Staff affected by the Queenstown Lakes District Council's organisational review have voiced concerns to the Southern Local Government Officers Union.
A decision to create a $375,000 council events fund and a panel to consider applications prompted Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden to remind councillors they served the entire district, not separate townships within it.
There are some Arrowtown residents who fundamentally oppose an affordable housing development in the small village, but others who made submissions against a housing proposal are being offered a compromise.
The executive of the Queenstown Lakes District Council has a new look, with chief executive Adam Feeley confirming three of his eight senior managers will come from outside the council.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has been accused of ''dereliction of duty'' in its management of Pembroke Park, on Wanaka's lakefront.
Developer contributions set by the Queenstown Lakes District Council are continuing to stifle development in Wanaka, and especially Hawea, the council heard at its annual plan submission hearing in Wanaka yesterday.
Queenstown residents may have to decide if it is time for a paid presence alongside their volunteer fire brigade.
The potential to use more Central Otago and Lakes District trees for heating needs to be explored in greater depth according to Queenstown Lakes District Council forester Briana Pringle.
Approval for a 10-house affordable housing development in Arrowtown could be given by the Queenstown Lakes District Council as early as the end of next month.
If value for money - or, more specifically, value for $49,162.42 a year - is not seen in the next 12 months, the Queenstown Lakes District Council could pull out of Local Government New Zealand.
A strong future is being sought for the former Arrowtown Borough Council chambers building on Buckingham St as an application has been made to allow seismic strengthening.
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.
Wanaka Community Board member Ken Copland has labelled the Queenstown Lakes District Council's organisational review undemocratic and poorly handled.
The primary focus on the Queenstown Lakes District Council's reorganisation has naturally been on jobs lost - about 40 full-time equivalent positions - with more than 100 staff directly affected. That is as it should be.
With his entourage standing by, the mayor of the South Korean city of Ulsan laid a wreath at Queenstown's Anzac war memorial yesterday.
Council-owned heritage buildings in the Queenstown Lakes district, including much-photographed historic miners' cottages in Arrowtown, are worth more than $5.2 million, according to government valuations.
Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley says he is unable to say how many people will lose their jobs with the council through the current restructuring.
More than 100 staff from the Queenstown Lakes District Council and its two former council-controlled organisations are directly affected by yesterday's ''disestablishment'' of about 40 full-time equivalent positions.
One Queenstown resident has been recruited for a position created out of the Queenstown Lakes District Council shake-up.
The Wanaka group opposing changes to library services proposed in a report to the Queenstown Lakes District Council has taken the council to task for refusing to consult the public.