Ken Cochrane and Toni Foxton have been locals in the Wakatipu Basin for over 25 years and bought the storage facility in April 2013. Having increased security by installing the latest in gate tag security, they now have consent for a Manager's residence and plans to extensively increase the number of storage units available to meet Queenstown's increasing demand.
The 164 units range from 1.5 x 1.5m to 6 x 3m with each storer having their own private tag to open the security gate between the hours of 7am and 7pm every day and their own padlock to their unit door. Helpful, friendly service.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.1
They used to sell Morphine in the local drug store. That was back in the goldmining days of course!
Arrowtown Random Fact No.2
There are two theories as to why the town is named Arrowtown. One is that the river behind the town flows swiftly like an arrow.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.3
There has been a fire station on the current site since 1890. The hand drawn hose reel was used until the 1940’s.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.4
The Chinese Settlement was established in 1867-8 and was in existence until the mid 1930’s. The site underwent an archaeological excavation in 1984.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.5
The Maori name for the river is Haihainui which means ‘Big Scratches’.
Arrowtown Random Fact No.6
Arrowtown had four churches representing the early immigrant populations. Catholic, Presbyterian, Anglican and Methodist. All still operate today except for the Methodist Church.