Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust

By KERRIE WATERWORTH Former Queenstown councillor John MacDonald says he misses ‘‘the team’’ and knowing what’s happening in great detail in the district, but ‘‘I do not miss reading pages and pages of meeting notes’’. MacDonald, elected to the Queenstown-Wakatipu ward in...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH Developers of the Toru apartment complex at Frankton’s Remarkables Park say they’re ready to start on the second of three buildings, but are struggling to attract financing. This month the first building, comprising 78 one- and two-bedroom units,...
Former Queenstown tourism leader John MacDonald’s been a prominent councillor for the past four-and-a-half years, and a staunch advocate for better local health services. After announcing his resignation so he can cope better with his Parkinson’s condition, he talks...
A lot can change in 12 months, but one thing remains the same; we seem to have been left to fend for ourselves. It’s hard not to feel forgotten as many parts of New Zealand carry on almost oblivious to Covid-19’s...

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...

Beekeeper buzzing

By GUY WILLIAMS A collective of honey producers in Queenstown is shaking off the sting of fewer tourists and spreading its wings in local outlets. Raymond Key set up the Local Honey Collective 18 months ago to support small-scale beekeepers like...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's last special housing area (SHA), Coneburn, has finally got the go-ahead for a site north of Hanley’s Farm. It’ll be developed on a 48-hectare site now being used for grazing, and will have 526 sections — mainly in...
Martin Hawes is a financial advisor, wealth coach and author who called Queenstown home for 20 yearsbefore moving to Christchurch When life changes, conventional wisdom says you should revisit your will. After 20 years of living in the Wakatipu Basin, I...

Tewa Banks

The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust's largest development to date, in Arrowtown, will be called Tewa Banks and designed by JTB Architects.   Housing trust executive officer Julie Scott says the 65-home mixed-tenure development's been named after Jack Tewa, also known...
After years of plans and proposals, an affordable housing development in Arrowtown is a step closer to becoming reality. The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust has submitted a proposal to the Queenstown Lakes District Council, asking for it to transfer...

Housing debate heats up

The ongoing saga of Queenstown's housing shortage heats up again next week, with councillors to decide on several major housing development proposals. Daisy Hudson takes a look at what's on the table, and what it could mean for the...

A’town trust housing a goer

An affordable housing development in Arrowtown's another step closer, following the completion of a geotechnical report on the site. The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust's (QLCHT) received the results of an assessment on the Jopp Street site, which it's pegged...
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