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By GUY WILLIAMS An accommodation sector lobby group’s calling for a debate on curbing future growth of the residential visitor accommodation (RVA) market. The Lakes District Accommodation Sector group, which represents about 110 businesses across the Queenstown Lakes, wants City Hall...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A monstrous rock’s landed near Queenstown’s Gorge Road, having hurtled down a cliff face about 300 metres above. Local Julian Croft spotted the dislodged rock, near Matakauri Park, while driving along the road. ‘‘I looked over into the paddock...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Covid's knocked Queenstown tourism for a six but fuelled a boom in the high-end residential property market. In a trend that’s taken many agents by surprise, this market — we’re talking $4 million-plus deals — has become more...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A company about to prefabricate timber buildings using world-leading German technology arose from a chance meeting between neighbours at Queenstown's Jack's Point. About three years ago, Tristan Franklin, who has a management/governance background, found out his new neighbour,...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A book about Queenstown like no other was one of two launched in town last week by a leading New Zealand photographer. When he moved into a Queenstown Hill home in 2009, Mike Langford vowed to shoot the...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Homes and businesses will light up across the Wakatipu this weekend for Lumify, with organisers hoping to cut through the Covid-19 darkness. The home-made Queen's Birthday weekend event replaces the annual Luma, a festival of lights that normally...
Queenstown house values are starting to rise again, remaining stubbornly above those in the wider Auckland region. According to Quotable Value data released yesterday, Queenstown's July values are at $1.09 million, $44,500 above wider Auckland's $1.04m. In saying that, eight suburban Auckland...
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