Nikolay Koshikov is the new Union President-elect of the Oxford Union, following the results of elections held on Friday 10th June.In a clean sweep for their slate of other officer positions, Mia Smith was chosen by members as Librarian-elect and Dom Hopkins-Powell as Treasurer-elect. Mark Fischel, who ran as an independent candidate, was chosen as Secretary. All officers ran uncontested.Elizabeth Webb, Kriti Joshi, Laali Vadlamani, Owen Rapaport and Chris Zabilowicz were elected to the Union Standing Committee.It was a particularly successful election for Koshikov’s slate, with four of the five Standing Committee and eight of the eleven Secretary’s Committee running alongside him.The turnout was 917.See the full results below:OFFICERSPresident-elect: Nikolay Koshikov – 610 (RON – 155)Librarian-elect: Mia Smith – 646 (RON – 107)Treasurer-elect: Dom Hopkins-Powell – 589 (RON – 138)Secretary: Mark Fischel – 575 (RON – 141)STANDING COMMITTEE (in order of number of first-preference votes)Chris Zabilowicz – 220Owen Rapaport – 180Laali Vadlamani – 131Kris Joshi – 127Elizabeth Webb – 103SECRETARY’S COMMITTEE (in order of number of first-preference votes)Edward Evans – 109Juliette Aliker – 73Simon Jagoe – 70Julian Kirk – 62Gui Cavalcanti – 62Aidan Lea – 59Edward Piggott – 58Melissa Hinkley – 56Alex Urwin – 56Alan Petri – 50Rufus Morgan – 44
23 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads.Marketing agent Troy Dowker, of Ray White Mermaid Beach, said the property at 23 Hill Ave attracted six registered bidders and a crowd of onlookers, including curious neighbours, at auction on Saturday.“The bidding started at $800,000 and there was good interest from locals and Brisbane (buyers) as well,” Mr Dowker said.The five-bedroom home went to a couple, who Mr Dowker said would likely renovate.“They found the generous sized land holding really appealing,” Mr Dowker said.“The majority of the value is in the land and the position – a land holding like that, that close to the beach, is pretty unique.”He said homes in Burleigh were always popular.“It’s like the Bondi or the Manly of the Gold Coast,” Mr Dowker said.A new Main Beach villa and waterfront home at Burleigh Waters were also among properties that attracted high sales last week at $1.695 million and $1.175 million respectively. 94 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.Lambert Willcox Estate Agents director Jesse Wilcox said it was an unusual price, but potentially offered because the number eight is considered to be fortuitous in Chinese culture.He said it was actually the area that attracted the new owners, who lived locally.“It was really the area of Paradise Waters, the exclusivity of that area at the moment, (and) because the buyers liked what the suburb had to offer,” Mr Willcox said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa18 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“They’ll actually be renovating (the house).”He said the multi-level six-bedroom home was on the market for a few months with another agency before it came to them.“We reduced the price and the inquiries came,” Mr Willcox said.“We actually had multiple offers on the property.”He said the home sold quite quickly in comparison to many other properties in the area, with the average days on market about 300.At Burleigh Heads, a home that was listed for the first time in 25 years sold under the hammer on the weekend for $1.51 million. 94 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters. 23 Hill Ave, Burleigh Heads. 23 Hill Ave, Burleigh. 250 Acanthus Ave, Burleigh Waters. 53 Breaker St, Main Beach. 94 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters. 94 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters.EIGHT figures normally deters property buyers but the number eight proved a lucky charm for some Chinese buyers on the weekend splashing out $2,888,888 on a Gold Coast mansion.The buyers won a bidding war for a waterfront property at 94 Commodore Drive, Paradise Waters that had been on the market for six months.