Two new firsts now at www.scene.co.nz

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Go-to site for property buyers

A new Mountain Scene residential property website launched this week offers unprecedented full-scale coverage of the entire local real estate market.

“For the very first time, buyers can now uncover all the residential properties from all the agents – all in one place,” says Mountain Scene general manager Katrina Priest.

The new site – www.propertyscene.co.nz – already features more than 1000 residential listings.
It can also be accessed by going to www.scene.co.nz and clicking on Property.

Refreshed daily, the comprehensive catalogue collects listings from every local realtor, sorting them into eight price brackets from $200,000 and under, up to $2 million-plus.

Yesterday 64 properties were listed in the multi-million-dollar category.

And soon the website will also list long-term and holiday rental properties.

Priest says the new property and job vacancy websites give the company’s online presence a huge boost.

“Our users will find we’re becoming the website for everything Queenstown. Jobs and property listings are a big part of that.”

Joining Immigration NZ for a working holiday push 

Mountain Scene has joined forces with Immigration New Zealand to tap working holidaymakers for peak-season tourism and hospitality jobs in Queenstown.

Immigration NZ next Tuesday launches a month-long online pilot to tempt foreigners with hospitality experience into part-time work while holidaying here.

Immigration senior account manager Jenny Alexander wants local employers to go to http://forms.newzealandnow.govt.nz/employers/registration/queenstown/ and register employment requirements for the coming summer.

“The registration page will be up [between] October 27-November 28 and only takes a couple of minutes to fill out,” she says.

During the next month, Immigration will target people keen to holiday in Queenstown who also have hospitality experience. They can apply for however many hours an employer wants them each week.

“It’s about plugging those kind of low-level fluctuating-needs jobs.”

Immigration then directs job hunters to specific employers, whose vacancies will be listed on Mountain Scene’s website.

Job hunters can go to , click on Jobs and then click on Working Holidays in Queenstown for more information.

Immigration approached Mountain Scene because of this newspaper’s online access to local job vacancies.

The scene.co.nz website not only lists Mountain Scene Situations Vacant ads but also every Queenstown job posted on big employment website www.myjobspace.co.nz.

“[Mountain Scene is] a critical partner in this pilot,” Alexander says.

“Because of the way your job page is set up, it’s easy for us to measure the traffic between our two sites.

“We just thought Queenstown’s such a unique environment, it’s a great place to test this,” Alexander says.

In a recent two-week pilot, Immigration found more than 1100 people interested in working in Queenstown – 86 per cent of them from countries such as Britain, United States and Canada, whose nationals are allowed to work 12 months for a single employer.