Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Gigatown's benefit must be 'shared'

Gigatown's benefit must be 'shared'

Dunedin now has a ''big responsibility'' to share its Gigatown success with the wider region, a Gigatown Wanaka campaign leader says.

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.

Safety part of bowl's design

Safety part of bowl's design

The clover-leaf-shaped bowl that features in the extension to Wanaka's new skate park is designed to fill with water as the level of Lake Wanaka rises during floods.

Police restructure plan dissent

Police restructure plan dissent

Like taking Richie McCaw out of the All Blacks - that is how one Wanaka community leader described a police proposal to do away with the senior sergeant position in the town early next year.

Motorcyclist killed near Kingston named

Motorcyclist killed near Kingston named

Queenstown police have released the name of the motorcyclist who died after a group of riders slammed into a tour van carrying Malaysian tourists near Kingston 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.

Local company pegs $3.2m camping grounds deal

A Queenstown company has paid $3.2million for a 25-year lease of five camping grounds and holiday parks in the district.

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