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Fact Box Remarkables Park Town Centre averages 4637 vehicles per day more than 1.68 million a year. An estimated 3 million customers enter Remarkables Park Town Centre annually. An estimated 5.6 million customers will pass by The Landing complex each year.
Di and Lindsay Williams look over their plans for The Landing, opposite the Remarkables Park Town Centre entrance.
the landing The fast pace of growth on the Frankton Flats is showing no signs of letting up with a new $16 million retail complex and yet another new primary school about to begin construction. The Landing retail complex, opposite the entrance to Remarkables Park Town Centre, is being developed by the Savanna Group, which is owned by established local investors Lindsay and Di Williams. There has been keen demand from national and local operators for the 15 retail tenancies in the 3200sqm complex, which Mr Williams says is set to open in November.
“People should feel very confident and the surveys show that.” The Landing’s more than 1000sqm of dedicated public landscaped lawn and garden fronting the adjacent town centre entrance will provide a park-like setting, with its trees and seating offering an oasis in summer. South Island designers ‘Design Base’ created the complex’s tasteful, contemporary Central Otago design and infrastructure construction is underway on the 1ha site, which includes a sunny north-facing courtyard.
Savanna Group has attracted a good mix of quality retailers and operators offering “good product and healthy choices”, who are “cautiously optimistic” about future retail spending.
The Landing is accessed from three separate entrances, off Tex Smith Lane, from opposite the Remarkables Park Town Centre and a major new intersection at the eastern end of Remarkables Park.
“Retail spending is on the rise and the economic indicators are that we’re at the beginning of another increase in long-term economic growth, but that will probably be more restrained than we saw between 1998 and 2008.”
The Landing’s 110 carparks will be welcomed with parking at a premium across the road at Wakatipu New World during peak seasons. Extensive bicycle parking will also be provided on site.
Land is zoned for an additional 7494 new homes on the Remarkables Park Town Centre side, west and south of Queenstown Airport. A further 1712 residential sites are zoned for development on the State Highway 6 side, east and north of Queenstown Airport.
“We are predicting there will be well over 500,000 vehicles using the new eastern access route linking Remarkables Park with State Highway 6 the first year it opens, which is expected to be 2015.” The Williams know their stuff, having also developed the successful $25 million Terrace Junction retail and commercial complex on the Frankton BP roundabout corner. “There’s going to be a lot of focus on this area. It will be convenient and handy, especially for young families using the three schools to be positioned near the new eastern access route passing by here.” A new 1500-pupil Wakatipu High School is set to open adjacent to Remarkables Park Town Centre at the start of 2017. Education Ministry head of education infrastructure services Kim Shannon says the ministry is working with the Queenstown Lakes District Council and other authorities to finalise plans. More information, including firm start dates, will be confirmed “in the coming weeks”.
Site works begin this month (March) on the new Shotover Country Primary School, off State Highway 6, adjacent to the new Eastern Access Route, and construction will start next month (April). The ministry expects the school to open for term one next year (2015). The initial roll will cater for 460 students, with a final roll of 650 students. It’s only four years since the long-awaited new Remarkables Primary School opened at Frankton with room for 500 pupils and 20 teachers. It has already outstripped growth projections with the ministry forced to provide an extra three teachers and three more classrooms – two relocatables and redeveloped existing space - to cater for increased roll growth. “We also plan to provide four more classrooms and replace three existing relocatables to cater for anticipated future roll growth in the Arrowtown catchment,” Ms Shannon says.
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You can always rely on the Flyer for a good read and this edition is no exception, we’ve got news on another exciting development in Frankton with our front cover story on The Landing, the latest in what’s moving in the real estate market, another fresh travel idea from our friends at Flight Centre and much more. Oh, where to start!
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“I think it’ll be good for the area. Possibly some competition, but that can be good. It’s already busy, but this has potential to draw even more people, including tourists, into the area. It’s great for locals and the parking will be a plus.”
