Two separate plan changes - relating respectively to a $300 million development in Queenstown and affordable and community housing in the Lakes district - are likely to be made operative after the Queenstown Lakes District Council's full meeting in Queenstown next week.
Former chief executives of two Queenstown Lakes District Council-owned companies received one-off payments totalling $85,000, the companies' final financial statements show.
"Safety'' is the reason for a Queenstown jet-boat company's submission against an application from another jet-boat company wanting to operate on Lake Wakatipu and the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers.
Smashing crockery, throwing gumboots and straining against a horizontal bungy were among the family fun activities at the Upper Clutha Presbyterian Parish's annual holiday gala at the Wanaka Showgrounds on Saturday.
It has taken three years of legal battles but Queenstown will get a Pak'n Save and Mitre 10 Mega store at Frankton Flats, after no appeals were lodged against approved resource consents.
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden has admitted the council's special housing policy failed to meet her expectations.
Funds will be set aside to investigate and remove potentially dangerous trees on rural roads in the Queenstown Lakes area.
Finding a site for Wanaka's sports stadium, aquatic centre and other sports facilities has polarised the town.
Anglers want the Queenstown Lakes District Council to get its ducks in a row over recreation pressure on lakes and rivers.
A legal challenge against the Queenstown Lakes District Council's blanket 4am closing time for bars has failed.
With just two days until submissions close for plan change 39: Arrowtown South, most received by the Queenstown Lakes District Council are in opposition.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council may soon take ownership of the land at the entrance to Lake Hayes Estate, and responsibility for its maintenance.
The Queenstown Lakes District is urging local groups to apply for funds to ensure a larger portion of the income from poker machines is retained within the community.
The Hawea Community Association (HCA), angry about the fouling of rest areas by freedom campers, has decided to take action to keep campervans out of several lakeside rest areas around Lake Hawea.
A proposal by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to dump its treated sewage sludge near Tarras is upsetting some neighbouring property owners.
Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Clive Geddes will have a "unique and unprecedented" opportunity to establish relationships between China and the local community when he visits the Shanghai Expo later this month.
Excluding the public from large parts of council meetings is "not a sign of good local government", former Queenstown Lakes Mayor Warren Cooper said yesterday.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will be "doomed" should it ignore the will of the people, retired Catholic priest Father Brian Fenton warned yesterday during annual plan submissions in Wanaka.
Project Pure contractors and the Queenstown Lakes District Council are again having to deal with the problem of odour emanating from the $21.5 million Wanaka sewage and wastewater plant after more complaints were received.