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High-profile units

By GUY WILLIAMS A three-storey apartment building’s being proposed for a high-profile Park Street site opposite the Queenstown Gardens. Park Street Gardens Ltd, a Christchurch-based company with familial links to a property development and construction giant headquartered in Beijing, applied last...

Views on billboard split

By GUY WILLIAMS A large digital billboard proposed for the side of Queenstown’s Crowne Plaza hotel has attracted nearly 50 submissions. As revealed in Mountain Scene on March 11, the 34 square metre billboard will display advertising aimed at pedestrians and...

Council U-turn

By GUY WILLIAMS A Shotover Street businessman’s relieved Queenstown’s council has seen sense and removed a CCTV-monitored taxi stand outside his store. In August, Asian Mart owner Tau Su accused the council of ‘‘trading us like a milky cow’’ over the...

Hostel to hotel

By GUY WILLIAMS An Australian businessman charged with fraud is behind plans to build a 17-room high-end hotel on a prime lakefront site close to Queenstown’s CBD. Bumbles Holdings Ltd has applied for consent to build the five-storey Bumbles Hotel on...
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