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  • Queenstown bungy to get innovations with $500,000 government funding

    Source: stuff.co.nz Queenstown's AJ Hackett bungy will receive $500,000 to develop an innovative bungy launch system as a part of a $12 million government tourism boost.  At the TRENZ tourism conference in Rotorua on Friday John Key said $20 million would be invested to support tourism across New Zealand over four years - including the $500,000 for the bungy company. New Zealand AJ Hackett Bungy owner Henry van Asch said the new bungy...

    Fri 13th May 2016

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  • Developers stay the course

    Source: scene.co.nz A $10 million marina at Frankton is a step closer. The Overseas Investment Office has approved an application by United States multi-millionaire brothers Nasser and Iraj Barabi, who each own 40 per cent of Lakes Marina Projects Ltd. Queenstowner Alan Kirker, who owns the remaining 20 per cent, says construction of the off-shore floating marina at Sugar Lane can't yet begin. The consortium still needs a lakebed lease from Land Information New Zealand. "We can't award...

    Fri 13th May 2016

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  • Southland to step up as international spending forecast to grow $16 billion by 2022

    Source: stuff.co.nz  International tourist spending in New Zealand is expected to reach $16 billion by 2022 but Southland will only get a slice of the action if the region does more to welcome overseas guests, tourism operators say. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment released its New Zealand Tourism Forecast 2016 - 2022 on Thursday, outlining how many overseas visitors are expected to arrive, and how much they are expected to spend, by...

    Thu 12th May 2016

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  • Queenstown to welcome 10,000 Chinese incentive guests

    Source: c-mw.net   Amway China will be sending 10,000 of its elite salespeople to Queenstown in 2018, bringing incentive business worth at least NZ$50m (US$34.12m) to the New Zealand economy. The business was secured by Tourism New Zealand and its partners Destination Queenstown, Air New Zealand and Immigration New Zealand. The group will visit in multiple waves of 500 for five-day programmes throughout autumn 2018. Tourism New Zealand chief executive Kevin Bowler said...

    Thu 12th May 2016

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  • Queenstown leads as Otago house prices hit record

    Source: odt.co.nz Otago is among the top four regions chalking up record median house prices for April, albeit well down the ranking by dollar values. Record median prices were hit in Waikato-Bay of Plenty, up 19.1% to $417,000; Taranaki, up 15.1% to $342,500; Canterbury-Westland, up 0.5% to $427,250; and Otago, up 9% to $284,000. The Central Otago Lakes region, including Queenstown, recorded the largest percentage increase in median price compared with a year ago, up 25.2% to $666,250....

    Thu 12th May 2016

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  • Income-based lending restrictions possible

    Source: NZ Herald.co.nz New lending restrictions to prevent people borrowing too much relative to their income are on the cards, the Reserve Bank of New Zealand's two most senior officials say. Governor Graeme Wheeler and deputy governor Grant Spencer made the comments at a media conference after the release of the bank's six-monthly financial stability report, which highlighted concern about the resumption of unsustainably high house price inflation nationwide, and especially in...

    Wed 11th May 2016

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  • Singapore firm buying prime land

    Source: odt.co.nz  A listed Singapore company with North Island land holdings is buying a prime piece of Queenstown land, near the airport, for $19.2million. In an announcement to the Singapore Stock Exchange late last week, Global Yellow Pages Ltd said a subsidiary company had entered into a conditional agreement to buy 3.84ha of land in Frankton, "at Eastern Access Rd''. "The company intends to develop the land into residential properties for sale as there has been a significant...

    Mon 9th May 2016

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