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Farm deal stalls

By PHILIP CHANDLER An Auckland firm prepared to pay $14 million for a farm near Glenorchy, famous for film shoots, can’t settle due to a legal fish-hook. The Station at Waitiri Ltd committed to buying Jim Veint’s 257-hectare Arcadia Station, at Paradise,...

Judge rules on trees

By GUY WILLIAMS “It's a sad day for the district when you have to apply to the bureaucracy of local  government for a resource consent to plant some trees on your farm.’’ That’s the reaction of Queenstown developer Chris Meehan to...

Tour operator’s ginspiration

By TRACEY ROXBURGH It was one of the best-timed purchases David Gatward-Ferguson’s ever made. About a year ago the Nomad Safaris owner and his wife, Amanda, decided to buy Wanaka-based business Wild Diamond, a craft gin and vodka business specialising in...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Six years after Arrowtown’s Millbrook Resort bought a neighbouring farm, the first 12 sections in the new $50 million Mill Farm development went on sale last Thursday. Part of The Grand Terrace enclave, they’re in Millbrook’s most elevated...
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