Scuttlebutt is QLDC's bi-monthly newsletter which goes out to residents and ratepayers. The latest issue can be found on this page and printed versions are also placed in local newspapers.

Online versions are available before printed versions are out so bookmark this page if you'd like to be in the know!

April / May 2019

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The April / May issue features

  • What we know about the Visitor Levy Referendum so far
  • 2019 elections info
  • Wanaka Water Quality projects 
  • Wakatipu Reforestation Trust - our local good sorts
  • New waste service update

and much more!


March 2019

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The March issue features

  • Our journey towards zero waste
  • My Place events
  • Local Good Sorts
  • Fill the Gaps - Whakatipu Wildlife Trust
  • Wanaka Town Centre Activations

and much more!


December 2018

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The December issue features

  • A Christmas Message from Jim
  • All the details on holiday services
  • The latest from the Chambers
  • Tips for getting around this Summer
  • A feature on our Town Custodians

and much more!

October-November 2018

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The October-November issue features

  • Responsible Camping
  • Wanaka Lakefront Development Plan
  • The latest from the Chambers
  • Water Restrictions
  • Museum celebrates 70 years

and much more!

September 2018

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The September issue features

  • Our local good sorts
  • Masterplan progress
  • The latest from the Chambers
  • Cleaning up our recycling
  • Responsible Camping Strategy

and much more!


July 2018

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The July issue features

  • Representation Review
  • The latest from the Chambers
  • Alpine Fault 
  • Masterplan Momentum

and much more!

May 2018

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The May issue features

  • Exciting news on the Wanaka Pool opening
  • The latest from the Chambers
  • Queenstown Gardens Development Plan
  • LUMA just around the corner! 

and much more! 

March 2018

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The March issue features

  • Details on the Council's Freedom Camping Clampdown
  • Parking changes happening soon
  • Wanaka Pool update
  • Census information 

and much more! 

December 2017 

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The December issue features

  • District Plan Stage 2 out now! 
  • Mayoral Christmas message
  • Council Holiday Services
  • Fire Restrictions 

and much more! 

October 2017

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The October issue features

  • Queenstown's new bus service
  • Queenstown Gardens Development Plan
  • District-wide economic development fund
  • Wanaka Pool update

and much more! 

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The August issue features

  • A celebration of the 150th anniversary of Queenstown Gardens
  • Spring Planting events
  • Tips for cutting back Broom on your section
  • New Building Services Manager Profile

and much more! 

June 2017

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The June issue features

  • Information on the webcam and weather station coming to the Crown Range
  • Wanaka Ward By-Election
  • Changing the face of parking in Frankton 
  • A bit of history on the Arrowtown Gaol

and much more! 

May 2017


The May issue of Scuttlebutt features

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February 2017



The February issue of Scuttlebutt features

  • Queenstown Master Plan
  • Progress on the Eastern Access Road
  • Changes to the Food Act
  • 12 Days of Emergency Preparedness
    .......and more!

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December 2016



The December issue of Scuttlebutt features

  • New Year's Eve Events
  • Plan Your Travel
  • Dog Registration Amnesty
  • Colour Burst
    .......and more!

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October 2016

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The October issue of Scuttlebutt features:

  • New Team, New Term
  • All Go on the Eastern Access Road
  • Freeing Up Carparks
  • One Step Closer to New Pool in Wanaka

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June 2016

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The June issue of Scuttlebutt features:

  • Wanaka's New Recreation Centre
  • We Want You!
  • New Traffic Webcams
  • Glass Recycling in the Wakatipu
  • Arrowtown Fire Trucks
    ........and more!

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May 2016

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The May issue of Scuttlebutt features:

• Should Coronet Forest be Harvested Early?
• We Hear you!
• Building Fees
• Can't We All Just Get along!
• Dress Warmly and See Queenstown Sparkle
......and more!

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