Queenstown Airport Corporation (QAC) chief executive Steve Sanderson has said he is "very disappointed" with a planner's report which criticises a proposal to extend the airport's operating hours and noise boundaries.
A Queenstown woman's "battle" for access and rights for disabled residents has just begun.
The hearing of an application to store and discharge treated sewage sludge on a Tarras farm has been postponed while the Queenstown Lakes District Council seeks legal advice.
A proposal to store and discharge sewage sludge on land at Tarras already has the Otago Regional Council (ORC) consents it needs, much to the surprise of some of the neighbours.
Councils across Otago seem about to increase their rates more than forecast to offset the cost of a rise in GST.
Sewage sludge the Queenstown Lakes District Council proposes to dump on land near Tarras contains pathogen levels 650 times higher than the optimum recommended level.
Queenstown's bus services will be given a boost this winter, with local company Connectabus providing an extension to the existing services as a trial.
The permitted speed on four stretches of road in the Queenstown Lakes district will be lowered after a change to the speed limit bylaw was approved by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
People have more power to change the Queenstown Lakes district plan than they realise, planner Peter Constantine tells Marjorie Cook.
Stocktaking of the Queenstown Lakes rural area rules is long overdue, says Wanaka landscape architect Anne Steven. Marjorie Cook reports.
Development pressures continue unabated and now is not the time to relax rural area rules, Upper Clutha Environmental Society (UCES) spokesman Julian Haworth says.
Queenstown is still counting the cost of the flood mitigation measures put in place during this month's flood alert.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is likely to overspend this year's $500,000 budget for legal and witness fees by at least $300,000.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is reviewing its rules for living in rural areas. In the first of a three-part series, Marjorie Cook explores the issues.
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.
A roadside accident has spurred a Wanaka contractor to foot the bill for an altruistic project to help protect pedestrians.
The Queenstown Chamber of Commerce has appealed to the Queenstown Lakes District Council to budget $50,000 for a closed-circuit television system for Queenstown in the 2010-11 annual plan.
Some Queenstown councillors were concerned yesterday when 12 of 19 items on a council meeting agenda were moved into non-public discussions.