Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Drug test failures cost employees' jobs

Drug test failures cost employees' jobs

At least four people have lost their jobs in Queenstown after failing drug or alcohol tests, while others haven't been hired based on adverse test results.

Interim water systems accepted

An interim solution to the health problems caused by Cardrona's problematic wastewater and drinking water systems has been accepted by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Poison focus on possums

The focus of the postponed aerial 1080 poisoning operation around Makarora appears to have shifted, from rats and mice to possums.

Truck, van in collision

Truck, van in collision

A small Wanaka furniture removal truck was tipped on to its side in a collision with a Maui camper van, at the intersection of Warren and Roche Sts, Wanaka, about 4.30pm yesterday.

Scrub fire in Gibbston Valley

Scrub fire in Gibbston Valley

Firefighters have been battling a small scrub fire in Gibbston Valley.

District rates rise averages 1.2%

District rates rise averages 1.2%

The rates freeze is over in the Queenstown Lakes district.

Queenstown Airport and council differ over housing

Queenstown Airport and council differ over housing

A battle looms between Queenstown Airport and its major shareholder over future housing developments.

Sign of support

Sign of support

Hyland St, Wanaka, has been given a change of name for the week.

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