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Wishing you a safe, happy and lovely Easter

Hear ye! Our sales office at 54 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn will be closed on Friday, Sunday and Monday as our hardworking team have Easter off. But they'll be open on Saturday 3 April – and would love to see you to talk about Aroha in Avondale, The Greenhouse in Grey Lynn or Manaaki in Onehunga. 

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Welcome to Manaaki, our biggest, brightest, brilliantest development yet

Good news, epic news in fact. Our 16th development - Manaaki in 'O for Awesome' Onehunga - goes on sale from 10am on Wednesday 17 March. But tune in TONIGHT for a preview: we'll be livestreaming from 6.30pm right here on our website and also on our world-renowned Facebook page. Hopefully see you tonight!

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"Craft, nuance, urgent storytelling,.." - a stellar shortist for 2021 Ockhams

Sixteen titles have been shortlisted from a record 179 entries at the 2021 Ockham NZ Book Awards. The winners of the four categories in fiction, poetry and non-fiction (x 2) will be announced, the authors garlanded at a glittering ceremony on Wednesday 12 May. Mighty mahi from all entrants!

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‘Back to the same old new normal.’ How we’re working under Level 3 at Ockham

Our return to Level 3 restrictions has changed the way we’re working. In this update, Ockham’s Joss Lewis explains how the sales team use virtual tours and Zoomage to give you a most excellent online experience. And Ockham Construction King Ben Gibbens shares where we’re up to do with our developments. 

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Urban tree protection to be expanded following landmark agreement

Since late-December, the urban tree guardians Mana Rākau have sought to save a macrocarpa at our Aroha site in Avondale. After several weeks of negotiating – and a lot of listening and learning – we're pleased to announce we've reached an agreement that'll allow our project to proceed. We've also pledged our support to Mana Rākau in their fight to save Auckland's urban rākau.

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In thrall to the sprawl: How Aroha can cure Auckland’s addiction

A protest to save a macrocarpa tree on Avondale’s Ash Street began just before Christmas. Auckland apartment builder Ockham’s Mark Todd argues that while the loss of a lone macrocarpa is not the ideal option, he says it’s far preferable to losing another six hectares to urban sprawl.

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2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards - longlist announced

Forty titles – across fiction, poetry and non-fiction – have been long-listed for the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards. Frances Walsh (pictured), whose magisterial Endless Sea with ace snapper Jane Ussher is a contender in the Illustrated Non-Fiction Category, is one of 13 first-time longlistees for The Ockhams.

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Sales Suite closed today – Teamsters back on deck tomorrow

Behold! Our sales office at 54 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn is closed today as our hardworking team celebrate Waitangi Day. But they reopen tomorrow – Tuesday 9 February – and would love to see you to talk about all things Ockham (namely Aroha in Avondale or The Greenhouse in Grey Lynn). 

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