Hallenstein Street

Creditors whistle

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner whose former development company’s in hock to creditors for $1 million is flogging luxury apartments through a new company. Lachlan Francis’ company was to build a 16-unit apartment complex, Freshwater, on the corner of Hallenstein and York Streets. His...

Club jumping for joy

By GUY WILLIAMS The Queenstown Mountain Bike Club’s world-renowned Gorge Road jump park will be  replaced by a new park on Queenstown Hill. Queenstown’s council has cleared the red tape on the long-running project, approving an ‘outline plan of works’ for...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Arrowtown-based builders won the two ‘supreme’ gongs at the recent Master Builders southern region House of the Year Awards. Triple Star Management won ‘supreme house of the year’ for a large Closeburn project and Bennie Builders took ‘supreme...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Construction of a 61-room five-star Queenstown hotel, on the corner of Man and Brecon Streets, has been deferred due to the Covid-19-induced tourism slowdown. Lead developer, NZX-listed Augusta Capital, announced the deferral in a statement last week. The luxury...

Private jet ZQN

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown developer's launching a private jet aircraft service from Australia's east coast to the resort once the travel ban's lifted. Gold Coast-based Kevin Carlin claims it'll be a flyer with well-heeled travellers seeking more sanitary transport in...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A legend in local real estate, skiing and golfing circles, Queenstowner Doug Brown, who died last week aged 92, is also being remembered as a gentleman and a great family man. He's survived by sons Nigel, Derek, Maurice...
By PHILIP CHANDLER While construction's virtually ground to a halt due to the Covid-19-induced lockdown, a developer's continuing with excavation and retaining works for a $22 million, six-star boutique hotel in central Queenstown. Developer Kevin Carlin says he's got Ministry of...
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