Queenstown Lakes District Council contractor United Water has
stopped or postponed all of its "non-essential" operations,
maintenance, and renewal works across Queenstown Lakes in a
bid to meet its overall council budgets.
A battle over access rights to the Hunter River resumed in
Wanaka yesterday as fishermen, conservationists, and
recreational jet-boaters debated the merits of a Queenstown
Lakes District Council bylaw.
Confusion about parking times in Wanaka's Helwick St should
be a thing of the past within a matter of weeks, Queenstown
Lakes District Council Wanaka service centre manager Barbara
East confirmed this week.
The Queenstown Lakes
District Council says nearly $20,000 in fees charged by
independent resource consent commissioner John Matthews in
the Jelley case are comparable to those charged by similarly
experienced commissioners and not expensive compared to any
other legal or professional assistance the Jelleys could have
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will fund the capping
of the closed Tucker Beach landfill with $101,800 of unspent
money from the waste-management budget. The budget adjustment
was approved at a council meeting on Tuesday.