment for PM

Prime Minister John Key has copped flak for his ponytail-pulling antics.

OPINION: Everyone agrees it is plain weird for a customer to tug on a waitress' hair.

Capital demand rises

Good times are predicted for Wellington's commercial property rental market.

Jump in demand for commercial property a sign of Wellington's recovery.

Council buys $3.35m land for hotel

Four buildings in Lower Hutt's southern High St sit empty after being bought by companies owned by local solicitors as part of a drive to encourage a 4-star hotel operator to build on the site.

Buildings fronting High St are empty after Hutt Council bought four properties totalling $3.35m.

Art deco beauty a great survivor

Before and after - the historic Farmers Co-op building in Hastings survived the 1931 earthquake.

The ground floor of a grand old lady of Hasting's city centre is up for sale.

Mothballed institution up for sale

The long-disused CIT site in Upper Hutt, now up for sale.

All eyes are on the buyer of Upper Hutt's CIT site.

Property Council backs runway extension

Property investors have backed the Wellington airport's runway extension as vital for the city's growth.

Property Council says Wellington Airport runway extension is necessary for city's growth.

Former post office fails to sell

The site of the now closed Palmerston North bar Highflyers failed to sell at auction.

The old post office in Palmerston North's The Square was passed in at its mortgagee auction for $3.5 million.

NZTA sells unwanted properties

The New Zealand Transport Agency recently sold 327 Willis St in Wellington for $770,000.

NZTA sells properties bought for Wellington Inner City Bypass

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