Queenstown Lakes District, Queenstown

59 days ago

Climate emergency declaration followed by airport plan allowing growth

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

A document outlining Queenstown Airport's priorities has largely ignored district councillors' concerns about climate change, some councillors say.

The council has a 75 per cent stake in the airport but its only control of the facility is through the annual Statement of Intent (SOI), … View more
A document outlining Queenstown Airport's priorities has largely ignored district councillors' concerns about climate change, some councillors say.

The council has a 75 per cent stake in the airport but its only control of the facility is through the annual Statement of Intent (SOI), which sets out the "strategic priorities" for three years.

The airport corporation presented its latest annual statement to the council in March, but was told to rewrite sections. It presented its updated SOI to the council on Thursday – just minutes after the council declared a climate emergency.

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59 days ago

Chop and serve!

The Team from Resene ColorShop Queenstown

What’s better than a chopping board that’s beautiful enough to use as a serving tray as well?

We took a plain wooden chopping board and spruced it up with an art deco-inspired pattern, using colours from the Resene range.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy … View more
What’s better than a chopping board that’s beautiful enough to use as a serving tray as well?

We took a plain wooden chopping board and spruced it up with an art deco-inspired pattern, using colours from the Resene range.

Make the most of this weekend with this easy step by step project idea from Resene.

Find out how to create this quick and easy project yourself.

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60 days ago

Become a Teacher

Ministry Of Education

Take your place alongside our young people.

Every day, New Zealand teachers are creating brighter futures for young people, with lessons that can seem small but are significant in terms of their impact. These are lessons about important life skills such as perseverance, identity, respect and … View more
Take your place alongside our young people.

Every day, New Zealand teachers are creating brighter futures for young people, with lessons that can seem small but are significant in terms of their impact. These are lessons about important life skills such as perseverance, identity, respect and confidence.

Become a teacher and take your place alongside our young people. You’ll have the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in their lives; to strengthen communities and build a better future for our next generations.
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61 days ago

Maniototo Hospital officially opened

Maniototo Health Services

The opening of the new Maniototo Hospital and aged care facility marked the end of Stage One of the health facility development.

The move to the new hospital and Elderly Care Facility took place on 1st April. We have received tremendous assistance from our staff and community to undertake the … View more
The opening of the new Maniototo Hospital and aged care facility marked the end of Stage One of the health facility development.

The move to the new hospital and Elderly Care Facility took place on 1st April. We have received tremendous assistance from our staff and community to undertake the move which was a significant exercise in moving residents, furniture and equipment.

Stage Two is now underway with the previous Chalet Rest Home undergoing a complete refurbishment to convert the building into a centre to house the Medical Practice, X-ray, Visiting Clinics, Well Child, Plunket Mothers and Dentistry. This is expected to be complete by September.

Up to date with modern technology, there is a hearing loop to assist those with hearing aids and wireless internet able to be accessed from rooms.

The opening was a great day with the Minister of Health, Dr Clarke, CODC Mayor Tim Cadogan and Chairman of the Maniototo Health Board addressing the gathering of 150 people and cutting the ribbon to open the 31-bed facility.
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61 days ago

AMI proudly supporting New Zealand Red Cross Winter Warmers

AMI Insurance

AMI and New Zealand Red Cross Winter Warmers are back for the third year running!

We're proud to support Red Cross with the distribution of winter warmers packs across Taranaki, Wairarapa and Northland. Our teams have helped to deliver around 300 care packs supporting over 900 kiwis … View more
AMI and New Zealand Red Cross Winter Warmers are back for the third year running!

We're proud to support Red Cross with the distribution of winter warmers packs across Taranaki, Wairarapa and Northland. Our teams have helped to deliver around 300 care packs supporting over 900 kiwis through the winter months this year. The recipients range in age from small children through to the elderly and they are all delighted to receive winter essentials that help them to get through the coldest months of the year.

Read more about this heart warming winter donation on the AMI Hub by visiting our website.

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61 days ago

Where would we be without our wonderful volunteers? 💙

The Team from Neighbourhood Support New Zealand

Thank you for all that you do...
this month and every month of the year!

#NSNZgetinvolved

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61 days ago

Police accuse band of inciting mob behaviour at Queenstown pub gig

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

A rock band is being accused of inciting a Queenstown pub crowd and creating a dangerous situation for police and bar staff.

Danger W..., which describes itself on on Facebook as a "bunch of loose c.... who play loud music and put the middle finger up to anyone who may oppose it", … View more
A rock band is being accused of inciting a Queenstown pub crowd and creating a dangerous situation for police and bar staff.

Danger W..., which describes itself on on Facebook as a "bunch of loose c.... who play loud music and put the middle finger up to anyone who may oppose it", denies the accusation.

