Otago Daily Times: Queenstown Lakes

Use of out-of-town lawyers defended

Use of out-of-town lawyers defended

Nearly 80% of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's spending on legal advice has gone to out-of-town law firms in the first 10 months of the financial year.

Ski event challenge

Organisers of Snow Farm's annual Merino Muster cross-country ski event have laid down a challenge to Wanaka's many multisport and endurance athletes to change their running shoes for skis this winter.

$20,000 for charity

This year's Challenge Wanaka event raised just over $20,000 for Cystic Fibrosis New Zealand, a result the organisation has called ''outstanding'', with donations more than double that of 2014.

Rentals revoked

Rental agreements for two vehicles driven by tourists were revoked within the space of an hour on Wednesday, after police received reports of erratic driving on Crown Range Rd near Queenstown.

Seeking road less travelled

Travelling from Cardrona to Makarora or from Tarras to Glendhu Bay without setting foot, or bicycle tyre or horse's hoof on a road is the vision contained in a newly completed strategy for tracks in the Upper Clutha.

Paint spills in Lake Wanaka

Paint spills in Lake Wanaka

Two litres of paint that fell off the back of a painter's vehicle yesterday ended up in Lake Wanaka.

Tourists' rental agreements torn up

Tourists' rental agreements torn up

Rental agreements for two vehicles driven by Indian tourists were revoked within the space of an hour yesterday after police received reports of erratic driving on the Crown Range Rd near Queenstown.

Housing proposals gain slight support

Housing proposals gain slight support

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) staff have thrown their support behind only 175 of more than 900 new properties proposed under the Queenstown Lakes Housing Accord.

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