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Businessman Alan Pinkey to sell family home and relocate to coast

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first_img94 Pring St, Hendra.Meanwhile one of the two houses which he is currently building in Gordon St, Hendra is the old station master’s house which he relocated from Zillman Rd in order to maintain it’s historical value. 94 Pring St, Hendra.Brisbane entrepreneur Alan Pinkey and his wife Sharon are selling their Hendra home and keen on a sea change.South African-born Mr Pinkey, the owner of Hendra’s iconic convenience store Pinkey’s, on Zillman Rd, listed their two-level, five-bedroom home at 94 Pring St, with Ray White Ascot’s Leigh Kortlang.94 Pring St, Hendra.The property which was built 13 years ago will go to auction on June 10 at 10am.Pinkey said the time was right to sell their recently repainted home and relocate to the Gold Coast.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home4 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor4 hours ago“I am trying to slowdown as our children are grown up. It’s a big step to sell your home, but we have been thinking about it for a while,” he said.94 Pring St, Hendra.It was in 1973 that Pinkey decide to buy a small corner store on Zillman Rd. He owns a lot of property including Hendra Plaza.Pinkey said his favourite room in the home was the bar.‘‘We have a beautiful bar and we have had some good parties through the years as we used to do a lot of entertaining,” Pinkey said.94 Pring St, Hendra.last_img read more

Dale Bramley: Dope is harmless? You must be high

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first_imgNZ Herald 11 June 2014The ban last month of so-called legal highs came as a welcome relief to staff at Waitemata District Health Board, particularly our doctors, nurses and mental health workers who see first-hand the effects synthetic cannabinoids can have.As the discussion around synthetic cannabinoids evolved in the public sphere, it was not unexpected that talk would soon turn to the issue of decriminalising cannabis.Legalising or decriminalising cannabis are not sensible solutions to the legal highs problem.Let’s not convey the message – especially to our young – that cannabis is harmless. It is not. Any initiative that potentially makes cannabis more freely available will only further increase the burden of medical, psychological and social problems cannabis use has on our health system and our communities.Dr Dale Bramley is a public health physician and chief executive of Waitemata District Health Board. read more