"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!
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Ockham End-of-Year Wrap aka Done! Dusted! And Be Gone 2020!
With London in lockdown, Sydney scrambling and the US counting down the days (28) until the Reign of Error ends, the long shadow of COVID still looms over us all. It’s been a funny old year for Aotearoa – and for us. Herewith our highlights, a kind of ‘Ockham Greatest Hits’…
Aroha – the bigger picture. Our statement on the Ash St macrocarpa
A protest against the removal of a macrocarpa is taking place outside the Aroha project at Avondale. Ockham and Marutūāhu explain why the necessary approvals were granted for the removal – and why the 117-unit Aroha development, with 47 KiwiBuilds, is in accordance with the city’s housing and climate goals.