restoration

Maritime history shipshape

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstowners and visitors can now dine out on the resort’s rich maritime history. Named after an early paddlesteamer, The Mountaineer Room has opened as an annex to The Boat Shed cafe by the Frankton marina. It’s the work of...

When the boat came back

By PHILIP CHANDLER After 18 years in Fiordland, a boat built for Queenstown’s Lake Wakatipu in 1912 is gracing her home waters again. A classic wooden launch, The Lion was officially relaunched in Kingston last Saturday by local mayor Jim Boult. Then on...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH The government's come to the party to help save Arrowtown's Lakes District Museum. Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones has announced $2 million, from a $3 billion pot set aside in Budget for infrastructure, will be heading to the museum...
By GUY WILLIAMS One of the Wakatipu's oldest buildings is looking worse for wear, but will soon get a new lease on life, its owner says. Bridesdale Farm's McBride Cottage, also known as the Red Cottage, was built about 1872 by...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A restored country cottage dating back to the very early 1900s is for sale in Queenstown's Dalefield. Islay Cottage, on Lower Shotover Road, is named after the Scottish island of Islay, which original property owner Alexander Brown left in...
A Givealittle page has been launched to raise funds to start clearing an historic goldmining site near Arrowtown. Former local Jan Morrison uncovered the small Cooper's Terrace settlement, a kilometre up the Arrow River from Arrowtown, 10 years ago. Deteriorating under...
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