Level 1 water restrictions remain in place for Hāwea and Arthurs Point. For more information on what this means, please visit our water restrictions webpage.

Our Welcoming Communities Advisory Groups

The two Welcoming Communities Advisory Groups, representing Whakatipu and Upper Clutha, concluded their work in November 2023. They met once a month on a voluntary basis and provided leadership and advice on the development of the Welcoming Plan 2024-2027 and the delivery of our programme of activities.

The members of both Advisory Groups were made up of a diverse mix of passionate people living across the Queenstown Lakes District community.

A big thank you for their time and commitment. We very much appreciate the energy and sharing of knowledge that goes into a volunteer role to represent wider community interests and values.

Whakatipu Advisory Group

  • Anna Dorsey

  • Daniela Mercado

  • Darren Rewi (Chair)

  • David Wright

  • Denise Ng

  • Hari Sapkota

  • Lucia Hao

  • Louise Baines

  • Maznah Abu Hassan

  • Mel Wright

  • Nick Fifield

  • Olivia Plimmer-Jones

  • Philippe Saint-Père

  • Esther Whitehead (Elected member)


Upper Clutha Advisory Group

  • Aspen Bruce

  • Jo Knight

  • Niamh Shaw (Chair)

  • Naomi Lindsay

  • Magali Rodriguez

  • Matt Fanselow

  • Molly Hope

  • Petra Trousilová

  • Cody Tucker (Elected member)


Government Representatives

  • Autumn Servatkova, Immigration NZ

  • Lina Lastra, Ministry for Ethnic Communities

  • Meggy Bartlett-McBride, Department of Internal Affairs