Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Queenstown council to raise rates

Queenstown council to raise rates

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is to raise rates by an average of 1.2% for the 2015-16 financial year and an average 2.8% annual increase over the next decade.

Consent granted for Glenorchy purchase

Consent granted for Glenorchy purchase

Retrospective government approval has been given for millionaire philanthropists Paul and Debbi Brainerd to buy the old Glenorchy camping ground.

Passenger record may not last long

Passenger record may not last long

Queenstown Airport yesterday set a record for international arrivals in one day but it is expected to last only until the weekend.

Plan change recommended

Queenstown Lakes District councillors are being asked to adopt commissioners' recommendations on Plan Change 50 - Queenstown Town Centre Zone.

Changes win for employers, Barclay says

Changes win for employers, Barclay says

More changes to the labour market test process for employers in the Queenstown Lakes District were announced last night, and will come into effect tomorrow.

Snow puts paid to Doc's 1080 plans

Snow has forced the Department of Conservation to postpone the Makarora part of its ''Battle for our Birds'' programme until spring.

Kawarau receiver suing

Kawarau receiver suing

A $56 million lawsuit over Queenstown's Hilton Hotel site has taken a twist.

Potential for additional passing areas identified

There is opportunity for two new passing areas to be created on the Crown Range Rd, reducing driver frustration at the ''snail trail'' and potential accidents, a Wanaka Community Board member says.

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