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Group to investigate split from QLDC

Group to investigate split from QLDC

Could Wanaka go it alone and govern itself?

Fire jumps break, strands skiers

Fire jumps break, strands skiers

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will look to recover costs associated with an out-of-control burn-off on land bordering the Remarkables skifield access road yesterday afternoon.

Convention centre backed; rival developer firm

Convention centre backed; rival developer firm

As the Queenstown Lakes District Council voted unanimously yesterday to keep the dream of a convention centre for the CBD alive, a private developer vowed to lodge consent for a competing centre in Frankton by year's end.

Executives get $85,000 in severance payments

Executives get $85,000 in severance payments

Former chief executives of two Queenstown Lakes District Council-owned companies received one-off payments totalling $85,000, the companies' final financial statements show.

Convention centre still looms large

Convention centre still looms large

There is only one candidate challenging incumbent Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden, but there are 14 contesting six Wakatipu ward places and seven contesting the Wanaka ward's three.

Mayoral Profile: Al Angus

Mayoral Profile: Al Angus

The Otago Daily Times is profiling mayoral candidates in Otago's heartland. Today, Christina McDonald talks to Al Angus, standing in Queenstown Lakes.

Sports facility project concerns addressed

Sports facility project concerns addressed

Concerns from the Wanaka community about a perceived lack of progress on the town's sports facility project have been partially addressed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Council's survey shows satisfaction levels improved

Council's survey shows satisfaction levels improved

Residents' and ratepayers' satisfaction with the Queenstown Lakes District Council is high and an annual council survey has produced one of the best results in a decade.

Voters urged to show discontent

Voters urged to show discontent

A campaign has been launched in Wanaka urging voters in this year's local body elections to register their discontent with the two Queenstown Lakes mayoral candidates and instead vote for Wanaka's voice to be better heard in the district.

Plan change legal costs $755,000

Queenstown Lakes district ratepayers have stumped up almost $755,000 in legal costs in court battles concerning Frankton Flats in the past four years alone.

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