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Unitary plan warning

Otago Regional Council needs to do more for the resort and act more quickly say Queenstowners, including Sir Eion Edgar. The council got a lesson in Queenstown "passion'' on Monday, as it was commended for taking more of an interest...

Lake snot costs hit hotels

Queenstown hotels are being forced to install expensive filtration systems to prevent lake snot clogging their water systems. Sofitel Queenstown Hotel manager Vincent Macquet says a self-cleaning filter identical to one operating at Dunedin Hospital was installed at the hotel five...
Top scientists are floating a plan to tackle lake snot. The question now is will the cash-rich Otago Regional Council, responsible for preserving the region's lakes, chip in. A high-powered summit of about 20 freshwater scientists and managers met in Dunedin...

Water quality warning shot

Queenstown Lakes’ new mayor has fired a water-quality warning shot across the Otago Regional Council’s bow. Jim Boult, who was elected last month and owns a home overlooking Lake Hayes, has formally written to the regional council over its "lack...
Lake goo is now clogging the water filters of Queenstown homes. As reported in Mountain Scene in July, lake snot was initially spotted in a couple of local hotels. But now there have been reports of algae build-ups in two residential...
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