Press Releases

30 April 2008 - 2.15 pm The price structure for the new Queenstown Aquatic Centre, announced today, will enable locals to swim for less than a dollar a day, Lakes Leisure aquatic general manager Cam Sheppard said. "We have been working with the Lakes Leisure Board and the Queenstown Lakes District...Read More
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Sewerage Spill - Wanaka

22 April 2008 - 4.11 pm The quick action of Queenstown Lakes District Council contractors averted a sewerage spill from entering Lake Wanaka today. A member of the public alerted the council to the spill in the Bremner Bay area at 11.10am. "The spill - caused by a blockage - had exited a manhole ...Read More
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Getting The Facts On Rates

22 April 2008 - 4.02 pm "This week was the communities opportunity to get the facts on rates in the Queenstown Lakes District with two drop in sessions planned for tomorrow and Thursday," QLDC general manager finance and deputy chief executive Stewart Burn said. The sessions would be an informal o...Read More
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22 April 2008 - 3.49 pm A new trust has been established which will allow the wider Southland and Otago Region to better pool and showcase resources, Film Otago Southland Trust executive manager Kevin Jennings announced today. The new trust deed, signed in Queenstown this morning, includes represe...Read More
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A newspaper article that appeared in the Queenstown Lakes District yesterday had left the community badly misinformed, QLDC general manager finance and deputy chief executive Stewart Burns said. The council was so concerned by the level of misinformation that it had taken the unprecedented action o...Read More
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Zero Waste Award Winners

17 April 2008 - 5.00 pm The Queenstown Lakes District Council Zero Waste Award winners were announced tonight at the Wasteminz workshops being held at Queenstown. "We were really impressed with the level of response and the calibre of the entries," QLDC solid waste manager Stefan Borowy said. QLD...Read More
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16 April 2008 - 9.00 am The Queenstown Lakes District Council is offering residents in Wanaka and Queenstown a unique subsidised home composting initiative. "The Bokashi (meaning fermented organic matter) system breaks down household organics in a manageable, quick and efficient way," QLDC solid w...Read More
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15 April 2008 - 9.48 am The new $18.1 million Queenstown Aquatic Centre is in need of a name, Queenstown Aquatic Centre manager Cam Sheppard said. The Queenstown Lakes District Council would officially hand over the pool to Lakes Leisure Limited on May 8, before that date the council wanted a new ...Read More
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Aquatic Centre Update

11 April 2008 - 1.55 pm The pools have now been filled at the new  $18.1 million Queenstown Aquatic Centre, adding to the excitement as the project nears completion, Queenstown Aquatic Centre manager Cam Sheppard said. The Queenstown Lakes District Council would officially hand over the pool ...Read More
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4 April 2008 - 1.57 pm Input is being sought on two Queenstown Lakes District plan changes which potentially affect all residents, QLDC policy planner Daniel Wells said. "First, the council is this week calling for further submissions on the Trails Plan Change. The change to the District Plan will...Read More
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