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Stuff.co.nz
Quentin Smith sworn in as Queenstown Lakes' new Wanaka councillor
Stuff.co.nz
Wanaka's new councillor Quentin Smith is happy with his appointment to planning, strategy and community services portfolios last week. The former resource management consultant was sworn in by the Queenstown Lakes District Council last Thursday and ...
Queenstown's Ladies Mile housing decision on hold as council find way to control affordabilitySouthland Times
Ladies Mile vote delayed | Otago Daily Times Online NewsOtago Daily Times

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 18 Aug 2017 

The Southland Times
French skier who went missing near Wanaka is a junior world champion
The Southland Times
The 18-year-old French skier who sparked a day-long search near Wanaka is a junior world champion. Tom Gratadour​ failed to return from a solo ski trip in steep terrain west of Lake Wanaka on Wednesday. Wanaka Search and Rescue (SAR) spokesman ...
French skier missing near Wanaka foundOtago Daily Times
French skier found safe near WanakaNZCity
Fears for 18-year-old French solo skier missing near WanakaNew Zealand Herald

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 16 Aug 2017 
2017 Ignite Wanaka Business Awards
Scoop.co.nz (press release)
Wanaka's flourishing business community has another opportunity to celebrate success with the launch of this year's Ignite Wanaka Business Awards. Entries to the Ignite Wanaka Business Awards in partnership with Milford Asset Management open today, ...

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 16 Aug 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Climbing tree in lake discouraged
Otago Daily Times
Lake Wanaka Tourism chief executive James Helmore said the tree had been one element of the town's marketing campaign. "We don't encourage people to climb it," Mr Helmore said. "It was a fencepost about 70-odd years ago and it grew from that." He said ...

 6 Aug 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Housing key election issue: chamber
Otago Daily Times
"Given the predicted growth in Wanaka for people and businesses, ensuring people can afford to live in Wanaka is crucial to attracting both skilled and unskilled workers," Mr King said. "Addressing the lack of short and long-term affordable housing ...

 6 Aug 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Govt to open up land for housing
Otago Daily Times
The Government says up to 450 houses could be built on the present Wakatipu High School site after announcing it has extended its Crown land development programme to Queenstown. The site will be developed by Ngai Tahu. At least 20% of the proposed ...


The Southland Times
Tunnel could help Queenstown and Wanaka play nicely
The Southland Times
A road tunnel under the mountains between Wanaka and Queenstown could help draw the two communities together and boost the district's economy, Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Mike Theelen thinks. Theelen's left field idea was ...

 9 Aug 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Tourism tensions on the boil in Queenstown | Otago Daily Times ...
Otago Daily Times
Heidi Ross in front of the holiday home, with her property to the left. Photos: Paul Taylor. Busloads of Chinese visitors are bringing tourism boom tensions to the ...

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 18 Aug 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Govt frees up land in Queenstown | Otago Daily Times Online News
Otago Daily Times
Extending the Crown Land Programme to Queenstown will help rebalance the market in the resort, Social Housing Minister Amy Adams said while announcing ...
Government acquires surplus crown land to develop housing in ...TVNZ

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 18 Aug 2017 

Otago Daily Times
Lake level rises, but still low
Otago Daily Times
The Otago Regional Council website yesterday had Lake Wanaka remaining low, but its level had increased by 100mm over the last two weeks. Over the same period, Lake Hawea's level had remained flat and remained about half a metre above its normal ...

 1 Aug 2017 

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