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HARD CASE | Big law changes on way for employers

  A warm welcome to March’s Hard Case. By way of introduction, I’m John Mezger, a business specialist at Aspiring Law – Director Janice Hughes has handed over the reins of her column to me this month to provide a heads up on...... Read More

Draft Annual Plan before council

Queenstown Lakes District Council will be asked today to adopt the draft 2019-2020 Annual Plan. QLDC chief executive Mike Theelen said a big focus for this Annual Plan is council’s journey towards zero waste and calls for community action to...... Read More

Locals urged to submit on Tomorrow’s Schools

Tomorrow’s Schools was the name given to the restructure of our schooling system in 1989. The Minister of Education appointed an Independent Taskforce to lead the review of Tomorrow’s Schools in April 2018. That taskforce is now proposing...... Read More

QAC’s Statement of Intent released

Queenstown Airport Corporation has released its draft Statement of Intent (SOI), and the potential expansion of Wanaka Airport is firmly on its radar. QAC is responsible for managing Wanaka and Queenstown airports on behalf of its shareholders Queenstown...... Read More

The need for (less) speed

  A complete review of the speed limits under Queenstown Lakes District Council control is being proposed at today’s council meeting. Councillors will be asked to adopt the Statement of Proposal, which included the proposed Speed Limits...... Read More

Secure Home programme to roll out in Wanaka

Queenstown’s brand new affordable housing programme is modelling what will eventually be in store for Wanaka. The first six households in Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust’s (QLCHT) Secure Home pilot programme in Shotover Country...... Read More

A&P Society chair predicts another great show

  The tens of thousands of guests flocking to Wanaka are not the only ones looking forward to this week’s A&P Show; the event’s organisers are equally as excited as they wait to see their hard work come to life. When asked what...... Read More

The point has a name: Te Para Koaru

  Late last year, the Wanaka Sun published a story about the Point With No Name that is part of the headland between Wanaka and Glendhu Bay. Whatever name it originally had with local moa hunters from centuries ago, it had long since disappeared....... Read More

Northlake hotel is notified and residents are mobilising

  The 113-bed hotel that Northlake Investments Ltd is proposing has become a notified consent by council and concerned residents have until March 21 to voice their opposition, or support, for the development. The proposed hotel is to be located...... Read More

Hawea Cavalcade hailed as solid gold

  More than 600 cavalcaders and their horses are resting their legs this week after traversing the Otago countryside during the 27th Goldfields Cavalcade. The various teams kept the 1860s gold rush spirit alive by travelling on heritage trails...... Read More