neighbours

By PHILIP CHANDLER ‘‘Passionate’’ owners have been found for Arrowtown’s most well-known old stone cottage. A Tauranga couple have bought Reidhaven with the idea of doing up the home, built in 1866 — which housed three generations of Arrowtown mayors —...

High-profile units

By GUY WILLIAMS A three-storey apartment building’s being proposed for a high-profile Park Street site opposite the Queenstown Gardens. Park Street Gardens Ltd, a Christchurch-based company with familial links to a property development and construction giant headquartered in Beijing, applied last...

Reidhaven carve-up concerns

By PHILIP CHANDLER Neighbours of an 1866 Arrowtown cottage listed for sale fear a buyer will carve up its heritage orchard for intensive housing. Reidhaven — last occupied by Arrowtown’s last mayor, the late Jack Reid, and previously is father and...
Summer holidays, what a lovely time to enjoy packed beaches and revel with thousands of strangers at one of New Zealand’s many music festivals. As I shared the highlights of my summer adventures on social media, I received messages from...

Relief, sadness at Ohau

By GUY WILLIAMS A Queenstown architect whose holiday home survived the huge blaze that swept through Lake Ohau Alpine Village this week says it’s a miracle no one died. Ian Adamson says it’s ‘‘raw’’ to talk about because his family is...

Minutes from death

By TRACEY ROXBURGH A fire investigator says residents of a Huff Street house who lost everything in a Queenstown fire early on Saturday were just minutes away from possible death. About 25 volunteer firefighters from Queenstown, Frankton, Arrowtown, Cromwell and Alexandra...

‘Beating heart’ underway

By PHILIP CHANDLER In a major milestone for Queenstown’s first retirement village, mayoress Karen Boult this week turned the first sod on a grand $12 million clubhouse. Queenstown Country Club (QCC) owner Arvida — which bought the Ladies Mile ‘community’, as...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH A resort video production company’s given itself one hell of a challenge next month, which will hopefully raise at least $3500 for the Wakatipu Community Foundation’s Greatest Needs Fund. Shotover Media’s aiming to shoot 36 promo videos, for 36...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A company about to prefabricate timber buildings using world-leading German technology arose from a chance meeting between neighbours at Queenstown's Jack's Point. About three years ago, Tristan Franklin, who has a management/governance background, found out his new neighbour,...
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