A Queenstown resident has urged the Queenstown Lakes District
Council to rezone rural land to rural lifestyle so future
generations have a chance of staying in the district.
The chairman of the Wakatipu High School Foundation says
there's "no reason'' not to accept funding from overseas land
Winter is on the way. Late on Monday night, NZSki fired up
its 217 snow guns at Coronet Peak for the first time this
year when temperatures dropped to -7degC in the Wakatipu.
The High Court has found the Queenstown Lakes District
Council made no errors in rejecting a would-be special
housing area (SHA).
The Government will
investigate if the Wakatipu High School site could be used
for worker accommodation and affordable housing.
The Minister of Building and Housing says he will not rule
out government intervention if the Queenstown Lakes District
Council cannot fix deficiencies in its building consent
Despite fairly miserable conditions, the New Zealand Mountain
Running Championships, held on Ben Lomond in Queenstown on
Saturday, have been hailed a success.
Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith says he is
"open-minded'' about further initiatives the Government needs
to make to address an "acute'' shortage of housing in the
Several Queenstown Lakes district councillors seem to have
been left in the dark about an unfavourable audit of the
council's building and consent department.
The Queenstown Airport Corporation has appointed United
States-born aviation and transport infrastructure specialist
Colin Keel as its new chief executive.
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