Landowners will deny access to informal trails if a Queenstown Lakes District Council plan change is not amended, Wanaka high-country farmer John Aspinall told the Environment Court in Queenstown yesterday.
The lifting of a caveat on part of the controversial Five Mile development near Frankton by the Queenstown Lakes District Council removes the last obstacle to the site being sold.
Allegations of not being impartial were levelled at a witness called by the Upper Clutha Environmental Society during the final day of an appeal hearing in the Environment Court in Wanaka yesterday.
Downtown Wanaka property owners now have a blueprint to follow should they wish to develop their sites in the future.
A proposed new fees structure for the use of facilities managed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council is getting a mixed reception.
Ziptrek has been given approval by the Queenstown Lakes District Council for an amended version of its flying fox adventure activity, after another run-in with neighbouring company Skyline Enterprises.
A Wanaka property owner was "terrified" for her dying father's health when Queenstown Lakes District Council building officers arrived on her doorstep to issue a Dangerous Building Notice, the Queenstown District Court heard yesterday.
A call for an overarching policy addressing water demand in the Queenstown Lakes district was made on Tuesday by acting utilities committee chairman Lyal Cocks.
A report will be presented to the Queenstown Lakes District Council utilities committee next month detailing the failure of the Wakatipu Recycling plant's "air-knife system".
An "Otta" sealing programme will begin on some unsealed roads in Queenstown this week, costing the Queenstown Lakes District Council $210,000 per year, but expected to prove cost-effective in future.