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Sonny Bill Williams of the Blues NRL team made a name for himself during a stint in Sydney. Picture: Instagram. MORE REAL ESTATE NEWS Stunning views across the home. Source: Realestate.com.au Luxurious and spacious. Source: Realestate.com.au FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON FACEBOOK Being able to lock up and go is one of the best things about getting a duplex. Source: Realestate.com.auAgent Drue Matich of Telos Group has it listed as being “a short stroll to the community gardens, heated indoor pool or the beautiful Orewa beach”.“A single car garage with internal access, means no more dashing to the car when the unexpected Auckland rain hits, and giving you storage for the bikes or golf clubs.”Low maintenance, with a heated pool, gym, sauna, five hole putting green and communal gardens in the complex, this could be ideal for travellers — one minute chilling by the pool, “nek minute” off on another adventure with no worries. Dan Carter who was a star player for the All Blacks in the last decade took Kiwi speak to Japan where he played last year. Picture: Koki Nagahama/Getty Images. Property taxes hit record levels Lucy Lawless took the accent to Hollywood as Xena Warrior Princess. They’ve topped South African, Irish, Italian and even Australian, which made up the rest of the top five.If you’re keen on a stint in the Land of the Long White Cloud, grab your jandals (flip-flops/thongs/slippers) and check out some of the most stunning properties listed on realestate.com.au right now. The home is designed like a tropical sanctuary. Source: Realestate.com.au“This house is unlike anything on the market,” was how it was described. “Choose from-overlooking the beautiful beach of Orewa and beyond, or enjoy your own tropical sanctuary with numerous entertaining spaces and a built-in spa pool-all surrounded by exquisite landscaping. You will really feel exotic.”Among its other charms are a cozy media room, separate laundry, double garage with internal access and a tool shed. Luxury Duplex The most “skux” (cool, trendy, hot) of them all has got to be this off-the-plan penthouse in the heart of the unofficial capital Auckland.But you will need some seriously deep pockets to land this one — it’s listed at a mean $23.7m, or about $25m Kiwi dollars.Spread over 556sq m when complete, the four bedroom sky home is expected to be “one of the most desirable addresses in Auckland”, according to a listing by Sotheby’s international realty — New Zealand. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow much do I need to retire?00:58 If that giant price tag has you saying “yeah nah”, a stunning escape that’s not too far north of Auckland might be just the thing. Priced around $1.51m (NZ$1.6m), the four bedroom, two bathroom house is 298sq m and sitting on a large 1,012sq m block of land. Located in Old North Road 28, Orewa, the property has all the makings of a great escape with “sea views, privacy and location”, according to agent Drue Matich of Telos Group. When completed, this is expected to be “one of the most desirable addresses in Auckland”. Source: Realestate.com.au“The true centrepiece of the penthouse, is the stunning courtyard — accessible from all areas of this exclusive residence,” it said. The kitchen is bespoke and style is international luxury. “Imbued with an ambience and mood usually found in the grandest of penthouses in London and New York, this sky garden penthouse will truly lift the spirits of not only those who live here but also those that are fortunate enough to visit this very special place.” Orewa Escape Sky Garden Penthouse has a courtyard open to the elements and accessible from most rooms. Source: Realestate.com.auMore from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours ago Actor Temuera Morrison, who got his break via the cult film Once Were Warriors in the mid-90s, managed to get the Kiwi twang into Star Wars as Jango Fett. Dan Carter representing New Zealand via the All Blacks at the 2015 Rugby World Cup at Twickenham Stadium, London, in 2015. Picture: Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images.The Kiwi accent has just been named the sexiest in the world, so if immersion in the land of ‘fush and chups’ and the All Blacks floats your boat, here are some of choicest places to ‘crash’.According to news.com.au, a poll by Big Travel 7 saw the Kiwi accent emerge as the sexiest in the world, described by the survey as “outrageously charming”. Think Sonny Bill Williams (veteran rugby league star), Lucy Lawless (Xena Warrior Princess), actor Sam Neill, Temuera Morrison (Jango Fett in Star Wars, Once were Warriors), musical group Katchafire and rugby players Dan Carter and Quade Cooper. Located on Old North Road 28, Orewa, Auckland, this home is listed at $1.51m. Source: Realestate.com.au If going further north along the coast sounds too much like the wops (too far from city), a Plantation Terrace could be the go, with a two bed, two bath duplex on the market for just over $1m (NZ$1.085m). Being an apartment means you can lock up and go off with no worries, with this one 128sq m big and on a freehold title. This duplex at Plantation Terrace 14 in Auckland is listed at just over $1m. Source: Realestate.com.au Breathtaking views from the penthouse. Source: Realestate.com.au Property beats the gym any day Worst of downturn could be over Sky Garden Penthouse
