Ngai Tahu sets bench­mark

Central Otago Mirror - - WANAKA NEWS -

Ngai Tahu have placed a $1.4 mil­lon of­fer for the for­mer Wanaka Po­lice Sta­tion site.

The tribe have ex­er­cised its right of first right of re­fusal as the devel­op­ment site on Hel­wick St was Crown prop­erty within Ngai Tahu’s tribal area.

A Bay­leys real es­tate sign in­stalled on the prop­erty says the $1.4 mil­lion of­fer would be the bench­mark for other in­ter­ested buy­ers and lesser of­fers would not be con­sid­ered.

It was be­ing mar­keted as a town cen­tre re-devel­op­ment site, about 986 square me­tres in size.

Own­er­ship of the for­mer po­lice sta­tion, built in the 1970s, was trans­ferred to Land In­for­ma­tion New Zealand (LINZ) af­ter a new $3 mil­lion sta­tion was built on Bal­lan­tyne Rd.

The new build­ing was opened in Oc­to­ber.

The Queen­stown Lakes District Coun­cil on­line rat­ings data­base lists the land value at the Hel­wick St site as $950,000 and cap­i­tal value as $1,050,000.

Ten­ders close on Septem­ber 5.

What: Maori artist Rangi Kipa talks/din­ner. When: Satur­day, Au­gust 16, from 5.30pm – In­tro­duc­tion by Rangi Kipa (free). From 7.30pm – An artist at the ta­ble din­ner (cost $85). In­spi­ra­tional de­sign: An art­work by

Maori artist Rangi Kipa, who will be host­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion at Bistro Gen­til

from Au­gust 16.

Up for grabs: Ngai Tahu has of­fered $1.4 mil­lion for the for­mer Wanaka Po­lice Sta­tion site on Hel­wick St.

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