The woman locked in a driveway dispute with former All Black Marc Ellis is selling her property on Waiheke Island.

Briar Ross said the sale of her 1.98ha five-bedroom house at Matiatia Estate was not linked to the dispute with Mr Ellis.

"I have intended to sell it for a while," she said.

Located on the prestigious gated community of Matiatia Estate with views across Motuihe and Motatapu Islands to the city, the house has a capital valuation of $2.55 million.

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The disputed driveway bordering the property of Briar Ross. The neighbouring property is owned by Marc Ellis.
The disputed driveway bordering the property of Briar Ross. The neighbouring property is owned by Marc Ellis.

Ms Ross paid $3.1 million for the large family home 10 years ago.

Last year, a disagreement began when Mr Ellis began earthworks for a driveway to his new holiday home.

Ms Ross believes Mr Ellis put the driveway in illegally and says it made the shared access look "horrible".

She sent Mr Ellis a legal letter last winter trying to stop the work.

In June this year Ms Ross ripped up part of Mr Ellis' driveway with a digger and dumped it on his property.

The property is located on the prestigious gated community of Matiatia Estate with views across Motuihe and Motatapu Islands to the city. Photo: www.bayleys.co.nz
The property is located on the prestigious gated community of Matiatia Estate with views across Motuihe and Motatapu Islands to the city. Photo: www.bayleys.co.nz

She said today that she had entered into a dispute resolution process and had served a dispute notice with Mr Ellis.

"I'm not intending to walk away. The dispute is ongoing," she said.

Mr Ellis could not be reached for comment.

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