Michael Laws

Whakatipu time

By PHILIP CHANDLER Highly-respected Ngai Tahu elder Sir Tipene O’Regan says it’s time Queenstowners put an ‘h’ in ‘Wakatipu’. ‘Whakatipu’ is the undisputed traditional Maori spelling, however ‘Wakatipu’ has been employed since early European days and pops up in everything from...

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...
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