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  • Historic Papatoetoe landmark up for sale via auction

    A well-known Papatoetoe landmark, 185 St George Street is up for sale via auction. Built in 1935, the building is one of the oldest in the Papatoetoe area, with a heritage listed tree at the front of the property. The 12-bedroom, 12-bathroom,....

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  • Isovival Guide 2020 – Part 10

    We’ve entered week 4 and it’s a little chilly outside. Get cosy, it’s…… Friday Night – Iso-date Night: Movie Night! Movies and real estate don’t have a lot in common until… the beautiful Arcadia Station. Arcadia is one of New Zealand’s best known movie locations and has played host to … Read more

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  • Iconic NZ farm sets world on fire before selling to a local

    ONE of the most beautiful farms in the world, Arcadia, in the heart of Middle Earth near Queenstown, New Zealand, has just been sold for a multi-million dollar sum on the eve of the NZ lockdown, after more than 80 years in the same family. Ray White Queenstown’s owner and selling principal … Read more

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  • Iso-vival Guide 2020 – Part 5

    Still here to help! Our Iso-vival Guide will give you some inspo on how to pass the time and have some fun with your iso-buddies. Stay safe, stay home, stay cool. Friday Night – Iso-date Night: Have a Vinyl Listening Session Keeping the vintage/retro theme of last Friday, this time … Read more

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  • Iso-vival Guide 2020 – Part 1

    At a loss as to how to spend your days for the next few weeks? We’re here to help! Our Iso-vival Guide will give you some inspo on how to pass the time and have some fun with your iso-buddies. Stay safe, stay home. Friday Night – Iso-date Night: Listen … Read more

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  • Slice of Paradise for sale for first time in 68 years

    Overlooked by towering mountains like Mt Earnslaw, it’s featured in almost 20 movies and is used for about 10 TV commercial shoots a year. Sir Ian McKellen, who starred as Gandalf in one of those movies, The Lord of the Rings, calls it his favourite place on earth. In the … Read more

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  • Ain’t no mountain high enough! Bas Smith summits Denali

    Bas Smith (left) and Harry Taylor (right) at Denali summit. “Certainly one of the adventure highlights of my life… it was a fantastic achievement to pull this off in the style that we did.” That’s how Ray White Queenstown Principal Director Bas Smith described summiting Denali, the highest mountain peak … Read more

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  • Bed tax battle lines

    Two accommodation giants are taking different approaches in the bed tax debate, as a lobby group of local providers up the rhetoric on social media. Airbnb are proving perhaps unlikely allies for Jim Boult, having been under the gun from council in the past few years. Commissioners watered down a … Read more

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  • Out for the count in the CBD

    Levelling-off of pedestrian numbers is the main feature of Colliers International’s latest Queenstown CBD foot traffic count. The agency’s done counts across the CBD during a March day for the past 15 years – counting pedestrians for half-hour periods at 10am, 3pm and 8pm. Last year’s record count was nearly … Read more

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  • Growth towns in NZ: Cromwell’s new boom

    Cromwell has known booms and busts since it was founded by goldminers. Now there’s a new rush going on, with people flocking to the town once again – and Cromwell is struggling to keep up! Today, the town’s boundary is bulging, its margins expanding as it copes with rapid development. There are … Read more

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  • Motel property rare offering

    A premium Queenstown motel property is on the market for the first time in 25 years. By the Frankton Road gateway to the CBD, family-owned-and-managed Queenstown Motel Apartments is for sale by tender, closing November 8. What’s reasonably rare is that the land, the buildings and the business are selling … Read more

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