visitor accommodation

By PHILIP CHANDLER Units in a luxury apartment building at Queenstown’s Arthurs Point are selling like hot cakes. La Residence du Parc, off Arthurs Point Road, near the Coronet Peak turnoff, was completed two years ago. It comprises two four-level, 24-unit buildings,...
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...

Big funding fast track

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown eco-venture Treespace Queenstown Ltd has fast-tracked its forest planting plans for Mount Dewar after receiving a funding boost from tech entrepreneur and part-time resort resident Rod Drury. Treespace director Adam Smith tells Mountain Scene Drury’s not only...

Boutique Fryer Street units

By PHILIP CHANDLER A Queenstown planner/developer’s building an entry-level apartment complex just 10 minutes’ walk from the CBD. Northlight Apartments consists of 10 boutique apartments over two levels in Fryer Street. It’s being developed by planner Tim Williams and his wife Paula,...

Boutique A’town subdivision

By PHILIP CHANDLER House builds are underway in what’s probably central Arrowtown’s last residential subdivision. Three Mayors Ridge — named after three generations of the Reid family who were mayors of the former Arrowtown borough — has been developed by the...

Mt Dewar project’s setback

By GUY WILLIAMS The sale of cabin sections on Queenstown's Mt Dewar Station could be delayed by up to two years. Treespace Queenstown boss Adam Smith says the commercially-funded native reforestation project has found the money to start planting trees, but...

RJ’s Walter Peak farmstay

By GUY WILLIAMS For the first time in its history, Real Journeys plans to offer visitor accommodation at Walter Peak High Country Farm. The company’s applied for resource consent to offer a farmstay in a two-bedroom cottage originally built for its...

Striking streetscape added

By PHILIP CHANDLER A newly-completed luxury apartment complex close to downtown Queenstown could set a trend for the future. The five-unit Lakeside Villas, clad in striking cedar, sits right beside busy Frankton Road and adjoins Oaks Club Resort, to the east,...

New JP for resort

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Queenstown's 19th Justice of the Peace has been sworn in. Annalisa (Lisa) White took the oath in Queenstown’s court on Monday before Judge Russell Walker, with her proud family, husband Matthew and children Abigail, 15, and Dylan, 12, friends...
By GUY WILLIAMS University of Otago’s applied for consent to build a $12 million retreat for academics near Queenstown’s Jack’s Point, but is backing off a plan to build it by the end of next year. Calling it one of the...
Only a couple of months ago the Southern Lakes region was riding high on the back of a thriving tourism industry. The burgeoning tourist sector, growing population and construction industry had created a prosperous time for the region. Mass tourism...

Accommodation fillip

Queenstown Lakes accommodation businesses that would collect the proposed visitor levy will have their rates burden relieved if it goes ahead. Ahead of a district-wide referendum on June 5, mayor Jim Boult is proposing to reduce the extra amount of...
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