A 1960s house across the road from Government House in Auckland’s Epsom sold under the hammer for $5.302 million after nearly a solid hour and a half of bidding, OneRoof reports. Barfoot & Thompson agent Linda Galbraith said the auction was the longest of her 30-year career. Galbraith said that marketing the property through level 4 lockdown worked in its favour as the agents could qualify the 33 buyers who registered to view the property once permitted in level 3. “Open homes are history. Why expose the vendor when you can have only buyers with serious interest, they’re qualified and you can have quality time.”