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Image of Kōkihi officially opens: Minister Megan Woods wields the golden shears

Kōkihi officially opens: Minister Megan Woods wields the golden shears

Kōkihi, the latest instalment in the Marutūāhu and Ockham partnership, was formally opened by Housing Minister Hon Dr Megan Woods on Friday 25 June. The Waterview development – 95 new homes including 47 KiwiBuilds – was hailed by the Minister as an exemplary partnership and collaboration.

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Image of Marutūāhu influence informs Kōkihi design

Marutūāhu influence informs Kōkihi design

From the stunning copper and kauri waharoa (entranceway), to the pool's pātiki-shaped tiles, to the pre-cast concrete panels inspired by the famous Hotunui wharenui, our newly opened development in Waterview is a tribute to the artistry of our Marutūāhu partners. The Herald's Anne Gibson captures rather marvellously the inspiration behind Kōkihi.

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Image of Aroha fully sold: One new resident's story

Aroha fully sold: One new resident's story

Aroha in Avondale – our 117-unit joint venture with Marutūāhu Iwi – sold out in record time. Ahead of its completion in late-2022, a member of the Aroha whānau contemplates her shift of home – and lifestyle – from a three-bedroom house to a one-bedroom apartment with study. She’s counting down the days, streamlining her life…

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Image of Ockham. Building Apartments. Creating Communities.

Ockham. Building Apartments. Creating Communities.

Ockham’s 16th development – and first foray into Onehunga – is the acclaimed Auckland apartment builder’s biggest project yet. Ockham captain Mark Todd explains why Onehunga is a wonderful community for Ockham to join, and why Manaaki is a great option for the older buyer.

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Image of Sales Office Closed for Queen's Birthday Weekend 5 – 7 June

Sales Office Closed for Queen's Birthday Weekend 5 – 7 June

Hear ye! Our sales office will be closed this long weekend as we celebrate the official birthday of Her Majesty Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God Queen of New Zealand and Her Other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith. Long may she reign etc.

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Image of Kōkihi Open Day: First glimpse at Ockham’s Waterview apartments

Kōkihi Open Day: First glimpse at Ockham’s Waterview apartments

With Ockham’s latest – and lucky 13th – development just weeks away from opening, 400 Aucklanders took the opportunity for coffee, bacon and egg butties, cakes, more coffee... and a decent nosey through Kōkihi. Consensus? Delicious (and the apartments ain't bad either!)

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Image of Our Writers Expose Our Biases and Force Our Empathy

Our Writers Expose Our Biases and Force Our Empathy

The 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards was our sixth year as sponsor. After a thunderous Fidel Castro-length address from MC Jack Tame – 40,000 words or so according to some reports – Ockham captain Mark Todd delivered a succinct 213-word address. Subject: Dignity.

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Image of ‘Knockout’ short story collection wins country’s richest writing prize

‘Knockout’ short story collection wins country’s richest writing prize

Whanganui writer Airini Beautrais has won the $57,000 Jann Medlicott Acorn Prize for Fiction at the 2021 Ockham New Zealand Book Awards for her book Bug Week – the first person to take out the category for a collection of short stories in more than a decade.

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