resource consent

By GUY WILLIAMS Sir Russell Coutts once told Mountain Scene his golf game’s ‘‘crap’’, but that isn’t stopping the yachting legend from hoping to extend his field of dreams on the Crown Terrace. He’s applied to Queenstown’s council for resource consent...

City Hall’s promise

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's council says demolition of the Queenstown Memorial Centre won’t happen until an alternative venue is secured. City Hall’s applied to the government for resource consent and a notice of requirement for its arterials project under the Covid-19...

New movie complex

By PHILIP CHAND:ER An eight-screen cinema complex is in motion at Queenstown’s Remarkables Park. It’ll be in a four-level commercial building, designed by Dunedin’s Mason & Wales Architects — bordered by Market Street and Golden Elm Lane — and could be...

Arsenic alarm

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown rural landowners are on high alert over arsenic poisoning in their drinking water. Regional medical officer of health Susan Jack last month warned about 200 householders not to drink their bore water till it’s tested, as ‘‘elevated...

Lake Hayes’ $1m kickstarter

By GUY WILLIAMS A local iwi charity’s been given $1 million by philanthropist Rod Drury to get started on a long-planned project to clean up Queenstown’s Lake Hayes. Mana Tahuna chief executive Mike Rewi says the money’s paying for the new...

Making tracks all the time

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstowner's soft-launched a business that times your runs or walks any time you want. Conceived during lockdown, Official Tracks is the brainwave of Tuki Huck, who wanted people to enjoy their own running experience without anything needing...

Mt Dewar project’s setback

By GUY WILLIAMS The sale of cabin sections on Queenstown's Mt Dewar Station could be delayed by up to two years. Treespace Queenstown boss Adam Smith says the commercially-funded native reforestation project has found the money to start planting trees, but...

Expansion plans for Five Mile

By GUY WILLIAMS Five Mile’s developer has unveiled plans for a major expansion of the Frankton retail and commercial hub. Queenstown Gateway (5M) Ltd (QGL) has applied for resource consent for five new buildings: three of them, built over the existing...

RJ’s Walter Peak farmstay

By GUY WILLIAMS For the first time in its history, Real Journeys plans to offer visitor accommodation at Walter Peak High Country Farm. The company’s applied for resource consent to offer a farmstay in a two-bedroom cottage originally built for its...
By GUY WILLIAMS Jack's Point’s first childcare centre could open next year if Queenstown’s council gives the go-ahead. Remarkable Start Property Ltd has applied for resource consent for the centre, along with a possible healthcare facility on the first floor, on...

US foundation’s funding

By TRACEY ROXBURGH An off-road cycle trail connecting Tucker Beach to Arthurs Point and Arrowtown’s one step closer thanks to a whopping donation by a United States-based foundation. The Morgridge Family Foundation’s given $36,000 to the Queenstown Trails Trust, through the Wakatipu...
By GUY WILLIAMS University of Otago’s applied for consent to build a $12 million retreat for academics near Queenstown’s Jack’s Point, but is backing off a plan to build it by the end of next year. Calling it one of the...
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