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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.

83% of consents processed on time

83% of consents processed on time

More than 80% of resource consent applications in the Queenstown Lakes district are processed within the statutory timeframe.

Clearing up after flooding

The immediate flood risk may be over in Queenstown, but the Queenstown Lakes District and Otago Regional councils will remain "in a state of preparedness", Queenstown Mayor Clive Geddes says.

More downpours likely: MetService

More downpours likely: MetService

Southern Lakes residents should prepare for another bout of bad weather in the mountains, the MetService having issued heavy-rain warnings for the region this weekend.

7.95% rates rise under initial budget forecast

7.95% rates rise under initial budget forecast

During the next 10 days, Queenstown Lakes district residents have the chance to have their say on how the council should prioritise its work and spending over the next 12 months. Henrietta Kjaer takes a look at some of the main issues in the QLDC's draft annual plan.

Lake continues to drop

Lake Wakatipu is continuing to drop and the Otago Regional Council is not forecasting any problems with further rain in the catchment tomorrow night and Friday.

Amend zoning or risk losing rural land: analyst

Amend zoning or risk losing rural land: analyst

Several areas of rural land in the Queenstown Lakes District could be subject to intense and substantial development with limited control, under the current zoning, a senior council policy analyst says.

Farmers' fee reduced

Mt Barker farmers Bill and Raylene Jelley have been awarded a $3375 reduction in Queenstown Lakes district commissioner's charges invoiced by John Matthews, following a hearing on Monday.

Rush to reduce damage

The Queenstown waterfront was a hive of activity yesterday as flood prevention measures took top priority.

Failure of pumps caused resort water shortage

Design defects caused the failure of two water pumps at the Two Mile pump station at Fernhill in February, leaving Queenstown short of water for 24 hours.

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