Housing Intensification Policy Tier 1 Councils

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Bipartisan Housing Intensification Thoughts

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Highest and best use drives private real estate market and developer decisions centered on: practically feasible, legally permissible and market demand.

Permitted higher residential density would be huge.  Bayleys Real Estate points out constrained by insufficient infrastructure, though buyer demand may underpin the necessary investment.

We should increasingly build up and intensify over sprawling out.  The success kicker will be robust urban design standards that ensure community-centric places including trees preservation and other urban liveability measures.

Legally permitted and largely untethered intensification would be a seriously blunt instrument that could cause poor housing outcomes and community disasters.  Private property rights and wealth reallocation at a neighbourhood level could be another consequence.

The two main political parties support the housing intensification bill that they would entrust to the private developer market.  In government, they both substantially contributed to the mess that is the NZ housing market today, including almost two decades of high net migration alongside woefully insufficient corresponding housing and health strategies, policy and planning gaps, and underinvestment.

The Greens supported the bill but want adjustments.  ACT opposed the bill saying it will create urban “chaos”. The NZ Planning Institute CE David Curtis says, “We need to do it, but we need to ensure we do it well.” https://lnkd.in/grG5Qt5x

NZ doing urban intensification design very well will be essential for the housing benefits to outweigh long-term community costs.  Otherwise we could be left mopping up a major mess long after current MPs have retired.

Napier-Hastings are not currently included in the intensification bill’s Tier 1 council areas but they probably should be.

In early 2021 front-footed Hastings District Council published a residential intensification design guide.

Refer to a Bayleys’ take next.

 

Bayleys | 2 Nov 21 | New intensification policy explained

 

 

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Potts Classic Track & Field | Womens’ Hammer Sponsor 2022

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Potts Classic International Track & Field Meeting Hawke’s Bay

Turley & Co is a fourth-year proud sponsor of the Allan & Sylvia Potts Classic track and field meeting on Saturday, January 22nd at the Mitre 10 Sports Park.

Team Turley & Co is sponsoring the Womens’ Hammer event.

We are a committed Potts Classic sponsor since 2019.  Our 2021 news post.

The Potts Classic is an annual Hawke’s Bay international competitors track and field meeting in conjunction with Athletics NZTimetable and press links below.

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Fastest NZ sprinters headed for record bid in Hastings

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Potts Classic just the start of HB athlete Holly Manning’s ambitions for 2022

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HB + NZ Economic Indicators Q3-21

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Turley & Co HB + NZ Economic Indicators Q3-21

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Hawke’s Bay’s economy continues to perform strongly – refer to our Indicators page, for 39 key measures tracked by Team Turley & Co.

Hawke’s Bay new building consents for all categories are up 55% and for residential alone 69% over 24 months.  The median house price has increased a massive 53% in 21 months.  Unemployment is down 37% from its pre-COVID level to 2.60%.  Notwithstanding COVID, annual retail spending to September 2021 increased 18% on the 12 months to June 2019.  Napier Port bulk cargo exports up 17% compared to the 12 months to September 2019.

The NZ numbers include a quarterly GDP spike for the June 2021 quarter compared to the December 2019 quarter, Government spending up 11%, and Government debt increased 77% to $102b.

See our latest commercial-industrial property market reports, including Hawke’s Bay and NZ cap rates and our retail occupancy survey for Hawke’s Bay.

Refer to our Indicators page for prior periods economic metrics.

 

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Maraetōtara Tree Trust NZ River Awards 2nd!

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Cawthron River Awards 2nd placing for NZ!

Hawke’s Bay’s Maraetōtara Tree Trust has won second place in the Supreme Award category of the 2021 Cawthron New Zealand River Awards.

The Supreme Award’s title is Catchment with Most Progress Toward River Health in New Zealand.  The Awards celebrate the efforts and achievements of people who are committed to improving freshwater health in Aotearoa.

The Maraetōtara Tree Trust started planting the Maraetōtara River 19 years ago that is 86 km both sides with 38 kms since reserved and planted.

