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The South Island Office buys land for Wānaka film studio

Paul McBeth
Thu, 20 Jan 2022

The South Island Office buys land for Wānaka film studio
Wānaka film studio project gets a helping hand from Christchurch. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Paul McBeth
Thu, 20 Jan 2022
Christchurch private equity firm The South Island Office has come to the aid of the proposed film studio in Wānaka, buying the 322 hectare piece of land to secure it for the would-be developers.The South Island Office (SIO) partner Rob Farrell said the firm got the call from NZ Trade and Enterprise in early December to see if it could put together a deal quickly to make sure Silverlight Studios didn’t miss out on the site.SIO bought the land for a confidential price and reached a deal that clears the way for Silverlight to press ahead wit...

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