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Camp kitchen scoops the prize

Posted at 6:00am Thursday 08 Aug, 2019 | By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka Kiwi Holiday Park and Motels on Studholme Road took a renovation prize at the National Holiday Park conference, held in Wellington last week, adding to Wanaka's list of building and architecture awards which defines the quality of our region. 

The award was for ‘Resco Best Upgrade under $100 000.' Owners Andrea and Justin Kendrick entered their communal kitchen and lounge area, which caters for guests that are staying in a campervan, tent or cabin. The area consists of the kitchen, dining and lounge area with Sky TV and charging station.

“The area was built nearly 20 years ago, so things were starting to look tired and out of date,” said Kendrick. “We removed large kitchen sinks to reduce water wastage and to also increase bench space. All appliances are now located under the bench, to allow natural light to flood in and a specifically designed and constructed extraction fan was installed to remove cooking smells, something that was a major issue prior to the upgrade. New rubbish bins have been installed to encourage recycling.”

The upgrade was completed in just over two weeks by Justin, who is also a qualified builder by trade. 

“The feedback has been fantastic and guests certainly appreciate the modern, warm and clean facility,” he said. 


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