High Court

Council consent cock-up

Queenstown Hill residents have successfully appealed against City Hall consenting view-blocking apartments below them. High Court judge Gerald Nation has ruled council decisions to approve the 24-unit development, and on a non-notified basis so neighbours couldn't object, were "invalid" and...
The brother of a former Prime Minister and a high-profile developer are locked in a fierce legal battle over a multi-million dollar piece of Queenstown land. Conor English, brother of Sir Bill English, and developer Wayne Foley are grappling over...

Leaky lawsuit

Local ratepayers could be picking up a $40 million tab to repair a leaky Queenstown apartment complex. Work to repair the first of four blocks in the 84-unit Oaks Shores Apartments, off Frankton Road, is due to start in April. In...

Detour: we’ll fight

Retail boss Mike Collins plans to come out swinging after his clothing store was evicted from a prime Queenstown spot. Detour Clothing Ltd, of which Collins is a director, had its lease for 17 Rees Street cancelled by landlord Star...

‘We’re a charity case’

Queenstown's housing trust is gearing up for another court battle to prove it's a charity. The trust, which provides houses for locals who'd otherwise struggle to live here, was deregistered as a charity in 2010 – then lost a subsequent...
The owner of a Central Otago winery is appealing a High Court decision requiring it to buy out a fellow shareholder for $1 million more than it originally offered. Lindsay McLachlan and Greg Hay are both directors of Peregrine Wines. Peregrine Wines...
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