What do the candidates in the 2010 Queenstown Lakes District Council election stand for? The Otago Daily Times has given all nominees the opportunity to answer two questions.
A leader in opening up public access by building tracks, the Upper Clutha Tracks Trust is a finalist in the Inland Otago Conservation Awards. Matthew Haggart talks to trust chairman Tim Dennis about its mission to develop a network of trails and public access around the region.
The Upper Clutha Environmental Society has successfully had a second court costs application set aside in the Environment Court.
Changes to the way vehicles access Searle and Church Lanes are now in place and will result in improved safety for pedestrians.
Key Queenstown event operators say new guidelines from the Alcohol Advisory Council (Alac) for managing alcohol at large-scale events are already implemented for the most part.
The "mellow yellow" effect of community guides in Queenstown last summer could result in their contract being renewed.
It has been a while since Arrowtown residents have had to vote for their voice on the Queenstown Lakes District Council - nine years to be exact.
A section of Malaghans Rd prone to frost and ice and minor crashes will be refurbished.
A "new and improved" Creative Communities Scheme will enable funding for community and arts projects throughout the district and is aimed at strengthening and diversifying the area's arts community.
Mayoral elections in Otago's "heartland" this year have attracted 14 candidates. The Otago Daily Times today continues its series profiling those candidates, with reporter Ellie Constantine putting the questions to Queenstown Lakes district hopeful Simon Hayes
New buildings in Wanaka account for about half the resource consents, valued at $107 million, approved by Lakes Environmental for the past year, according to figures released yesterday.
Candidate advice circulated by the Queenstown Lakes District Council and viewed as a "gagging mechanism" has been backed by the Office of the Auditor-general.
Mayoral elections in Otago's "heartland" this year have attracted 14 candidates. The Otago Daily Times continues its series profiling the candidates, with Queenstown reporter Tracey Roxburgh putting questions to Vanessa van Uden.
A geotechnical consultant will assess the site of a rock fall at the Glendhu Bluffs near Wanaka as part of ongoing work this week by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to stabilise the area.
Connectabus has fired back at criticism from a Queenstown Lakes District Council subcommittee this week, saying the council has "hardly ever" promoted public transport itself in 17 years and the Wakatipu bus service is better value than that in most centres.
A new use for a disused jet sprint course at Albert Town emerged yesterday during a public hearing into the draft Albert Town reserve management plan.
The Wanaka Rodeo Club's intention to develop part of the 49ha Albert Town reserve received a favourable hearing from a Queenstown Lakes District Council hearings panel in Wanaka yesterday.
Lakes Leisure is calling on local sports clubs to make their booking requests for sport facilities under Lakes Leisure management.
Air pollution in Frankton does not appear to be a major problem, preliminary results from a short-term sampling programme have shown.
The Office of the Auditor-General (OAG) has raised issues over the size of the Queenstown Lakes District Council's projected debt in its 2009-19 long-term plan - estimated to reach about $400 million.