Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Property comes with WW2 bunker

A Red Beach home is for sale with the property boasting its own World War Two bunker.

The somewhat unique property at 8/126 Whangaparaoa Road is being marketed by Liam Collett and Chamari Gonsal of Century 21 Collett Realty.

“This is certainly not your average coastal property. There is simply nothing comparable on the market. In fact, it’s as rare as hens' teeth. People are not only blown away by the home itself, but the site’s history is literally there for all to see and enjoy in perpetuity,” says Liam Collett

The body corporate has commissioned its own research on the bunker which sits on a shared piece of land and within a few metres of the property now for sale.

Built in 1942 in response to the threat of a Japanese invasion, the four-man infantry post was manned by the home guard and army troops. While there were several others built in the immediate area this particular bunker was sited to cover any approaches from Red Beach and Whangaparaoa Road.

Also dubbed a pillbox, it would’ve come with two wirewove bunks that folded up against the inside walls for extra space. It is thought it would’ve only been actively manned for about a year before any fear of a Japanese attack subsided.

“The history that comes with this stunning architecturally designed home is only adding to its appeal. Let’s just say interest has been strong and genuine intrigue is coming in from all quarters.

"This lovely gated community also has its own petanque court so it’s not short on conversation starters. It’s a wonderful community, and unlike the early 1940s it certainly has that very easy resort feel to it,” says Liam Collett.

8/126 Whangapararoa Road is a 509-sqm fee simple section and comes with an additional 1/13 share of 7228 sqm of fee simple land.

Being actively marketed for its “tonnes of features” including a WW2 bunker, the property is well situated in the heart of Red Beach and within minutes' walk to the local beach.

The property is to be sold by Deadline Sale closing at 2.30pm on 21 October 2018 (unless sold prior).

To view the listing, visit:

© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Manawatu-Whanganui Projects: PGF Top-Up To Rural Broadband Roll-Out

The government has effectively raided the $3 billion Provincial Growth Fund to top up the budget for the second phase of its rural broadband initiative, filling in mobile 'black spots' and ensuring broadband is available to marae that don't have access now. More>>


Other Windy Cities: Auckland-Chicago Named A Top 10 ‘Most Exciting’ New Route

The inclusion of Auckland-Chicago on Lonely Planet’s Where to fly in 2019? The 10 most exciting new flight routes list comes just two weeks before Air New Zealand prepares to celebrate its inaugural flight to Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport on 30 November. More>>

Deadly Strain: ESR Ups Its Reporting On Meningococcal Disease

The increasing number of cases of Group W Meningococcal disease (MenW) has prompted ESR to increase its reporting on the disease to the Ministry of Health. ESR has upped its reporting to weekly. More>>


Very Small Things: "Game-Changing" 3D Printing Technology Launched

New Zealand microfabrication researchers Andrea Bubendorfer and Andrew Best, the co-inventors of a new way of fabricating very small things with Laminated Resin Printing (LRP), are part of Callaghan Innovation’s MicroMaker3D team launching the new patent pending technology in the US this week. More>>