Ladies Mile

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 PHILIP CHANDLER AmidstĀ a health crisis, it's apt foundation works on Queenstown's first surgical hospital started this week. The $20 million-plus hospital's being built next to the Queenstown Country Club by the retirement village's original developer, Sanderson Group. Despite a slight delay...

New digs for workforce

By GUY WILLIAMS A new residential development just off Lake Hayes Estate's Onslow Road will house workers at Queenstown's Southern Cross hospital. Queenstown Commercial, a company linked to Queenstown Country Club developer Sanderson Group, is building 12 two-storey homes, in a...
A former home on Ladies Mile, snapped up by Queenstown's council earlier this year, will be used at least initially as a hub for community groups. Mayor Jim Boult says the plan's still a "work in progress" and there's no...
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...
Queenstown's councillors have drawn a line in the sand over development on Ladies Mile, and sent a strong message to the NZ Transport Agency, over concerns about traffic and transport infrastructure. Councillors voted to decline three Special Housing Area (SHA)...

Millions at risk

A $24 million pot of infrastructure funding could disappear into thin air if housing developments aren't approved for Ladies Mile. The clock is ticking for the Housing Infrastructure Fund, which would provide millions of dollars in interest-free loans to the...

Battle for Ladies Mile

Queenstown's council has snapped up a prime Ladies Mile property, as locals paint a grim picture of over-development. The council yesterday announced a surprise move to buy a high profile, 14.6 hectare site with a capital value of $6.41 million. Mayor...

Council buys high profile land

Queenstown's council has splashed out on a high-profile, multi-million dollar Ladies Mile property. In a press release the council said the site would ''provide a variety of facilities for Lake Hayes/Shotover Country residents as well as the wider community''. The site,...

Crunch point

Developers of a proposed 156-lot subdivision at Queenstown's Ladies Mile and neighbours are shaping up for a battle over traffic congestion. Neighbours, including hundreds of Shotover Country residents, already face huge peak-hour delays getting on to the State Highway 6...
Queenstown's council is having a procrastination moment about housing affordability along Ladies Mile. It asked for submissions and got a mixed response. Predictably, a few land owners warmed to the notion of a bank balance windfall. Others were less sanguine. We're told...
Queenstown council bosses want the resort's tree-lined entrance to be opened up for potential development. In a report to Thursday's full council meeting, planning bosses Tony Avery and Blair Devlin -- who previously ran secret meetings promoting a potential carve-up...
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