Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden says it is time the district had a "bum on a seat" around the Otago Regional Council table, as the district is one of the fastest growing in New Zealand.
A public workshop this week will focus on the "long-term big picture" for Earnslaw Park after consultation on a proposed upgrade raised several ideas for the downtown reserve.
Labour Day means an extra day of rest for many, but Skippers Canyon Tourist operators will be praying for a full day's work, come October 22.
The simplicity of turning on a tap and filling a glass with treated water belies the huge cost and effort involved with water infrastructure.
Disruption to car parks in the Queenstown central business district can be expected in the coming weeks as the Queenstown Lakes District Council works to finish all scheduled projects before winter.
With his entourage standing by, the mayor of the South Korean city of Ulsan laid a wreath at Queenstown's Anzac war memorial yesterday.
Members of a group opposed to the development of car parking on a Wanaka park are celebrating victory after a recommendation the scheme be scrapped.
Residents' and ratepayers' satisfaction with the Queenstown Lakes District Council is high and an annual council survey has produced one of the best results in a decade.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has given its support for an enlarged rural fire district for Otago, subject to a full financial review of the entity after one year.
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.
Luggate residents have again come out fighting against a proposed solar sludge-drying facility near their town, this time through the formal consultation process.
It has been a big week for the group behind a proposed watersports building on the Lake Wanaka shore.
There was "a collective sigh of relief" in Arrowtown yesterday with the news independent commissioners had decided "enough is enough".
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult has told Lake Hawea residents the council is not blind to the concerns the community has about the permanent chlorination of its water supply.
An arborist's report on the health of a row of poplar trees - one of which fell and killed a Queenstown farmer about two months ago - is expected by the Queenstown Lakes District Council "any day now".
A structural failure caused by excessive use and possible abuse has forced the popular public pontoon at Lake Hayes to be taken out of use by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Burials in the Queenstown Lakes district are to become more expensive, after a set of proposed new fees was approved by the council at a meeting yesterday.
Environment Court Judge Jon Jackson has criticised the Queenstown Lakes District Council as "obstinate", "rather unhelpful" and "time wasting" over a case which has taken more than 10 years to resolve.