New Zealand Law Society
New Zealand Law Society's website also has other lawyers you may be able to use.
Benefit: smaller companies tend to work very hard for the owner as they manage everything themselves and also tend to pay good attention to the property itself and make suggestions for improvement.
Central Campus Property Management
Dunedin Student Flats
Medium sized companies
Larger companies usually have a bigger database of tenants and comprehensive websites for advertising property.
Donovan Property Management
The Real Estate Authority (REA) have recommended guidelines as follows for selecting a Building/Property Inspector:
Property inspectors are listed in the Yellow Pages and online. Remember, you have the right to choose your own property inspector - regardless of what the agent or the vendor might think of them.
We recommend that you make sure the property inspector you select:
- Has professional indemnity insurance;
- Carries out their work in accordance with the NZ Property Inspection Standards (NZS 4306:2005 Residential Property Inspection). This means they adhere to the Standards New Zealand requirements for residential property inspections;
- Inspectors who conform to this standard can be found on the Building Officials Institute of New Zealand website and on the New Zealand Institute of Building Surveyors website, although there will be other inspectors who are not listed on those websites who still conform to the New Zealand Standard
It is strongly recommended that you follow the recommendations set out by the REAA above in choosing your building inspector.
Reece Building Consultants Ltd
Drug Testing Companies
Please find below guidelines and options for Drug Testing Companies available in Dunedin. Please note, this is not an exhaustive or exclusive list and other companies are available to choose from. Drug Testing Companies are listed in the Yellow Pages and online. Remember, you have the right to choose your own company/contractor, regardless of what the agent or the vendor might think of them.
We recommend that you make sure the Drug Testing Company you select:
- Has professional indemnity insurance;
- Carries out their work in accordance with the NZ Drug Testing Standards (NZS 8510:2017 Testing and decontamination of methamphetamine-contaminated properties). This means they adhere to the Standards New Zealand requirements for drug testing in residential property
Tenancy Services NZ has guidelines on Meth/Drug Testing in rental properties and covers the NZ Standards that contractors should be certified to. Click the link below to view these guidelines.
The Drug Detection Agency
Otago Daily Times - Property News
Locally owned by the Allied Press, the Otago Daily Times is New Zealand's oldest daily newspaper. Proudly independent, the ODT has a strong local news coverage and is published Monday - Saturday.
Queenstown Events - Destination Queenstown
For everything Queenstown's event calendar has to offer all year round, head to the Destination Queenstown events page.
New Zealand Open
"The biggest event on the New Zealand golfing calendar, the New Zealand Open is an event for golf aficionados and casual spectators alike. It is a great chance to get along and see the courses at Millbrook Resort and The Hills, admire the sculptures and the homes and take in the beautiful Central Otago surrounds." - Millbrook Resort
Queenstown Winter Festival
Starting in 1975 the Queenstown Winter Festival has evolved into a notable Queenstown celebration, never failing to provide spectacular fireworks and events to mark the beginning of the snowy season.
LUMA Southern Light Project
"LUMA is an award-winning sensory experience in Queenstown. LUMA takes place on Queen’s Birthday Weekend, it's nights of illuminated art, light sculptures and performance. LUMA is about connecting people, illuminating spaces, bringing both local and national artists and businesses together."
Queenstown International Marathon
Join the World’s Most Beautiful Marathon in Queenstown.
"Set between the backdrop of the world-renowned Crown and Remarkable mountain ranges, and taking in the best highlights of the Queenstown Lakes region on hard-packed cycle trails, the Queenstown International Marathon is truly a flat out beautiful course."
New Years Eve in Queenstown
Arguably the biggest event of the year in Queenstown is the celebrations held on the 31st of Dec to welcome in the New Year. If you haven't already booked Queenstown accommodation for you or family and friends we recommend you do it as soon as possible - New Years Eve accommodation is always a sellout.
QLDC - Rates and Property
The QLDC rates and Property page has handy material on rates and other essential property information relating to the Queenstown Lakes District.
Roost Mortgage Brokers
"You find the home they find the loan. Roost Mortgage Brokers are a skilled and experienced team of specialist mortgage advisers that help their clients take the next big step in their lives."
"With New Zealand's widest range of lenders in one place, Loan Market are your local experts for all your home loan and personal finance needs."
Mortgage Link Central Otago
"Mortage Link are your link to a wide range of New Zealand's banks and lenders and help you find the right solution for your lending needs."
"MortgageMe is a mortgage brokering service committed to financing your Kiwi dream."
Queenstown Lakes District Council
The Queenstown Lakes District Council's website is full of a wealth of information on district-related matters.
Relaxaway Holiday Homes
Colliers International Otago highly recommends Relaxaway Holiday Homes for short term accommodation management in Queenstown.
Relaxaway brings you professional property management, marketing and booking services with the personal touch. A strong web presence, access to all major booking portals and full financial reporting are all part of the service. Relax, knowing your valuable investment property is in the best possible hands.
Pure Property Rentals
Colliers International Otago highly recommends Pure Property Rentals for long term property management in Queenstown.
Owning a Queenstown rental investment is a huge commitment. Managing it is an even bigger one. Pure Property offers a Queenstown residential property management service designed to make the most of your investment, giving you optimal returns with minimal input. Decades of industry experience in property management allowed Pure Property to develop one of the leading specialist property management divisions in the South Island of New Zealand.
"Destination Queenstown (DQ) is the Regional Tourism Organisation (RTO) responsible for the marketing of Queenstown as the Southern Hemisphere's premier four season lake and alpine resort."
"Mountain Scene is an independent locally owned newspaper established in Queenstown in 1972. Mountain Scene has created its own unique identity and style and made a reputation that sees it continually dominating the fiercely competitive Queenstown media ‘battleground’."
Trade Me Property
"Trade Me, the place where Kiwis buy and sell online."
"realestate.co.nz - where people and property click in New Zealand. Dedicated to making the complex simple."
HouGarden is the property portal in New Zealand translated for Chinese-speaking buyers.
"OneRoof is the new home of Real Estate. You’ll find it all - and more - under OneRoof."
"homes.co.nz - The home of property in New Zealand."
One of New Zealand's leading print magazines for finding the latest properties on the market.
Dunedin City Council
In order to obtain a LIM Report for the property, the Dunedin City Council has an online link with prices, timeframes and details - you pay for this online.