Sofitel Hotel

Mega-auction tests market

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown mega-auction next month’s being touted as a ‘headlight indicator’ for the upcoming state of New Zealand’s property market. The local Bayleys office is putting 27 residential properties on the block, including owner/ occupier residences, investment homes and...

A time to make connections

By MATTHEW MCKEW Queenstown's Maz Islamic Education Centre will throw open its doors tomorrow to provide an opportunity for the public to learn about Muslim religion and culture. Set in rooms on Level 2 of the Sofitel hotel, the education centre...

Racism shocks, disappoints

By MATTHEW MCKEW Hate-filled posters plastered on and around Queenstown’s new Islamic centre have shocked and disappointed staff from neighbouring businesses. Mountain Scene discovered the posters dotted around the Gorge Road Retail Centre yesterday morning — Queenstown police were on site...

Three Queenstown innings

By PHILIP CHANDLER Over three stints in Queenstown, project manager Geoff Cotton’s been involved in some of the resort’s biggest builds. After working for CDL Hotels in London, he came to Queenstown in ‘94 as client project manager for the Millennium...

Resort’s generosity

By PHILIP CHANDLER Who said Queenstown doesn’t have a heart? Local woman Stacey McDonald’s blown away at the response when she asked Queenstown businesses to help an Aucklander with stage 4 skin cancer enjoy a trip of a lifetime. She’d put her...
A prime site near the heart of Queenstown sold at auction last Friday for more than $2.2 million, after almost 20 minutes of toe-to-toe bidding. It is believed to be one of the highest sales in the resort in terms of...
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