A gutted inner-city apartment in this iconic high-rise is a golden opportunity

first_imgA brown door was the only ‘splash of colour’ in this stark interiorThe home was held in the same family since 1969 — the summer of love and the year Neil Armstrong stepped upon the moon.The property is being sold as part of a deceased estate, and the late owner has been only the second proprietor since it was built.Mr Croft said savvy potential buyers have already seen the lack of fitout as a plus.“Buyers like the idea that they’re not paying for someone else’s renovation,” Mr Croft said. Might need some work perhaps“The fact that this hasn’t been touched — I don’t think the apartment’s ever even been repainted inside. It’s got the original shade of green on the walls, all the original tiles and fittings and fixtures,” he said. The stove is all that remainsMore from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour agoThat’s right — no kitchen, no floor coverings and limited cabinetry. It’s effectively a concrete shell according to Ray White South Brisbane principal, Luke Croft.“It was in totally original condition, so all the carpet and everything was removed. The kitchen was pulled out because it was in such bad disrepair,” Mr Croft said.“It’s a great blank canvass and the building is always really sought after,” he added. Enjoy this view, but bring your hammer tooLocated in Brisbane’s original residential high rise, Torbreck, the ninth-floor, two-bedroom unit is asking for offers over $499,000.But unit 9E has offered something a little different to buyers — it’s stripped bare.center_img The sellers have stripped bare this inner-city apartment in one of Brisbane’s most recognised residential buildingsOUR city is full of interesting structures and extraordinary opportunities, and the recent listing of 9E/182 Dornoch Terrace, Highgate Hill is sure to inspire creative renovators. This is actually one of the unit’s most complete rooms!The apartment includes a living space, internal laundry and two balconies as well, and at 113sq m in total it’s more spacious than most new units.There are even views through to Border Ranges, the Brisbane River and Mt Coot-tha.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclairlast_img read more

With Winston Peters as kingmaker, could the anti-smacking law be overturned?

first_imgNewsHub 28 September 2017Family First Comment: “The politicians and anti-smacking lobby groups linked good parents who smacked their children with child abusers, a notion roundly rejected – and still rejected – by New Zealanders. The anti-smacking law assumes that previous generations disciplined their children in a manner that was so harmful that they should now be considered criminals.”With Winston Peters in a position to decide the next Government, Family First is looking forward to a repeal of – or at least a referendum on – the so-called ‘anti-smacking law’.The conservative lobby group says New Zealand First is “now in a position to be able to protect good parents and put the focus where it should be – on rotten parents and actual abuse”.“The politicians and anti-smacking lobby groups linked good parents who smacked their children with child abusers, a notion roundly rejected – and still rejected – by New Zealanders,” says director Bob McCoskrie.“The anti-smacking law assumes that previous generations disciplined their children in a manner that was so harmful that they should now be considered criminals.”Passed in 2007, the Crimes (Substituted Section 59) Amendment Act 2007 removed the defence of ‘reasonable force’ for parents and caregivers being charged with assaulting children, and made it illegal to use smacking for correctional purposes.Introduced by then-Green MP Sue Bradford, the Bill was set to fail, until then-Opposition leader Sir John Key reached a compromise that would allow police to use discretion in decided when to prosecute.It eventually passed 113-8, with support from four of NZ First’s seven MPs.READ MORE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/election/2017/09/with-winston-peters-as-kingmaker-could-the-anti-smacking-law-be-overturned.htmllast_img read more

NASA to build permanent base on the moon by 2024

first_imgNASA announced its intention to send humans back to the Moon by 2024 earlier this month and revealed Monday it is working with several companies to make sure it happens.NASA’s proposed plan is to transport astronauts in a human landing system that includes a transfer element for the journey from the lunar Gateway to low-lunar orbit, a descent element to carry them to the surface, and an ascent element to return to them to the Gateway.NASA released a report which includes a graphic outlining of the agency’s steps toward that return as well as plans for the construction of a permanent Moon base.“To accelerate our return to the Moon, we are challenging our traditional ways of doing business. We will streamline everything from procurement to partnerships to hardware development and even operations,” said Marshall Smith, director for human lunar exploration programs at NASA Headquarters. “Our team is excited to get back to the Moon as quickly as possible, and our public/private partnerships to study human landing systems are an important step in that process.”Companies who are partnering up with NASA are required to contribute at least 20% of the total project cost.The total award amount for all companies is $45.5 million, according to NASA.This partnership will reduce costs to taxpayers and encourage early private investments in the lunar economy, according to NASA.NASA’s chief scientist Jim Green also said the first woman would be sent to the Moon as part of the project.last_img read more