Lucy Ibbotson

Submitters want end to'sign wars'

Stopping ''sign wars'' between businesses is among the priorities raised by submitters on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's signs plan change.

Carcass dumping 'stinks of poaching'

Carcass dumping 'stinks of poaching'

A series of deer carcass dumpings by suspected poachers near the Cardrona River took a new twist yesterday when three other species of dead animals were dumped at the same spot.

Panel hears arguments over land swap

Panel hears arguments over land swap

The equity involved in swapping a strip of private land in Hawea Flat for nine times as much public reserve was considered at a hearing yesterday.

I'm Todd Barclay. I'm from Dipton. Can I have a job?

I'm Todd Barclay. I'm from Dipton. Can I have a job?

''He's taller, he's cooler, he'll work harder ... and he was in a play group with my second-eldest son.''

Irrigation consent sought for property in environmental dispute

Consent has been sought to irrigate the Hawea Flat property that was the subject of a recent Environment Court dispute between the farming and conservation communities.

New learning keeps artist (90) young

New learning keeps artist (90) young

Ninety-year-old ''inspiration'' Scott Gray won many fans among his Wanaka Autumn Art School classmates this week.

Park hopes remain, despite land sale

Park hopes remain, despite land sale

As corporate and community interests collide over a parcel of land on the banks of the Clutha River near Wanaka, the future of a proposed public riverside park - featuring conservation, recreational, historic and educational elements - is unclear. Lucy Ibbotson talks to those behind the park proposal and the long-term landowner.

Doc may buy Contact land

The Department of Conservation plans to buy several parcels of Contact Energy land in the Upper Clutha if a funding application is successful.

Weight of submissions opposes sludge plant

Weight of submissions opposes sludge plant

Luggate residents have again come out fighting against a proposed solar sludge-drying facility near their town, this time through the formal consultation process.

Call to make camper pay for blaze

The person responsible for a fire that burned more than 100ha of forest and tussock land in the Mt Aspiring National Park last year should foot the firefighting bill, a report recommends.