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.

Kā Huanui a Tāhuna

Kā Huanui a Tāhuna is the name of the Whakatipu Transport Programme Alliance, delivering a range of capital projects on behalf of Queenstown Lakes District Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.     

Kā Huanui a Tāhuna

In November 2020 a partnership was established between Queenstown Lakes District Council and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, along with four design and construction companies; Beca, WSP, Downer New Zealand and Fulton Hogan to deliver a number of cornerstone projects for Queenstown.

The goal  is to deliver infrastructure that:

  • improves safety and accessibility

  •  enables an improved public transport system

  • provides more options for walking and cycling 

  • benefits the community and its visitors

Kā Huanui a Tāhuna is governed by a board made up of representatives of each of the organisations involved, along with representation from mana whenua.

alliance logo lock up

The story of our name

The name Kā Huanui a Tāhuna was gifted to the alliance by mana whenua to encapsulate the significance of this union and the projects that will be delivered.

Huanui is the word used by Kāi Tahu to describe pathways and roads.  Tāhuna is the original name for the ancient settlement that is now overlain with the urban form of Queenstown.

Kā Huanui a Tāhuna can be variously translated as:

The pathways of Tāhuna     *      The great outcomes of Tāhuna  *       The many fruits of Tāhuna.

Our projects

News and updates

Sign up to receive our newsletter 'Huanui Pānui'. More regular updates are also posted on the Council's Facebook page.

Get in touch

Give us a call on 0800 482684 or you can email us on: