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Pioneer on High at Snow Farm Stage Finish

Friday, 5 February 2016, 4:37 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The sun continues to follow the inaugural Pioneer Mountain Bike race and the Kiwi/Aussie combination of Anton Cooper and Dan McConnell continue to dominate, winning Stage Six into Wanaka today to extend their already impressive overall lead to 54:13 with ... More >>

QLDC Media Advisory - Transport Summary Released

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:37 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Reducing congestion in downtown Queenstown and leading a “necessary shift away from reliance on private cars” are cornerstones of QLDC’s town centre transport strategy, adopted last year. Mayor Vanessa van Uden said that high traffic volumes ... More >>

Mowing Trial Underway

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 5:33 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council is carrying out a mowing trial at several of its reserves, to seek out ways of reducing the cost of maintaining reserves by altering levels of service. The trial involves adjusting the mowing frequency of six reserves ... More >>

School Bus Education Campaign Returns

Friday, 22 January 2016, 1:13 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

School buses will be back on the roads shortly as term begins, and Queenstown Lakes District Council is once again teaming up with police and bus operators Go Bus, to remind all drivers that they must slow to 20km/hr when passing a stationary school ... More >>

Queenstown Lakes District Council Names New Chief Executive

Thursday, 21 January 2016, 4:59 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

A seasoned Local Government practitioner with a strong background in planning and leadership has been appointed to the role of Queenstown Lakes District Chief Executive, QLDC Mayor Vanessa van Uden announced today. Mike Theelen held the position of General ... More >>

Preferred option for Frankton road links identified

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 3:14 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The primary link for traffic between the replacement Kawarau River Bridge, Hawthorne Drive and the new Eastern Access Road at Frankton should continue to be via Lucas Place for the foreseeable future. That’s the conclusion of the “Western End Study”, ... More >>

Jetski accident on Lake Wakatipu

Monday, 11 January 2016, 2:21 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

An accident involving jetskis on Lake Wakatipu has prompted Harbourmaster Marty Black to remind riders of the need to keep at least 50m away from other water users at all times. A woman was taken by ambulance to Lakes District Hospital with a suspected ... More >>

Freedom "clamping" proves powerful deterrent

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 12:05 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The prospect of being clamped is proving a powerful deterrent to visitors in campervans, who are choosing to move out of downtown Queenstown to areas where freedom camping is permitted. Only one campervan has been immobilised and fined since the new regime ... More >>

Fireworks to Ignite Fundraising Challenge

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 2:19 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

It’s not often that firefighters encourage someone to deliberately light a fuse and cause explosions, but that’s exactly what Frankton’s volunteer brigade members are doing with their novel fundraiser for Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand. More >>

New roundabout in central Queenstown

Friday, 11 December 2015, 12:41 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Drivers in central Queenstown will notice a new road layout at the intersection of Ballarat and Camp Streets, where a mini roundabout was installed overnight. The roundabout is the first of the new road safety initiatives signalled by the Queenstown ... More >>

Extension of time for District Plan further submissions

Thursday, 10 December 2015, 4:29 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

People considering making a further submission to the proposed Queenstown Lakes District Plan will have a little more time to complete the task. More >>

Clamp Down on Unlawful Freedom Camping

Wednesday, 9 December 2015, 9:10 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council is about to start clamping down on freedom campers parking up in the wrong places. Freedom camping is a popular way to see the district and QLDC Regulatory Manager Lee Webster says there are many places where visitors ... More >>

Crown Range Road Restrictions

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 10:34 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Access between the Crown Range summit and Cardrona will be restricted for up to ten days while heavy machinery is working to clear a section of unstable hillside above the road. Queenstown Lake District Council contractors will begin work on Friday ... More >>

Library Fines Amnesty now on

Monday, 7 December 2015, 12:49 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Book borrowers with fines owing can receive some early Christmas cheer with the return of a special initiative to local libraries. More >>

Water conservation, Lake Hayes Estate

Friday, 4 December 2015, 11:18 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Residents in Lake Hayes Estate are just weeks away from getting an improved water supply that will put an end to the regular watering restrictions that have been a feature of summer life in the neighbourhood. More >>

Further Submissions on Proposed District Plan open tomorrow

Wednesday, 2 December 2015, 11:29 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The period for lodging further submissions on the Queenstown Lakes District Council’s Proposed District Plan opens tomorrow [Thursday]. More >>

QLDC roading update 12.45pm

Friday, 27 November 2015, 1:01 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

The Glenorchy Road will reopen at both ends from 1pm. Drivers can expect delays as work is still continuing to clear fallen trees and debris. • An arborist is assessing several trees that appear unstable to see whether they need to be felled. • This ... More >>

QLDC Chief Executive resignation

Monday, 23 November 2015, 12:32 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council is in better financial shape than when Chief Executive Adam Feeley took over in 2012, Mayor Vanessa van Uden said today. More >>

High traffic expected for Queenstown International Marathon

Thursday, 19 November 2015, 12:24 pm | Queenstown Lakes District Council

"Allow plenty of time to reach your destination and be patient" is the advice for visitors and locals over the next few days, as the population of the Queenstown area swells by up to 20,000 people ahead of the Queenstown International Marathon. More >>

Informal feedback opportunity on proposed Special Housing

Wednesday, 11 November 2015, 10:04 am | Queenstown Lakes District Council

Queenstown Lakes District Council is seeking feedback on a proposal for a special housing area to be developed as a retirement village near Arrowtown. The Council will be considering the Expression of Interest on 26 November, and the Mayor and ... More >>



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