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Co-working was once viewed as a micro-trend that would come and go, but doomsday predictors couldn’t have been further from the truth. The movement shows no signs of slowing down – and neither does one of New Zealand’s most profilic co-working space providers, BizDojo, which has just announced a Sylvia Park site. So, what’s the appeal for landlords?

Could Pure Advantage play a role in fixing our housing market? The group has put out a request for expressions of interest for an at-scale pilot project to deliver affordable residential housing using off-site manufacturing techniques.

Westpac is further fuelling the Kiwi property obsession by launching an online tool for home buyers in conjunction with TradeMe that pulls in QV valuations, mortgage calculations, comparable sales data, street views and other key elements to the house hunting process.

Awards

Awards season is at hand and the Property Council Rider Levett Bucknall Awards, celebrating the most prestigious commercial properties, are the latest to announce finalists. There’s a few award-winning repeat offenders, like the Waitomo Caves Visitor Centre and the Supreme Court of New Zealand in Wellington, but the list is extensive, and also features the likes of Eden Park and Telecom Place in Auckland.