affordable housing

Record rents highest in NZ

If you're looking to live in Queenstown, you might want to brace yourself – the resort is now the most expensive place to rent in the country. It comes as the waitlist for housing help in the resort skyrockets, with...
A proposal that could lead to 70 affordable homes being built on the outskirts of Arrowtown has been pitched to City Hall. In a letter to the Arrowtown School board of trustees, the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust (QLCHT) says...

Boom….and more boom?

History shows Queenstown should be bracing for an economic slump but valuation experts say "unprecedented" tourist numbers are keeping property prices at a peak. Colliers International releases its 2018-19 local property market review today. It shows the market has reached a...

Housing complex takes off

Approval's been given for Queenstown's first major affordable and worker housing complex. In a resort desperately short of reasonably-priced locals' housing, developer New Ground Capital (NGC) has received resource consent to accommodate about 600 people on the Frankton Flats. Site works...
OPINION: Governments big and small sometimes have to do what's right, whatever the cost. Look at Health Minister Jonathan Coleman last week, announcing a $2 billion pay equity settlement. Care worker Kristine Bartlett's union, E tu, brought the claim against her employer, TerraNova. Now...
A Queenstown woman and her young daughter are having to share a flat with revellers, kept awake by late-night drinking sessions and the sound of people having sex, due to the town's rental crisis. The rise of Airbnb and the...
Queenstown's council has given fast-tracked approval for a $30 million-plus, 143-unit worker housing complex in the resort. But developer New Ground Capital has hit a wall – or rather, a cliff face. The company, spearheaded by Queenstowner Roy Thompson, lodged a resource...

Bowen Street sell-up

Queenstown land earmarked for a failed affordable homes development has been put on the market for $4.3 million. Q Box Motorhome Park, off Gorge Road, was set to become the Bowen Street Cottages development – 32 homes priced $275,000 to $445,000. But...
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