Queenstown Lakes District, Queenstown

7 days ago

Win a double pass to the 2020 House Tours

The Team from NZ House & Garden House Tours

NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This … View more
NZ House & Garden House Tours are coming to a region near you!
February and March 2020, we invite you to step inside the pages of one of New Zealand’s favourite magazines for a day of indulgence visiting exquisite homes and gardens, all in support of Breast Cancer Foundation NZ.

This year we’re heading to five fabulous locations: Bay of Islands, Taupō, New Plymouth, Blenheim and Dunedin - which of these summer destinations would you love to head to?

Tell us your preferred destination and your favourite local hot-spot via this link to be in to win a double pass to the House Tour of your choice!

Entries close 24th October 2019.
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8 days ago

Jim Boult retains Queenstown Lakes mayoralty

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

Jim Boult has retained the Queenstown Lakes mayoralty at the local body elections. The council seats have been won by: Quentin Smith, Calum MacLeod, Niamh Shaw, Bruce Barry, Chris Hadfield, Ed Taylor, Jude Battson, Craig (Ferg) Ferguson, Valerie Miller, Penny Clark, John MacDonald, Niki Gladding … View moreJim Boult has retained the Queenstown Lakes mayoralty at the local body elections. The council seats have been won by: Quentin Smith, Calum MacLeod, Niamh Shaw, Bruce Barry, Chris Hadfield, Ed Taylor, Jude Battson, Craig (Ferg) Ferguson, Valerie Miller, Penny Clark, John MacDonald, Niki Gladding and Glyn Lewers.

Note the results in the Queenstown-Wakatipu Ward are still extremely close and are subject to change.

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8 days ago

Win the ultimate ballet experience

The Team from Ryman Healthcare Limited

Ryman Healthcare together with the Royal New Zealand Ballet are offering you the chance to win a night at the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel in Wellington with all the trimmings including flights and accommodation.

Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture into the dark, … View more
Ryman Healthcare together with the Royal New Zealand Ballet are offering you the chance to win a night at the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel in Wellington with all the trimmings including flights and accommodation.

Follow the breadcrumbs this Christmas, and venture into the dark, fantastical realm of Hansel & Gretel for an unforgettable evening at the ballet.

This world premiere brings together many of New Zealand’s creative talents to tell a timeless tale for audiences young and old.

*Participants must be available to travel on Wednesday 6th November.
T&C’s apply.
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9 days ago

Supersized Family Living and Income

The Team from Neighbourly Property

Not often do we get properties of this size that can accommodate the family and the toys (yes even the boat is welcomed on this site). Positioned in a prime location this property really packs a punch! Recently renovated and up-styled, taking this well presented home to new heights! with double … View moreNot often do we get properties of this size that can accommodate the family and the toys (yes even the boat is welcomed on this site). Positioned in a prime location this property really packs a punch! Recently renovated and up-styled, taking this well presented home to new heights! with double glazed windows and smart heating choices - diesel radiator central heating, a wood burner and heat pump, all welcomed additions during the winter months.

Dual levels give this home some great options such as the upstairs living where you get to appreciate sun and views. The kitchen, dining and lounge are laid out for relaxed living and an additional lounge offers another living space. The master bedroom is also located upstairs and enjoys its own bathroom.

The lower level presents the perfect space for a teenagers retreat, extended family or extra income. Here you will find three bedrooms and two up-to-date bathrooms and a separate spacious laundry.

In previous months this property has been set up for Air BnB and has seen a steady income. This 220m2 home sits on a fully fenced section with a double garage, carport, lock up storage room and off street parking.

This property will be sold, the owners have moved.
Please contact me for more information or for a private viewing, otherwise I look forward to meeting you at one of the open homes.

Auction on site at 11am, Saturday 2 November.Unless sold prior.

10 days ago

New surgical hospital to be built in Queenstown

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

A new surgical hospital will open on the outskirts of Queenstown by late 2021.

Work on the new facility - to be build on land next to the Queenstown Country Club on State Highway 6 - will start in mid-2020 and is expected to be completed by late 2021.

The Central Lakes Trust says the new … View more
A new surgical hospital will open on the outskirts of Queenstown by late 2021.

