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.
It has taken almost four years and has cost the Queenstown
Lakes District Council more than $137,000, but Lakes
Leisure's fast hydroslide at Alpine Aqualand has finally
reopened - and the thrill-seekers are pleased.
Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley
has declined to disclose the details of a payout to former
Lakes Environmental chief executive Hamish Dobbie, who
resigned from his position this month.