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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.

Council's $120,000 UFB offer

Council's $120,000 UFB offer

The provision of ultrafast broadband to the Wanaka CBD is not yet a done deal, and the Queenstown Lakes District Council is still to approve its financial contribution.

Council sworn in

Council sworn in

The new Queenstown Lakes District Council after being sworn in at a special meeting held at the Lake Hayes Pavilion last night.

Trouble to be monitored

A new information-sharing initiative, involving the Queenstown Lakes District Council, ACC, Wanaka police and the hospitality industry, aims to reduce ''antisocial night-time behaviour'' in Wanaka.

Starter home loans needed, chairman says

Starter home loans needed, chairman says

The mortgage market is ''continuing to fail the next generation of new home buyers'' according to the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust chairman David Cole, who says ''starter loans'' or housing bonds need to be considered at a national level.

Progress on energy resilience

The new Queenstown Lakes District Council is likely to be asked to help carry out more research into the district's future energy needs.

Deputy mayor expected to be named today

Deputy mayor expected to be named today

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Vanessa van Uden is expected to announce her choice of deputy mayor today.

KJet cites safety in objecting to Eco Jet proposal

"Safety'' is the reason for a Queenstown jet-boat company's submission against an application from another jet-boat company wanting to operate on Lake Wakatipu and the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers.

Third contender for deputy spot

Third contender for deputy spot

A third contender has entered the contest for the job of deputy mayor of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Variety on QLDC card

Variety on QLDC card

A spot check on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's corporate credit card reveals transactions for staff accommodation, couriers, air fares, subscriptions, delegation gifts and pizza.

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