The block now being constructed at Remarkables Park Town
Centre will add new and expanded businesses to the retail
mix. Photo by James Beech.
A private healthcare provider, a hairdressing salon, a
budget chain and an off-licence are among the new tenants set
to move into the 900sq m block being built at Remarkables Park
Construction of Building 8 at the entrance to the retail and
office estate in Frankton is expected to finish at the end of
More than 80% of space was already leased, DNZ retail general
manager Roy Stansfield, of Auckland, said.
Tenants who have signed include Bay Audiology, D-Fine Me Hair
& Beauty, 2 Cheap and Betty's Liquor Stores. The
remaining three tenancies will be announced soon.
Bay Audiology was described as New Zealand's largest private
practice, with more 60 clinics nationwide.
Specialists offer full diagnostic hearing tests, hearing
checks and industrial monitoring, as well as consultation and
evaluations. Services include hearing aid fitting and
servicing and access to rehabilitation programmes and hearing
Commercial manager Jim Oxley said Bay Audiology had been
looking for the right location to expand its operation in
Queenstown for some time.
''Remarkables Town Centre was the obvious choice to relocate
our Frankton operation and will complement the clinics we
have nearby, in Wanaka and Cromwell,'' Mr Oxley said.
Southlander Tracy McNeilly, who moved from Invercargill 12
months ago to teach Hairdressing Design at the Southern
Institute of Technology at Remarkables Park, was behind
D-Fine Me Hair and Beauty.
''I have been looking for an opportunity to open a new
hairdressing salon in Queenstown since I moved up here,'' she
''Remarkables Park Town Centre was the obvious choice,
especially when you consider the large number of people who
frequent the town centre.''
The store at the town centre will be the 18th outlet for the
2 Cheap chain and the first for Queenstown.
Director Thomas Song said the retail chain was ''extremely
pleased that we took the bull by the horns and secured our
''Customers will now be able to get those bits and pieces we
all need at an extremely competitive price.''
Betty's Liquor Stores will open its eighth shop in its
Otago-based chain, with a focus on premium wine and spirits,
managing director Ferg Spary, of Queenstown, said.
''Locals know to come to Remarkables Park for their weekly
shopping and judging by the number of rental cars seen in
there, tourists seem to have no difficulty finding it,'' Mr
''With parking sometimes difficult in the CBD, the
convenience for our customers to have a shop here was an easy
decision and they can now get everything they need in one