Press Releases

A landowner and contractor will be issued a formal warning after an unlawful connection to a community water supply was detected, Queenstown Lakes District Council general manager regulatory and corporate Roger Taylor said. ‘What these unlawful connections mean to the community is that the co...Read More
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The Queenstown Lakes District Council will be asked next week to make a milestone decision for the Upper Clutha Community. The recommendation is to confirm the preferred location for a future indoor recreation and aquatic facilities as the Wanaka Recreation Reserve (showgrounds site), QLDC Mayor Cli...Read More
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'Right Way' Month Launched

The month of March was today designated official ‘Right Way’ month in the Queenstown Lakes District by Mayor Clive Geddes. This is about calling on individuals, families and businesses to think very seriously about changing travel behaviour for a minimum of one day in the month of March...Read More
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At 12.30pm the Queenstown Lakes District Council was able to restore a pump at the 2 Mile Pump Station, after both pumps unexpectedly failed this morning. This resulted in a dramatic drop in the Fernhill Resevoir levels. The reservoir supplies the Queenstown CBD, Gorge Road, Queenstown Hill, Lake Es...Read More
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Queenstown Water

“At approximately 9.30am we were alerted to the failure of a pump at the two-mile pump station,’ QLDC 3 waters manager Gerry Essenberg said. A single pump failure would not normally cause any issues, however the second pump was being repaired and the third ‘back-up’ pump was...Read More
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Kids get Bikewise!

The children of Hawea Flat School will be encouraged to ride to school tomorrow for the national ‘Go By Bike Day’, as part of ‘Bikewise’ month, Queenstown Lakes District Council travel demand manager Rae-Anne Kurucz said. “It’s a fantastic initiative for the scho...Read More
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After a tender process the Queenstown Lakes District Council has appointed a contractor to remove 72 ailing poplar trees on Lower Shotover Road, with work commencing tomorrow, QLDC network operations engineer Ian Marshall said. The trees were found to be in ill health by an aborist after one of the...Read More
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Algae issue back on agenda

The recent warm weather has caused the issue of algae to once again become problematic for the Wanaka water supply, Wanaka Community Board chairman Lyal Cocks said. “In 2008 we had some issues with algae getting into the supply and the trend seems to accompany warm weather but is also the res...Read More
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People passionate about the Queenstown Gardens are being invited to get involved at the early stages of developing a new reserve management plan, general manager communities Paul Wilson said. “Before we develop a new reserve management plan for the Queenstown Gardens we want to hear from thos...Read More
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Blind date with a book

With Valentine’s Day looming Queenstown librarians have seized on a ‘novel’ idea to keep the lonely hearts club at bay. Queenstown card holders with a hankering for some company on the big day (14 February) need look no further than the local library. “We had heard of it be...Read More
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