Contact Energy has
rejected Lewis Verduyn-Cassels' offer to buy a piece of land
near Luggate for the community, leaving the river
conservationist ''gutted'' and unable to meet the power
River conservationist Lewis Verduyn-Cassels has put his money
where his mouth is in a bid to secure a piece of land for
Work could begin later this year on an international golf
resort near Wanaka, nearly a decade after plans were
Another battle over buildings on Wanaka's lakefront is
looming, as those behind a proposed watersports facility step
up their campaign to garner public support.
Stopping ''sign wars'' between businesses is among the
priorities raised by submitters on the Queenstown Lakes
District Council's signs plan change.
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.
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.
''He's taller, he's cooler, he'll work harder ... and he was
in a play group with my second-eldest son.''
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.
Ninety-year-old ''inspiration'' Scott Gray won many fans
among his Wanaka Autumn Art School classmates this week.
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