At orange, our offices are open for those who need to visit us in person. We also have a wide range of services available online or via the phone – using these will help reduce the risk and keep each other safe. Check out our COVID-19 response page for more details.

Snow and ice are affecting a number of roads across the district.  Get the latest updates on our social media channels: https://www.facebook.com/QLDCinfo/ or  https://twitter.com/QueenstownLakes     Stay safe out there.  

Ed Taylor

Ed Taylor

Wānaka Community Board Deputy Chair

I moved to Wānaka with my family in 2003 after purchasing Radio Wānaka, one of only a handful of community radio stations still operating in New Zealand.  In 2012 I was appointed General Manager of the world-famous Warbirds Over Wānaka International Airshow and in 2016 I was first elected to the Wānaka Community Board.  I am passionate about Wānaka and was re-elected to the Board in 2019.  I’m excited by the huge potential our current small tourist town has to become a world-class small city.  However, I believe that we need to work harder to diversify our economy so we are not reliant on just one industry.  Wānaka is in an ideal position to become a world-class centre of excellence for the likes of education, technology and aviation.

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