District Plan

Quail Rise fracas

By PHILIP CHANDLER Sparks are flying over how a section got split into two in Queenstown’s Quail Rise when subdivision’s not allowed in the suburb. Caught in the crossfire are Queenstown’s council, for allowing the subdivision, and developer David Broomfield, who...

Further history uncovered

By PHILIP CHANDLER A former Arrowtowner claims she’s now found the stone ruins of an entire goldmining settlement above the Arrow River. Tauranga-based Jan Morrison’s on a mission to restore Cooper’s Terrace, a kilometre from Arrowtown, to how it looked in...

Lack-of-parking peril

By PHILIP CHANDLER A major Queenstown landlord claims the council’s threatening the CBD’s viability by not replacing carparking lost in pending major roading projects. Westwood Group Holdings’ Tony Butson says about 364 parks in the greater downtown area — or about...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner's jumped in to defend concerns over mountain bike jumps popping up on his Malaghans Road property. Head council planner Tony Avery says ‘‘our enforcement team has been notified and is currently looking into the matter’’. Landowner Mike...

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...
A prominent ratepayer is blasting Queenstown's council as "irresponsible" for appealing a damning judgment against it. The Environment Court last month found the council had misled the public by not making it clear, in a summary of district plan submissions,...
Vast swathes of rural Queenstown land will be protected under new plans to limit development. But no one seems particularly bothered - despite a local planning expert saying they "propose to remove existing landowner rights and expectations". Queenstown's council is consulting...
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