Annually, an area of 2.5 hectares is planted, requiring 10,000 trees and flaxes now totalling over 170,000 native trees.

Project original sponsor since 2006 Turley & Co director and prior chair Pat Turley says “the award and recognition is a coup for probably the longest running project of its type and possibly the only whole river project in NZ.”

 

Maraetōtara Tree Trust press release:

SCOOP | 30 Nov 21 | Award Recognises Hawke’s Bay’s River Team Maraetōtara Tree Trust

 

 

Cawthron River Awards press release:

SCOOP | 25 Nov 21 | Celebrating Our Freshwater Champions – Winners Of Cawthron New Zealand River Awards Announced

 

 

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Hawke’s Bay Retail Sector Bounces Back from COVID | SCOOP

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Hawke’s Bay Retail Sector Bounces Back From COVID

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SCOOP | 11 Nov 21 | Hawke’s Bay Retail Sector Bounces Back From COVID

 

 

“Hawke’s Bay retail occupancy rates are now better than they were pre-COVID, according to Turley & Co’s latest Retail Property Focus Report.”

“Hawke’s Bay physical stores retail occupancy 2019-2021 is displaying an improvement trend and very good resilience to COVID effects and online retail headwinds. Hospitality occupancy continues to increase.”

For more information see Retail Property Focus report.

 

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Retail stores resilient in Hawke’s Bay | BayBuzz

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Retail stores resilient in Hawke’s Bay

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BayBuzz | 10 Nov 21 | Retail stores resilient in HB

 
 

“HB residents’ willingness to open their wallets continues unabated. Statistics New Zealand says that retail spend is up year on year, Q1 2021 was up by 12.8%,  compared to the prior year and Q2 2021 by 36%.”

“Occupancy rates in the retail sector are now slightly better than they were pre-COVID, according to Turley & Co’s latest Retail Property Focus Report.”

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Hastings and Napier fewer vacant shops than pre-COVID | NZH | HBT

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There is fewer empty shops in Hastings and Napier than the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic 

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NZH | HBT | 8 Nov 21 | There’s fewer empty shops in Hastings and Napier than the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic
 
 
 

“Hawke’s Bay property analyst firm Turley and Co surveys the number of empty shops around the Napier, Hastings, Havelock North and Taradale town centres and publishes its findings every six months.”

“Its latest report released on Monday stated there had been “very good resilience to Covid effects” when it came to the number of shops and eateries remaining occupied rather than closing down.”

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Hawke’s Bay Retail Property | Q3-21 Occupancy Trends + Spending

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Turley & Co Hawke’s Bay Retail Property Focus© 

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Hawke’s Bay retail occupancy has edged up to 94%, up 1 point on pre-pandemic and now matching Q1-19 that is the highest retail occupancy level in six years since bottoming out at 90% in 2015.

Hawke’s Bay physical stores retail occupancy 2019-2021 is displaying an improvement trend and very good resilience to COVID effects and online retail headwinds.  Retail spending for 2020-21 is trending strongly up 13% to 36%.

Refer to our survey results report above for more information.

 

Turley & Co Retail Property Focus© Research recent Press page and links below:

NZH | HBT | 8 Nov 21 | There’s fewer empty shops in Hastings and Napier than the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic

 

 

BayBuzz | 10 Nov 21 | Retail stores resilient in HB

 

 

SCOOP | 11 Nov 21 | Hawke’s Bay Retail Sector Bounces Back From COVID

 

 

 

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Turners & Growers Whakatῡ Investment Sale $80m

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Turners & Growers site at 22 Whakatῡ Road

Hawke’s Bay commercial-industrial property values continue to show strong growth.  Yields have trended down to all-time lows and therefore coinciding are higher asset values.  Land values including industrial were tracking upwards in 2018-19 and since COVID have firmed further.

The October $79.5m sale-and-leaseback of the T&G post-harvest operations 9.6 hectare property at 22 Whakat Road sold with a 15-year triple net lease.  The investment sale to Property for Industry Ltd (PFI) reflects a 4.4% yield.

