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Rockslide affects tourist activities but cafes busy

Rockslide affects tourist activities but cafes busy

Glenorchy accommodation-providers and food outlets had a captive audience yesterday after a 200-tonne rockslide closed the only road into the township, but some tourist operators fear they will lose at least one day's income.

Mediation enables Project Shotover

The Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) can begin working on its $42 million wastewater and sewage facility Project Shotover after being given the final go ahead by the Environment Court.

Residents determined to fight sewage plan

Residents determined to fight sewage plan

Tarras residents will "fight to the bitter end" a Queenstown-Lakes District Council proposal to store and discharge treated sewage sludge on a farm in the district, one of the neighbouring property owners says.

Market value for seven sections

Seven Arrowtown sections owned by the Queenstown Lakes District Council are likely to be offered to the people who lease them at market value.

Outstanding arrears reduced

Outstanding arrears reduced

The outstanding arrears for rate payments in the Queenstown Lakes District has been reduced from $2.52 million to $588,000 during the past nine months.

Parking gets easier at Lake Hayes

Parking gets easier at Lake Hayes

Queenstown Lakes District Council project manager Russell Engelke at the Lake Hayes Showground yesterday, which has been enhanced in a $250,000 upgrade, "spot on budget", following consultation with user groups.

Council set to get tough

Council set to get tough

The Queenstown Lakes District Council plans to get tough with landowners who encroach on reserve land.

Shanghai visit 'unique' chance

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Clive Geddes will have a "unique and unprecedented" opportunity to establish relationships between China and the local community when he visits the Shanghai Expo later this month.

Jet-boat company loses court appeal

Southern Alps Air Ltd (SAA) has lost an Environment Court appeal to establish a commercial jet-boating operation on the Wilkin River, near Makarora.

Filter or no filter? Algae bug residents

Filter or no filter? Algae bug residents

Wanaka resident Ralph Markby is so annoyed by unattractive, drain-dwelling algae he has complained to the council.

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