development

Lake-hugging land for sale

By PHILIP CHANDLER Clever planning’s resulted in a magnificently-located mini Queenstown development, now on the market. Lakeshore comprises three large sections, right above Frankton Track and Frankton Arm, and two others just above. The subdivision, created by a local family with engineering...
In preparation for writing a second political piece in the lead-up to the general election, I was contemplating which big issues residents in the Queenstown Lakes would be most concerned with. Rather than spouting anecdotes, I went to the findings...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown Mini Golf's reopening for one last week, at reduced rates, with all admission money helping those affected by the Covid-19 crisis. Owner Nola Pratt had been going to pull the pin last month, after 27 years in...
Five Queenstown Hill property owners are going to the High Court to protect their million-dollar views. Queenstown's council has given the green light to an Aussie developer for a major apartment complex on York Street, off Hallenstein St. But lawyers for...

Battle for Ladies Mile

Queenstown's council has snapped up a prime Ladies Mile property, as locals paint a grim picture of over-development. The council yesterday announced a surprise move to buy a high profile, 14.6 hectare site with a capital value of $6.41 million. Mayor...

Demo sparks parking boost

The demolition of two houses will provide a temporary parking boost in Queenstown's CBD, but the longer-term future of the prime site remains unclear. Two Man Street houses owned by Sydney-based John Thompson have been reduced to rubble this week. Thompson...

Prime hillside lodge unveiled

Resource consent's about to be sought for a $20 million-plus tourist lodge on prime, view-laden Queenstown real estate. The 40-unit luxury lodge, fronted by Arrowtown developer Wayne Foley, is planned for the bottom third of a hill above Aspen Grove...

Kmart opening delayed

Plans to open a Kmart store in Queenstown have been delayed by two weeks after the construction company behind the build was issued with a "Notice to Fix". Nationwide firm Dominion Constructors Ltd was ordered to fix some problems relating...

Arthurs Point fury

An advertising guru has blown the whistle on a planned subdivision in Queenstown's Arthurs Point. M&C Saatchi Australian boss and former worldwide chairman Tom Dery fears an 89-lot housing development overlooking the Shotover River will degrade an iconic landscape. Dery, who...
Squillionaires looking to splash the cash in a new exclusive Queenstown development better get in quick. Five of 12 sections – each priced at a staggering $3 million – have sold at Homestead Bay, south of Jack's Point. The home sites,...
What makes Whistler tick? Mountain Scene's chief news hound Philip Chandler interrupted a recent visit to Canada for a chinwag with the most knowledgeable person on Whistler's growth from the very beginning World-leading mountain resorts Queenstown and Whistler, Canada, took very different...
Plans have emerged for another massive worker accommodation complex in Queenstown. A fortnight ago, Mountain Scene broke news of company New Ground Capital's plans to build digs for up to 600 workers at Remarkables Park. Now we've uncovered plans for up to...
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