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 …

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 …

Council approach ‘haphazard’

Rethink the plan or rethink the council. This was the unanimous message from 500 Aucklanders gathered at Takapuna Grammar School last night to discuss Auckland Council’s intensification plans. The meeting was organised by resident-led group Auckland 2040 whose goal is to encourage 50,000 people to give feedback to the council …

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 …