Contractor ‘placing lives at risk’

Residents angered by a 45-bedroom boarding house in Birkenhead claim developers started construction illegally and are “placing people’s lives at risk”. And Northcote MP Jonathan Coleman has publicly criticised the developers and the Auckland Council, saying the public should have been told. Around 45 people turned up at Birkenhead Library for a meeting with Mr […]

Rumours run rife over brothel

Rumours a 45-bedroom boarding home being built in Birkenhead will become a brothel are “unsubstantiated”. Residents have contacted the North Shore Times with claims the 194 Hinemoa St “adults’ only” hotel will be used as a brothel. Two other hotels are run in Panmure and Otahuhu by the same developer. One resident, Shirley-Ann McCrystal, says […]

Birkenhead boarding house gets up nose of neighbours

Birkenhead residents are up in arms over a boarding house rising in a picturesque boutique shopping street. Birkenhead residents are up in arms over a boarding house rising in a picturesque boutique shopping street and worry about the “type of people” it might bring. Birkenhead Residents Association members decried work at 194-198 Hinemoa St where […]

Concerns over boarding house project

Questions are being asked over a three-storey, 45-room boarding house development in a commercial Birkenhead zone, including whether it was scrutinised enough by Auckland Council. The council says public input was not needed as the effects of the building on the area were deemed minor. Rooms in the 194 Hinemoa St development range in size […]