The primary focus on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's
reorganisation has naturally been on jobs lost - about 40
full-time equivalent positions - with more than 100 staff
directly affected. That is as it should be.
Council-owned heritage buildings in the Queenstown Lakes
district, including much-photographed historic miners'
cottages in Arrowtown, are worth more than $5.2 million,
according to government valuations.
More than 100 staff from the Queenstown Lakes District
Council and its two former council-controlled organisations
are directly affected by yesterday's ''disestablishment'' of
about 40 full-time equivalent positions.