Despite some concerns within the Wakatipu community about a
lack of consultation over proposed Special Housing Areas
(SHAs) in the area, the Queenstown Lakes District Council
says there is ''no obligation'' to consult with anyone.
One of New Zealand's most experienced mountaineers is among
five Queenstown climbers and a helicopter pilot who are
helping on Mt Everest with rescues and recoveries in the
aftermath of the Nepal earthquake.
Queenstown Lakes District Council emergency management
officer Trevor Andrews (left), with corporate services
general manager Meaghan Miller and Otago Rural Fire Authority
Southern Lakes deputy rural fire officer Jamie Cowan debrief
following a multi-agency Civil Defence exercise in Queenstown