A ''hypothetical'' plan that would reduce the risk of
Wanaka's town centre flooding and also generate enough
electricity for a town the size of Lake Hawea is being
floated by a University of Waikato PhD student.
"Interesting'' was all Queenstown Mayor Vanessa van Uden had
to say after a meeting in Queenstown yesterday with a
deputation from Westland District Property Ltd promoting a
160km toll road between Haast and Hollyford.
There appears to be only a very slender chance another
company will step in immediately to maintain a daily air
service between Wanaka and Christchurch once Air New
Zealand's Eagle Air pulls out at the end of January.
Unimpressed and annoyed property developer Bob Robertson, of
Wanaka, plans to ''crank up'' his new 1000-lot residential
development near Christchurch, having lost his Pegasus town
development to Todd Property Group.