Alexa Forbes

Wakatipu waste explodes

Queenstown's council has missed – by a mile – its target for reducing waste to landfill. In its 2015 long-term plan, the council set a target of reducing household waste from 188kg per resident to 160kg this year. But instead it...
  Gig goers can expect some digital wizardry when Girls on The Avenue take to the stage this Saturday. As well as guitar, vocals and keys, the duo - including former Queenstowner Melanie Forbes - will use smartphones to create grooves...
Queenstown's glass is still being sent to the landfill – six months after Mountain Scene revealed it's not recycled. And it's likely to be another year before any change is made. Queenstown councillor Alexa Forbes, who's been made infrastructure committee boss, says...

Why park-and-ride died

The lack of a suitable base in Frankton proved fatal to a proposed park-and-ride trial in Queenstown. The trial, targeted to start before Christmas, was dropped by Queenstown's council in a public-excluded session at its final meeting last Thursday. Queenstown councillor Alexa...
Permanent Queenstown/Wakatipu residents who are registered to vote can elect one mayor and six councillors. Arrowtown councillor Scott Stevens was elected unopposed. The final day for polling is October 8 at 12pm. Voting papers must be returned by post or...

Q+A: Council candidates

Permanent Queenstown/Wakatipu residents who are registered to vote can elect one mayor and six councillors. Arrowtown councillor Scott Stevens was elected unopposed. The final day for polling is October 8 at 12pm. By then, voting papers must be returned by...
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