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.



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Queenstown Cemetery Impacted Plots

About a third of the Queenstown Cemetery has been affected by last week’s deluge. Debris is lying across the surface of the north-east section and some headstones have been displaced. No below-ground disturbance is visible.

Map of impacted plots at Queenstown Cemetery


We understand the deep emotional ties many have to the cemetery and that this event is distressing. However, we ask everyone to refrain from visiting while we assess the damage and develop a restoration plan. The affected area is currently fenced off. QLDC is reaching out to affected families and will provide more information as it becomes available.

If you have any questions please contact 03 441 0499 or email:

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Alternatively you can call 03 441 0499 (Queenstown) or 03 443 0024 (Wānaka)