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The T&G property is situated nearby the now deferred proposed inland port 12.1 hectare landholding.  Turley & Co acquired 8.1 hectares for Napier Port per News Post.

 

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Maraetōtara Tree Trust River Restoration Update

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Maraetōtara Tree Trust News

The volunteers led Maraetōtara Tree Trust river restoration and biodiversity project planting every year for 19 years, has 38 kms of 60 kms Maraetōtara River margins reserved with ˜170,000 native trees.

Turley & Co is a project supporter for 15 years and proudly original sponsor since 2006.  Pat Turley has served as a volunteer trustee since 2009 and was trust board chair 2014-20.

The Maraetōtara River restoration and biodiversity project is possibly the longest running in NZ and potentially the only whole river project.  Please join the donors’ family via Give a Little

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“The 2021 planting season has been very busy for Maraetōtara Tree Trust.”

“We have planted over 9,000 plants along the banks of the Awa and continue to follow up with infill planting.”

“We continue to receive support from our principal sponsors Unison, Turley & Co, David Trubridge, Clearview and Water Testing Hawke’s Bay.  We have also received many smaller private donations.”

Read more about the Maraetōtara Tree Trust project and Turley & Co sponsorship since 2006.  Photos following of results and Trustees winter planting 2021 – by Trustee Pat Turley.

 

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Hastings Key Commercial Land Sale

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2021 sale $619 per m² to a St Pierre’s Sushi company.  The prior sale in 2018 reflected $420 per m².

 

Hastings Key Land Sale at 1143 Heretaunga St West

Hawke’s Bay commercial-industrial land values continue to demonstrate strong value growth.  Land values were tracking upwards in 2018-19 and since COVID have firmed further.

The recently confirmed resale of 3 titles commercial land 2,950 m² at 1143 Heretaunga Street West Hastings (former Caltex site), was $1.825m.  The Bayleys sale demonstrates a 47% increase on the February 2018 sale $1.240m for this prime site right on the Stortford Lodge roundabout.  It is situated opposite BP.

 

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HB property and the economy rocking | Commercial Property NZ

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Property and the economy rocking in the Bay

“Hawke’s Bay has been rocking and the numbers remain impressive.”

“The region’s economy bounced back well from the first Covid lockdown and this is reflected in the regions’ latest commercial and industrial property reports.”

“Unemployment is down from 4.1% to 3.2% in the same time and retail occupancy has stabilised at its pre-Covid level …”

 

This article first appeared to Commercial Property New Zealand and is posted with the permission of the publisher:

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Hawke’s Bay Commercial Property and Economy Upbeat | SCOOP

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Hawke’s Bay commercial property and economy upbeat 

The region’s economy bounced well from the first Covid lockdown, which is reflected in the latest Hawke’s Bay commercial and industrial property reports from Turley & Co.

“Hawke’s Bay has been rocking and the numbers remain impressive … new building consents for all categories are up 41% and for residential alone 53% for 12 months.”

 

SCOOP | 27 Sep 21 | Hawke’s Bay Commercial Property and Economy Upbeat

 

 

 

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Q1-2 21 Commercial-Industrial Reports | Issue 33

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SCOOP | 27 Sep 21 | Hawke’s Bay Commercial Property and Economy Upbeat

 

 

 

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T&Co Client’s 4.3 ha Napier Industrial Land for Sale via Bayleys

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Turley & Co Client Selling 4.3 Ha of Napier Leasehold Land – 8 Angus Pl Napier

4.3 hectares of industrial zone land in the heart of Onekawa Napier is for sale by tender closing 2 September.  The property includes some of the best heavy engineering workshops in Hawke’s Bay.  Turley & Co is managing the sales process by Kerry Geange of Bayleys who is marketing the property nationally Bayleys listing.

The 4.3 hectares perpetual leasehold is owned by Angus Place Properties Ltd since 1996 and associated former shareholders of Napier Engineering and Contracting.  Eastbridge bought the NEC business in 2018 and became a land tenant.  The heavy engineering sheds are ~4,400 sqm, fitted with gantries for 10 cranes up to 35 tonne and travel ~100m.

