Stephen Woodhead

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...
Two dollar bus fares could be on the way for the Wakatipu. Queenstown's council, the regional council and NZ Transport Agency are working on a radical overhaul of the public transport system. They're consulting on an "inexpensive, reliable and frequent" bus...
OPINION: Feelings of sympathy and empathy can't be overstated this week. Like me, you might have been glued to the telly, open-mouthed, watching footage of smashed houses, ripped-up roads and strange islands emerging covered in paua or cows. New Zealand's being punished,...
Queenstown needs to learn from the images of collapsed hillsides blocking Kaikoura from every direction, Otago Regional Council chairman Stephen Woodhead says. The resort would probably face a similar scenario should the Alpine Fault rupture, he says, and Queenstown residents should...

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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