Frankton Road

Repeat offender hid on lawn

By GUY WILLIAMS A repeat drink-driver from Arrowtown with a history of evading police will have to blow into a tube to start his car for at least the next six months. James Robert Manser, 46, company director, was sentenced in...

Maritime history shipshape

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstowners and visitors can now dine out on the resort’s rich maritime history. Named after an early paddlesteamer, The Mountaineer Room has opened as an annex to The Boat Shed cafe by the Frankton marina. It’s the work of...

Point complex matures

By PHILIP CHANDLER A 34-unit European-style terraced housing complex is nearly complete in Queenstown's Arthurs Point. It's the third stage of Bullendale - an 88-unit 'special housing area' (SHA). The first two stages, which sold to a good proportion of first-home buyers,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A young Auckland entrepreneur's undaunted about buying a Queenstown motel property during the tourism-crippling Covid-19 lockdown. Satyan Mehra and a friend have acquired Queenstown Motel Apartments, on Frankton Road, from local couple Dianne and Peter Smith, who'd had...
By PHILIP CHANDLER It was Queenstown's most-anticipated residential property auction. With the resort's tourism economy having been hammered by Covid-19 restrictions, Bayleys Queenstown's mega-auction on May 29 - the first major one since the crisis hit - was seen as a...
When we toasted the arrival of 2020, who would have predicted within three months a virus spread to humans, from a bat in a wet-market in provincial China, would bring the world to its knees and wreak havoc on...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Protecting Kiwi families is vital, but forgetting foreign workers will come back to bite business, a Queenstown hotelier says. The Rees Hotel boss Mark Rose says while there's social media scaremongering around the pandemic, anybody who thinks their business...
Redrawn plans for a Queenstown hotel reflect the new district plan's more liberal height restrictions. Auckland-based Shundi Customs Ltd has relodged a resource consent application for an 86-room, five- to six-star hotel on Frankton Road, close to downtown Queenstown. The guest...

Leaky lawsuit

Local ratepayers could be picking up a $40 million tab to repair a leaky Queenstown apartment complex. Work to repair the first of four blocks in the 84-unit Oaks Shores Apartments, off Frankton Road, is due to start in April. In...

Resort’s drink-drive dimwits

A Queenstown judge has once again vented her frustrations about the district's chronic drink-drive problem. Another 10 drink-drivers were in the district court dock before Judge Bernadette Farnan on Monday – that's a little over par for course in the...

$60m blockbuster unveiled

A luxury $60 million hotel is proposed for one of Queenstown's largest undeveloped sites. Auckland-based Shundi Customs has applied for consent for a five- to six-star, 68-room hotel on Frankton Road, less than a kilometre from the CBD. It's two-and-a-half levels...
A new Queenstown housing development will include $1.35 million properties with money-making flats. Mooreliving Homes is building 15 houses on land off Frankton Road, across the road from the planned $10 million-plus Queenstown Marina. Developer Joshua Moore says he'd originally planned...
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