25 years ago in 1996, Pat Turley managed and negotiated the leasehold land acquisition for NEC/ APPL from Carter Holt Harvey and settled the previous ground rent in 1999.

Team Turley & Co settled the September 2020 ground rent 21-year review for APPL at $335,000 p.a. reflecting land value $155 per m2 at lease prescribed rent rate 5.0% p.a.  The ground lessor’s review proposal was much greater.

Two recent 6 years subleases are terminable at 6 months’ notice therefore ~3 hectares of industrial zone land is available for development.  The combined subleases net rent income is $430k and potentially $530k plus as fully leased.  The property is currently well under-rented and under-leased.

Vacant possession of all 4.3 hectares of industrial land including the 10 cranes equipped workshops will be available by September 2026 and possibly sooner.  Freeholding or land subdivision may be an option.

 

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Foodstuffs proposes moving Havelock North New World | NZH | HBT

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Foodstuffs proposes moving Havelock North New World as part of major CBD shake-up 

Turley & Co contributions …

“An agenda for Tuesday’s Hastings District Council Long Term Plan submissions meeting shows the council is considering purchasing part of the current New World Havelock North carpark.

The agenda states that “this opportunity has arisen with the proposed relocation of the New World supermarket to a new location in Havelock North”

Turley & Co property analyst Dayna Campbell said 32-34 Havelock Rd was owned by Foodstuffs and occupied by Tumu ITM.

2-6 Martin Pl – the old Nimons bus site and recycling station – was also owned by Foodstuffs.

Campbell said there was a Tumu ITM development proposed for 4-6 Martin Pl, but no consent currently in the Hastings District Council public property file.”

 

Turley & Co was a contributing commentator to the HBT print story (NZH Premium subscriber access):

NZH | HBT | 9 Jun 21 | Foodstuffs proposes moving Havelock North New World as part of major CBD shake-up

 

 

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Pat Turley IoD Director Course – 5 days

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Pat Turley IoD Director Course – 5 days Queenstown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turley & Co director staff training – Pat Turley posted:

I liked the question cheekily put a long time ago by a colleague to a senior professionals’ group: ‘Have you 20 years of experience, or one year 20 times over?’

Life-long learning can be a challenge and challenging.  The Institute of Directors in New Zealand has a rockstar antidote in their 5-day residential director course.  I was fortunate to be on this in Queenstown last week alongside a diverse and very awesome group of 24 people from all over the motu.

It was an insightful well-facilitated cross-pollinating week of hard work, collaboration and fun.  The training will be beneficial and hopefully to people and clients I work with, and the organisations I serve.  If you get a chance, I’d highly recommend it.

Given the content rich 5-days, it’s hard to single-out a best governance take-out … I’ll go with transformational trumps transactional.

Thank you IoD and especially my course alumni.  The Lake Wakatipu training room view was a bonus.

 

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Q3-4 20 and Q1 21 Commercial-Industrial Reports | Issue 32

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Wayne Smith Athletics Coaching Success

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Wayne Smith’s Coaching Success

Turley & Co team member Wayne Smith is involved in athletics and gives substantial time to coaching the next generation of elite athletes.

Congratulations Wayne!  Napier athletics twins showcase their running ability at the North Island Champs:

NZH | HBT | 12 Apr 21 | Napier athletics twins showcase their running ability at the North Island Champs

 

 

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Keirunga Oaks Update + 10 Year Reserve Management Plan

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Council adopts 10 years Keirunga Gardens Reserve Management Plan | 1 April 2021

The Stand-up for the Keirunga Oaks campaign to preserve 40 oaks 120 years old led to the formation of a Reserve Management Plan by Hastings District Council.  The RMP in Reserves Act law locks in a 10 years plan for the Keirunga parkland appellation.

The plan includes retention of the oak woodland and increased maintenance funding.  HDC is obliged to execute and suitably fund the RMP that is not easily adjustable.

