Millbrook Resort

By PHILIP CHANDLER Six years after Arrowtown’s Millbrook Resort bought a neighbouring farm, the first 12 sections in the new $50 million Mill Farm development went on sale last Thursday. Part of The Grand Terrace enclave, they’re in Millbrook’s most elevated...
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 The head teaching pro at Arrowtown’s Millbrook Resort last Thursday stunned a very competitive field at the Marlborough Pro-Am, near Blenheim, to win by two shots. Ben Gallie, 41, headed off 51 other pros including Michael Hendry, Josh...

Show-stopping showhome

By PHILIP CHANDLER The grandest showhome built by the developers of Arrowtown’s Millbrook Resort opens its doors this month. ‘Residences on Dalgleish’ is a collection of five homes designed by Dunedin-based Mason & Wales Architects, fronting the fourth and overlooking the seventh...
It’s terrible to think that New Zealand’s colourful native kea, one of the world’s most intelligent birds, is on the endangered list.  Someone doing their level best to change that is Tamsin Orr-Walker, who talks to PHILIP CHANDLER about...

NZOpen on course, for now

By MATTHEW MCKEW A decision on whether to go ahead with next year’s New Zealand Open golf tourney will be made as late as possible, the tournament director says. But Michael Glading admits it’s highly unlikely the annual February event will...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Former All Black rugby star Israel ‘Izzy’ Dagg’s hosting a Queenstown golf tournament to promote both golf and domestic tourism. ‘Dagg’s Queenstown Open’ is running in conjunction with All Blacks Tours over the weekend of September 19/20, with a...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH An Arrowtown charity's run off its feet right now - but the Wakatipu community's swung in behind to support it. This month a 20-foot storage container, courtesy of AJ Saville Builders, was dropped off on the St John's...
An Arrowtown woman was almost five times over the legal booze limit when she wrote off her car at swanky Millbrook Resort in January. The 41-year-old's been granted interim name suppression until her sentencing, next month, on "extreme hardship" grounds, based...
By PHILIP CHANDLER With Queenstown open only for domestic tourism in the short term, at least one accommodation venue's proving it could still pay off. For Queen's Birthday weekend the occupancy level for Arrowtown's high-end Millbrook Resort is already 40 per cent. July...

Closing the loop

By GUY WILLIAMS Work on major extensions to the Queenstown Trail connecting Arthurs Point, Tucker Beach and Arrowtown could begin this summer. After two years of work talking to landowners and lining up funding, the Queenstown Trails Trust has applied for...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Country-singing superstar Kenny Rogers, who died last month, aged 81, had a special affinity with Queenstown. He first visited the resort in 1973 when touring NZ with his then-band, First Edition, returning in ‘97 to perform an outdoor concert...
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