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By PHILIP CHANDLER It takes one to know one. The Warehouse founder Sir Stephen Tindall was guest speaker at a Queenstown function recently where local investor and philanthropist Sir Eion Edgar was made a distinguished fellow of the Institute of Directors. Having...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Two Queenstown developers make long-awaited appearances in National Business Review’s online Rich List. Part-time local Fraser Sanderson, who’s developing commercial and residential property behind his former Queenstown Country Club retirement village, is valued at $225 million. The Porter brothers,...

Rare violin gifted

By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's music school’s been gifted a rare violin that’s sat in an Auckland wardrobe for about 50 years. A copy of a 1736 Stradivarius, labelled an ‘Antonius Stradiuarius’, it was made in Cremona, northern Italy, in the 1800s. Part-time...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH An Oamaru-based animal rescue charity’s benefiting from the sale of a special Gibbston pinot noir memorial vintage. Valli winemaker Jen Parr was heartbroken when her Labrador-cross, Missy, died two years ago, but wanted to turn her grief into...

Bottom-line success

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown entrepreneur’s taking on global brands with a nappy range she claims is better for babies and the environment. Bridget Bodie-Healy’s founder and CEO of the Noopii range which is stocked by New Zealand’s major supermarket chains,...

High-profile units

By GUY WILLIAMS A three-storey apartment building’s being proposed for a high-profile Park Street site opposite the Queenstown Gardens. Park Street Gardens Ltd, a Christchurch-based company with familial links to a property development and construction giant headquartered in Beijing, applied last...
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