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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.

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.

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