Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Retirement village approved

Retirement village approved

The seventh recommendation for a special housing area (SHA) for Queenstown will soon be on its way to Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith.

'Significant flaws' in proposed plan

'Significant flaws' in proposed plan

A Queenstown lawyer says there are "significant flaws'' in the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed plan which might have ramifications for rural development in the Wakatipu Basin.

'Encapsulation' for contaminated soil

The developers of the big new Northlake residential subdivision have been granted consent to dig up soil contaminated with timber preservatives from one part of the subdivision and bury it in another part.

Parking changes pass

After an hour of discussion around the table in Queenstown yesterday, a raft of parking changes in the resort's CBD was passed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council, despite vehement opposition from the public.

Judge pauses to define kidnapping

Judge pauses to define kidnapping

The jury in the trial of two men accused of kidnapping three Queenstown men in late 2014 has been told kidnapping can occur through "intimidation or fear'' by psychological means.

Golf complex proposed

Golf complex proposed

The Wakatipu Basin might get another championship golf resort.

4000-unit project possible

4000-unit project possible

Developer Alastair Porter estimates between 3000 and 4000 apartment units could be built within the Remarkables Park town centre zone in the future.

Council fells oak in 'misunderstanding'

Friends of the Wakatipu Gardens and Reserves have been left stumped by the decision of the Queenstown Lakes District Council to fell a 60-year-old oak tree.

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