Wilding control roars ahead

The plan to finally sort the wilding conifer problem is off to a flying start. The two-phase project led by the Arrowtown Wilding Group, a sub-group of the Arrowtown Village Association, is already well under way, with the Arrowtown Choppers making great progress in sensitive areas and the professionals clearing as many conifers from Tobins Face …

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Report from the chair

At last week’s Arrowtown Village Association AGM our chairperson Noel Beggs presented the following report of the AVA’s activities over the last year:   Chairman’s Report 2018 It has been pleasing to see the Arrowtown Village Association over the past 12 months continue its long established role as the voice of our community. The AVA has …

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Committee members wanted!

The Arrowtown Village Association annual general meeting is coming up on Thursday 29 November. Part of the AGM is electing officers and committee for the next year, and although the current committee is happy to stay on board, we wish to add up to three new committee members. So we’re on the hunt! You might be …

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Work starts on new water bores

Work to upgrade Arrowtown’s water supply will start this week at the Bush Creek Recreation Reserve. QLDC General Manager Property and Infrastructure Peter Hansby said the work is the first part of a major upgrade for the Arrowtown water supply network and forms part of QLDC’s ambitious Three Waters Programme outlined in the 2018-2028 Ten …

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Annual General Meeting

Thursday 29 November, 7.30 pm Community Rooms, Centennial Avenue (by tennis courts) Come along to the meeting and hear an update on the AVA activities over the last year and have your say. The AGM will be followed by a presentation by Julie Scott, Executive Officer of Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust. Julie will outline the …

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Camping hub at Whitechapel

Early next month QLDC’s Whitechapel Flat Recreation Reserve (on Whitechapel Road near Arrow Junction) will become the site of a free camping hub. Only certified self-contained campervans will be allowed to use the site, and the maximum stay will be two nights. Toilets, rubbish and recycling stations will be installed and “camping ambassadors” will monitor …

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Traffic and Parking Bylaw

It may not seem like the most thrilling subject in the world, but QLDC’s Traffic and Parking Bylaw is up for revision and they’d like your input. The draft bylaw is available on the QLDC website and submissions on it close this Friday 12 October. Some of the changes from the old bylaw are: Giving …

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Affordable housing at Jopp St?

The Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust has approached QLDC to conduct Geotech exploration of Council-owned land at Jopp Street, Arrowtown. While the Council has made no decision at this time about the use of this land, it has agreed to allow QLCHT to conduct these investigations in the next few weeks. Utilising this undeveloped 3.68 …

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Subsidised predator traps

Predator Free Arrowtown was set up in April 2017 to remove rats, stoats, weasels, ferrets, possums and hedgehogs around Arrowtown and the surrounding hills. This will help bring back the native birds, lizards and invertebrates, in combination with weed removal and native replanting. PFA started with an initial 10 traps, and has since expanded to …

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