SHORT AND SHARP

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Re­mark­ables ex­pan­sion

NZSki has given the green light to a new six-seater chair­lift at The Re­mark­ables. A sea­son pass for The Re­mark­ables in­creases by $100 to $599 while the Queen­stown pass, which cov­ers Coronet Peak and The Re­mark­ables, is frozen at $889. Next sea­son, a new 1.2km lift will start from the lower of the two car parks at 1600m and go to the ridge at the south head of the Rastus Burn known as Cur­vey Basin. Re­mark­ables ski area man­ager Ross Lawrence said the Cur­vey Basin lift could take 2400 peo­ple an hour.

His­toric min­ing auc­tion

A large col­lec­tion of hard­wood beams and min­ing relics owned by In­fin­ity In­vest­ment Group man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Bob Robert­son will be auc­tioned this weekend. The beams, gath­ered by three gen­er­a­tions, from old bridges in Kurow, Dun­troon and River­ton, would be ideal state­ment pieces in pri­vate homes or com­mer­cial build­ings, Mr Robert­son said. The auc­tion is at River­side Park in Al­bert Town on Satur­day at 11am.

New build de­mand

Real Es­tate In­sti­tute Queen­stown spokesman Kelvin Collins says de­mand for new hous­ing in Queen­stown is in­creas­ing with 39 prop­er­ties and 14 sec­tions sold last month. Their com­bined value was $27.9 mil­lion, an over­all re­duc­tion of 12 per cent com­pared to last year when there were more sales in the en­try-level mar­ket. The high­est sale price was $2.45m for a life­style prop­erty.

Dr Com­post

Dr Com­post will be shar­ing tips for easy com­post­ing on Fri­day at the Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil’s Gorge Rd of­fice, 12pm till 2pm.

Mar­ket opens

The Re­mark­ables Mar­ket opens on Satur­day with two spring gar­den­ing mar­kets. The mar­kets run ev­ery Satur­day from 8.30am till 1pm un­til April 19. Stalls by ar­ti­sans and food producers.

New busi­ness launched

New busi­ness Your Sav­ing Grace launched last week. The com­pany pro­vides in-home help, a respite and com­pan­ion­ship ser­vice aimed at el­derly peo­ple in the Wakatipu. The team as­sist with gen­eral house­hold du­ties and pro­vide com­pan­ion­ship for ap­point­ments and so­cial out­ings to help peo­ple main­tain a healthy and ac­tive life­style.

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