Work on the new facility - to be build on land next to the Queenstown Country Club on State Highway 6 - will start in mid-2020 and is expected to be completed by late 2021.

The Central Lakes Trust says the new hospital will complement the existing Queenstown Lakes Hospital and the Southern District Health Board has indicated it will use the new hospital for publicly funded elective surgeries.

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10 days ago

These Majestic Views Can Be Yours!

The Team from Neighbourly Property

This residential 722sqm section is one of the last remaining in the premium Adamson Subdivision. Elevated and set in the dress circle of exclusive Advance Terrace, amongst quality homes and 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains, now's the time to take action!

Auction on site at 12pm,… View more
This residential 722sqm section is one of the last remaining in the premium Adamson Subdivision. Elevated and set in the dress circle of exclusive Advance Terrace, amongst quality homes and 360 degree views of the surrounding mountains, now's the time to take action!

Auction on site at 12pm, Saturday 9 November. Unless sold prior.

For conditions of Auction contact
Richard Newman 0274 970 138
Karen Dempster 021 488 292

10 days ago

Peppertree Luxury Accommodation FOR SALE!

New Zealand Sotheby's International Realty

This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing … View more
This boutique hotel offers a new owner the opportunity to combine a healthy and diverse lifestyle with an interesting and profitable business which naturally scales down during winter, allowing for a holiday.

Each of the five beautifully appointed suites has been subtly themed, providing individual charm as well as comfort. In the heart of the lodge is a spacious, recently renovated farmhouse kitchen enjoying garden and orchard views. A large woodburner with wetback heats the water for a series of radiators around the house, ensuring year-round warmth.

Organically managed, the four-hectare property provides the ability to live from the land with honey, fruit trees, berry patches, vegetable gardens, olives and grazing for sheep, cattle and horses. The small Chardonnay vineyard with a careful selection of clones produces a succulent house wine thoroughly enjoyed by guests from all around the world.

A range of useful ancillary sheds and buildings offers space for projects, hobbies, storage and accommodation for staff. Other facilities on the property include a petanque court, croquet lawn and small gymnasium overlooking the swimming pool.

This extraordinarily diverse and unique lifestyle is ideally located on State Highway One, less than a five-minute drive from central Blenheim and 15 minutes from numerous winery cellar doors, restaurants and the airport.

Offers from $2,500,000 plus GST (if any)
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11 days ago

Fun geocaching activity for family and friends

The Team from Ministry of Education

Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family and friends? The Tuia Mātauranga GeoTour is a digital treasure hunt in local areas around Aotearoa NZ.

It’s on now, and if you’re keen on collectibles, there are badges and a limited edition GeoTour coin up for grabs. #TuiaMātauranga … View more
Looking for an outdoor activity to do with your family and friends? The Tuia Mātauranga GeoTour is a digital treasure hunt in local areas around Aotearoa NZ.

It’s on now, and if you’re keen on collectibles, there are badges and a limited edition GeoTour coin up for grabs. #TuiaMātauranga #Tuia250

11 days ago

Supporting Families Bereaved by Suicide

The Staff from Avenal Park Funeral Home

Avenal Park Funeral Home supports local organisations who assist people suffering from grief. Able Invercargill is running the Waves Programme, commencing Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Waves is an 8-week programme that aims to support adults (18+ years old) who have been bereaved by suicide for at … View more
Avenal Park Funeral Home supports local organisations who assist people suffering from grief. Able Invercargill is running the Waves Programme, commencing Wednesday 16 October 2019.

Waves is an 8-week programme that aims to support adults (18+ years old) who have been bereaved by suicide for at least six months.

The programme combines learning about suicide and bereavement with group discussion and support.  The group is facilitated by trained facilitators and supports members to:
● Meet and share with others who are also experiencing the impact of suicide
● Provide a safe, supportive environment to explore aspects of their grief and reduce isolation and stigma associated with bereavement by suicide
● Gain information and strategies about how to care for themselves and others (including children and young people) after a suicide
● Adjust to living with loss and moving forward

Next scheduled programme in Invercargill:
Wednesday 16 October 2019 to Wednesday 4 December 2019
7pm - 9pm
To register contact Able Invercargill
Phone: 03 218 2100
Email: adminsld@able.org.nz
 
Participants must commit to all 8 weeks of the programme.
Transport may be available on request.

