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Need help understanding Auckland’s planning rules? The Auckland Design Manual is here to help!

August 4, 2017

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Thinking of building or developing in Auckland? Having trouble understanding the planning standards that apply to your site? Want to avoid the need to apply for resource consent? The Auckland Design Manual has created a resource to help those building or developing under the Unitary Plan, the planning rule book that shapes what you can build […]

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Generation Zero on Auckland’s Housing Shortage

July 21, 2017

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This week the ADM team get the lowdown from Generation Zero about the implications of the housing crisis on Auckland’s younger generations. House prices are high, supply is low, and the sheer thought of the money required for a deposit is enough to send a shiver down one’s spine. This issue is of particular concern to Aucklanders […]

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What’s the Buzz? Becoming the World’s Safest City for Bees

July 17, 2017

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Bees play a vital role in the production of our food, as well as the functioning of our ecosystems. A recent decline in the global bee population means that now, more than ever, we need to protect and support our helpful little friends. This week, we speak with For the Love of Bees, a local organisation on […]

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SKHY’s the Limit: Cheshire Architects Discuss their Newest Apartment Development

July 10, 2017

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Known for their extensive work redesigning and re-imagining some of Auckland’s most celebrated spaces, including the Britomart Precinct and City Works Depot, Cheshire Architects have recently turned their design focus to transforming old into new, redeveloping a former office tower into quality density living with their SKHY Apartments. Don’t be surprised if you double-take the first time you […]

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Your guide to delivering a safer city

June 30, 2017

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The Auckland Design Manual team are proud to launch a new design guide that promotes safety and crime prevention in the design of our built environment. Safety is an often overlooked part of the design process. The emphasis of design in the built environment is often the ‘look’, rather than the ‘feel’ – how safe will […]

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