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The developer of Queenstown's Five Mile shopping centre has made another property play in the resort. Auckland-based Tony Gapes has bought a vacant 1715 square metre block in central Queenstown, opposite the Caltex service station, for residential development. The L-shaped lower...
An earthquake-triggered landslip damming the Shotover River is being advanced as a reason to reject a planned fast-tracked housing development. University of Canterbury geologist Prof Tim Davies says the risk of such a landslip has been ''potentially underestimated'' and the...

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...
The door could soon open for landowners and developers across the Queenstown Lakes wanting to fast-track subdivisions. Queenstown's council will tomorrow consider an overhaul of so-called special housing area (SHA) guidelines. The council froze work on SHA proposals seven weeks ago, ordering staff to...
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