The Queenstown Lakes District Council has approved an exchange of land at Hawea Flat to create a public track, and acknowledged the support of the farmers involved.
Queenstown Lakes District Council
Use of treated human waste on farmland in Australia is widespread but in New Zealand it seems to be an idea just too hard to swallow. Local authorities such as the Queenstown Lakes District Council are trying to find a place for growing piles of ''biosolids'', as Mark Price reports.
In the old days, a public meeting saw upright citizens gathering in a draughty public hall.
Concerns linger over a proposed sludge-drying facility near Luggate, with more assurances being sought from those behind the project.
The provision of ultrafast broadband to the Wanaka CBD is not yet a done deal, and the Queenstown Lakes District Council is still to approve its financial contribution.
The new Queenstown Lakes District Council is likely to be asked to help carry out more research into the district's future energy needs.
A third contender has entered the contest for the job of deputy mayor of the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
The Wanaka ward's top-polling councillor Calum McLeod has no truck with the idea of Wanaka breaking free from the Queenstown Lakes District.
While the champagne corks were popping at Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden's home on Saturday night after a successful election campaign, Ms van Uden is making it clear from the outset she will not be seeking a third term.
Four new councillors were elected to represent the Queenstown-Wakatipu ward in Saturday's local body elections.
Leasing arrangements for the Queenstown Lakes District Council's four main camping grounds could be known in ''a matter of days'', the council's chief executive, Adam Feeley, said.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has given its support for an enlarged rural fire district for Otago, subject to a full financial review of the entity after one year.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has reported a ''pretty pleasing'' result for the financial year ended June 30, which included operating costs $3.2 million below budget and total debt of just over $105 million - $23 million less than budgeted for in the long-term plan.
Concerns from the Wanaka community about a perceived lack of progress on the town's sports facility project have been partially addressed by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Residents' and ratepayers' satisfaction with the Queenstown Lakes District Council is high and an annual council survey has produced one of the best results in a decade.
Errant Queenstown Library book borrowers will be able to wipe $5 in fines for a can of food for charity for a week from Monday.
The deputy chief executive of the Queenstown Lakes District Council, Stewart Burns, would assume the role of acting chief executive from Saturday, Mayor Vanessa van Uden announced yesterday.
Arrowtown will lose its only representative on the Queenstown Lakes District Council if the latest recommendation is approved at Friday's council meeting.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council's strategy of having preferred contractors - which had been a major issue for Queenstown Lakes Mayor Vanessa van Uden - has been changed.