Care urged as fire danger climbs

People in the Queenstown Lakes District are being urged to be careful while mowing or doing other outdoor activities that can cause sparks after several vegetation fires this week. Dry conditions in the Wanaka area have increased the risk that a fire could spread quickly. Department of Conservation Wanaka community relations manager Annette Grieve said […]

New chairwoman keen on local decisions

Should Wanaka ratepayers contribute to Queenstown’s proposed $50 million convention centre? That question is just one agenda item promising to add zest to Wanaka Community Board meetings under the leadership of new chairwoman Rachel Brown. Ms Brown had previously questioned helping pay for the Queenstown convention centre, but her election to the Wanaka board last […]