Dozens of Gold Coast homes set to go to auction during the Commonwealth Games

first_imgThis Coolangatta property at 38 South Street will go to auction on April 8.Ray White Burleigh Waters sales agent Brent Hodge said its Gold Coast South Network had organised a marketing campaign around the event.More than 20 properties will go to auction on April 8, which would be held at one location in Tweed Heads – well away from the city’s chaos.He said they couldn’t guarantee people were going to “come off the aeroplane and buy property” but thought it was worth a try.Ray White Prestige Gold Coast agents Sam Guo and Julia Kuo have multiple properties set to go under the hammer over the next two weeks.Mr Guo said sellers didn’t want to miss out on the influx of visitors.They had been inundated with requests from buyers to market or auction their homes throughout the Games.“Our clients are hoping they might take advantage of all the interstate (visitors),” Mr Guo said. 74-76 The Promenade, Isle Of Capri, will be auctioned off on April 7.ABOUT 1.5 billion people are turning their eyes to the Gold Coast over the next 10 days, providing a unique opportunity for homeowners to sell their properties.Dozens of auctions have been scheduled throughout the Commonwealth Games to leverage off the hundreds of thousands of visitors expected to flock to the city.Despite road closures and plenty of sporting action, sellers and real estate agents are hoping interstate and overseas visitors will attend auctions to secure their own slice of paradise. 32 Emu Court, Sorrento, will go under the hammer on April 15. 19 Naples Ave, Isle of Capri, will go to auction on April 14. This Mermaid Waters home at 19 Cadence Avenue will go to auction on April 14. 9/17 Marseille Court, Sorrento, will also be auctioned off on April 14.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoHe said they were hoping to appeal to those who wanted to explore the city while they were here and were interested in buying.“I don’t believe everyone will go to see all the games,” Mr Guo said.However, some agents remained unconvinced that holding auctions during the event would make much of a difference.Professionals Mermaid Beach managing director Andrew Henderson said they would continue to market properties throughout the games but would hold off on auctions until May.“We avoided April,” Mr Henderson, who is also the REIQ Gold Coast zone chair, said.“It’s a great time to promote, we’ve been putting on as much stock as we can.“I just didn’t think it was the right (time to) do auctions with road closures.”Professionals Southport sales consultant Andrew Wright considered pushing one of his properties set to go under the hammer on April 8 back.center_img 27 Knightsbridge West Parade, Sovereign Islands, will go under the hammer on April 8. 47 Gumtree Crescent, Upper Coomera, will also go under the hammer on April 7. 23 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads, is among one of the first to go to auction throughout the Games on April 7. 13 Glauca Street, Burleigh Heads, will also go to auction on April 15.He was concerned about traffic congestion but said they had already postponed an auction on the property.“It came into consideration because we were actually thinking of cancelling … but we just decided to proceed,” Mr Wright said.“Geographically, that place is a long way from the Southport and Cararra hustle and bustle.“There’s a lot of locals … that are interested (in the property), there may well be some interstate interest as well. But it certainly wasn’t a marketing plan.”Burleigh Miami Realty principal Neil Pasley would have changed the April 15 auction of one of his properties if it were close to a big Games sporting venue.He said the owners chose the date based on personal reasons but it didn’t bother him because it was not near a Games precinct.He didn’t think many visitors would attend.“Most people will either be at the Games or watching it on TV,” Mr Pasley said.“If someone is interested, they’re going to come anyway.” Auctions during the Commonwealth Games: – 23 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads (April 7)– 47 Gumtree Crescent, Upper Coomera (April 7– 74-76 The Promenade, Isle of Capri (April 7)– 38 South St, Coolangatta (April 8)– 27 Knightsbridge Parade West, Sovereign Islands (April 8)– 19 Naples Ave, Isle of Capri (April 14)– 9/17 Marseille Court, Sorrento (April 14)– 19 Cadence Ave, Mermaid Waters (April 14)– 32 Emu Court, Sorrento (April 15) – 13 Glauca St, Burleigh Heads (April 15)last_img read more

Right to die contradicts value of life (NZ Herald Editorial)

first_imgNZ Herald 6 June 2015 Few would have envied the decision Justice David Collins has had to make on whether New Zealand’s Bill of Rights Act can sanction euthanasia. The subject is not one that anybody finds pleasant, including those, perhaps an increasing number, who say they believe it is at least preferable to a lingering, painful and possibly undignified death.That was the view of Lecretia Seales, who applied to the High Court for the right to die with a doctor’s assistance if her terminal brain tumour became much worse.Ms Seales, who died of her illness hours after receiving the decision on Thursday evening, had made it clear to the court last week that she was not then wishing to die.She was seeking the right to do so at some future point if her life became unbearable. It is important that be noted because it illustrates one of the problems for voluntary euthanasia. If it is to be allowed, the decision must be made when the person is still capable of making it, to avoid any question they may be vulnerable to external pressure.Yet the prospect of the decision to die being made by people who are not yet suffering unbearably, and may never be, makes it ethically more difficult for doctors to do what they ask, and more difficult for society to sanction such a decision in law.The sanctity of life lies at the heart of public policy in a civilised society that considers it has no right to take a life even as retribution for taking a life.http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11460561last_img read more

New page on national job portal to facilitate entrepreneurs

first_imgNew Delhi, Mar 11 (PTI) The Labour Ministry today launched the Start Your Own Business page on the National Career Services Portal as part of efforts to make it more easy for individuals to start their own ventures. “Participation from the industry is essential to create a wide range of entrepreneurial opportunities for the unemployed youth of the country. This initiative aims to make it more convenient for an individual to start his own business,” Labour Secretary Shankar Aggawal said at the launch. “We welcome companies like Uber, who are revolutionising the way traditional employment works, by offering flexible and high earning opportunities on its platform. We look forward to make this a vibrant platform for entrepreneurs to share their success stories and motivate others in joining the entrepreneurial endeavours,” he said. The newly launched page provides information about entrepreneurship programmes, institutions and schemes run by government as well as links to private companies like Uber that are helping individual become an entrepreneur. Uber was introduced as one of the first entrepreneurship partners on the page since it has already presented over 250,000 entrepreneurial opportunities for aspiring cab drivers in India, Labour Ministry said in a release. Uber will also facilitate such partners in getting financial loans to purchase vehicles and start their business, it said. PTI KKS MRlast_img read more