QLDC

Fire district backed, with reservations

Fire district backed, with reservations

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has given its support for an enlarged rural fire district for Otago, subject to a full financial review of the entity after one year.

Co-operation better than amalgamation

The fact ''that an hour apart we have two mayors, two lots of councillors and two lots of chief executives'' is a reason for the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago communities to explore more ways to work together, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden said.

Support for rural fire authority plan

Queenstown Lakes District Council principal rural fire officer Gordon Bailey has recommended the council support an enlarged rural fire district for Otago.

Quality service at 'best possible price' council aim

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is overhauling its procurement system, aiming to ensure its ratepayers benefit from high quality services at the ''best possible price''.

More sludge information requested

Luggate residents have requested more information on a proposal to establish New Zealand's first solar drying facility for turning sludge into fertiliser near the town.

ORC quizzed on wildings

ORC quizzed on wildings

Otago Regional Council candidates have criticised the council's stance on wilding pines.

Dissent on use of lake reserve

As Wanaka water-sports groups announced a joint proposal for a shared lakefront facility this week, other submitters to the Wanaka foreshore draft reserve management plan remained divided over built structures on lakefront reserve.

Wanaka flying solo

Wanaka flying solo

Perhaps it is no surprise a group in Wanaka is investigating a split from the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Council costs and debt below budget

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has reported a ''pretty pleasing'' result for the financial year ended June 30, which included operating costs $3.2 million below budget and total debt of just over $105 million - $23 million less than budgeted for in the long-term plan.

Group to investigate split from QLDC

Group to investigate split from QLDC

Could Wanaka go it alone and govern itself?

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