Turley & Co principal Pat Turley led the 2019 oaks preservation campaign and was one of 8 speakers at the recent RMP hearing including David CranwellJohno Ormond has led more recently.  The oaks and other deciduous trees woodland are now protected for at least a decade until the RMP by HDC is reset.

Keirunga Gardens Reserve Management Plan in accordance with the Reserves Act 1977.  Hawke’s Bay Today press 1 April Keirunga Gardens management plan endorsed by Hastings District Council.

 

HDC Reserve Management Plan Update | 30 July 20

Hastings District Council on 30 July advised over 200 surveys and feedback received:

 

Scott Design Keirunga Hilltop Pergola Proposal

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Keirunga Oaks Update + HDC Reserve Management Plan | 17 July 20

Pat Turley in January 2019 initiated and led the successful Stand-up for The Keirunga Oaks campaign that was well-supported by Turley & Co colleagues and core team: David Cranwell, Johno Ormond and Jeff Whittaker – plus many others including 33 financial donors.

Hastings District Council had proposed to fell 40 heritage oaks 80 years old now believed to be ~120 years old.  Council proposed felling 89 trees at Keirunga.  Of 210 submissions, 92.3% (194 people) wanted to maintain a nationally unique oak dominated woodland.

At the conclusion of the 30 May 2019 hearing HDC Councillors, led by Mayor Sandra Hazlehurst unanimously resolved: That Council adopts Option 4 and agrees to commence the formulation of a new community led Tree Management Plan that addresses the outcomes sought from the majority of submitters.

HDC recently activated a Reserve Management Plan consultation process for Keirunga: The online survey and submissions.

The Keirunga Steering Group’s submissions authored by David Cranwell and Johno Ormond for the collective:

If you support the submissions please let HDC know: HDC online portal for Keirunga.  A brief statement confirming you support the Keirunga submissions by David Cranwell and Johno Ormond would be suitable.  Or you could prepare a unique submission.

 

Johno Ormond Steering Group Update | 16 July 2020

Johno and David’s submissions are informed by 14 months of further Keirunga volunteer work and working with HDC people.  Johno Ormond followed Pat Turley as a leader for Keirunga and provided 16 July:

It has been a long but successful year of community group meetings, working with HDC staff, and communicating with HDC Councillors.

The culmination of that year’s work is the collective’s submission 17 July 2020.  If you are interested in the future of Keirunga please read the submission and endorse it, by making a submission to HDC and stating your support.

The submission is the product of ideas and insight of the community “Steering Group” and Council Staff. The community Governance group is open to all members of the public.  We were lucky enough to get experienced experts on board in the fields of arboriculture, horticulture, botany, garden and landscape designers, among others.  The community group was 17 strong, with around 12 active participants.

Huge thought and effort was put into the collective’s RMP submission.  I attended 25+ meetings over 14 months including 1 in the council chambers (with Pat Turley, David Cranwell and Jeff Whittaker, as the 14 months was not without its battles).  Most of the meetings included HDC staff, who had great ideas.  The Steering Group was a huge collegial team, all with lots of input which was negotiated amicably.  Many iterations of reports were developed by me as we tried to clearly express the intent of the collective.

Thank you for your interest in and support for this community asset.  If you can support our submission, you will help us have some influence over the outcomes of the RMP process for Keirunga, which will run from now through to the end of the year.

Johno Ormond – Leader of the Keirunga Steering Group


NZH | HBT | 8 June 20 | No tree chopping, but what should we do with Keirunga Gardens?

 

 

Stand-up for the Keirunga Oaks Campaign 2019

Pat Turley following his Hawke’s Bay Today opinion piece in January 2019, led the Stand-up for The Keirunga Oaks Campaign that raised $9,000 donated by 33 people.  The campaign’s Change.org petition attracted 5,579 signatures in support.

Mayor Hazlehurst and her Hastings District Councillors ultimately unanimously voted against destroying 89 trees including 40 heritage oaks 120 years old –  LinkedIn and Facebook:

 

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