Queenstown Lakes District Council

Some years ago I watched a famous American actress being interviewed on American television. She was asked about bus travel and, in an animated American accent, responded: "Honey, as far as I'm concerned, if a man has to travel on...
Queenstown's mayor hopes he'll know how the new Labour-led government's policies will affect the resort as soon as possible. Jim Boult says he understands new ministers need to get their feet under the Cabinet table, but he's already asked Tourism...
From November 20 Queenstowners can take their cars to work – or bus free for a week. Today Mountain Scene exclusively reveals the four new Orbus routes, which cover most of the Wakatipu Basin. For the first seven days of the new...
Aucklanders now hold all but one of the seats on the Queenstown Airport Corporation board. The board will be led by the sole remaining Queenstown-based member, lawyer Prue Flacks. Queenstown's mayor Jim Boult announced the changes yesterday. Flacks replaces John Gilks,...
Parking in Queenstown is set to become more expensive from December as the council tries to encourage other forms of transport. Queenstown Lakes District Council adopted the new Queenstown Town Centre Transport Strategy at a full council meeting in Wanaka...
Discharges into the Shotover River from Queenstown's multi-million dollar sewage treatment plant have breached environmental standards. The $30 million high-tech plant was officially opened in February. But Queenstown's council admits discharges of treated wastewater into the river didn't meet contamination limits...
A Queenstowner's calling out three local outfits for being slack on graffiti. Robbie Cornes reckons Queenstown's council, the NZ Transport Agency and Aurora Energy are letting the resort down. For the past five years, Cornes has taken the issue into his own...
Queenstown Lakes Mayor Jim Boult is hoping the launch of a competition between business owners in the district will tidy up the towns and lower crime rates. Mr Boult announced the "Pride in your Premises'' initiative yesterday, which aims to...

Neighbours not happy

Queenstown’s Department of Conservation operations manager has admitted there are challenges around managing a popular reserve in the resort. Speaking at a public meeting on Monday night Geoff Owen addressed residents and users of Tucker Beach just off State Highway...

Leaky homes splash

A whopping $7.7 million of Queenstown ratepayers' money was earmarked for leaky building cases last year. That's the equivalent of $340 on every rateable property in the district. But City Hall is keeping schtum on the details. Finance boss Stewart Burns won't...

Mayoral donor unmasked

No further action will be taken against a Queenstown mayoral candidate after he resubmitted his electoral expenses return. Last month the Otago Daily Times reported Roger Tompkins had filed a 'nil return' in respect of donations over $1500. Under the Local...

Boult’s open council move

Queenstown's new mayor has named his deputy and re-introduced standing committees - removing a level of secrecy. Mayor Jim Boult was sworn in this afternoon and made Cr Calum MacLeod his deputy. Boult also reinstated four standing committees, which will come...
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