Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Regional air service welcomed

Regional air service welcomed

Plans for a daily air service between Dunedin and Queenstown have attracted plenty of early support, but may face hurdles before they can fly.

Feeley defends using Auckland law firm

Feeley defends using Auckland law firm

Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley is defending the council's use of an Auckland lawyer for dog attack prosecutions.

Profits taking off inline with expansion

Queenstown Airport posted a $4.7 million profit for the second half of last year, despite expenses increasing by 13% to $3.8 million, the council was told on ThursdayThe half-year report to shareholders showed net profit was up 23% on the six months ending December 31, 2013.

'Awaiting advice' on fines

Local Government Minister Paula Bennett is ''awaiting advice'' on the issue of overseas tourists failing to pay their $200 freedom camping fines.

Campaign for Kidds Bush

Wanaka woman Heather Thorne is launching a campaign to gain more secure public access to the Department of Conservation's Kidds Bush camp site beside Lake Hawea.

Aero club pleads for its future

If the Queenstown Airport Corporation does not renew a lease for the Wakatipu Aero Club this year, the 45-year-old club will be forced to close.

First nominee for by-election

First nominee for by-election

The first nomination has been received for the Arrowtown ward seat on the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Petrol station accord

An 11th-hour appeal against a petrol station for Arrowtown has been withdrawn, clearing the way for work to start at the site.

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