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  • 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, comprises of 34 terraced-style homes. Situated above the first two stages, and separated by a large stone entrance … Read more

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  • Mr X plans Queenstown base

    A wealthy Chinese Aucklander wants to build a stunning Queenstown home fit for a Bond villain. The house – an X-shaped mansion which gives the appearance of floating in the middle but is subterranean at each end – has been designed by top Auckland architects Monk Mackenzie, for Xuehua Mo. … Read more

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  • Housing complex takes off

    Approval’s been given for Queenstown’s first major affordable and worker housing complex. In a resort desperately short of reasonably-priced locals’ housing, developer New Ground Capital (NGC) has received resource consent to accommodate about 600 people on the Frankton Flats. Site works for Remarkables Park Apartments, below Remarkables Park Town Centre, … Read more

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  • Ray White Group rides crest of housing boom

    For the last three years pundits have been saying the housing crash is coming, says Brian White, but while the resilient markets in Sydney and Melbourne might moderate, continued low interest rates would dampen talk of housing bubbles. The chairman of real estate agency Ray White Group said it was … Read more

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  • Big spend-up on worker digs

    Queenstown’s housing crisis has forced a tourism giant and a developer to pursue worker digs. Gondola operator Skyline Enterprises and Queenstown Country Club developer Sanderson Group have moved to provide their own accommodation. And Queenstown’s council is nudging others to do the same. Mountain Scene understands Skyline spent about $1.7 million … Read more

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  • Mountain summit

    Expect Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to meet Kiwi counterpart Bill English in Queenstown late next week. According to informed sources, the pair’s pow-wow will take place next Thursday and Friday, though it’ll likely be officially confirmed only days beforehand. Media interest will be high given the leaders’ contrasting calls … Read more

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  • Big bucks bay

    A swanky subdivision with a dozen $2 million-plus sections will kickstart a major new lakeside development near Queenstown. Murphy’s Development Limited wants to build a 12-lot subdivision near Jack’s Point golf resort. It’s the first stage of a $100 million development at Homestead Bay, which potentially includes a marina and … Read more

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  • Leaders switches to Ray White

    Lower North Island real estate firm Leaders has joined forces with Ray White in a rebranding deal that is considered one of the biggest industry moves in recent history. Ray White colours have replaced Leader Real Estate offices on Wednesday. Leaders started in 1987 and has had the most sales in … Read more

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  • One plan to rule them all

    Queenstown could soon have one overarching plan to deal with growing pains in its downtown area. A surge in tourism, boosted by extra flights to the resort’s airport, has combined with a commercial and residential building boom to put local infrastructure under huge pressure. While $30 million is being spent … Read more

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