Queenstown Lakes District Council

Sludge attitudes hard to budge

Sludge attitudes hard to budge

Use of treated human waste on farmland in Australia is widespread but in New Zealand it seems to be an idea just too hard to swallow. Local authorities such as the Queenstown Lakes District Council are trying to find a place for growing piles of ''biosolids'', as Mark Price reports.

Public meeting in a bar

In the old days, a public meeting saw upright citizens gathering in a draughty public hall.

Assurances sought on sludge proposal

Assurances sought on sludge proposal

Concerns linger over a proposed sludge-drying facility near Luggate, with more assurances being sought from those behind the project.

Council's $120,000 UFB offer

Council's $120,000 UFB offer

The provision of ultrafast broadband to the Wanaka CBD is not yet a done deal, and the Queenstown Lakes District Council is still to approve its financial contribution.

Progress on energy resilience

The new Queenstown Lakes District Council is likely to be asked to help carry out more research into the district's future energy needs.

Third contender for deputy spot

Third contender for deputy spot

A third contender has entered the contest for the job of deputy mayor of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Returned mayor issues succession call

Returned mayor issues succession call

While the champagne corks were popping at Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden's home on Saturday night after a successful election campaign, Ms van Uden is making it clear from the outset she will not be seeking a third term.

Broadcaster highest polling new councillor

Four new councillors were elected to represent the Queenstown-Wakatipu ward in Saturday's local body elections.

McLeod tops poll as Wanaka vote increases

McLeod tops poll as Wanaka vote increases

The Wanaka ward's top-polling councillor Calum McLeod has no truck with the idea of Wanaka breaking free from the Queenstown Lakes District.

Council camping ground lease agreement indicated

Council camping ground lease agreement indicated

Leasing arrangements for the Queenstown Lakes District Council's four main camping grounds could be known in ''a matter of days'', the council's chief executive, Adam Feeley, said.

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