Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Trail links being investigated

Trail links being investigated

A dream of linking towns in the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago districts by an off-road cycling and walking track is being considered by recreational organisations throughout the region.

First winter market held

First winter market held

The first winter market was held in Wanaka last night, as part of the new Light Up Wanaka festivities.

Housing trust tax uncertainty resolved

Housing trust tax uncertainty resolved

A Queenstown housing trust says it will not face further tax obligations after the Government announced plans to introduce new tax legislation, giving certainty to community housing providers.

Funding for development Initiative spawned by Gigatown

Funding for development Initiative spawned by Gigatown

Wanaka will soon get its first economic development manager with a mandate to explore business opportunities beyond tourism.

Doc to manage bait

The Department of Conservation says it will ''carefully manage'' the cereal bait laced with 1080 poison intended for the postponed Makarora ''battle for our birds'' operation.

Hut work nearly finished

Hut work nearly finished

An old musterers' hut near Lake Wanaka is being restored for public use.

$446,000 granted to events

Almost half a million dollars in funding has been allocated to 23 major events by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

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