Kelvin Heights

Tree-mendous day planned

By PHILIP CHANDLER If we’re back to Alert Level 1 by September 21, Jardine Park will host one of Queenstown’s biggest ever community planting days. Under the ‘Stars programme’, introduced to Wakatipu High this year, more than 350 students from Years...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Seems if you want your home or business premises to win an award, call an Arrowtown female architect. The only architectural practices to win more than one award for new projects at this year’s New Zealand Institute of...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's centenarian, the remarkable Alex McBurney, was farewelled by 250 people in Invercargill on Monday. The oldest World War II veteran living in the Wakatipu, Alex turned 100 on June 20, celebrating the milestone with his family, including...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Growing the membership and adding to the successful Tucker Beach project are the two key aims of the new Rotary Club of Queenstown president. Lee-Ann Lines moved back to her home town two-and-a-half years ago from Auckland, where...
Globetrotting former journalist Emma Hart's come a long way since covering the Ben Smart/Olivia Hope murder trial on TV every night. PHILIP CHANDLER charts her move to Europe and then back again to run cutting-edge stem cell therapy company headquartered in Queenstown's Glenda Drive  A...

A soldier’s century

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's Alex McBurney has been to war, raised a family, and lived the Kiwi good life even shaken hands with royalty. The oldest World War II veteran living in the Wakatipu, he turned 100 on Saturday. Still living in...
By GUY WILLIAMS Storm damage to a vast stand of pines in Kelvin Heights' Jardine Park means a community-driven landscape plan for the area will start with a cleaner slate. For the past five weeks, a City Hall forestry contractor's been...
By PHILIP CHANDLER If living and breathing real estate makes you a successful agent, you couldn't find better examples than Queenstowners Gerard Bligh and Hadley van Schaik. The duo have worked together for New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty's local branch for...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH In three weeks, a group of community-minded Queenstowners have raised almost $430,000, sought expressions of interest from frontline charities in need, and granted more than $150,000 to help with the immediate need in the Wakatipu. Well-known Kelvin Heights...

Remembering our Noelene

Noelene Tait wouldn't have wanted to be remembered as "that old lady who died in a car accident", her son says. The 84-year-old Queenstowner died last on January 14 after a crash on Frankton Road. Hundreds turned out to pay their...
It doesn't get much rarer - a Queenstown section that's still not been built on 50 years after its title was issued. And in highly-desirable Kelvin Heights, no less. The section at 38 Oregon Drive last remaining one on the street...

Land-tag scrap

Resentment's building over Queenstown's council imposing on thousands of property owners. As part of the district plan review, the council's told 2600 Wakatipu landowners, without warning, their land's within a wahi tupuna site of "particular cultural and ancestral significance" to...
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