Monthly Archives: April 2011

More info on Margaret of K Road


Athol Owens  dropped in an email this morning regarding Margaret’s origins, which I will with his permission disseminate to the sources that comprised my posting.  His email; the text of it anyway, is reproduced below: Hi Ivan Just for your … Continue reading

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Margaret: A K’Road Icon passes on


On a sadder note, one of the more interesting attractions of our firm premises on Pitt Street is the proximity to Karangahape Road, locally known simply as K’ Road. We recently heard of the passing of Margaret, who we have … Continue reading

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The Joys of Leasehold


Ah, the joys of not owning your land.  The battles of land owners with considerably surprised tenants are an unfortunate source of income for both valuer and lawyers and, generally, for the landlord. Not so much for the tenant, caught … Continue reading

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Sir Bob Jones on Leadership


Never less than amusing, Sir Bob Jones shares his thoughts on “leadership”, and his considered view that all leaders should immediately euthanise themselves for the good of humanity. Leadership is held up as a virtuous concept.  It most certainly is … Continue reading

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Comparing Shares vs Property


Helpful column on the basics by Mary Holm in the NZ Herald the other week that people who missed it might find interesting.  Nothing complex; not for anyone already clued up in the area.  The target audience is very much … Continue reading

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Building Consents stay in the doldrums…


Bob Dey has been checking the building consent numbers and notes that we have now experienced three months of less than 1,000 consents per month. We do expect that will inevitably pick up once Christchurch demolitions & consents pick up, … Continue reading

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Calvin Explains Business


The best cartoons are just close enough to reality to make you chuckle rather than cry…

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