Editorial and insights

Big box thinking


In the commercial property landscape, industrial buildings have long played second fiddle to assertive office towers with their gleaming glass facades. Shayne Hodge, director of Wellington-based Hodge Group is on a quest to change that by making sheds sexy.


Coastlands plans for the future


Richard Mansell is enthusiastic about the future of the Kapiti Coast and has some ambitious plans for his family owned Coastlands Shoppingtown and nearby land in Paraparaumu.


Even Kiel


Award-winning artist and illustrator Gina Kiel is a breath of fresh air in the capital with her sunny outlook on life, love of colour and a deep-held passion for Wellington. Kiel is celebrating and enhancing the capital’s vibrancy one brushstroke at a time and she’s part of the city’s creative life blood.


Green - the new gold


How leading developers are mandating green buildings.


Opportunities & options in prime Petone position


West Petone is shaking off its industrial past and offering increasing opportunities for large format retailers and office tenants to make the most of its excellent location close to Wellington harbour and major motorway networks.


Big pick up in industrial leasing


A strongly performing regional economy and relocations resulting from earthquake damage have produced the highest level of industrial leasing activity in Wellington in many years.


Mayoral musings


Justin Lester is Wellington’s 35th mayor. He served his apprenticeship as deputy mayor for one term and has been a northern ward councillor since 2010. Wellington is his adopted home and he’s quick to champion its cause.


The mojo factor


For 13 years, Wellingtonians have been caffeinated by Mojo coffee thanks to the vision and entrepreneurism of company founder, Steve Gianoutsos who spotted a gap in the market and quickly gained traction ahead of today’s widespread demand for good espresso.