All pest plants must go!

Otago Regional Council has recently announced new research into just how established the pest plant old man’s beard is, which got us thinking about pest plants in general. Arrowtown has a long history of environmental modification, beginning with Māori who cleared parts of the basin with fire. It accelerated with the arrival of miners and …

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Water supply upgrade pays off

Things are generally looking pretty good on the water supply front in Arrowtown, with Queenstown Lakes District Council telling us that water restrictions are not on the cards for Arrowtown at the moment. The weather – cooler and wetter than last year – has made a huge difference, as has good water management by residents. …

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The wheels on the bus go…

Yes, that’s right; they do go round and round. But does the Arrowtown community want the buses going round and round and round? We all love Orbus, which is providing a great and affordable public transport, although one aspect is raising discussion. Since the service was introduced just over a year ago by the Otago Regional …

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Save water where you can

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is asking residents to conserve water this summer to try and prevent water restrictions. With the hottest part of the year just around the corner, combined with the busy Christmas and New Year’s period water restrictions are a real possibility. QLDC Chief Engineer Ulrich Glasner explains that demand for water …

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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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