Glenorchy

Silver screen

Hollywood megastars Benedict Cumberbatch and Kirsten Dunst are poised to brighten up the South Island over the summer holidays. NZ Herald's Spy reported Kiwi directing legend Jane Campion, whose got close ties go Glenorchy, is using her homeland as the...
  As I'm writing, this council's decision on Queenstown Airport Corporation's (QAC) new draft Statement of Intent looms. By now we know the outcome. If they haven't rejected the new draft with its unchanged 'expand to meet demand' objectives, my position is...

Glenorchy housing solution

A developer applying to build Glenorchy's first workers' accommodation is taking inspiration from backcountry huts in the vicinity. Douglas Rikard-Bell, who moved to Glenorchy last year, has lodged a resource consent application for a complex with up to 52 beds...
Glenorchy's real estate market's taking off as the township's increasingly viewed as value for money. Leading the charge is the top-of-the-lake's largest subdivision, 60-lot Alfred's Terrace, where 25 sections have sold and four are under contract. Prices ranging from $300,000 for...
When a Glenorchy resident was diagnosed with terminal cancer in early 2015, a Queenstown nurse decided to dip into her own pocket to provide some support. Four years on, his legacy continues – and she hasn't stopped. Debbie Swain-Rewi, who owns...
Mountain Scene's Philip Chandler visits American philanthropists Debbi and Paul Brainerd at their Washington State home, five years after he unveiled their plans to turn Glenorchy's run-down holiday park into a new 'green' campground that would return all its...
As floodwaters continue to swallow up parts of Kinloch Road, calls for a permanent solution get louder. A powerful downpour on March 25 burst the banks of the Dart River, causing the river to change course and the road to...

Glenorchy land for sale

The second stage of a 60-lot Glenorchy subdivision offers some of the Wakatipu's cheapest sections. The seven Shiel Street sections range from $299,995 to $325,000, and in line with Glenorchy township rules they're all at least 800 square metres –...

Suffrage Day, round two

They were hampered by snow the first time around, but while the white stuff threatened to fall again yesterday, Glenorchy's Rural Women weren't to be stopped. About 25 people gathered to mark 125 years since NZ women earned the right...

Bringing history alive

Images and audio from the history of the head of Lake Wakatipu come together in a heritage event at Queenstown's St Margaret's Church hall at Frankton this Sunday. 'Vintage Viewing' has been put together by the Glenorchy Heritage and Museum...

Hook, line and sinker

Organisers are hoping to reel in plenty of entries – and plenty of fundraising dollars – at this year's Glenorchy Fishing Competition. The 37th annual comp, which serves as the main fundraiser for Glenorchy Playgroup, takes place on Saturday. Last year's...

Glenorchy’s power gripes

Glenorchy locals are feeling powerless to solve the township's electricity problems after another outage lasting two days. Many residents gathered in nearby pubs and hotels just to keep warm and enjoy some creature comforts after a spring snow dump on...
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