Bridesdale Farm

By GUY WILLIAMS One of the Wakatipu's oldest buildings is looking worse for wear, but will soon get a new lease on life, its owner says. Bridesdale Farm's McBride Cottage, also known as the Red Cottage, was built about 1872 by...
By PHILIP CHANDLER It was Queenstown's most-anticipated residential property auction. With the resort's tourism economy having been hammered by Covid-19 restrictions, Bayleys Queenstown's mega-auction on May 29 - the first major one since the crisis hit - was seen as a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER An agent from a small Queenstown realtor's won two gongs at the only New Zealand real estate awards based on customer feedback. In the NZ segment of Australasia's RateMyAgent Awards, recently held in Melbourne, Tall Poppy's Dee Molnar was...

Ace academy for resort

A privately-funded tennis academy, aimed at turning out pros like Aussie Open doubles semi-finalist Ben McLachlan, is under way for Queenstown. Run by long-time local coach and ex-pro Lan Bale, Winton Tennis Academy is a philanthropic venture by Lakes District...

Fast-track fail

Builders, investors and speculators have elbowed first-home buyers out of Queenstown's first special housing area. A Mountain Scene analysis shows only 39 of 135 sections – less than 30 per cent – at fast-tracked subdivision Bridesdale Farm are owned by...
A Queenstowner is criticising buyers in an entry-level subdivision for selling their sections for major capital gains. Lesley Turner, who's helping her daughter find a property, has found seven section owners at Queenstown's Bridesdale Farm, adjoining Lake Hayes Estate, trying...
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