Dalefield

By PHILIP CHANDLER If living and breathing real estate makes you a successful agent, you couldn't find better examples than Queenstowners Gerard Bligh and Hadley van Schaik. The duo have worked together for New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty's local branch for...
At 13 years old, I watched with excitement as the AJ Hackett crew tested their bungees outside our house on Thompson Street. They tied cables to a power pole and a ute, and accelerated. I remember getting weighed in a creaky...

Daily street art

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown artist's been turning heads by displaying a different oil painting from his collection outside his Speargrass Flat Road gallery each day. When the Covid-19 lockdown began, Thomas Brown (above) decided if passersby couldn't come into his...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A restored country cottage dating back to the very early 1900s is for sale in Queenstown's Dalefield. Islay Cottage, on Lower Shotover Road, is named after the Scottish island of Islay, which original property owner Alexander Brown left in...

Life’s a picnic

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Rotarians have created a picnic/viewing area along the 3.2km Tucker Beach Trail they gifted to the community in 2018. For about $1200 they've installed a BBQ table and bench seat. Kerry Dunlop, who conceived the trail and chaired...

Grand rural mansion on market

One of Queenstown's grandest rural homes is on the market for the first time. The two-storey, 740 square metre, six-bedroom Dalefield home is listed with Harcourts Queenstown realtor Duncan Brown for an eye-watering $5,880,000. Down a long tree-lined driveway off Lower...
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