Laurel Hills

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...
A golfing personality who's pitched against overdevelopment in the Wakatipu has a slice of a contentious subdivision. Arrowtowner Greg Turner (right) has a 10 per cent stake in Laurel Hills Ltd, which is planning a 156-home special housing area (SHA)...
It appears D-Day stood for 'Defer Day' for Queenstown's council, with councillors voting to postpone a decision on the controversial Laurel Hills development until next month. The vote, which was split six in favour and four against, means the decision...
At least 2400 new houses could be in the works for Queenstown. The Queenstown Lakes District Council is expecting to receive four new Special Housing Area expressions of interest in April, including a massive 1500-house development in Gibbston Valley. In a...

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...
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