"Safety'' is the reason for a Queenstown jet-boat company's submission against an application from another jet-boat company wanting to operate on Lake Wakatipu and the Kawarau and Shotover Rivers.
Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Vanessa van Uden is expected to announce her choice of deputy mayor today.
A third contender has entered the contest for the job of deputy mayor of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
A spot check on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's corporate credit card reveals transactions for staff accommodation, couriers, air fares, subscriptions, delegation gifts and pizza.
Leasing arrangements for the Queenstown Lakes District Council's four main camping grounds could be known in ''a matter of days'', the council's chief executive, Adam Feeley, said.
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 fact ''that an hour apart we have two mayors, two lots of councillors and two lots of chief executives'' is a reason for the Queenstown Lakes and Central Otago communities to explore more ways to work together, Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden said.
Queenstown Lakes District Council principal rural fire officer Gordon Bailey has recommended the council support an enlarged rural fire district for Otago.
Luggate residents have requested more information on a proposal to establish New Zealand's first solar drying facility for turning sludge into fertiliser near the town.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is overhauling its procurement system, aiming to ensure its ratepayers benefit from high quality services at the ''best possible price''.
Otago Regional Council candidates have criticised the council's stance on wilding pines.
As Wanaka water-sports groups announced a joint proposal for a shared lakefront facility this week, other submitters to the Wanaka foreshore draft reserve management plan remained divided over built structures on lakefront reserve.
Perhaps it is no surprise a group in Wanaka is investigating a split from the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has reported a ''pretty pleasing'' result for the financial year ended June 30, which included operating costs $3.2 million below budget and total debt of just over $105 million - $23 million less than budgeted for in the long-term plan.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will look to recover costs associated with an out-of-control burn-off on land bordering the Remarkables skifield access road yesterday afternoon.
Could Wanaka go it alone and govern itself?
There is only one candidate challenging incumbent Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden, but there are 14 contesting six Wakatipu ward places and seven contesting the Wanaka ward's three.
As the Queenstown Lakes District Council voted unanimously yesterday to keep the dream of a convention centre for the CBD alive, a private developer vowed to lodge consent for a competing centre in Frankton by year's end.
Former chief executives of two Queenstown Lakes District Council-owned companies received one-off payments totalling $85,000, the companies' final financial statements show.
The Otago Daily Times is profiling mayoral candidates in Otago's heartland. Today, Christina McDonald talks to Al Angus, standing in Queenstown Lakes.