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Speed limits reduced from July

The permitted speed on four stretches of road in the Queenstown Lakes district will be lowered after a change to the speed limit bylaw was approved by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Buses to run more routes more often

Buses to run more routes more often

Queenstown's bus services will be given a boost this winter, with local company Connectabus providing an extension to the existing services as a trial.

Clarification of definitions overdue

Clarification of definitions overdue

Stocktaking of the Queenstown Lakes rural area rules is long overdue, says Wanaka landscape architect Anne Steven. Marjorie Cook reports.

Residents need to ask questions - planner

Residents need to ask questions - planner

People have more power to change the Queenstown Lakes district plan than they realise, planner Peter Constantine tells Marjorie Cook.

Open debate desired

Open debate desired The Queenstown Lakes District Council is reviewing its rules for living in rural areas. In the second of a three-part series, Marjorie Cook talks to two men with passionate interests in the future of the region - a farmer and an environmentalist.

Picture this: potato farms, dairy farms and plantations throughout the Queenstown Lakes district.

Flood costs being assessed

Queenstown is still counting the cost of the flood mitigation measures put in place during this month's flood alert.

Plea not to relax rural area rules

Plea not to relax rural area rules The Queenstown Lakes District Council is reviewing its rules for living in rural areas. In the second of a three-part series, Marjorie Cook talks to two men with passionate interests in the future of the region - a farmer and an environmentalist.

Development pressures continue unabated and now is not the time to relax rural area rules, Upper Clutha Environmental Society (UCES) spokesman Julian Haworth says.

Transparency concerns raised

Transparency concerns raised

Excluding the public from large parts of council meetings is "not a sign of good local government", former Queenstown Lakes Mayor Warren Cooper said yesterday.

Review may reignite debate

Review may reignite debate

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is reviewing its rules for living in rural areas. In the first of a three-part series, Marjorie Cook explores the issues.

Defending plan in Environment Court priced at $800,000

Defending plan in Environment Court priced at $800,000

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is likely to overspend this year's $500,000 budget for legal and witness fees by at least $300,000.

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