Minutes after yesterday's Queenstown Lakes District Council meeting began at 1pm, it was adjourned because the chief executive and mayor took exception to what was being said during the public forum.
No-one is exempt from prosecution for spills that pollute waterways, the Otago Regional Council says.
Two German visitors whose $1400 car was crushed by a tree which had been growing on a Queenstown Lakes District Council park say they have been given $70 for parts, free towing, and a free bungy jump each.
A blocked pipe caused sewage to overflow on to the beach in Frankton yesterday - the third blocked-pipe incident in Queenstown in recent months.
Plans have been revived for a multimillion-dollar development overlooking Roys Bay, Lake Wanaka.
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.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will install information plaques to outline the history of some of the district's distinctive trees this year.
Patrols will be out in force in Queenstown and Wanaka during the busy summer period, ensuring recreational lake users are adhering to the rules.
The quick solution or ''silver bullet'' to building the proposed $50 million Queenstown convention centre, from the Queenstown Lakes District Council's perspective, would be to have SkyCity involved, council chief executive Adam Feeley said yesterday.
Just as the Queenstown Lakes District Council-led convention centre proposal creeps forward, the developer behind the resort's second planned centre is also making moves.
Homeowners in a rural-residential part of Wanaka are up in arms over the size of sections a developer is planning for a new housing development on 3ha of land next door to them.
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.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council plans to find a new, cheaper way to slow down traffic passing through Cardrona between Wanaka and Queenstown.
In the old days, a public meeting saw upright citizens gathering in a draughty public hall.
Concerns linger over a proposed sludge-drying facility near Luggate, with more assurances being sought from those behind the project.
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.
The new Queenstown Lakes District Council after being sworn in at a special meeting held at the Lake Hayes Pavilion last night.
A new information-sharing initiative, involving the Queenstown Lakes District Council, ACC, Wanaka police and the hospitality industry, aims to reduce ''antisocial night-time behaviour'' in Wanaka.
The mortgage market is ''continuing to fail the next generation of new home buyers'' according to the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust chairman David Cole, who says ''starter loans'' or housing bonds need to be considered at a national level.
The new Queenstown Lakes District Council is likely to be asked to help carry out more research into the district's future energy needs.