WO Property: NZ Herald editor’s millionaire’s pad

I got the idea for this segment from a NZ Herald piece yesterday. I figured if it is OK for them then it is OK for me.

NZ Herald editor Shayne Alexander Currie is sitting on a goldmine in one of the leafy suburbs of the isthmus of Auckland.

He owns a property at Valley Rd in Mt Eden. It’s a Grammar Zone, iconic Mt Eden Villa. The Whitepages suggests an S Currie has a phone subscription at that home too. How quaint.  

Homes.co.nz tells us that the home is worth approx $1.42m-$1.635m. Quite the nest egg for a hard done by scribbler and editor.

ReLab says the home is worth even more – between $1.75m and $2.05m! Shayne’s a millionaire property tycoon!

He’s reaping the benefits of untaxed capital gains, His own paper supports a capital gains tax for New Zealand.

Oh, and look, Shayne bought that house in September 2001 back when Al-Qaeda were flying planes into buildings, for a measly $376,500. He’s made a nice gain on his property – at least $1.05m but maybe as much as $1.67m – that’s a bigger gain than the famous All Black’s home sale that his paper wrote up about yesterday morning.

What goes around, comes around.

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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.