Remarkables Park

Language school mothballed

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's longest-running language school will go into hibernation next month after its last few students graduate. Language Schools New Zealand owner Guy Hughes says he had about 90 students before the Covid lockdown in March, another 30 students...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's council's resisting pleas to institute free parking in the resort's CBD to help businesses suffering from the Covid-19-induced crisis. Restaurateur Graham McCarthy says CBD businesses now need local customers with the tourist trade, which they almost solely relied...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Amidst a health crisis, it's apt foundation works on Queenstown's first surgical hospital started this week. The $20 million-plus hospital's being built next to the Queenstown Country Club by the retirement village's original developer, Sanderson Group. Despite a slight delay...

Colourful Italian import

Queenstown continues to attract its share of multi-millionaire entrepreneurs.  One such is Italian Mauro Balzarini, who was formerly Australia's largest livestock exporter.  He's now helping his wife run a new pizza and pasta place, which PHILIP CHANDLER visited last...
Most Wakatipu High students could be studying in temporary classrooms next year, just three years after the school moved into new premises. This less-than-ideal situation arises as the school prepares for a building programme that'll extend its capacity from 1200 to...
Showing a huge appetite for Queenstown property is New Zealand-wide apartment developer and builder Safari Group. It's just started selling units in its fifth, and largest, local hotel and residential apartment complex, TRYP Remarkables Park, which will start construction in...
A building background and experience in getting a major gondola project over the line was a key factor in the appointment of Remarkables Park Group's (RPG) new boss. Ross Copland is leaving his role as Ruapehu Alpine Lifts chief executive,...
Apartments are sprouting up like mushrooms at Queenstown's Remarkables Park. Next on the block is a $30 million-plus complex comprising a 40-room four-and-a-half star Quest hotel on two levels. Above will be three levels of 29 two- and three-bedroom residential...

Sallies seek community

A new mega-complex at Queenstown's Remarkables Park will allow The Salvation Army to create a community hub that's been two decades in the making. The Sallies want to build a large centre on Pin Oak Avenue, south of Wakatipu High...
A Chinese company that made headlines for backing out of a controversial, multi-million dollar land sale last year wants to build a hotel at Queenstown's Remarkables Park. Qianlong Farms Ltd has lodged resource consent to build a five-storey, 182-room hotel,...

$100m gondola plan

Lake Hayes Estate and Shotover Country kids could be catching a gondola to high school within three years. Queenstown developer Alastair Porter tells Mountain Scene he plans to lodge resource consent for his highly-anticipated mega-gondola in the first half of...
A new hospital for Queenstown is a step closer after a private health company and a charitable trust formed a company to make progress on realising it. It is understood the Southern District Health Board has also agreed to fund...
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