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62 days ago

You are greater than any obstacle

The Team from Graeme Dingle Foundation

Everyday Kiwi kids are faced with obstacles that can be hard to overcome. All Tamariki deserve the chance to have a great future – sometimes all they need is a helping hand and guidance along the way.

That’s what the Graeme Dingle Foundation does. Our programmes help young people thrive, … View more
Everyday Kiwi kids are faced with obstacles that can be hard to overcome. All Tamariki deserve the chance to have a great future – sometimes all they need is a helping hand and guidance along the way.

That’s what the Graeme Dingle Foundation does. Our programmes help young people thrive, develop confidence in who they are to make the most of their precious lives and become positive contributors to our communities.

We are proud to be the official charity of New Zealand Rugby.

Together we’re showing Kiwi Kids that what they have inside is greater than any obstacle.
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62 days ago

Which New Zealand regions have the worst speeders?

Stacey Reporter from Stuff

Satellite-based data has revealed the New Zealand regions where the worst speeding offenders drive.

On a per-capita basis, the Tasman Police district is the worst with an infringement level of 1.01 over four years. The region includes Nelson Bays, the West Coast and Marlborough. It was the only … View more
Satellite-based data has revealed the New Zealand regions where the worst speeding offenders drive.

On a per-capita basis, the Tasman Police district is the worst with an infringement level of 1.01 over four years. The region includes Nelson Bays, the West Coast and Marlborough. It was the only area surveyed to break the 1:1 ratio.

The second highest was Waitemata (0.82), followed by Waikato (0.74). To read more, click here

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63 days ago

Support your local community with My Challenge

Challenge Fuel

My Challenge is a rewards programme designed to make a difference.
You can earn points, save on fuel with discounts and support your local community by donating your points or discounts.
Register here

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63 days ago

Last chance to help fill hungry tummies this winter!

Julia de Ruiter from The Salvation Army NZ

There's only a few days left to donate to the Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal! So far 430 winter bundles have been donated to The Foodbank Project and we'd love to see that number increase to 500!

With chilly days and nights, winter is a really tough time for some of our most … View more
There's only a few days left to donate to the Countdown Food Rescue Winter Appeal! So far 430 winter bundles have been donated to The Foodbank Project and we'd love to see that number increase to 500!

With chilly days and nights, winter is a really tough time for some of our most vulnerable New Zealanders. Through these colder months, The Salvation Army sees a consistently high demand for food assistance which stretches supplies and resources in their foodbanks across the country.

You can help by donating a Winter Bundle today! www.foodbank.org.nz...

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63 days ago

Local collection events - Amnesty and Buy-back

Social Media Advisor from New Zealand Police

Over the next three months New Zealanders have the opportunity to ensure that all prohibited firearms are removed out of our communities.

We know that the firearms community are good New Zealanders who want to do the right thing.

These local collection points are the opportunity to do just … View more
Over the next three months New Zealanders have the opportunity to ensure that all prohibited firearms are removed out of our communities.

We know that the firearms community are good New Zealanders who want to do the right thing.

These local collection points are the opportunity to do just that.

We look forward to working with all our communities across Aotearoa as part of this journey.

www.police.govt.nz...

63 days ago

MP Hamish Walker fears wife's reaction over Lake Wakatipu plunge in suit

Nicole Mathewson Reporter from Queenstown News

The fear of his wife's reaction to his jumping into Lake Wakatipu in a suit rattled MP Hamish Walker more than his six-metre high polar plunge.

Walker was one of nine brave souls to soar off the new AJ Hackett Bungy NZ swing for the annual birdman event at the 45th Queenstown Winter Festival.… View more
The fear of his wife's reaction to his jumping into Lake Wakatipu in a suit rattled MP Hamish Walker more than his six-metre high polar plunge.

Walker was one of nine brave souls to soar off the new AJ Hackett Bungy NZ swing for the annual birdman event at the 45th Queenstown Winter Festival.

The Clutha-Southland MP impressed the crowd pulling out a superman pose in a suit during flight.

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65 days ago

Will you dunk it for Plunket?

Resene

Between 20 June and 1 July 2019, for every regularly priced blue testpot you purchase, Resene will donate $1 to Plunket – New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five.

Plunket works together with families and … View more
Between 20 June and 1 July 2019, for every regularly priced blue testpot you purchase, Resene will donate $1 to Plunket – New Zealand's largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five.

Plunket works together with families and communities to ensure the best start for every child. So, now’s the perfect time to try your hand at that DIY you’ve been meaning to get around to – and help support Kiwi kids in the process.

For more details, visit your local Resene owned ColorShop, NZ only.
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