apm Client Newsletter – December 2023

Welcome to the December 2023 Client Newsletter

In this edition we discuss:

  • From Bill – Next year’s going to be better than this year!
  • A Word from Howard – Making Property Decisions Easier with the Help of Professional Rental Managers
  • Residential Property Management – What’s Proposed for the Property Industry?
  • Body Corporate Management – Body Corporate Department Wrap Up for 2023
  • Commercial Property Management – Health and Safety Responsibilities for Commercial Properties
  • Waiheke Escapes – Waiheke Island Holiday Homes Available
  • apm News – We have a new website, Meet our new Team Members, 7 Questions With…

Next year’s going to be better than this year!

We’ve almost made it to the end of the year and what a crazy year it has been!  Cyclones, legislation changes, inflation, on-going COVID-related issues and software issues have all impacted you and apm and we’re not completely out of the woods yet.  Thank you for persevering with us and continuing to trust us with your business as we have dealt with all of these challenges together.  We very much appreciate your loyalty and hope to continue to be of service to you for a long time to come. 

Howard and I are proud of what our team has achieved in the last year, despite all the challenges that have been thrown at them.  They are all looking forward to a break over the Christmas/New Year period but will of course be contactable in the event of major issues.  Hopefully however we will have a real summer this year and no cyclones!

Have a great festive season and best wishes for 2024 from all of the apm team.

Kind regards

Bill Highet

Managing Director

A Word from Howard – Making Property Decisions Easier With The Help of Professional Rental Managers

Howard Morley, apm Director, has been in the property management industry for over 50 years and knows a thing or two when it comes to making decisions as a property investor. An easy decision to make is employing a property manager so you can save time and don’t have to be the one making all the everyday decisions.

Howard outlines important areas of property management that require careful decision making to ensure your financial investment in property returns the best possible results, with the help of a property manager of course!

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Kind regards

Howard Morley


What’s Proposed for the Property Industry?

As we move into a new year with a new government, property owners will be waiting to see if election promises morph into real changes.

Celia Burbery, Residential Property Management General Manager, outlines five key things that stood out to her that are proposed by the new government and will affect the property market for all of us.

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Body Corporate Department Wrap Up for 2023

2023 has been a challenging year all round and our Body Corporate/Residents’ Association team have been busy with numerous projects and management issues throughout the year.

Steven Garland, Body Corporate General Manager wraps up the year that’s been for the department discussing insurance claims, flooding, Unit Title Act changes, and incoming changes for 2024.

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Health & Safety Responsibilities for Commercial Properties

Health and Safety compliance management is one of the most important tasks in Commercial Property Management for everyone involved because if it’s not done correctly the consequences can be extremely serious.

Who is a PCBU when it comes to Commercial properties? What happens if WorkSafe gets involved over a Health and Safety issue? James Bangerter, Commercial General Manager discusses responsibilities for commercial properties when it comes to Health and Safety regulations.

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Waiheke Island Holiday Homes Available

If you are after a Waiheke Island holiday then chat to us about our accommodation options. We are pleased to showcase our recent holiday homes that have joined our holiday division Waiheke Escapes, and you can view all available properties on our website www.waihekeescapes.co.nz

Oneroa 5 Star Views & Location
Sleeps 2-4 guests
Centrally Located


Moana Vista Cottage

Sleeps 2 guests
Perfect couples retreat
Click here to view online

apm News

Meet our new team members

Martyn Hamilton

Senior Commercial
Property Manager

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Tina Lepou

Commercial Office

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Nora Fu


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Lee Lee Co

Body Corporate

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7 Questions With…

Yavashni Chetty – Facilities Manager

Q 1.How long have you been working in the property management/facilities management industry?
I’ve been working in the industry for about 15 years.

Q 2. What does a Facilities Manager do?
Facilities managers play a key role in overseeing both the strategic and day-to-day management of buildings and facilities. Their primary objective is to ensure that these spaces are not only safe, healthy, and sustainable but also optimised for productivity and well-suited to their intended purposes.

Q 3. How does a property owner/building benefit from having a Facilities Manager?
The Facilities Manager ensures that the property operates efficiently, complies with regulations, is cost-effective, and provides a safe and comfortable environment for occupants.

Q 4. What was your first job?
Receptionist at an attorney’s office. 

Q 5. What do you like to listen to?
Songs of faith and old R&B.

Q 6. What is something that always makes you laugh?
My favourite sitcom, Friends. I have watched it repeatedly and I don’t think I will ever get tired of watching it. 

Q 7. What are you looking forward to doing over the summer break?
Spending some time with friends in Rockhampton City.

Click here to learn more about Yavashni

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