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.
Holiday Break: Ockham Sales Office closed Thu 24 Dec – Sun 10 Jan
Hear ye… our sales office at 54 Surrey Crescent will be closed over Christmas. We’ll reopen on Monday 11 January, though our sales team leader and Stakhanovite super trouper Joss Lewis will be available the whole way through (if you want to send her choc or just have a chat).
Aroha Hits 50 – Avondale development Ockham’s fast-selling ever
Aroha has seen 50 of its 117 apartments snapped up since going on sale in late-September. It’s officially the quickest Ockham development to reach the half-century. With construction at Avondale to start in February, Ockham sales team leader Joss Lewis says there’s an awful lot to love about Aroha.
Ockham Exclusive - An audience with Tony Alexander
He was the bank economist who became a household name. The economist who’d make you laugh, occasionally make you frown… always make you think. After a 25-year reign as BNZ’s Chief Economist, Tony Alexander became an independent commentator and freelance genius in 2019. We were honoured to have him as our inaugural Ockham Insights speaker.
Ockham Sales Suite Closed: Sunday 13 December
Our sales suite at 54 Surrey Crescent, Grey Lynn is closed on Sunday 13 December. However, Joss Lewis and Nick Reid will be back again on Monday, and then every day until the end – until they grab the togs, towel, SPF-28, retro swingball set and some Marian Keyes and head off for a well-deserved break. Their last day is Tuesday 22 December... until then they're available for drop-ins, pop-ins (and spontaneous deliveries of choc) 12-3pm daily, and also by appointment.
Kōkihi Sold Out – Fastest selling development in Ockham history
A young marketing director nabs the 95th – and lucky last – apartment at our Kōkihi development in Waterview. “Great design, brilliant location… super views,” was first-home buyer Natalie’s succinct and generous assessment of her future two bedroom Waterview home. Welcome to the Ockham whānau, Nat – we’re amped to have you aboard!
Photographer of the Year – and Ockham People’s Choice winner – announced
New Zealand’s most prestigious photography prize, New Zealand Geographic Photographer of the Year, has been claimed by Christchurch's Alden Williams for a remarkable portfolio that included land and cityscapes and social documentary. Meanwhile, scientist Edin Whitehead’s stunning starry seabird night shot took out the Ockham People’s Choice Award.