It has been an exciting 12 months in the Creating Communities offices as we have made real progress on the designs and consents, to ramp up the delivery of new homes in Glen Innes. We have built and sold 50 homes to date, and have a further 120 homes under construction. If the local pie shop is starting to look busy at lunchtime, that’s because we have more than 300 tradesmen on the go at any one time!
Mid October saw the Arcus team heading to the hills! They jumped in a mini van and were whisked away to their Thames drop off point. From there they conquered the Pinnacles. After a short six and a half hour stroll they found Kate, who was waiting at the Coroglen pick up spot (dirt track Matt said, more like fire break!) with ice cold beer. Shoes were flung off, crackers consumed and lots of tales were told…
The adventurous Arcus team took a well earned break from their usual extreme type of team building to sit back, relax and enjoy the scenery on board a charming little river boat. The sun was shining as they headed away from the big city, winging thier way up to the Riverhead Tavern for some cold beers and a tasty meal.
On a cold winter’s morning, 10 unwitting people calling themselves the ‘Arcus Animals’ took the unusual challenge of duct taping running shoes to their feet, pinning a number to their chest, and allowing themselves to be herded like cattle through the start line of an event called ‘Tough Guy Tough Girl Challenge’.
Construction activity is increasing on the Northern Glen Innes
Redevelopment (NGIR) project as Creating Communities continues to build
quality homes to meet the ever-increasing demand in the area.
With a forecast of 120km hour winds, 20-30 cm of snow and a temperature of -7degrees it should have come as no surprise that we had the Tongariro Alpine Crossing track to ourselves....
Portlink is a 30ha site that was bought as a rural block in 2006 and rezoned B4. The subdivision is currently being undertaken in 8 stages, with stages 1 to 4 now complete.
The Arcus Property and Creating Communities teams undertook the challenge of hiking/swimming/scrambling 33km from Arkles bay on the Whangaparaoa Peninsular to Devonport.
In our second annual Christmas adventure the Arcus Property and Creating Communities teams headed for Tawharanui beach and the start of the adventure. At high tide we coasteered around to Omaha beach, enjoying wading and rock hopping in warm sunny conditions.
Another crew of Arcus staff, clients and consultants embarked on a overnight ride of the Heaphy Track – driving up to the Golden Bay end and riding through to the Karamea end.