Housing black mark for wannabe Wānaka film studio

Housing black mark for wannabe Wānaka film studio
The cameras snapping pics of Wānaka's famous tree might get an upgrade if the film studio goes ahead. (Image: Deposit Photos)
Paul McBeth
The panel weighing up whether or not to call ‘action’ on a proposed mega film studio in Wānaka will have to consider the likely short-term housing squeeze when hundreds of international cast and crew descend on the Upper Clutha township.The panel, chaired by former Simpson Grierson partner Heather Ash, sought legal advice on whether it needed to consider the availability of accommodation and upwards pressure on house prices and rents as relevant factors when deciding if the $280 million project can proceed.“Yes”, was the...

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