Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 


Classic Boating Complex for Nelson Lakes

Classic Boating Complex for Nelson Lakes


Construction has started on the first stage of a new classic boating complex at St Arnaud, which will include a café, retail shop and a boat storage facility.

St Arnaud residents Pat and Wendy Gelling are behind the development, with strong support from the organisers of the New Zealand Antique and Classic Boat Show, Pete Rainey and Glenn Common.

Mr Gelling says they are excited about the opportunities the new development will bring to the village: “St Arnaud is a lovely destination and we need more facilities to accommodate visitors and the growing resident population.”

The boat storage will be a purpose-built, secure, dry storage facility, while the 80 seat café will have a classic boat theme and the shop will stock local art, gifts and products relating to the outdoors.

Mr Gelling says future stages of the development could include a museum.

“This would bring together the rich history of boating, trout fishing, gold prospecting, gliding, skiing, tramping, and the early settlers of the area,” he says. “It may also include a workshop area for boat maintenance, encompassing boat-building courses, and more retail space, to provide services for the community as well as outlets for skiing, fishing and mountain biking equipment rental.”

Boat Show coordinator Pete Rainey says the storage facility is the first step on the pathway towards establishing a centre for classic boats in New Zealand.

“It will bring life to the lake’s rich boating heritage, help grow classic boating nationally and showcase some of the really classic boats,” he says. ‘It’s a unique concept in that it features small craft, especially historic racing boats and the emphasis is on fresh-water boating rather than maritime.”

Completion of the boat storage facility is expected around the end of January 2013, with the café and retail space ready for business in late February or early March.

The Gellings have been involved in a number of businesses in St Arnaud including The Yellow House backpackers, St Arnaud Log Chalets and Nelson Lakes Shuttles. They currently operate the earthmoving business, Gelling Contracting.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

What Winter? Temperature Records Set For June 20-22

The days around the winter soltice produced a number of notably warm tempertaures. More>>

Conservation Deal: New Kākāpō Recovery Partnership Welcomed

Conservation Minister Maggie Barry says the new kakapo recovery partnership between DOC and Meridian Energy is great news for efforts to save one of New Zealand’s most beloved birds. More>>

ALSO:

Tech Sector Report: Joyce Warns Asian Tech Investors View NZ As Hobbits And Food

Speaking in Wellington at the launch of a report showcasing the value of the technology sector to the New Zealand economy, Joyce said more had to be done to tell the country's technology stories overseas. More>>

ALSO:

Mediaglommeration: APN Gets OIO Approval For Demerger Plan

APN News & Media has received Overseas Investment Office approval for its plan to split out its NZME unit ahead of a potential merger with rival Fairfax Media's New Zealand operations. More>>

New Paper: Ninety-Day Trial Period Has No Impact On Firms' Hiring

The introduction of a 90-day trial period has had no impact on hiring by New Zealand companies although they are now in widespread use, according to researchers at Motu Economic and Public Policy Research. More>>

ALSO:

Corrections: Serco Exits Equity Stake, Remains As Operator

Serco has sold its equity stake in the company that holds the contract to design, build and run Wiri Prison in South Auckland but continues as sub-contractor to operate the facility. More>>

GDP: NZ Economy Grows Faster-Than-Forecast 0.7%

New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the first quarter of 2016 as construction expanded at the quickest rate in two years. The kiwi dollar jumped after the data was released. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news