A boil water is in place for businesses and properties across Queenstown following a number of confirmed local cases of illness caused by the protozoa, cryptosporidium. This affects all properties serviced by the Council’s Queenstown supply including Frankton, Quail Rise and Tucker Beach Rd, Kelvin Heights and Hanley’s Farm. Read more here.

The state of local emergency in Queenstown, originally declared on Friday morning after a severe weather event, has been lifted. However, some restrictions will remain in place to protect public safety as the focus turns to recovery. Full information here.

I want to help

Thanks for taking steps to show manaaki (hospitality and care) and help our community this winter. There are lots of ways you can help, whether it's offering a room or supporting local groups. Read more here. 

Consider offering a room

If you’re considering offering a spare room or place to live, we’ve pulled together some useful links below.

    • Make some extra money - although remember to set a fair rate 

    • Expand your horizons - you might meet someone from a different culture, make friends and new connections

    • Help support local businesses - you might be providing a home for someone new to the community and/or supporting our local businesses with accommodation for their workers

    • Get a bit of help around the house - share your pet-walking, babysitting or cleaning duties (if you want!)

  • There's a lot to think about before you offer a room or property.  Here's some links and resources  to help you decide what's best for you.  

  • Once you’ve decided what’s best for your situation, then you can: 


How else can I help?

  • Not everyone is in a position to help with accommodation.  There are lots of other ways you can help: