Frankton

Foreign drivers are being given a crash-course in road safety with a new simulator in Queenstown to help reduce accidents across the country. GO Rentals is the first car rental company to take the driving simulator to market. It's the product...
A Mountain Scene paperboy leapt into action on his weekly round to save an elderly Frankton resident's house. Remarkables Primary School pupil Jack Smillie helped stop 92-year-old Mavora MacKenzie's home becoming severely damaged after the latch on her diesel burner...

Housing complex takes off

Approval's been given for Queenstown's first major affordable and worker housing complex. In a resort desperately short of reasonably-priced locals' housing, developer New Ground Capital (NGC) has received resource consent to accommodate about 600 people on the Frankton Flats. Site works...
From November 20 Queenstowners can take their cars to work – or bus free for a week. Today Mountain Scene exclusively reveals the four new Orbus routes, which cover most of the Wakatipu Basin. For the first seven days of the new...
Plans have emerged for another massive worker accommodation complex in Queenstown. A fortnight ago, Mountain Scene broke news of company New Ground Capital's plans to build digs for up to 600 workers at Remarkables Park. Now we've uncovered plans for up to...

Housing fix found

A huge proposed worker housing complex at Queenstown's Remarkables Park promises to help solve one of the resort's most pressing problems. New Ground Capital (NGC) is contracted to buy a one hectare-plus site below Remarkables Park Town Centre, and opposite...
OPINION: I don't know about you but I'm delighted! The reason that I'm delighted is that I had the great pleasure to fly back into Queenstown after a trip north recently, arriving here at peak rush hour, facing the prospect...

Frankton drive times cut

Road upgrades have cut the driving time between the BP roundabout on State Highway 6 and Queenstown Airport by up to 17 minutes. Last month, the first stage of the Hawthorne Dr extension - linking Remarkables Park to Glenda Dr...

Under $1m for Residences

Prices in a mostly four-bedroom Queenstown townhouse development, publicly launched today, are all under $1 million. Developed by a Singaporean property company, Remarkables Residences will comprise 225 three- and four-storey town-houses. They'll be spread over a 3.84 hectare Frankton Flats site...

$25m bypass road to open

The first section of the long-awaited road linking Remarkables Park and Glenda Drive behind Queenstown Airport will open on Thursday. The first sod was turned on the $25 million eastern access road project on November 3. Queenstown Lakes District Council programme...
Work's commencing on a Queenstown shopping centre housing department store Kmart and retailers like Whitcoulls and Hallensteins. The $100 million stage one of the Frankton Flats complex – between the Five Mile shopping centre and eastern access road, Hawthorne Drive –...

Commercial break

A fully-leased commercial complex at the gateway to Queenstown is on the market. Comprising two two-level retail and office buildings, Terrace Junction is adjacent to the high-profile BP roundabout, between State Highway 6 and Frankton Road. It also shares an entrance...
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