retirement village

‘Beating heart’ underway

By PHILIP CHANDLER In a major milestone for Queenstown’s first retirement village, mayoress Karen Boult this week turned the first sod on a grand $12 million clubhouse. Queenstown Country Club (QCC) owner Arvida — which bought the Ladies Mile ‘community’, as...

Slump could see young leave

By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown faces the risk of becoming a retirement village, the mayor’s warning, amidst the latest slump in the resort’s economy. Jobseeker claims are up almost 1300% from where they stood before the Covid-19 outbreak, peaking with 525 claimants...
By PHILIP CHANDLER If living and breathing real estate makes you a successful agent, you couldn't find better examples than Queenstowners Gerard Bligh and Hadley van Schaik. The duo have worked together for New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty's local branch for...

$250m village plan

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown developer has brought forward his plans for a third Wakatipu retirement village to counter thousands of Covid-19 pandemic-related tourism job losses. Chris Meehan is proposing his $250 million, 162-residential-unit complex, dubbed Northbrook Retirement Village, including a private...
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...
A retirement village boom is set to pour tens of millions of dollars into the Wakatipu and wider Central Otago area. Two new villages, Remarkables Park and Leaning Rock, north of Alexandra, will create 167 units between them. They'll add to...
A massive retirement village development in Queenstown has fast-tracked consent - which commissioners say will irreversibly change the rural character of the town's entrance. The development's original proposal, for 53 hectares next to Lake Hayes Estate, was for a 332-unit...

Village plans shot

One of Queenstown's biggest developers has called time on plans for a retirement village. Shotover Country, wedged between Lake Hayes Estate and the Shotover River, has applied for consent to build 61 new homes on a site once earmarked for an...
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