A senior New Zealand scientist is calling for the Government
to increase funding for weight loss surgery to help in the
battle against obesity.
The University of Otago will play a critical role in a new
study which aims to identify genes that predispose New
Zealanders to obesity and type 2 diabetes.
A zipline company's 11th hour appeal has stymied Skyline
Enterprises plans for a competing business in the same area -
for now, at least.
Queenstown is set to host its first international ice hockey
tournament in October, when seven teams from New Zealand and
Australia contest the 2015 peewee championship.
Queenstown's primary council building could potentially
suffer a ''brittle collapse'' - similar to Canterbury's CTV
building - in a major earthquake, councillors were told
David Jacobs had been away from his Arrowtown home only about
20 minutes last night before returning to find three fire
crews dousing it in water.
Several cabin owners at Queenstown's Lakeview site have just
over a month to make contact with the resort's council, or
face possible legal action.
Queenstown's council will decide this week whether
$26.7million of external funding should be ''locked in''
before the resort's planned convention centre goes further.
Investigations into finding a future Queenstown base for the
Queenstown Lakes District Council will continue, and it is
possible staff will have to move twice in the coming years.
Two public forums being held in Arrowtown this week aim to
develop a 30 year vision for the village.
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