Remarkables Park

$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...
Remarkables Park Town Centre will soon be a one-stop shop for charging electric vehicles. Four Tesla Supercharger bays were officially opened at the centre by mayor Jim Boult on Tuesday. Centre manager Mike Smith says two generic electric vehicle (EV) chargers...

$200m hotel boom

A $200 million hotel complex with more than 550 rooms is the latest mega development in the pipeline for Queenstown. The developers – a syndicate of New Zealand and overseas investors – want to build a five-star hotel, a four-star...
Frankton residents are mobilising at the eleventh hour against a 227-apartment development – which includes affordable housing. Site works for the Remarkables Park Apartments started in April and construction is expected to be completed late next year. Developer New Ground Capital...
What's claimed to be Queenstown's lowest-price new freehold dwellings are on the market. The first units for sale at New Ground Capital's Toru development at Frankton's Remarkables Park are 28 apartments on the top three floors of the first building,...

Resort’s $50m-plus high

They were like kids in a candy store – and that was just the teachers. After four years of planning, building and moving, about 100 staff and 1000 students embarked on a new chapter in the history of Wakatipu High...

Housing complex takes off

Approval's been given for Queenstown's first major affordable and worker housing complex. In a resort desperately short of reasonably-priced locals' housing, developer New Ground Capital (NGC) has received resource consent to accommodate about 600 people on the Frankton Flats. Site works...

Housing fix found

A huge proposed worker housing complex at Queenstown's Remarkables Park promises to help solve one of the resort's most pressing problems. New Ground Capital (NGC) is contracted to buy a one hectare-plus site below Remarkables Park Town Centre, and opposite...
Wakatipu High's come a long way in six years. In 2011, a damning Education Review Office report led then-principal Lyn Cooper to resign. This year, Queenstown's only high school has received an ERO report to rave about. "We're extremely pleased", says principal...
Queenstown's indoor ski park is re-opening under new owners and management. The Remarkables Park facility, the country's first indoor dryslope, has been rebranded Queenstown Indoor Snow Park. The original business, Powder-Pak Parks Queenstown, opened the 600sq m facility in November. But it...
Queenstown restaurateur Tony Robertson sure has his plate full. Not content with running one local restaurant, he's opening his second Nelson premises this month – and now he's moving there. He discusses his life in cuisine with Philip Chandler Forty years after first coming to...
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