Naylor Love

Firm crests big building wave

By PHILIP CHANDLER A long-established builder behind many of Queenstown’s biggest projects is grateful it’s so far ridden out the Covid storm. Naylor Love last year finished the Holiday Inn Express hotel and, just before Christmas, Toru Apartments. This year it’s completing...

Nailing nasty weeds

By GUY WILLIAMS Wakatipu Reforestation Trust’s getting some much-needed manpower to control weeds on Arrowtown’s Feehly Hill. The Queenstown branch of construction company Naylor Love is sending staff to work on the hill, where the trust’s been planting natives since 2015,...
By GUY WILLIAMS After three years of planning and nearly a year of deconstruction and reconstruction, work on the O’Connells building in central Queenstown is starting to sprint to the finish-line. The steelwork for the mountain range-shaped canopies wrapping around its...

Unit ownership never cheaper

By PHILIP CHANDLER Singles or couples can pay as little as $200,000 to secure assisted home ownership in a new Queenstown apartment building. Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust owns 50 of the 78 units in the first building of the Toru...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Homes and businesses will light up across the Wakatipu this weekend for Lumify, with organisers hoping to cut through the Covid-19 darkness. The home-made Queen's Birthday weekend event replaces the annual Luma, a festival of lights that normally...

High-profile highway hotel

Work's started on the 120-room Sudima Queenstown hotel on a landmark site at the entrance to Frankton's Five Mile shopping centre, off State Highway 6. Designed by local firm JCY Architects, the four-storey building's being built by Naylor Love for Five...

Goodbye to an icon

After almost 35 years as an iconic steak and seafood restaurant in Queenstown Mall, Britannia is changing course. Operator Future Bars, which also owns Rhino's Ski Shack below, is closing it at the end of this month then turning it...
Parking looms as a potential judder bar for a 227-room hotel planned for central Queenstown. As exclusively revealed by Mountain Scene in March, Australian developer Pro-invest Group wants to spend $60 million-plus on a Holiday Inn Express hotel bordering Stanley,...
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