Posts Tagged ‘ LV Park ’

Hart Rd saga in court

Jul 7th, 2017 | By

The long running saga of the controversial, hostel-style Hart Rd houses is having a sequel in a mortgage fraud case in the Auckland High Court.

The Serious Fraud Office has accused property developer Kang (Thomas) Huang and Yan (Jenny) Zhang of being involved in a ring that fraudulently obtained at least $50 million to buy 76 properties around Auckland and Hamilton.

The husband and wife duo, otherwise known as Gang Wang and Kang Xu, were behind the now defunct company LV Park, which developed the Hart Rd houses in Tamahere.

Focus on Tamahere trouble spots

Feb 28th, 2015 | By

Hundreds of hoons gathering at Pickering Rd and the Hart Rd “ghost town” have made Tamahere a hot media topic.

A new section of the Waikato expressway project is being used for potentially dangerous burnouts and drifting races by masses of boy racers, from as far afield as Tauranga and Auckland, the Waikato Times reports, complete with dramatic photos and video of the events.

And the paper reports that a “lack of funds for a prominent Hamilton building company has stalled construction on six giant Tamahere properties.”

Anger grows over Hart Rd “pigsty”

Feb 19th, 2015 | By

There is growing anger among Hart Rd residents as they see there once quiet neighbourhood increasingly trashed and overrun with hostel-style occupants.

“There were 10 cars parked at 33 Hart Rd at 10am this morning,” said a long time resident today.

Already this year the long established residents have raised concerns about noise and partying from some of the large, eight or nine bedroom houses in the road they now say is like a pigsty.

Yes, we have no Hart Rd hostel

Nov 28th, 2014 | By

The rent is going down for flatmates, including “short term stays”, in the Hart Rd house that locals fear will become an illegal hostel.

In the first week on the market advertiser ‘Lipglossed’ sought $250 a week for every room in the nine-bedroom house but that’s now dropped to $200 for ‘professional singles’ or students.

Despite covenants on the property title prohibiting it being used as student accommodation the Waikato District Council says it can do nothing.

Hart Rd hostel fears come true

Nov 24th, 2014 | By

Fears that student hostels would be set up on rural residential Tamahere land zoned low density appear to have been well founded.

Hart Rd residents first raised concerns about a potentially illegal student housing complex in their quiet country cul de sac early last year when the first of eight massive, similar-style houses got underway there.

Now flatmate wanted adverts appearing on Trade Me suggest the residents’ concerns were valid.

Hart Rd residents clarify concerns

Jul 3rd, 2013 | By

Big families are welcome in Hart Rd: boarding houses are not, says residents spokesman Pete North.

“We would welcome a large family or, on 11 sites, a mix of family sizes,” North told Tamahere Forum in a response to Tamahere district councillor Wally Hayes’ recent comments on the issue.

North praised Hayes’s efforts in helping to mediate the dispute between Hart Rd residents and Waikato District Council but also took issue with some of his comments.

Hart Rd covenants “a joke”

Jun 21st, 2013 | By

Covenants limiting the controversial Hart Rd houses to occupation by families only are to be placed on the titles of the large dwellings that neighbours feared were intended to be student hostels.

But the move by the Waikato District Council has done little to address locals’ concerns as the council is unable to monitor the covenants, said Hart Rd residents spokesman Pete North.

He described the outcome of his group’s time consuming efforts to get action on what they feared was the building of up to 11 student hostels on low density, rural residential land as a “joke and nearly a waste of time”.

More fears of student hostels

May 6th, 2013 | By

Residents of Rototuna in Hamilton have joined voices with Tamahere householders outraged about massive houses being built in their communities they fear are to become Chinese student hostels.

Chinese developer LV Park Construction is building a two-storey, seven bedroom house with ensuites in Barwick Place, Rototuna, and neighbours who believe it is intended to be student housing have taken their concerns to the Hamilton City Council.

The Waikato Times reported last week that LV Park manager Thomas Wang planned eight large-scale homes in a developing area of Tamahere, in the Waikato District Council’s patch.

Student housing or family homes?

May 1st, 2013 | By

Tamahere homeowners are furious over what is being dubbed an illegal student housing complex they say will destroy their quiet, country lifestyle.

Waikato District Council is investigating the development after a resident raised concerns that eight massive houses being built on Hart Rd were intended to be used as hostel-type housing for Chinese students.

But the Waikato-based Chinese housing developer says such claims are untrue.