Queenstown holiday cabins sell online

Last updated 05:00 04/04/2013

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The first 60s and 70s-era cabins auctioned by the Queenstown Lakes District Council have sold without a hitch with one selling for $285 - with a $1 reserve.

The 12 cabins in the old Lakeview Holiday Park, plus one in Arrowtown have long been earmarked for removal, and to save any ongoing maintenance, removal or demolition costs, the council opted to auction the cabins on Trade Me.

The first five cabins sold after mid-March listings. Three more went online yesterday and the remaining four will be listed on April 12.

The council's chief financial officer Stewart Burns yesterday said the auction results so far were pleasing.

"This is a win-win situation for the council because it saves a lot of upgrade, maintenance or removal costs, and we're pleased the auctions have gone so well."

About six of the cabins could be removed and relocated. The remainder would have to be demolished but could be salvaged for joinery and other building materials.

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