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By MATTHEW MCKEW A digger spotted dredging Shotover River in Queenstown's Tucker Beach area recently was removing silt to keep KJet boats from being grounded. The work, consented by Otago Regional Council, was carried out by KJet - owner Shaun Kelly...
An earthquake-triggered landslip damming the Shotover River is being advanced as a reason to reject a planned fast-tracked housing development. University of Canterbury geologist Prof Tim Davies says the risk of such a landslip has been ''potentially underestimated'' and the...
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...
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