Frankton Road

Ecstatic but trepidatious

By TRACEY ROXBURGH You could almost hear the sighs of relief at 4pm on Tuesday in Queenstown. After holding the collective breath for more than a year, the resort was finally able to exhale as Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a...

Double-dipper goes down

By GUY WILLIAMS An ex-Queenstown property manager who swindled two women of more than $230,000 has avoided jail. Matthew James Moller Christensen, 30, was employed in 2014 by Julie Jack to manage apartments at the Mantra Marina — now the Marina...

Millennium to be mothballed

By MATTHEW MCKEW Unsustainable occupancy levels have forced a prominent Queenstown hotel to be mothballed while the borders remain closed. A spokesman for the Millennium Hotel, on Frankton Road, says it’s part of a consolidation plan while international tourists are shut...

Noelene’s fest award honour

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Covid forced the cancellation of this year’s Arrowtown Autumn Festival, but the organisers decided to carry on with one important tradition, awarding the Unsung Hero posthumously to Noelene Tait. Noelene was killed in a car accident on Frankton...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Eleven eye-catching, luxury apartments anchoring a prominent central Queenstown site are selling off the plan. The four-level complex occupies a vacant 885 square metre site on the corner of Frankton Road and Suburb Street regularly used as a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Otago Regional Council’s investigating a major sewage spill into Lake Wakatipu last Friday. It’s believed tens of thousands of litres of raw, untreated sewage poured into the lake after a bung ‘‘let go’’ in a pipeline above the Frankton...

Striking streetscape added

By PHILIP CHANDLER A newly-completed luxury apartment complex close to downtown Queenstown could set a trend for the future. The five-unit Lakeside Villas, clad in striking cedar, sits right beside busy Frankton Road and adjoins Oaks Club Resort, to the east,...

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...

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...
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