An emergency water shutdown is affecting properties along Frankton Road, between Larch Hill and Marina Drive, while contractors are working to fix a burst water main on Frankton Road. Check out our Facebook Page for updates on when the water may be restored.

The boil water that was in place for businesses and properties across Queenstown following a number of confirmed local cases of illness caused by the protozoa, cryptosporidium, has now been lifted as of 8 December 2023.

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)