“It’s always good to have building and expanding going on. As a mum I hope there’ll be something in there for new mums. Baby City was a Godsend with my little ones. And I hope there’ll be clothing for people who don’t do hiking and skiing – not Warehouse style, but reasonably priced. A lot of the stores in town are geared at young kids.”
Arrowtown Mum Victoria Taylor “It’s definitely good for the area. There’ll be more choice. We need more choice, more competition and better prices. The traffic will be busier, but it can only be a good thing.”
Flight Centre consultant Heather Turnbull “Any kind of development out here is good for business. It’s fantastic. There will be a busier feel with more new shops and individual businesses grow themselves on that.”
Remarkables Pharmacy owner Glenn Mitchell “I think it will consolidate the area and, depending on the mix of shops, it’ll be positive for the area. The widened road will improve traffic flow. More presence out here will allow more infrastructure to be implemented. It’s exciting having new options and opportunities for consumers.”
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Ann Fowler “It’s a good thing. More business will bring more people and more employment. I hope there will be enough people to buy the goods in the stores. This has become a real locals’ area and another complex should attract more people than ever.”
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Make no mistake, The Landing is a significant and large complex offering a variety of retail and service businesses to the community alongside healthy food and beverage outlets. Providing unprecedented quality of public space The Landing’s design emphasis is to create an atmosphere of relaxation and enjoyment drawing on year round sunshine, outstanding views and extensive lawn areas for people of all ages to enjoy at their leisure.
Visiting The Landing will be hassle free. Featuring three major entrances and 110 car parks visiting The Landing will be a pleasant and relaxing experience. While there is extensive car parking directly in front of the shops, walkers and cyclists are not forgotten. With the expanding SIT campus along with the new high school opening in 2017, careful consideration has been given to bike lanes and abundant bicycle parking facilities. Generously wide pedestrian walkways are provided and there is comfortable and handily located public seating. A centrally located public WC amenity building will be open and available for public use during the Centre opening hours.
A protected and sunny central courtyard enjoys views to both Coronet Peak and The Remarkables. The courtyard’s northerly orientation receives year round sunshine. Surrounded by an imaginative raised garden and natural riverbed waterfall feature, it will be a destination in itself. Surrounding the courtyard are healthy eating and drinking choices alongside traditional favourites of excellent coffee, tea and cafe food. Adjoining these are a number of village styled shops featuring interesting retail businesses that add vibrancy and an interesting shopping experience for the community.
Pedestrian crossing pathways connect The Landing to The Remarkables Park Town Centre ensuring everyone can traverse the entire Town Centre with ease and in safety. Comprehensive CCTV coverage is planned at The Landing ensuring the safety and comfort of both customers and staff alike.
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Vietnam holidays are growing increasingly popular with travellers of all persuasions as the country opens its arms and coffers to visitors from all over the world. Located on the South China Sea and bordered by China, Laos and Cambodia, this ancient country boasts beautiful scenery and some of Southeast Asia’s most renowned hospitality. Vietnam tours are a showcase for endless rice paddies, beautiful beaches, lush jungles and striking coastlines punctuated by incredible rock formations. Vietnam boasts a long and rich history, punctuated by bouts of occupation and pitched battles for independence. The First Indochina War battle site at Dien Bien Phu, the ancient city of Hue – which is divided by the river Huong – and the seaport of Hoi An are all popular attractions for visitors. The city of Hanoi houses an 18-kilometre spiral fortress, Co Loa Citadel, and the mausoleum of Vietnam’s famous former leader, Ho Chi Minh. Flights to Vietnam are both frequent and relatively inexpensive, with most of the surrounding Asian countries linked by direct flights. It is possible to trek around the country, using the rail network for slow contemplation of the beautiful scenery as you connect to different cities.
