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. Jack’s Point is a privately operated water supply and is not affected. Read more here.

Mayor Glyn Lewers declared a state of emergency for Queenstown at 6.33am this morning. Emergency services have been responding to a severe weather event in Queenstown, which has caused flooding and debris flows affecting the town centre. Full information here.


Pedigree information for pooches throughout the Queenstown Lakes.

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Scuttlemutt is an online newsletter sent to dog owners in the Queenstown Lakes every six months, featuring the latest information on everything from upcoming registration periods to cool dog-related events we're hosting in the district.

We'll also feature great walks you can take your pooch on, while checking in with dogs we've rehomed to see how they're doing, and much, much more!

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If you think your pup is the most photogenic in the Queenstown Lakes, send a picture of them to Queenstown Lakes District Council's Facebook page, and let us know their name and why they're the best.

Scuttlemutt will be sharing our dog of the month in the district every time we send out a new edition. Bragging rights are there for the taking!

Your dog can be doing anything - standing in front of one of our many breathtaking landscapes in the Queenstown Lakes, celebrating a birthday, or just catching a few z's in the backyard. We want to see it all!

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