Deep-water testing may provide a solution to an invasive algal bloom which continues to affect water supplies to some Wanaka residents.
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
Four young Cantabrians were labelled "very lucky and very stupid" by Queenstown police after a boat trip went "terribly wrong" and their dinghy sank in the freezing waters of Lake Wakatipu on Saturday night.
Several councillors are in the running but no decision has been made yet on who will be Central Otago's new deputy mayor.
The Wanaka Rodeo Club's annual event will go ahead as planned on its original site near the Wanaka Golf Course after resource consent uncertainty about its new Albert Town site became too much for the club.
A declined development beside Mt Aspiring Rd avenue is not associated with a council call to cull seven diseased trees, the QLDC parks manager says.
Park-and-ride facilities to cater for high-profile events and Frankton flats residents in Queenstown are "being considered", the council says.
Ngai Tahu Property, Nomads Backpackers and the Wakatipu Anglican Parish are just a handful of the 82 parties who have made submissions to Queenstown Lakes District Council's investigation into CBD noise issues.
The main reservoir which holds Lake Hawea's residential water supply is likely to be cleaned after ongoing tests confirmed the unacceptably high presence of potential E. coli contaminants
Queenstown Lakes District Council is proposing an average rates rise of 2.74% council chief executive Debra Lawson said yesterday.
A submission by the Queenstown Lakes District Council on Remarkables Park Ltd's proposed private plan change calls it "weak" and ill-equipped to "prevent poor design outcomes".
The Queenstown Lakes District Council affirmed a 2001 council resolution to sell a portion of Upton St in Wanaka but following lengthy discussions this week rescinded part of the resolution.
An extraordinary meeting has been scheduled for next Tuesday so the Queenstown Lakes District Council can decide whether to adopt a district plan change and new land-use designations for Wanaka Airport.
More than $3.7 million is to be spent on roads in Queenstown and Arrowtown this summer - with most of Frankton Rd to be targeted over the coming months. New Zealand Transport Agency Central Otago area manager John Jarvis told the Otago Daily Times some of the $500,000 of resurfacing work of Frankton Rd carried out by DownerEDI last summer had not survived the winter.
A Queenstown official recommending over half Queenstown Gardens' free car parks be time-restricted says this would "balance" the needs of park users and town workers.
The Arrowtown and Lake Hayes water supply areas were amended by the Queenstown Lakes District Council's infrastructure services committee at a meeting in Wanaka last week.
Following the popularity of its first public seminar last month, the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust will host a second informal question-and-answer session tomorrow for those interested in owning their first home in Wakatipu.
A review of the district plan, to make it "easier to use", is being undertaken by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Recruitment for the top job at the Queenstown Lakes District Council is to start and chief executive Debra Lawson's last day with the authority will be June 30.