Tracey Roxburgh

Dog bylaw, policy approved

An increasing number of dog attacks on people and roaming dogs has been reflected in the Queenstown Lakes District Council's dog control bylaw and dog control policy. The council yesterday approved both the bylaw and policy, which clearly outlines where dogs are to be kept on leashes.

$275k water meter trial approved

$275k water meter trial approved

A public awareness campaign to change Queenstown Lakes district ratepayers' attitude to water use would be a ''forever issue'', the council was told yesterday.

Visitor levy mooted as fundraiser

Visitor levy mooted as fundraiser

A bed tax is back on the agenda for Queenstown, driven by the resort's Chamber of Commerce.

Motorcyclist dead following crash near Kingston

Motorcyclist dead following crash near Kingston

One motorcyclist has died this afternoon after a crash involving a van and another motorcyclist on State Highway 6 between Queenstown and Kingston

Employers in breach of law

Employers in breach of law

Action has been taken against 15 Queenstown businesses - most in the food and beverage sector - found to be in breach of employment and immigration laws.

Info mounting on gun-toting vandals

Info mounting on gun-toting vandals

The net is tightening on gun-toting vandals who extensively damaged a public hut in the Mavora Lakes over Labour Weekend.

Despair after foster children taken

Despair after foster children taken

Two children are pictured with their arms around a couple; bright eyes, beaming smiles.

Impact of couple's actions of concern

Child Youth and Family says it is ''disappointed'' a Central Otago couple have gone public with its battle against the department's Home for Life programme.

Home for Life's system 'appalling'

The Central Otago couple left ''devastated'' after Child Youth and Family removed two children from their Home for Life programme were among almost 10,000 people who made submissions on amendments to the Vulnerable Children Bill.

Council plan to extend town centre 'too rushed'

The Queenstown Lakes District Council's plan to extend the town centre was ''too rushed'', too complicated and lacked a strategic framework, submitters said yesterday.