Aspen Grove

A bogus listing for a non-existing Queenstown holiday home has left groups of Asian tourists scratching their heads. Plush pad 'Villa Manata' is being advertised by global accommodation giant Booking.com – but the supposed holiday let doesn't exist. Aspen Grove resident...

Back from the ashes

Three years after his Queenstown houses burned to the ground, Iain Ballantyne still feels sick to the stomach. The Scotsman, 63, was working in Australia when his neighbouring Fernhill properties were engulfed in a ferocious fire after a tenant left...

NZ trumps as a global lifeboat

An American convinced that New Zealand land is an attractive "apocalyptic hedge" for his rich countryfolk is putting his money where his mouth is. Retired lawyer and former sports mag publisher Miles Jaffe has lifted the asking price for his...
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