Under a hot sun, a large crowd gathered on the Devon St corner, Mangawhai, to check out or put in a bid on the MyPad fundraiser home – generously built in the best community spirit and auctioned to the highest bidder with profits going towards further development of the Mangawhai Activity Zone.
When complete the MAZ will be one of the highlights of Mangawhai as an entertainment centre for both local and visiting families plus a range of organised activities.
Barfoot & Thompson representatives from both Mangawhai and Warkworth had worked hard promoting and advertising the property and were thrilled with the turnout on the day.
Perhaps it was the summer heat but, despite the initial buzz, the crowd went strangely silent when auctioneer Craig McNair called for bids. However the usual pleading and cajoling gradually paid dividends as two, and then three interested parties began vying for the prize.
While bidding stopped a little short of the reserve on the day at $637,000, Mangawhai Barfoot & Thompson agent Craig Matheson reported that a deal had been struck at $660,000, with an Auckland couple now being the proud new owners and soon to be Mangawhai residents.