Architect’s block design wins apartment competition

A rustic-style timber-clad high rise apartment block, designed for a small Mt Eden site, has won a design competition to showcase more intensive Auckland building styles but a councillor has called the winning entry “cheap and shoddy”. Auckland Mayor Len Brown this afternoon said S3 Architects’ design for 11 Akepiro St, adjacent to the railway […]

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Billionaire’s Pampered Pooch Shows Kiwi Quest to Win Superyachts

When Russian billionaire Andrey Melnichenko came to New Zealand, the government approved his superyacht as a special quarantine facility so that family dog Vala could avoid a spell away from its master. Melnichenko’s $350 million yacht was one of 35 luxury vessels to visit in 2013, spending NZ$185 million ($157 million) on refits and repairs […]

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