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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?

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.

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