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  • Broken-plan living is changing the way we live

    Source: stuff.co.nz  It was hailed as the perfect solution to the modern lifestyle, but is open-plan living now falling out of favour? It seems the answer is a qualified yes. Open-plan living is still seen as a good idea when you have limited space, but it's not the solution for an increasing number of architects and homeowners embarking on a new home project or major renovation. Today, it's all about creating a range of connected living spaces for the family – areas that may be...

    Mon 23rd May 2016

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  • Lifestyle block sales at 12-year high at start of 2016

    Source: stuff.co.nz Lifestyle blocks are in hot-demand after a record-breaking start to the year. More than 2,370 lifestyle properties were sold during the first three months of the year - the highest number of sales in 12 years, the latest figures from the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) show. A total of 8,719 lifestyle properties have changed hands for the year ending April, up 31.1 per cent year-on-year - the highest number of annual sales...

    Fri 20th May 2016

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  • Queenstown developers release Remarkables convention centre plans

    Source: stuff.co.nz  A newly-designed Queenstown convention centre at Remarkables Park could be open in 2018, says developer Remarkables Park Limited. Remarkables Park Limited chief executive Alastair Porter said an earlier design consented in 2014 was revised for the "significantly improved location" across from the proposed Queenstown Gondola. "The revised Convention Centre design by architects Mason & Wales is contemporary and striking. It draws The Remarkables...

    Fri 20th May 2016

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  • $26m cycling network will be tourism Mecca, says Key

    Source: nzherald.co.nz In Bannockburn, Central Otago, yesterday, Mr Key announced the Government would provide $13 million towards the trail, which would combine four existing Otago rides. The funding is part of a $25 million package for New Zealand's cycle trails. The Central Lakes Trust announced it would provide $11.5 million towards the project - more than five times its highest grant. The Otago Community Trust will contribute $2 million. A new trail will be built from Cromwell to...

    Mon 16th May 2016

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  • Invercargill CBD to house rare motorcycle collection

    Source: stuff.co.nz  A rare collection of nearly 300 motorcycles and motorcycle-themed art is moving to Invercargill. Bill Richardson Transport World directors Jocelyn and Scott O'Donnell​ announced on Monday the museum had bought the New Zealand Classic Motorcycle (NZCM) collection from previous owners Heather and Tom Sturgess. The motorcycles will be moved from their current location in Nelson to Invercargill, where they are expected to go on...

    Mon 16th May 2016

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  • Queenstown's growth a blessing and a curse

    Source: stuff.co.nz While Queenstown's house prices continue to soar, the commercial end of the property market is also picking up speed. The town's rolling contours are part of the reason land is in short supply and after years of scarcity, zoning changes have freed up significant amounts of land for commercial, shopping and industrial use.   However, skyrocketing tourist numbers and a growing population means any new commercial land...

    Sun 15th May 2016

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  • Cyclists ride 236km for Westpac Chopper Appeal

    Source: stuff.co.nz There were sore legs, sweaty backs and big smiles as cyclists in the Westpac Chopper Appeal sped into Invercargill on Friday. Having completed a 236km bike ride to raise funds for the helicopter and its services, there were hugs, tears and congratulations all around as riders happily dismounted their bikes. The 236km ride was a tough day for the cyclists but many were pleased with how the weather turned out, as rain and low temperatures had been...

    Fri 13th May 2016

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