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The Queenstown Lakes District Council has approved entering into a contract for building services with Asplundh, known as contract 806, QLDC parks manager Gordon Bailey said. The contract, which includes services such as playground safety inspections, building repairs and street furniture installat...Read More
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Gritting and winter road treatment is now underway in the district, Queenstown Lakes District Council roading manager Ian Marshall said. “When conditions dictate, roading contractor Downer EDI Works will be undertaking a gritting and road clearance regime,” Mr Marshall said. This meant...Read More
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An opportunity for members of the Queenstown business and wider community to celebrate both Arbor and World Environment Days will take place next week during the lunch hour, Queenstown Lakes District Council arts and events facilitator Jan Maxwell said. The lunch-time tree planting opportunity on J...Read More
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The Queenstown Lakes District Council is this week marking Youth Week with a colourful display of artwork. “We are very grateful to the Wakatipu High School years 10, 11 and 12 students who have loaned us their artwork,” QLDC arts and events facilitator Jan Maxwell said. The week, whic...Read More
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With just two days to go before the commissioning of a major sewerage pipeline replacement, a sewage spill this morning had not caused any setbacks,” Queenstown Lakes District Council engineering general manager Mark Kunath said. “Unfortunately as we enter the final phases of the $2 mil...Read More
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Clean out your cupboards, shed and garage and get ready for the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s first ever Hazardous Waste Amnesty, from 22-25 May. The amnesty will take place at the Frankton Transfer Station, May 22-23 and Wanaka Transfer Station, May 24-25. “This is something the...Read More
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Winter Driving

A winter blast to the Queenstown Lakes District is a reminder that motorists need to prepare and drive for the conditions, QLDC roading manager Ian Marshall said. Although snow yesterday had caused few problems, motorists were advised to carry chains travelling over the Crown Range. “The roa...Read More
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The Council is pleased to announce the introduction of new hazardous waste services which are now available for residents and businesses in the Queenstown Lakes District. The new annual Hazardous Waste Amnesty will be held in May and will allow residents  and businesses of the Queenstown Lakes...Read More
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Pipe Upgrade

Lower Beach Street will be subject to a two week closure to enable the instalment of a new sewer pipe, Queenstown Lakes District Council water services manager Garry McGraw said. The budgeted $1.3 million upgrade of the Sunshine Bay main will get underway on Monday (May 11) with the two week closur...Read More
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