Exceptional in the South

For as long as he can remember, James Rabbette, of Rabbette Ltd, has been involved in the building industry.     Growing up with a father who was a builder meant James loved spending almost every school holiday on site with his dad and, after starting a New Zealand Diploma in Business at Otago Polytechnic, […]

Stamping a creative mark: Jennian Homes Wanaka

With almost 25 years in the construction industry, well-respected Wanaka local Nathan Simon brings a wealth of expertise to his new role as both Managing Director and Project Manager of Jennian Homes Wanaka.     While running his own business since 2006, Nathan built two homes for the Jennian Homes Southland franchise owners, who then […]

From stables to ski villas

With Queenstown’s winter ski season in full swing, there are eight new homes turning heads on Packhorse Lane in Arthur’s Point. The rich history of the site dates back to the 1860’s gold rush, during which time miners would make the arduous journey out of Skipper’s Canyon to sell their newfound gold. Along the way […]

Lakefront Luxury: YHA Lake Tekapo

If you’ve been inspired to explore our beautiful South Island backyard this year, chances are you’re looking for an awesome place to stay. YHA New Zealand can help you save your hard-earned cash for that jet boat ride or stargazing experience, by making sure you sleep easy in quality budget accommodation.   YHA New Zealand […]

Get Inspired!

Get Inspired!

When it comes to enhancing your home and garden, all the inspiration you need is jam-packed into one exciting event in Queenstown later this month – the Queenstown Home Show.     Check out builders, renovation experts, kitchen companies, bathrooms, furniture, appliances, garden designers, lighting, interior design and many more, who are all ready to […]

Southern hospitality

Southern hospitality on the map

Southern hospitality has long been regarded as a geographical drawcard of trip a to the Southern Lakes region. Now Eichardt’s Private Hotel and The Spire Hotel have put this famous ‘Southern hospitality’ on the map in a more formal capacity, taking out the top gongs during international awards season.     Famed lakefront accommodation Eichardt’s […]