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$1m broken tennis court

The 1012 square metre site has a reateable value of $980,000, but real estate agent Gerard Bligh expects it to sell for ...

It's cracked, with moss and weeds growing through it. But this Queenstown tennis court is expected to sell for more than $1m.

More people, more noise

The number of passengers going through Queenstown Airport is forecast to more than double by 2031.

Homes in Frankton, Kelvin Heights, Queenstown and Shotover Country, four schools and a hospital will be impacted by the proposed noise limits.

Oyster's plans for Central Park

Central Park Corporate Centre in Greenlane, Auckland, has been bought by a joint venture of Oyster Group and ...

Oyster Group's chief executive Mark Schiele says his team will 'add value' to Central Park purchase.

Tourism firms back border levy

Tekapo stands to benefit from money raised by a new border levy, but tourism businesses would have preferred revenue for ...

Most tourism businesses support Government's proposed border levy, but don't want to halve it with conservation.

More modular builds 'inevitable'

This modular Wanaka 35-room hostel for the B Property Group will be put together in just five days once the units are ...

Developers are still keen on modular hotels, despite hiccups with two Christchurch projects.

PowerNet looks inwards, outwards, ahead

Dyson Gentle at the smart energy home PowerNet is using to gather data on benefits and efficiencies.

The company continues to seek opportunities for growth through expansion and emerging technologies .

Shipping Kiwi homes from China video

The couple were able to move into the house 10 days after it arrived at Lyttelton Port.

Huge Chinese factories produce house modules that are clipped together in NZ.

Hotel, 'wellness centre' mooted

An artist's impression of a 380-room hotel built in four blocks, proposed for Waterfall Park, near Arrowtown.

A 380-room hotel is being proposed for a controversial Queenstown site after plans for retirement villages and affordable housing were rejected.

Indian tourists coming here to chill out

Queenstown is a favourite destination with the growing number of Indian families choosing to holiday here.

New Zealand's chilly winter temperatures attracted 7000 more Indian tourists in May, but there was also a big jump in Kiwis heading for warmer climes.

Freebie labour costs farm $46k

A run down Tai Tapu property that accommodated thousands of young travellers has to pay a record fine for illegal use of ...

Workers near Christchurch were fed supermarket bin waste but "true level of mischief" will never be known.

Tourists happy to pay $25 tax

French tourist Lucile Cardona, 27, says $25 is not a lot compared to the overall cost of travelling.

Tourists in Queenstown say they'll happily pay extra to come to NZ if it protects its beauty.

Search for property owners

Public Trust is seeking the descendants of six Otago property owners as they may be entitled to the land or proceeds ...

Dust off that family tree because land belonging to your ancestors may soon be sold.

Tourism sector wants say on levy

A new visitor levy would be split between conservation and  tourism infrastructure, but many questions remain about how ...

Visitors will accept new charge if they see it's being used wisely, industry body says.

Demand and high prices to continue

The outlook from the planned Queenstown Views hotel to be developed by Kevin Carlin by April 2019.

"Demand exceeds supply across the board and some sectors, including rental housing and visitor rooms, remain at crisis point."

Post shops closing down

The Kiwibank and Post Shop branch in Moray Place, Dunedin, is one of four in the city to be closing soon.

Kiwibank and New Zealand Post will close four joint branches around Dunedin.

$2.6b Govt profit from tourists.

Tourists contribute $1.47b in GST annually.

Government pockets more than $2.6 billion a year from tourism-related sources.

Award-winning restaurant closes

Dunedin restaurant Pier 24 has closed its doors, but the reasons are not publicly known.

It won a swag of culinary awards, but nine years after it opened Dunedin's Pier 24 has closed its doors.

Qt women inspired

PledgeMe co-founder Anna Guenther said feminism would make things better for everyone.

Over 230 females from the Queenstown Lakes attended the annual Chamber of Commerce Women's Conference.

Uber in Queenstown

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker became the first person to ride with Uber in Queenstown, when the company launched in ...

Clutha-Southland MP Hamish Walker was the first person to take an Uber ride in Queenstown

Air NZ gives a flight, changes another

Queenstown Airport has a curfew from 10pm to 6am.

"For every move we make we get a corresponding groan from somewhere," says the airline.

Thomas flattered by honour

Queenstown businessman Barry Thomas is being made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit at the 2018 Queens ...

He was chairman of Skyline Enterprises for 33 years and helped develop it into one of NZ's most successful tourism businesses.

Worker accommodation build-time extended

The 2016 concept plan for a workers' accommodation development in Cromwell.

Queenstown developers have been given an extension to build a worker accommodation complex in Cromwell.

Sheeran pumps millions into Dunedin

Ed Sheeran's three shows in Dunedin pumped millions into the local economy.

More than 30,000 Cantabrians helped pump nearly $38m into Dunedin's economy during pop star Ed Sheeran's visit.

Inland Revenue can't claim costs

Inland Revenue commissioner and chief executive Naomi Ferguson is considering what to do about a new court ruling.

A court ruling means Inland Revenue can't get compensated for its in-house lawyers.

Bone density scanner in Qtown

Queenstown radiographer Lisa Bates has started a new business with a $100,000 Dual Energy X-ray Absorbimetry scanner.

"They said they would fund it so I ran out of reasons not to do it. I decided in December it was now or never."

Making money renting out rooms

Author Mary Christensen's latest book has been published - a guide to turning your spare room into cash.

A Queenstown author and Airbnb host wants others to stop feeling guilty about letting rooms in their homes to visitors.

'Localism' for Qtown?

National Party leader Simon Bridges speaking at a Queenstown Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Thursday.

"I understand that it's your number one issue. You all bash me on it every time I come [here]."

Armando's to rise from ashes

Armando Varlotta inside the burned-out kitchen of his Old Cromwell restaurant, Armando's Kitchen.

A popular Central Otago Italian restaurant destroyed by fire will rise from the ashes before the peak summer season returns.

Electricity demand to double

As we rely more on electricity, as opposed to other energy sources like coal and oil, the resilience of the electricity ...

Vast electrification of factories and vehicles will see our electricity use soar.

Equestrian club pockets rent

The hanger site, circled in blue, had its boundary reclassified from racecourse reserve to aerodrome reserve (marked in ...

A Central Otago equestrian club has collected $3000 it was not entitled to for the rental of a property.

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