Hanley’s Farm

By PHILIP CHANDLER If you’re needing proof Queenstown’s in the middle of a property boom, check out Jack’s Point’s Willow Pond. An 82-property enclave, bordering Hanley’s Farm, it surrounds a natural lake, Willow Pond, that’s being transformed from what was a...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Strong interest from locals in entry-level Queenstown property is flying in the face of predictions made in the wake of Covid last year. Local Bayleys managing director David Gubb says it was assumed there’d be a lot more...
By GUY WILLIAMS Education ministry staff were in Queenstown this week getting public feedback on its plans to bring in enrolment zones for Queenstown Primary School and the under-construction Te Kura Whakatipu o Kawarau school in Hanley’s Farm. The ministry’s also...
By PHILIP CHANDLER The stripper had already been and gone when another male visited a hen’s party in Queenstown last Saturday night — by accident. The male ‘gatecrashed’ the party by driving into the ground floor of a Lomond Crescent property. Luckily,...

Business pickings still ripe

By PHILIP CHANDLER With Covid decimating Queenstown’s high-profile tourism industry, you mightn’t think a local business broker would be going for broke. But for Arrowtowner Kevin Peterson, who’s been Tabak Business Sales’ Otago/Southland broker for the past five years, pickings have...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's last special housing area (SHA), Coneburn, has finally got the go-ahead for a site north of Hanley’s Farm. It’ll be developed on a 48-hectare site now being used for grazing, and will have 526 sections — mainly in...

Gigs galore for a good cause

By PHILIP CHANDLER A mini music festival’s running throughout the Wakatipu next week to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Creative Queenstown’s presenting nine performances under the banner, ‘Listen Up, Wakatipu!’, featuring the cream of local entertainers. Starting this coming Monday, the likes of...
A global pandemic was never going to be kind on a couple whose livelihood revolves around social gatherings. But that doesn’t mean the word ‘optimistic’ has been entirely omitted from the vocabulary of long-time Queenstown musicians Lindsay and Ailsa Woods. The Hanley’s...
Work's begun on the third and final stage of Queenstown's Shotover Primary School. Brosnan Construction has started on the earthworks for a 1428 square metre building, running along the school's northern boundary, which will expand the school's capacity from 650...

Hanley’s demand continues

A 102-section sell-out at Hanley's Farm proves there's still massive demand for Queenstown residential land. Sales at the subdivision – between Frankton and Jack's Point – have now jumped from 257 to 359, though there's zoning for 1400-odd more. In the...
Seventy-two sections in Queenstown's newest large subdivision have sold in just three hours. Those sales alone have netted Hanley's Farm developer RCL Group more than $18 million, once titles are issued. Melbourne-based RCL Group has now sold 247 sections in four stages...

Hanley’s list scrapped

A developer is calling time on a $2000-deposit waiting list for Queenstown sections. Melbourne-based RCL Group says the registration database for subdivision Hanley's Farm is too big. It's releasing stage four of the development in April to those on the list...
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