• Major Award for Takanini Village

  • Takanini Village Stage 1 has won the RCG Retail Property at the 2015 Property Industry Awards, beating 9 rival entries. The Awards, sponsored by Rider Levett Bucknall and Property Council NZ, were presented on Friday June 12.

    Nomination was complicated, to say the least. TONEA and the Wallace Family are the investors and developers behind Takanini Village Stage 1. TONEA had to supply dozens of pages of data describing how land held by the Wallace family for 30 years was turned into a long-term income-producing asset that also satisfied demand in the locality for more retail and services. The nomination document discussed everything from flexibility of floor plates to structural integrity to anchor tenants, resource consent, building materials, car parking, surrounding environment contribution and especially urban design principles.

    Read more about the Takanini Village feature from E-Local here.

  • The Changing Face of Takanini

  • “It didn’t happen overnight, but it did happen!” Rachel Hunter wasn’t necessarily thinking of Takanini when she uttered those famous words over a decade ago. But to many people it does seem as though Takanini’s transformation did happen overnight.

    Read more about the Takanini Village feature from E-Local here.

  • New clinic for Takanini

  • East Tamaki Healthcare patients living in Takanini and surrounds now have access to their GP closer to home. Takanini Medical Centre started operation in October, but was officially opened on 5 December.

    The new building is home to a GP clinic, physiotherapist, dentist and pharmacy with other health-minded tenants to come. The GP clinic has one receptionist, a clinic manager, a nurse, one GP and another GP-in-training.

    East Tamaki Healthcare director Ranjna Patel says the new clinic was established in response to patient demand. “We have a lot of patients from the area that are registered with us already and this alleviates the pressure at the other centres,” Mrs Patel says.

    The Takanini clinic is a satellite of East Tamaki Healthcare’s recently purchased Manurewa clinic. The Manurewa clinic was formerly owned by Maori health provider Raukura Hauora O Tainui. To honor the close ties that remain between East Tamaki Healthcare and Raukura Hauora O Tainui several board members and
    representatives attended the opening ceremony on 5 December.

    Raukura deputy board chair Tukuroirangi Morgan spoke at the ceremony, along with East Tamaki Healthcare director Rakesh Patel and Associate Minister of Health Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga – who cut the ribbon with Dr Kantilal Patel (pictured). The clinic, open Monday to Friday, 8.30am to 6pm. Open Saturdays 8.30am to 12noon.

  • Sue Douglas: Real Estate Dynamo

  • If Sue Douglas asked an aspiring real estate salesperson why they wanted to join her company, and the answer was “ I know how to work hard. I know how to rake onions and I’ve made hay on Christmas Day,” that person may well be given an opportunity.

    Read more here.

  • Village Traditions Live On

  • The trees and the smithy are long gone, but the blacksmith is still there, in spirit. The Blacksmith Eatery and Bar in the new Takanini Village development recalls memories of the days when horses were thick on the ground in an area famous for producing many of New Zealand’s top race horses, some of them trained by the Wallace family, whose Village farm gave the shopping centre its name.

    Read more here.