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Significant trees will have their stories told

Significant trees will have their stories told

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will install information plaques to outline the history of some of the district's distinctive trees this year.

Everyone has smashing time in holiday gala sun

Everyone has smashing time in holiday gala sun

Smashing crockery, throwing gumboots and straining against a horizontal bungy were among the family fun activities at the Upper Clutha Presbyterian Parish's annual holiday gala at the Wanaka Showgrounds on Saturday.

Warning to water users

Warning to water users

Patrols will be out in force in Queenstown and Wanaka during the busy summer period, ensuring recreational lake users are adhering to the rules.

Involving SkyCity in convention centre 'silver bullet'

Involving SkyCity in convention centre 'silver bullet'

The quick solution or ''silver bullet'' to building the proposed $50 million Queenstown convention centre, from the Queenstown Lakes District Council's perspective, would be to have SkyCity involved, council chief executive Adam Feeley said yesterday.

Centre interests Hilton, Porter says

Just as the Queenstown Lakes District Council-led convention centre proposal creeps forward, the developer behind the resort's second planned centre is also making moves.

Sludge attitudes hard to budge

Sludge attitudes hard to budge

Use of treated human waste on farmland in Australia is widespread but in New Zealand it seems to be an idea just too hard to swallow. Local authorities such as the Queenstown Lakes District Council are trying to find a place for growing piles of ''biosolids'', as Mark Price reports.

Residents upset at subdivision plans

Residents upset at subdivision plans

Homeowners in a rural-residential part of Wanaka are up in arms over the size of sections a developer is planning for a new housing development on 3ha of land next door to them.

Looking for new way to slow traffic

The Queenstown Lakes District Council plans to find a new, cheaper way to slow down traffic passing through Cardrona between Wanaka and Queenstown.

Public meeting in a bar

In the old days, a public meeting saw upright citizens gathering in a draughty public hall.

Assurances sought on sludge proposal

Assurances sought on sludge proposal

Concerns linger over a proposed sludge-drying facility near Luggate, with more assurances being sought from those behind the project.

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