TBfree East Hawea aerial possum control

OSPRI’s TBfree East Hawea aerial possum control operation was successfully completed on Monday 21st September. OSPRI’s Southern South Island programme Manager Brent Rohloff said that strict regulations were followed throughout the operation. This included the placement of warning signs at all likely public access points to the area. It is important that the public adhere […]

Hawea woman’s aim True

Nicki Hanning has whipped up all sorts of things in her kitchen – including several businesses. First it was Nicola’s Organics, which started from making muesli, developed into a business and was later sold. Now, the Lake Hawea woman’s latest venture involves a range of certified organic skincare products which are being sold nationally under […]

20 campers get notices

More than 20 camper van occupants have been issued with infringement notices for freedom camping in the Lake Hawea township and beach area so far this summer. For the second year, Lake Hawea volunteer community wardens have been able to issue $200 infringement notices when campers breach Queenstown Lakes District Council freedom camping bylaws. Volunteer […]

Spotlight on night sky light pollution

How to minimise light pollution dominated discussion at a meeting of the Lake Hawea Community Association at the weekend. President Dennis Hughes said yesterday, while the association had not yet decided on a course of action, the 68 people who attended wanted more information about the impact of public lighting on night-sky views. ”It is […]

Hawea residents are being told to boil their drinking water for the next three days as run-off into the lake is being blamed for bacteria.

Residents in the Central Otago town are being told to boil their drinking water for the next three days because bacteria has been found in the tap water. Low levels of e-coli have been found in the town’s reticulated supply, the Queenstown Lakes District Council said on Tuesday. It would be chlorinating the water as […]