Queenstown Lakes Council gives up dog role

Classification of a dog as either menacing or dangerous can now be done by Lakes Environmental, after the Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday decided to change its delegation register.

Councillors question closed discussion

Some Queenstown councillors were concerned yesterday when 12 of 19 items on a council meeting agenda were moved into non-public discussions.

Request for event management

Destination Queenstown (DQ), Lakes Leisure and the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce are calling for the Queenstown Lakes District Council to help set up an event management organisation.

Quality of nominations pleases

Quality of nominations pleases

The 2010 Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Heart of the District Awards will recognise the tireless work of many groups and individuals who make a difference in the community.

Thunder Jet hearing back in court

A former New Zealand and world jet-boating champion and pioneer of the jet-boat safari industry is one of the witnesses expected to give evidence in support of Thunder Jet, at the Environment Court, today.

Public say on flights

The public will have a chance to have its say on whether a Queenstown skydiving company should be allowed to have more flights per day at its airstrip on Remarkables Station, off State Highway 6.

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.

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