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By PHILIP CHANDLER A rare opportunity to buy ‘absolute prime’ Queenstown CBD property has cropped up. With a 96.5 square metre ground-floor tenancy and 31.2sqm mezzanine, the building at 17 Rees Street’s newly leased to Platypus Shoes, which is part of...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Those interested in Queenstown commercial property will doubtless put a ring around July 1. That’s the date for the resort’s first auction of a CBD property since Covid put a spanner in the works last year. Colliers Queenstown’s auctioning...
There are a few things that are vital to human survival, and access to safe and reliable water is certainly one. Currently government is proposing massive reforms to the regulation of drinking water throughout the entire country. In short, government wants...
By TRACEY ROXBURGH and PHILIP CHANDLER Could a conference centre finally be on the way for Queenstown? Mountain Scene understands the government is at least considering investing in Remarkables Park Ltd’s long-mooted multi-million dollar conference centre at Frankton. RPL director Alastair Porter...
No one, it would appear, got their five-year plans right in 2015. I found out the borders were closed when I emerged from walking the Moonlight Track. The following weekend we were heading to Australia, our first complete family holiday in...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown architect’s proposing a unique piece of temporary public art to mark Covid-19’s dramatic impact on the resort. Phillip Tytler’s ‘Covid-19 Pavilion’ would be four-dimensional — the fourth dimension refers to it moving and changing shape in...
Darren Lovell’s ‘Your Word’ piece (MS, Nov 26) sure created a stir. Darren raised a valid concern about the future of our town, and indeed the wider district, if we don’t get any international visitors back soon. Some of the responses...

NZOpen on course, for now

By MATTHEW MCKEW A decision on whether to go ahead with next year’s New Zealand Open golf tourney will be made as late as possible, the tournament director says. But Michael Glading admits it’s highly unlikely the annual February event will...

Terraced housing on market

European-style terraced housing is being marketed at Queenstown's Arthurs Point. It's stage three of the Bullendale Special Housing Area (SHA), following the sell-out of 27 stage one and two townhouses. Stage three, The Alpine Terraces, comprises 34 terraced-style homes. Fourteen were launched...
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