Sweden’s strong collective is aiming to make life difficult for their more illustrious English counterparts when the two sides meet in their World Cup quarterfinal clash tomorrow.The Swedes trained at their hotel on the Black Sea before departing for Samara where they will face England in their first World Cup last eight match since 1994, when they came third in the tournament.“All we (can) do is focus on our own game. We’ve proven to other people and to ourselves that when we’re at the right level we can make it very difficult for teams, and we’re not going to try to do anything else against England,” midfielder Sebastian Larsson told reporters. Larsson has spent his adult life in England playing for a variety of clubs in England’s top two divisions, and with a move back to Sweden and AIK already secured, this might be the last English fans get to see of the 33-year-old.“It’s a game I’m really looking forward to, it’s the quarter-finals of the World Cup and for me personally to be going up against England, the country where I spent 17 years, it’s obviously a little bit special,” he said.“We’ve got huge respect for England, they’ve got quality players all over the pitch, they’re a good team, but for us, like we have been doing for most of this tournament, we’re trying to focus mostly on ourselves.”After knocking out Italy in a qualification playoff for Russia, the Swedes won a group containing world champions Germany before defeating Switzerland in the last 16, but England will be a step up again for Larsson and his team mates.“We know we have to reach our own standards, which is very close to our maximum like we have done, and that’s the only way to win football games at this level,” he said.Larsson’s midfield partner Albin Ekdal had a scan on a twisted ankle on Wednesday but was back training on Thursday and is expected to start against England, and striker Ola Toivonen is ready for another tough day of running.Toivonen scored in the 2-1 loss to Germany but otherwise it’s been slim pickings for him and fellow striker Marcus Berg due to the amount of unselfish running demanded of them by coach Janne Andersson’s defensive system.“We know our game, we know we’re not going to have the ball as much, but we need to do the work for the team,” Toivonen said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 The Advertising Association (AA) has rejected the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Gambling Related Harm’s (GRH APPG) demand for a blanket ban on gambling advertising.The GRH APPG blanket ban demand forms part of the parliamentary group’s ‘30 evidence-based recommendations’ published this morning – calling for an overhaul of UK gambling laws and its governing structures. This afternoon, AA Chief Executive Stephen Woodford issued a statement underlining that the trade body for UK advertising professionals supported existing legislation and oversight of gambling advertising standards.“We believe a total ban is not necessary – such action has wide implications, particularly for the support of sports across media channels, something enjoyed by millions of people right across the UK,” read Woodford’s statement.Responding to the GRH APPG demands for a comprehensive regulatory overhaul, the AA stated that it has backed the UKGC and ASA in defining and amending the laws for gambling advertising.Woodford added: “The codes are under regular and rigorous review in line with the evidence. As new evidence emerges, the ASA and Gambling Commission consider this and amend the rules if they believe the evidence supports change.”The AA concluded that all gambling advertising stakeholders must fulfil their responsibilities to the highest standards to protect UK consumers both economically and socially Woodford concluded: “We ask all gambling operators and their agencies to continue to adhere to the strict standards set by the ASA and the Gambling Commission. These rules clearly require gambling operators to be socially responsible and to protect the vulnerable, as well as under 18s.” Share Submit UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share StumbleUpon UKGC launches fourth National Lottery licence competition August 28, 2020 Related Articles