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  • 6000 Chinese Amway visitor shoulder season boost

    Large groups of Chinese Amway sellers will be accommodated at one hotel complex in Queenstown’s Kawarau Falls from next month. Beginning on April 2, more than 6000 will descend on the resort in 11 waves of about 560 visitors for the company’s annual leadership seminar programme. Each group will spend … Read more

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  • Wakatipu super-home yours for just $24.9m

    Another Wakatipu property has been listed with a stratospheric price tag.A super-home and adjacent bare lot on the highest ridge at Wyuna Preserve, near the top of Lake Wakatipu, is for sale for $24,995,000. The five-bedroom home, completed in 2013, has more than 750sq m of internal space, including an … Read more

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  • Q and A Featuring Pieter Werbrouck

    I am bringing my house to the market. What are the key points to enhance its appeal and get a premium result for the sale of our home? “You never get a second chance to make a first impression”. An excellent test is to go outside, close your eyes and … Read more

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  • February Sales Results Consistent

    Ray White New Zealand recorded sales that were 4% up on February 2017 and up considerably on January 2018. The result saw the company sell 978 properties, with a total value of close to $600 million. Much of the activity for the month was centred on new listings, which increased 7% … Read more

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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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