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Council is trialling new state of the art bins

Wednesday, 18 January 2017, 5:06 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is trialling two new state of the art Big Belly bins at Earnslaw Park in central Queenstown. More >>

Overflow parking at Warren Park reserve to close

Monday, 16 January 2017, 4:52 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

This extra parking was put in by the Queenstown Lakes District Council to help alleviate parking shortages over the busy Christmas/New Year peak period. More >>

Rat Point Fire - investigators seeking vehicle of interest

Friday, 13 January 2017, 1:30 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Otago Rural Fire Authority (ORFA), aided by the Police, are continuing their investigation into the cause of Tuesday night’s blaze at Rat Point that cut power and road access to Glenorchy. More >>

Mayor Praises Fire Response

Friday, 13 January 2017, 9:11 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The swift and effective response to Wednesday’s fire on the Glenorchy Road has been praised by Mayor Jim Boult. The blaze, started by a campfire at Rat Point on the shores of Lake Wakatipu, cut both power and road access to Glenorchy and burned ... More >>

Rat Point fire investigators asking for public assistance

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 3:49 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Otago Regional Fire Authority (ORFA), aided by the Police, have begun the investigation into the cause of yesterday’s blaze at Rat Point that cut power and road access to Glenorchy. More >>

Glenorchy Road Rat Point Fire – final update

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 11:46 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The fire at Rat Point has been largely contained, with power and road access restored to Glenorchy More >>

Glenorchy Road Rat Point Fire - update #11

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 9:49 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The fire at Rat Point has been largely contained and power has been restored to Glenorchy. More >>

Fire contained, crew patrolling overnight

Thursday, 12 January 2017, 8:46 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The fire at Rat Point, which has cut power to Glenorchy and affected access to the Queenstown-Glenorchy Road has been contained after a co-ordinated and sustained aerial and ground attack by fire crews today. More >>

Glenorchy Rd/Rat Point fire - Update #9 Road reopened

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 5:22 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Glenorchy Road has been reopened to traffic  - road users are asked to proceed with care and allow extra time for their journeys. More >>

Glenorchy Road/Rat Point fire update #7

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 3:23 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

· The fire at Rat Point that has closed the Glenorchy Road and cut power to Glenorchy looks to be largely under control, with firefighting work continuing for the remainder of the day. More >>

Glenorchy Road Fire Update #6

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 12:07 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The fire that has closed the Glenorchy Road and cut power to Glenorchy appears to have started at a campsite at Rat Point, on the shores of Lake Wakatipu. More >>

Glenorchy Road Fire Update

Wednesday, 11 January 2017, 8:15 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A fire burning across the Glenorchy Road west of Queenstown could take several days to fully extinguish, but all efforts are being made to reopen the road later today. More >>

Drinking and boating bad mix on Ruby Island

Friday, 30 December 2016, 12:27 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A loosely organised boating and drinking party on Ruby Island in Lake Wanaka yesterday (Thursday) could have resulted in drownings or injury if the QLDC harbourmaster team hadn’t learned of the event by chance and mustered resources to assist. Deputy ... More >>

Major Queenstown transport projects underway

Wednesday, 21 December 2016, 4:07 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult is confident that drivers will see significant improvement in congestion and transport options by this time next year, with four major projects due to be completed in 2017. More >>

QLDC gears up for the summer visitor influx

Tuesday, 20 December 2016, 11:49 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

QLDC is gearing up for the anticipated influx of around 100,000 visitors over the holiday period and has increased its levels of service across the district accordingly. More >>

Planning for summer traffic

Wednesday, 14 December 2016, 2:52 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council is reminding road users to expect significantly higher levels of traffic over the summer holiday period. Traffic snarl ups and delays are a common occurrence during the peak holiday period and this summer is shaping ... More >>

Chlorinating water supplies

Monday, 5 December 2016, 10:54 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Chlorinating water supplies On the back of the Havelock North water contamination crisis earlier this year and after advice from Public Health South, the Queenstown Lakes District Council has made the decision to proactively chlorinate three small ... More >>

Council retains accreditation as building consent authority

Friday, 11 November 2016, 12:09 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council has retained its accreditation as a Building Consent Authority following last month’s follow-up assessment by IANZ. The report notes that compliance had “improved considerably” since the last assessment in May ... More >>

Lake algae treatment options investigated

Friday, 4 November 2016, 10:35 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

An algae present in Lake Wanaka for several years has been confirmed in Lake Wakatipu and has been reported in the Queenstown water network since mid-2016. It has also recently been identified at low levels in Lake Hawea, although it has not affected ... More >>

New Queenstown Lakes District Council Takes Office

Tuesday, 25 October 2016, 2:03 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District’s incoming Mayor and Councillors officially took up their roles this afternoon after taking the oath of office at the inaugural meeting. Newly elected Mayor Jim Boult’s first official act was to announce the appointment ... More >>

 

 

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