Press Releases

Water Use Change in Check

31 October 2008 - 5.35 pm A long-term campaign that will ultimately change the way we use water in the Queenstown Lakes District will be considered by the QLDC utilities committee on Tuesday (4 November). "For the majority of residents in our district, including me, this is a reality check. The wa...Read More
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30 October 2008 - 10.01 am A new zero waste events initiative introduced by the Queenstown Lakes District Council has already proved successful with local event managers. Earlier this year the council launched a Zero Waste Events toolkit aimed at helping event managers design a waste management pl...Read More
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A project between the Gibbston Community Association and the Queenstown Lakes District Council has turned rubbish into rustic charm, GCA chairwoman Susan Stevens said. The community association approached the council about a proposal to beautify the Gibbston recycling and residual waste drop-off de...Read More
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From Westie to Arrowtown

Arrowtown's first dedicated town custodian and gardener is not missing the Auckland traffic. On the streets of the historic township now for two weeks the "true blue Westie" has no regrets and several extra traffic-free hours a day. "It used to take me three hours to get to work and that was an ho...Read More
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Revised plans for a proposed depot in the Queenstown Gardens are now available for public comment Queenstown Lakes District Council community services general manager Paul Wilson said. In February 2008 the Queenstown Lakes District Council gave its approval for the construction of a new maintenance...Read More
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Dust Suppression Programmed

22 October 2008 - 8.33 am The Queenstown Lakes District Council's dust suppression programme gets underway next month, QLDC roading manager Ian Marshall said. "The council controls more than 800 kilometres of formed roads, just under half of that area is in unsealed roads, despite having made some...Read More
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Flood Images Wanted

17 October 2008 - 3.09p.m A search is on for images of flooding events within the Queenstown Lakes District, QLDC emergency management officer Brenden Winder said. "We have already started to compile a photographic record of the various flood events through the history of the area but I know there...Read More
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17 October 2008 - 3.07p.m The number of "close calls" in boats in the Queenstown Lakes District over the last two weeks is real cause for concern QLDC harbourmaster Marty Black said. "With the warmer weather, inevitably people take to the water. Unfortunately this year it appears some have left th...Read More
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14 October 2008 - 3.57 pm Eating out is a treat many residents and visitors to Queenstown indulge in but deciding between the great choices can be difficult. Discerning diners mindful of food safety considerations can now look out for a new window sticker displayed at businesses taking part in a n...Read More
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High Praise for Council

14 October 2008 - 1.44 pm "A Queenstown Lakes District Council installation has received the ultimate praise from a national body," QLDC community services general manager Paul Wilson said. At the recent New Zealand and Australian Lighting Society Awards Mr Wilson and Modus Lighting received the R...Read More
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