Five Mile

Firm crests big building wave

By PHILIP CHANDLER A long-established builder behind many of Queenstown’s biggest projects is grateful it’s so far ridden out the Covid storm. Naylor Love last year finished the Holiday Inn Express hotel and, just before Christmas, Toru Apartments. This year it’s completing...

Boutique Beach St gallery

By PHILIP CHANDLER An exhibition of stunning photographic works launches a contemporary Queenstown art gallery tonight. The solo show, ‘Conceal’, features a new body of work by local award-winning photographer Sarah Bultitude. It’s showing in a small gallery called Broker occupying the...
By GUY WILLIAMS Highly-regarded Bannockburn artist Alan Waters will ‘‘believe it when I see it’’ when 60 of his artworks go on the walls at Five Mile’s Queenstown Contemporary gallery on Saturday. Organised by Kate Blomfield, of Tantra Art, ‘A Retrospective...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A new not-for-profit school, focused on entrepreneurship and leadership, will open in Queenstown next year. In time the Liger Leadership Academy, which is setting up shop at Five Mile, will help to diversify and strengthen Queenstown’s economy, its...

Expansion plans for Five Mile

By GUY WILLIAMS Five Mile’s developer has unveiled plans for a major expansion of the Frankton retail and commercial hub. Queenstown Gateway (5M) Ltd (QGL) has applied for resource consent for five new buildings: three of them, built over the existing...
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...
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