Briscoes' Rod Duke taken to court over Auckland beach helipad

Nikki Mandow
Tue, 02 Oct 2018

By Nikki Mandow Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) - Briscoe Group boss Rod Duke is facing a High Court challenge later this month over the helicopter pad he is building on an inner-city Auckland beach. The self-made retailer, worth $750 million according to this year’s NBR Rich List, is converting an old boat shed on Sentinel Beach below one of his Herne Bay properties into a Thunderbirds-style helipad. The design includes a fold-back roof which reveals a concrete landing pad built on posts above the beach.   Among other uses, it is believed Duke...

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