Lake Wakatipu is continuing to drop and the Otago Regional Council is not forecasting any problems with further rain in the catchment tomorrow night and Friday.
Several areas of rural land in the Queenstown Lakes District could be subject to intense and substantial development with limited control, under the current zoning, a senior council policy analyst says.
Mt Barker farmers Bill and Raylene Jelley have been awarded a $3375 reduction in Queenstown Lakes district commissioner's charges invoiced by John Matthews, following a hearing on Monday.
The Queenstown waterfront was a hive of activity yesterday as flood prevention measures took top priority.
Design defects caused the failure of two water pumps at the Two Mile pump station at Fernhill in February, leaving Queenstown short of water for 24 hours.
Amended parking restrictions for Church St and Searle Ln in Queenstown will be be open to public consultation.
Several Queenstown waterfront retailers reacted swiftly to a flood alert posted for Lake Wakatipu yesterday afternoon, closing premises and moving merchandise.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has "perpetrated a giant con job" on sports clubs around the district, and a draft policy to address inconsistent charges to clubs will be a costly bureaucracy for community groups, Wanaka-based critics of a council funding scheme say.
Opinions were divided over the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed Arrowtown Boundary yesterday, during the first day of a scheduled five-day resource consent hearing.
Central Otago District Council staff will be closely watching the progress of an application to store and discharge treated sewage sludge on a Tarras property, with a view to doing the same thing with Central Otago waste.
A proposal by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to dump its treated sewage sludge near Tarras is upsetting some neighbouring property owners.
Queenstown Lakes District Council contractor United Water has stopped or postponed all of its "non-essential" operations, maintenance, and renewal works across Queenstown Lakes in a bid to meet its overall council budgets.
A battle over access rights to the Hunter River resumed in Wanaka yesterday as fishermen, conservationists, and recreational jet-boaters debated the merits of a Queenstown Lakes District Council bylaw.
District Court Judge David Holderness has found the Queenstown Lakes District Council had proven all charges against the Wanaka Gym Ltd and its director, Dr Fiona Graham.
Arrowtown entrepreneur Michael Hill is appealing to the Queenstown Lakes District Council to include his property within the proposed Arrowtown urban boundary.
Confusion about parking times in Wanaka's Helwick St should be a thing of the past within a matter of weeks, Queenstown Lakes District Council Wanaka service centre manager Barbara East confirmed this week.
Unnecessary restrictions on development outside Queenstown Lakes District's town centres will force high-density, high-rise development in urban areas, a plan change hearing was told yesterday.
Consent for a new 24-hour McDonald's restaurant at Frankton was granted without its being publicly notified because the activity was controlled and anticipated.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will fund the capping of the closed Tucker Beach landfill with $101,800 of unspent money from the waste-management budget. The budget adjustment was approved at a council meeting on Tuesday.
Queenstown Lakes District Council finance staff are making preparations to cope with a predicted rise in GST, which is expected to be announced in the Government's May Budget.