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.

Baby Memorials

Information regarding baby memorials in both Wānaka and the Whakatipu basin. 

Wānaka Cemetery

A memorial wall is available at the Wānaka Cemetery to enable people mourning the death of a still born, premature baby, or infant to acknowledge their passing.

To make a request for a new memorial plaque, please fill in a Wānaka Baby Memorial Application Form (PDF, 125KB)

Then, return the completed Application Form to:

Queenstown Lakes District Council
Private Bag 50072

You can also email the completed form to us at:


After we process this application, we will send out a draft plaque proof for the applicant to check prior to manufacturing as well as an invoice. The current cost for a plaque is $30.00. Upon approval by the applicant, the plaque will be made and sent directly to the applicant.

The applicant will need to arrange the fixing of the plaque to the wall via Shirl Rowley.

Shirl Rowley (Plaque Installation)
TEL: 027 443 2515

Lower Shotover Cemetery (Wakatipu Baby Memorial Wall)

For a plaque on the Wakatipu Baby Memorial Wall, please fill out the below application form.

Check out the Wakatipu Baby Memorial Facebook page for more information regarding the wall. Alternatively, you can contact Ali and Natasha via: 

Didn't find what you're after?

If you need a hand or some more information, please get in touch with our team.  We're available Monday to Friday from 9.00am to 4.00pm. You can email us at:


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