Classification of a dog as either menacing or dangerous can now be done by Lakes Environmental, after the Queenstown Lakes District Council yesterday decided to change its delegation register.
Destination Queenstown (DQ), Lakes Leisure and the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce are calling for the Queenstown Lakes District Council to help set up an event management organisation.
The 2010 Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Heart of the District Awards will recognise the tireless work of many groups and individuals who make a difference in the community.
The public will have a chance to have its say on whether a Queenstown skydiving company should be allowed to have more flights per day at its airstrip on Remarkables Station, off State Highway 6.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) can begin working on its $42 million wastewater and sewage facility Project Shotover after being given the final go ahead by the Environment Court.
Glenorchy accommodation-providers and food outlets had a captive audience yesterday after a 200-tonne rockslide closed the only road into the township, but some tourist operators fear they will lose at least one day's income.
Seven Arrowtown sections owned by the Queenstown Lakes District Council are likely to be offered to the people who lease them at market value.
Tarras residents will "fight to the bitter end" a Queenstown-Lakes District Council proposal to store and discharge treated sewage sludge on a farm in the district, one of the neighbouring property owners says.
Queenstown Lakes District Council project manager Russell Engelke at the Lake Hayes Showground yesterday, which has been enhanced in a $250,000 upgrade, "spot on budget", following consultation with user groups.
The outstanding arrears for rate payments in the Queenstown Lakes District has been reduced from $2.52 million to $588,000 during the past nine months.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council plans to get tough with landowners who encroach on reserve land.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council wants to improve transport options for travellers through a route-planning internet tool.
A decision by Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) commissioners to ignore traffic and pedestrian noise and assess a Queenstown bar "almost in a vacuum" was "fundamentally flawed", the Environment Court heard in Queenstown yesterday.
Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Clive Geddes will have a "unique and unprecedented" opportunity to establish relationships between China and the local community when he visits the Shanghai Expo later this month.
Southern Alps Air Ltd (SAA) has lost an Environment Court appeal to establish a commercial jet-boating operation on the Wilkin River, near Makarora.
Wanaka resident Ralph Markby is so annoyed by unattractive, drain-dwelling algae he has complained to the council.
The immediate flood risk may be over in Queenstown, but the Queenstown Lakes District and Otago Regional councils will remain "in a state of preparedness", Queenstown Mayor Clive Geddes says.
More than 80% of resource consent applications in the Queenstown Lakes district are processed within the statutory timeframe.
During the next 10 days, Queenstown Lakes district residents have the chance to have their say on how the council should prioritise its work and spending over the next 12 months. Henrietta Kjaer takes a look at some of the main issues in the QLDC's draft annual plan.
Southern Lakes residents should prepare for another bout of bad weather in the mountains, the MetService having issued heavy-rain warnings for the region this weekend.