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 total of 19 complaints about the smell coming from Wanaka's $21.5 million wastewater treatment facility Project Pure have been lodged with the Otago Regional Council this month.
The launch of Dunedin's new kerbside collection system has come another step closer, with the signing yesterday of the multimillion-dollar contract for the service.
Residents of the Queenstown Lakes district can have a say on how to best deal with their rubbish by submitting ideas for the council's new draft waste management and minimisation plan.
There is nothing that causes as much of a stink as, um, poo. Shane Gilchrist gets stuck into the issue.
Accumulated rubbish in the Queenstown CBD and poorly co-ordinated waste collection are two issues the Queenstown Lakes District Council has under consideration as a comprehensive review of the Wakatipu basin's Waste Management Strategy gets under way.
New ways to charge about 800 Dunedin businesses for trade waste have passed their latest hurdle without debate.
Lex Morris estimates he has two weeks' capacity left in his dairy-shed effluent ponds, which have been filling steadily because exceptionally wet weather has prevented him from irrigating it on to pasture.
Engineering consultants will review Cardrona Alpine Resort's wastewater operations this summer, in the wake of a recent four-day closure of the skifield.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council is now seeking an alternative solution for dumping Wanaka sewage, this time near Luggate, having failed to gain support for a similar proposal in the Ardgour Valley, near Tarras, last year.
About 300 people marched in support of Wanaka Wastebusters yesterday afternoon, after the organisation's loss of a recycling contract with the Queenstown Lakes District Council.
Refuse disposal charges might be reduced at the Oamaru landfill in Tamar St because of increased competition from outside the Waitaki district.
A Wanaka waste troubleshooter called "Dr Compost" is now on call in Queenstown and will travel over the Crown Range to host his first workshop in the Wakatipu next month.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council's inaugural online survey of 183 respondents on the issue of solid waste is "a tool for feedback", Mayor Vanessa van Uden says.
Wanaka Wastebusters will hold a drop-in session tonight to help answer the public's questions on last week's controversial decision by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to award Wanaka's kerbside recycling contract to Auckland firm Smart Environmental Ltd.
Dunedin's streets will be transformed from next week - at least on collection day. The bright yellow lids of the new recycling wheelie bins will demand attention. But it's what is inside that's...
Parents of babies living in the Waitaki district from next month can be more environmentally conscious under a new subsidy scheme for cloth nappies being launched by the Waitaki District Council.
The Queenstown Lakes District Council has adopted a plan to spread sewage sludge on land near Luggate despite strong opposition stopping a similar proposal in the Ardgour Valley, near Tarras, last year.