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In the first of three reports, MARK PRICE examines the argument over one small development proposed for one of the country’s best-known wine producing regions — Gibbston — and the fears about where it might lead  Gibbston is known for...

Carpark mooted

By GUY WILLIAMS The Remarkables ski area owner NZSki has applied to Queenstown’s council for permission to add 227 more carpark spaces at the bottom of the access road. In its consent application, the company says the new parking area, covering...

Luma’s shuttle fix

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Punters to this year’s Luma event won’t have to worry about carparking. In a first for Luma, a park-and-ride’s being set up at Queenstown Central, where people can also fill up on meal deals — kids can eat...
By GUY WILLIAMS The last time Greg Thompson had a ‘light bulb moment’, it turned into a multi-million-dollar roading project that fixed the dangerous Tucker Beach Road-State Highway 6 intersection. Now the energetic Quail Rise resident’s made a submission to Queenstown council’s...

King Beats ready for a rave

By TRACEY ROXBURGH The only thing he needed was for the Alert Level to come to the party. King Beats organiser Brendan Mulcahy says he’s ‘‘having a nightmare’’ with the Kingston festival, planned for this Saturday, in light of the uncertainty around...

Privacy fears

By MATTHEW MCKEW Concerned Lake Hayes Estate residents fear disruption and an end to privacy if a proposed new road into the Queenstown suburb goes ahead. The route’s appeared in all three City Hall draft masterplans for developing Ladies Mile, north...

Expansion plans for Five Mile

By GUY WILLIAMS Five Mile’s developer has unveiled plans for a major expansion of the Frankton retail and commercial hub. Queenstown Gateway (5M) Ltd (QGL) has applied for resource consent for five new buildings: three of them, built over the existing...
By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's last special housing area (SHA), Coneburn, has finally got the go-ahead for a site north of Hanley’s Farm. It’ll be developed on a 48-hectare site now being used for grazing, and will have 526 sections — mainly in...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Joni Mitchell sang, ‘‘they paved paradise and put up a parking lot’’. Well, it’s not quite like that, but a three-level parking building’s about to go up on one of Queenstown’s most prominent undeveloped sites. Australian private equity firm The...
By MATTHEW MCKEW Plans to increase housing in Ladies Mile and Frankton by up to 4000 units rely on Kiwis ditching cars in favour of bus and ferry networks. That’s according to the growing list of consultant-produced and council-commissioned plans for...
A rare rural lifestyle block on the market is a stone's throw from Queenstown's Frankton Flats. The 1.89-hectare block is off an access driveway off the eastern end of Hansen Road, above State Highway 6. It's one of four contiguous blocks...

Resort’s marathon benefits

Destination Queenstown boss Graham Budd says the benefits of thousands of visitors at this weekend's marathon event "far outweighs any perceived" infrastructure problems. The fifth Air New Zealand Queenstown International Marathon's expected to bring an estimated $8 million boost to...
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