Five Mile

By PHILIP CHANDLER While so many Queenstown businesses are retrenching, at least one’s doing the opposite and finding a new niche for its offering. Co-working space company Mountain Club, which set up at Five Mile just over a year ago, lost half its...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Plans to increase housing in Ladies Mile and Frankton by up to 4000 units rely on Kiwis ditching cars in favour of bus and ferry networks. That’s according to the growing list of consultant-produced and council-commissioned plans for...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's council's resisting pleas to institute free parking in the resort's CBD to help businesses suffering from the Covid-19-induced crisis. Restaurateur Graham McCarthy says CBD businesses now need local customers with the tourist trade, which they almost solely relied...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Due to the the economic situation, a Queenstown gallery space has been reclaimed for further exhibitions, starting this week. Since June last year, Five Mile's developer has let artist Marc Blake use large vacant ground-floor space in Craigs...
Remember that line, 'girls can do anything'?  Proving that saying's alive and well in the local construction sector is Arrowtown painting contractor Nell Pooley. She talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about breaking the glass ceiling, but not before painting it As women...

High-profile highway hotel

Work's started on the 120-room Sudima Queenstown hotel on a landmark site at the entrance to Frankton's Five Mile shopping centre, off State Highway 6. Designed by local firm JCY Architects, the four-storey building's being built by Naylor Love for Five...
Momentum's building in Queenstown to help our cousins over the ditch who've been enduring one of the worst bushfire seasons in memory. Raging since September, to date more than 6.3 million hectares have been destroyed, wiping out an estimated 500 million...
Queenstown shopping centre Five Mile has joined a group of local companies offering vital sponsorship support to the New Zealand Open golf tournament. The 'Queenstown Four', first formed for the 2017 Open, also comprises Coronet Peak skifield, Eichardt's Hotel and...

Five Mile festive gifts

Five Mile businesses donated Christmas bundles worth more than $2800 to Queenstown's community support centre Happiness House. The charity is sending gifts to 55 families and 15 individuals this year. Happiness House coordinator Niki Mason collected the bundles from Five Mile...

Five Mile goes smokefree

A large Queenstown retail and business centre's kicking the habit and banning the butts. Mayor Jim Boult was on hand this morning to mark Five Mile officially going smokefree. The centre has been working towards a smokefree status for some months,...
A proposed hotel at Five Mile has been given the green light to nearly double its planned number of rooms. Queenstown Gateway Ltd (QGL) applied to boost the number of rooms at its landmark Frankton Flats hotel from 70 to...
The developer of Queenstown's Five Mile shopping centre has made another property play in the resort. Auckland-based Tony Gapes has bought a vacant 1715 square metre block in central Queenstown, opposite the Caltex service station, for residential development. The L-shaped lower...
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