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Voters urged to show discontent

Voters urged to show discontent

A campaign has been launched in Wanaka urging voters in this year's local body elections to register their discontent with the two Queenstown Lakes mayoral candidates and instead vote for Wanaka's voice to be better heard in the district.

Plan change legal costs $755,000

Queenstown Lakes district ratepayers have stumped up almost $755,000 in legal costs in court battles concerning Frankton Flats in the past four years alone.

Cabin tenants make plea to council

Cabin tenants make plea to council

People worried an affordable housing precinct in Queenstown will be lost implored the Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday not to allow a proposed $50 million convention centre to be built on the Lakeview land where more than 100 people live in low-rent cabins.

Traffic details key to rezoning notification

Traffic details key to rezoning notification

A bid to extend residential and industrial zones off Ballantyne Rd, near Wanaka, will be publicly notified, as long as more details about the effects on traffic are provided to the Queenstown Lakes District Council's satisfaction.

Reserves plan input sought

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking input to a new reserve management plan for all council reserves along the Lake Wanaka foreshore.

Two stand for mayor

Two bids for the Queenstown Lakes District mayoralty were received, one from existing mayor Vanessa van Uden and another from Al Angus, whose 40 years in the Wakatipu have taken him from Kingston to Kinloch and in between.

Claim up to 80% not using libraries

Claim up to 80% not using libraries

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is embarking on a review of its library services and one of the ''big challenges'' for the district, the council's chief executive claims, is that 80% of people do not use or regularly use the seven libraries.

Mann expresses interest in licensing committee

Cr John Mann surprised the Queenstown Lakes District Council this week when he declared his interest in joining the district licensing committee, instead of standing again for local government.

Council backs sports centre

The Queenstown Lakes District Council's backing this week of plans for an Arrowtown Community and Sports Centre has Murray Bennett, of Kelvin Heights, mighty pleased.

Decision to seek re-election easy, van Uden says

Decision to seek re-election easy, van Uden says

Incumbent Vanessa van Uden is seeking re-election as Queenstown Lakes Mayor.

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