Ockham Residential

Bernoulli Gardens taking shape

Bernoulli Gardens is a hive of activity and work is progressing well on all five buildings.  Building 1 is nearing completion - check out the photo it looks just like the model and renders!  The roof is on and the exterior of the building is 75% complete, with external stairs, entries and residents lounge in progress. The interior fit out is speeding along with kitchens and tiling mostly done.  Building 2 is not far behind with roof framing going up and exterior bricks 60% complete.  In Building 3 the block work is complete and ground floor windows are going in.  The first floor slabs have been poured and blockwork is progressing rapidly in Buildings 4 and 5.  We are currently 75% sold, but have some fantastic and well-priced options available.  Click here to find out more.

Tuatahi - Building 1 takes shape, Building 2 is under construction!

We are motoring ahead at Tuatahi and the steel framework is being hoisted into place on Building 1.  We can’t wait to see what the views will be like from the top – peeks of the upper harbour are anticipated.  Construction has commenced on Building 2 - site prep is underway and piling is about to begin! 

 Building 1 is 50% sold, with fantastic and affordable options available, all priced below $650,000. With completion of Building 1 expected in September 2018 you could be in your new home next Summer. Click here to find out more.

Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Longlist 2018

2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards Longlist Announced

Forty books traversing the cultural, historic, artistic and social landscape of Aotearoa New Zealand have made the longlist for the prestigious Ockham New Zealand Book Awards, announced today.

Ten books are longlisted in each of the four awards’ categories – fiction, general non-fiction, illustrated non-fiction and poetry.  Together, they offer riches from both literary luminaries and our rising stars.

New Zealand Book Awards Trust chair Nicola Legat says the Awards received a large number of entries again this year and the standard was extremely high across all categories. “Clearly New Zealand publishing, and indeed our literature, is in excellent health. What to read over summer? Look no further than these 40 fine books."

The 2018 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards longlisted titles are:

Fiction (The Acorn Foundation Fiction Prize):

  • The New Animals by Pip Adam (Victoria University Press)
  • The Beat of the Pendulum by Catherine Chidgey (Victoria University Press)
  • The Earth Cries Out by Bonnie Etherington (Vintage, Penguin Random House)
  • Salt Picnic by Patrick Evans (Victoria University Press)
  • Sodden Downstream by Brannavan Gnanalingam (Lawrence & Gibson)
  • Heloise by Mandy Hager (Penguin Random House)
  • Iceland by Dominic Hoey (Steele Roberts Aotearoa)
  • Baby by Annaleese Jochems (Victoria University Press)
  • Tess by Kirsten McDougall (Victoria University Press)
  • Five Strings by Apirana Taylor (Anahera Press)

 

General Non-Fiction (The Royal Society Te Apārangi Award):

  • Dancing with the King: The Rise and Fall of the King Country, 1864-1885 by Michael Belgrave (Auckland University Press)
  • Tāngata Ngāi Tahu: People of Ngāi Tahu edited by Helen Brown and Takerei Norton (Te Rūnanga Ngāi Tahu and Bridget Williams Books)
  • Fearless: The Extraordinary Untold Story of New Zealand’s Great War Airmen by Adam Claasen (Massey University Press)
  • Phoney Wars: New Zealand Society in the Second World War by Stevan Eldred-Grigg, with Hugh Eldred-Grigg (Otago University Press)
  • The 9th Floor: Conversations with Five New Zealand Prime Ministers by Guyon Espiner and Tim Watkin (Bridget Williams Books)
  • Cleansing the Colony: Transporting Convicts from New Zealand to Van Diemen’s Land by Kristyn Harman (Otago University Press)
  • Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds by Anne Salmond (Auckland University Press)
  • Drawn Out by Tom Scott (Allen & Unwin NZ)
  • Driving to Treblinka: A Long Search for a Lost Father by Diana Wichtel (Awa Press)
  • A Strange Beautiful Excitement: Katherine Mansfield’s Wellington 1888-1903 by Redmer Yska (Otago University Press)

 

Illustrated Non-Fiction:

  • New China Eyewitness: Roger Duff, Rewi Alley and the Art of Museum Diplomacy edited by James Beattie and Richard Bullen (Canterbury University Press)
  • Strangers Arrive: Emigrés and the Arts in New Zealand, 1930-1980 by Leonard Bell (Auckland University Press)
  • Good-bye Maoriland: The Songs and Sounds of New Zealand’s Great War by Chris Bourke (Auckland University Press)
  • Teenagers: The Rise of Youth Culture in New Zealand by Chris Brickell (Auckland University Press)
  • Tuai: A Traveller in Two Worlds by Alison Jones and Kuni Kaa Jenkins (Bridget Williams Books)
  • Ten x Ten: Art at Te Papa edited by Athol McCredie (Te Papa Press)
  • Undreamed of ... 50 years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship by Priscilla Pitts and Andrea Hotere (Otago University Press)
  • Tōtara: A Natural and Cultural History by Philip Simpson (Auckland University Press)
  • Gordon Walters: New Vision by Zara Stanhope (commissioning editor), Lucy Hammonds, Laurence Simmons, Julia Waite (Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki and Dunedin Public Art Gallery)
  • The Face of Nature: An Environmental History of the Otago Peninsula by Jonathan West (Otago University Press)

 

Poetry:

  • Flow: Whanganui River Poems by Airini Beautrais (Victoria University Press)
  • Anchor Stone by Tony Beyer (Cold Hub Press)
  • The Internet of Things by Kate Camp (Victoria University Press)
  • The Ones Who Keep Quiet by David Howard (Otago University Press)
  • Tightrope by Selina Tusitala Marsh (Auckland University Press)
  • Fully Clothed and So Forgetful by Hannah Mettner (Victoria University Press)
  • Night Horse by Elizabeth Smither (Auckland University Press)
  • What is Left Behind by Tom Weston (Steele Roberts Aotearoa)
  • Rāwāhi by Briar Wood (Anahera Press)
  • The Yield by Sue Wootton (Otago University Press)

 

The Ockham New Zealand Book Awards shortlist will be announced on 6 March 2018. The winners (including of the four Best First Book Awards and a Māori Language Award, presented at the judges’ discretion) will be announced at a ceremony on May 15 2018, held as the first public event of the Auckland Writers Festival. 2018 will mark the 50th anniversary of the first book awards ceremony in New Zealand, presented in 1968 as the Wattie Book Awards.

To find out more about the longlisted click here.

Coming up, Daisy!

We reached another milestone at Daisy this week - the crane came down.

There’s a lot of activity on site with balustrades going up, the scooter lift going in, the last of the kitchens are ready to be installed next week and the exterior painting is almost complete.  And the best part … the scaffolding is due to come down in the coming week which means Daisy will be revealed in all her glory.

The views are amazing and with only two apartments still available call one of our sales team on 09 378 8011 to secure your new home at Daisy.

SET – 26 Racecourse Parade, Avondale - Building Update

SET – 26 Racecourse Parade, Avondale - Building Update

November 2017

The buildings are taking shape on-site at Set and if you pass by you will see the block work is mostly complete and the windows are being installed in Subsets A & B.  Subset B’s roof is on with A’s to follow in the next couple of weeks.  

Subset C’s fourth floor is poured with only the top to go.  Carpentry, framing, fit out and decks are progressing well across the development. The views up there are amazing - twilight sunsets will be magical from the west facing balconies.


If your dream is to be settled in a new home in 2018 then please contact us today.

 

Call 09 378 8011 or visit the Set page for full details.