Northern Vietnam’s Halong Bay is a place of natural beauty so striking you might be caught rubbing your eyes in disbelief, partnered with a myth-based history guaranteed to capture your imagination. Without giving too much away, Halong Bay translates as the bay of descending dragons, so called for the fire-breathing creatures of local folklore who are believed to have created the islands and inlets of the region. Situated on the Gulf of Tonkin, the beautiful Halong Bay is one of Vietnam’s most iconic and visited sites. A recognised Natural Wonder of the World, Halong Bay is made up of thousands of sculpture-like limestone peaks jutting out of the aquamarine waters, creating islands of varying shapes and sizes.
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bay’s largest island, dressed with caves and beaches that beckon exploration. Unlike many of the islands in Halong Bay which are uninhabitable rocks stretching skywards, Cat Ba has plenty of hidden coves, forested hills, coral reefs and waterfalls to discover on a guided jungle tour. Jump on your bike and cycle around Cat Ba, Viet Hai or Tuan Chau, scuba dive deep into the gulf waters or kayak around the islands, disembarking whenever a sandy shoreline takes your fancy.
Where to Eat and Drink Halong Bay restaurants heartily embrace their oceanic surrounds with fresh seafood prepared and served within hours of being caught. Bai Chay Town (Halong Bay Town) on the mainland has a wide selection of eateries overlooking Halong Bay, serving mainly Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine. Just off Cat Ba Island you will find the quirky floating restaurants where chefs pluck live seafood from containers bobbing beside the restaurant and cook it to order – while they receive mixed reviews, a local guide can help direct you to the pick of the bunch. Dishes to try in Halong Bay include fried sea snails and Halong squid sausage, washed down with Hoanh Bo soaked rice wine.
Where to Stay Halong Bay is ideally suited for cruise holidays so if you’ve been planning an
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Along with the curious floating restaurants, you will also find floating shops lingering around cruise ships. Perhaps better described as floating convenience stores, the boats sell alcohol and snacks like chips and fruit – prices are usually marked up for the outto-sea journey so haggling is acceptable. One of the best places to indulge in a spot of shopping in Halong Bay is the
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Dotted with major ports, Halong City is the main gateway to Halong Bay but that is usually where its allure ends. While it boasts the widest range of places to eat and sleep, the real attraction is Halong Bay itself. If you want to bypass Halong City all together, fly into capital city Hanoi (about three hours away) and take your pick of dedicated Halong Bay tours to get straight onto the open water. If you are wondering what the antiquelooking ships cruising among the islands are, they are ancient Chinese sailing vessels known as junks – a common sight in the Gulf. Halong Bay weather is at its best from March to June before the storms creep in.
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In my last report I predicted the real estate statistics for January were going to show a rising market. And I was right. The number of house sales grew 64% on the same period last year, and the number of sections sales was up 45%. Here’s what Kelvin Collins, Queenstown Media Spokesman for The REINZ had to say: “Buyers must have had something positive to drink over the Christmas period and decided that 2014 is the time to make decisions. Many buyers who have been looking for some time are now acting, often resulting in multiple offers being made for new listings, especially below $500,000. He went on to say: “The demand was at both ends of the market with strong activity under $500,000 from first home buyers and investors. There is a shortage of rental property and many new residents to the region are being forced to consider buying instead of renting. There was also stronger activity in the upper sector of the market with nine sales occurring over $1.5 million. These were to both local residents and people moving to the region for lifestyle reasons.” The median house value remained largely unchanged at $562,500. I think this will be due to the fact that it is reflective of sales transactions that occurred in November and December,
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March 2014 Wakatipu Disc Golf tournaments 08 March - 09 March 2014 The 19th Annual The Helicopter Line Queenstown Classic Disc (Frisbee) Golf Tournament will take place in the Queenstown Gardens, on Saturday 8th March, 2014. This is a 36 hole (2x18) Singles Tournament. There will be excellent trophies, and lots of good prizes in 8 Divisions. Lunch refreshments will be provided. Gather beside the Queenstown Gardens rotunda at 9.30, for a 10 am start. The 16th Annual Dart River Jet Safaris Paradise Plates Disc (Frisbee) Golf Tournament will be held at the Paradise Trust property, beyond Glenorchy on Sunday 9th March, 2014. There is an 18 hole Doubles Tournament there on the Sunday morning, followed by an 18 hole Singles Tournament in the afternoon. Gather at the Garden of Eden at 9 for a 9.30 am start for the Doubles. The Singles starts at 1.30pm. There will be 7 divisions. Trophies and some prizes available.
