The Queenstown Lakes District Council's bill for leaky homes has topped $3.6 million, but the council still faces more claims that could add significant sums to the total, new figures show.
A decision about the proposed $50 million convention centre will be made by current elected representatives at the Queenstown Lakes District Council before local government elections in October.
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.
A third contender has entered the contest for the job of deputy mayor of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council will install information plaques to outline the history of some of the district's distinctive trees this year.
As corporate and community interests collide over a parcel of land on the banks of the Clutha River near Wanaka, the future of a proposed public riverside park - featuring conservation, recreational, historic and educational elements - is unclear. Lucy Ibbotson talks to those behind the park proposal and the long-term landowner.
Rental van companies may yet be required to collect the unpaid freedom camping fines of their customers on behalf of local authorities.