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Don t build a house... build a Landmark
Following the progress of a superb Landmark
Design and Build home in Central Otago, construc-
tion has now reached the stage of lining the home
with Gibboard. High raking ceilings with a v groove
finish make the job more challenging but you can
see the great sense of space this creates combined
with feature windows to capitalise on view and sun.
All windows are installed and special joinery items
are being made off site. The stonemasons continue
with their superb job having completed about half of
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Top: Stonework completed in some areas
Left: Feature 'V'' gooved raking ceilings in living areas underway
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"Our designers and consultants go to great lengths to ensure the
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Landmark Homes Design and Build homes are the
end result of a time tested, enjoyable system that
appeals to those who want a home uniquely
designed for them. It is as close to having your own
independent designer as possible, but with two
significant differences: we go to great lengths to
ensure that the budget set is adhered to and
Landmark s fixed price contract gives tremendous
certainty to our homeowners.
They are guided through the design process,
considering what they want included and finishes
will be used resulting in a truly unique design.
Award winning campsite one of kind
By SUE FEA
Unique: Creeksyde Holiday Park owners Tonnie and Erna Spijkerbosch celebrate 25 years at the park.
Photo: SUE FEA 628000928
Longtime Queenstown business
people, Tonnie and Erna
Spijkerbosch, now in their late
60s, are not ones to rest on their
laurels and 25 years into their
supposed ''retirement project''
their business just keeps on
On June 1, 1988, when the
motorhome craze was still in its
infancy, Mr and Mrs Spijkerbosch
were among the first in the
country to launch their 30-site
campervan park, Creeksyde, in
''Each time a neighbouring prop-
erty came up for sale we'd buy it
and we've just kept growing,'' Mrs
Spijkerbosch, a former Queens-
town Lakes District councillor,
Now, numerous awards later,
they employ 20 staff and boast 85
sites and 24 units.
This week, as part of their 25th
birthday celebrations, they will be
awarded the EarthCheck Plati-
num Award by Professor David
Simmons, of Lincoln University,
as the first campervan park in the
world to be benchmarked and
Creeksyde was the first to be
certified 10 years ago and they've
now graduated from gold to
platinum. It's been a huge amount
of hard work, documenting just
how much rubbish they send to
the landfill and how much is
Their latest project was the
renovation of the outside of one of
Mr Spijkerbosch cut old saucers,
bottles, sugar bowls, teacups,
perfume bottles and tiles in half
and set them into the plastered
walls for a sort of ''Gingerbread
House versus Hundertwasser
This Friday all those who have
helped them along the journey,
including local businesses, key
tourism industry people, staff and
friends, will gather for a
celebration, with an MC and piped
''The staff have looked out a Top of
the Pops hit for each of the past 25
years,'' Mrs Spijkerbosch said.
When the park first opened on its
original 0.3ha site, selling tourism
activities was not an option.
These days it's a large on-site part
of the business.
Back in the last 1980's Japanese
featured strongly in their clien-
tele. Now the Asian market has
expanded to include more visitors
from Southern China, including
Korea and the Philippines.
American numbers had dropped
off while English and wider
European visitors numbers,
including Spanish, Italian,
Scandinavian, had grown.
Australians had always been a big
part of their business and Kiwi
numbers were growing.
Mr and Mrs Spijkerbosch have
won tourism commendation
awards, Spirit of Hospitality and
Top 10 Holiday Park Group
Mrs Spijkerbosch has also won
Holiday Accommodation Park of
NZ President's awards.
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