Gibbston Wine and Food Festival 15 March 2014, 10am - 5pm
The Gibbston Wine and Food Festival allows you to sample some amazing award winning wines and talk directly with the wine maker. With free tasting tokens you are given the opportunity to try something completely different. A variety of local entertainment preforms throughout the day and the barrel racing rounds off a great days event. A large variety of food stalls range from gourmet pies to smoked salmon and cheese platters. Something to tempt everyones taste buds.
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Queenstown Primary School Fair Saturday 22 March 2014 10.00am - 2.00pm (Queenstown Primary School, Robins Rd) Free admission to mountains of fun - pony rides, fire engine rides, food stalls, chocolate wheel, silent auctions, bouncy castles and the works!
April 2014 Queenstown Bike Festival 2014 12 April - 20 April 2014 Grab yer bike and helmet, and head to Queenstown this Easter for the Queenstown Bike Festival. It’s an exciting 10-day event for all ages and abilities, and it gives you the chance to check out Queenstown’s world-class cycle tracks, trails, roads and spectacular lake and alpine scenery. Whether you’re a biking novice, recreational cyclist or serious biker, there’s plenty of action. Events range from the Tour de Wakatipu, Dirtmasters Downhill, Super D and Peleton road bike ride to a Kids Ride, Wine Trail ride and an Around the Mountains ride on the far side of Lake Wakatipu. Don’t miss it!
Slopestyle 17 April 2014, 12-3pm Flatspins, can-cans, flips and Supermans wow the twilight crowd and the High Jump bonus round gives all the riders one more chance to walk away with a little more cash by one-upping the competition in height and style points. Check out these world-class riders as they “step it up” on the jumps at the Ballarat Street car park for the Slopestyle and Best trick Comp and come party with us at the Slopestyle After Party at the Boiler Room.
Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow 18 April - 21 April 2014
Don’t miss the bi-annual Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow for three days of thrilling entertainment over Easter weekend!
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3 gorgeous gadgets nominated for design of the year 2014 2. Oculus Rift This VR headset hardly needs any introduction. Since it burst onto the scene at CES 2013 and then on Kickstarter, it has been hailed as the future of gaming and people everywhere have been clamouring to get their dirty paws on the uber futuristic peripheral. It makes gaming a much more immersive experience, taking it off the television and plonking it right in front of your eyes. Where will it go next? We can hardly wait.
3. Formlabs Form 1: HighResolution Desktop 3D Printer 1. Nest Protect No longer a tiny start-up, Nest is now part of Google’s ever growing empire. Whilst we have no idea about where it’s going to go from here, we do know that Nest has so far created two fantastic products. The Nest Protect, a reimagining of the smoke alarm, hauls the product into the 21st century, fitting it out with an array of sensors that work together to keep you and your house safe. Its design credentials are clear too, from the simple housing to the intuitive mobile app.
3D printers are really starting to make major waves in the design world, this could be in some way down to the influx of desktop based machines that we are starting to see. The Form 1: High Resolution printer from Formlabs is one of these items, bringing with it a super stylish cube design in a small footprint. How does it create 3D models we can hear you shouting at your monitor? Through reversed stereolithograpghy, that’s how and by using a light sensitive liquid resin combined with a focused laser beam. It all sounds very high-tech, and it is, but the important bit is that you can print out 3D models at home, in a short space of time.
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