Grief is a unique and personal process. Nigel, Donna, Chris and Mel at Avenal Park Funeral Home are there if you need someone to talk to, or we can refer you to a local agency.
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12 days ago

Investment Dream

The Team from Neighbourly Property

This purpose built investment property is a rare find less than two years old, gives you all the rental options to maximize your returns. Short term, long-term or Airbnb.

Offering six double bedrooms all complete with double bed, two bedside cabinets, small 4-drawer cabinet, wardrobe, TV, Freeview… View more
This purpose built investment property is a rare find less than two years old, gives you all the rental options to maximize your returns. Short term, long-term or Airbnb.

Offering six double bedrooms all complete with double bed, two bedside cabinets, small 4-drawer cabinet, wardrobe, TV, Freeview and DVD player. To service the property we have three bathrooms all with shower, vanity and toilet. A separate laundry complete with large washing machine, dryer and storage cupboard.
The open planned kitchen, dining and living area is spacious and bright with access to a private outdoor area. The large modern kitchen comes with fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave (and all the cooking utensils, crockery for up to 12 people. Two dining tables to seat twelve people and three large three seater couches and a TV gives all the home comforts and completes the living area.

Fed by fibre internet, a mesh network wifi system gives 100% coverage over the entire property.
The property was built for warmth and comfort and is positioned to capture the all-day sunshine. You will be toasty warm in the cooler months, the heat pump/air conditioner in the lounge/dining area is ducted to heat all six bedrooms.

The external cladding of linear and colour steel roof makes for low maintenance along with easy care grounds designed with off-street parking for at least ten cars. A garden shed for storage or ski or snowboard drying completes the outside attraction of this property.

The vendor has rental history of over 8% gross pa and they are happy to share the details with you showing the amazing returns possible from this property.

This property is in immaculate condition, ready to start producing income from day one.
This is a must see property for any serious investor looking for maximum returns and a low maintenance property, don’t delay!
It is advised you register your interest as this property may be sold at any time.
A deadline sale. All offers will be presented at 5pm 24th October 2019 unless sold prior.

12 days ago

How a café owner gave a homeless man a job...

AMI Insurance

Tom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be… View moreTom Reilly took a chance on a local homeless man, Matty Harris, and gave him a job in his cafe and art space in Titirangi. As a result, Matty has found a sense of purpose and rediscovered his passion for art. “Tom has taken me as I am and given me opportunities that no-one else would. It would be good if kindness like that was contagious.”

To read more about this inspiring act of kindness visit the AMI Hub.

#OurKindaKindness
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12 days ago

Last chance to register

BCITO NZ

We’re helping women take that first step into the trades. Women who have the right kinds of strengths for the trades. Mental strength, determination, endurance, perseverance. Strengths that many women with life experience have.

If you’re thinking of changing career or returning to work, … View more
We’re helping women take that first step into the trades. Women who have the right kinds of strengths for the trades. Mental strength, determination, endurance, perseverance. Strengths that many women with life experience have.

If you’re thinking of changing career or returning to work, register for The BCITO & Mitre 10 Building Women Night.

You’ll get to chat to women apprentices paving the way, talk to BCITO people about the 15 different trade qualifications, meet employers about future opportunities, or have a crack on the tools for a taste of the trades.

Book your spot now buildingwomen.nz
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14 days ago

Poll: Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?

The team from Neighbourly.co.nz

The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole … View more
The National Party is considering a policy of fining parents $3000 if their children drop out of school and don't enter further education or training.

Simon Bridges says "The reality is if you're not in work, education or training, you're going to be languishing in a dole queue, and the evidence is potentially for a long time". Do you agree with this policy? Should parents be fined?

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Should parents be fined if their children drop out of school?
  • 35.3% Yes - they are responsible for their children
    35.3% Complete
  • 25.8% It's not fair to assume they'll end up in the dole queue
    25.8% Complete
  • 38.9% No - it's not the parents' choice
    38.9% Complete
1498 votes
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