landscaping

Canyoning firm pulls the plug

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown adventure tourism company’s hibernating as it’s on ‘‘a hiding to nothing’’ till borders reopen. Canyon Explorers is pulling the plug this coming Monday, though its fulltimers — three guides and a frontliner — have all found...

Boutique A’town subdivision

By PHILIP CHANDLER House builds are underway in what’s probably central Arrowtown’s last residential subdivision. Three Mayors Ridge — named after three generations of the Reid family who were mayors of the former Arrowtown borough — has been developed by the...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Arrowtown-based builders won the two ‘supreme’ gongs at the recent Master Builders southern region House of the Year Awards. Triple Star Management won ‘supreme house of the year’ for a large Closeburn project and Bennie Builders took ‘supreme...

Olive Leaf nipped in the bud

By GUY WILLIAMS A lobby group opposed to the ‘Olive Leaf’ building proposed for Arrowtown is relieved consent’s been declined. Members of the NoLeaf society, formed four years ago to fight the proposal, say they hope the decision by independent commissioners,...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH It's been a three-year ‘‘labour of love’’ but the doors to a new addition in an historic part of Arrowtown finally opened last week. Developers Scott Stevens and John Guthrie started physical work on a new development behind...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Arrowtowners are seeing red over new speed signs outside the town’s historic miners’ cottages. Queenstown’s council originally installed large blue, red and white 30km signs in Buckingham Street in late August after resolving to reduce the town centre’s...
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