Rapid progress on wildings

With our full funding target achieved, large-scale work to remove wildings from behind Arrowtown kicked off in earnest in February. Ground felling The initial stage has looked to remove wilding trees on the slopes of Brow Peak above Eichardts Flat and within Sawpit Gully. In mid March the focus shifted to the remaining portion of Sawpit …

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Funding boost for wilding control

We are pleased to announce the wilding removal stage of the Arrowtown Wilding Strategy can proceed after the Arrowtown Wilding Group (a sub-group of the AVA) received confirmation of the last of the funding required. The full list of funders is: Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust South, NZ Lotteries, Ministry of Primary Industries and the Wakatipu …

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No more water restrictions

Water restrictions are a thing of the past – as long as we continue to use water wisely. Three new bores Until recently Arrowtown relied on a single bore for its municipal water supply. This bore has a maximum yield of 50 litres per second (l/s). The problem is that on hot dry summer days …

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Have your say about libraries

Libraries are about much more than books these days, and QLDC would like to know what’s important to you. Would you like to experience virtual reality or use a 3D printer in your local library? How about being able to borrow tools and knitting patterns as well as books? And what if you never had …

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Responsible camping this summer

Last summer, QLDC responded to community concern by restricting overnight camping at Lake Hayes and the Shotover Delta. This summer they are putting a strong focus on educating freedom campers. In Arrowtown, camping is prohibited throughout the built-up area, in all reserves and beside the road as far as Hogans Gully Road. If you come …

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Situations vacant: AVA committee

Our AGM is coming up on Wednesday 30 October. A number of our current committee are stepping down, or have done so during the year, all for very understandable reasons. We also have the transfer of Heath Copland to ex-officio committee member as he has become our councillor. So we’re on the hunt for new …

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Love Arrowtown? Get involved!

The Arrowtown Village Association has its AGM coming up on October 30, and with a number of the existing committee resigning for understandable reasons, we are on the look out for some new committee members! The only qualification required is a passion for Arrowtown and the ability to become involved for the community. The AVA …

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Annual General Meeting 2019

Wednesday 30 October at 7pm Arrowtown Community Centre (by rugby field) 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 Brianna Pringle of QLDC, who will give an update on the harvest of Coronet Forest. …

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Share with care

With the arrival of spring, the track network around Arrowtown is getting busy. And with increased visitor numbers and the popularity of ebikes it is only going to get busier. Unfortunately increased use seems to have resulted in friction between cyclists and walkers, both of whom have equal right to use these shared tracks. There …

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Arrowtown pool to be heated

Today Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) confirmed plans to heat the open air Arrowtown Memorial Pool and bring forward its opening date. Alpine Aqualand will close for approximately three months on Monday 30 September with Arrowtown Memorial Pool opening the same day. Arrowtown pool usually opens annually between early December and the end of February …

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Harvest of Coronet Forest to begin

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has announced plans to begin the harvest and revegetation of Coronet Forest, starting Monday 23 September 2019. Established over several years between 1984 and 1996, Coronet Forest consists of 172.5 ha of Douglas fir and is a significant seed source contributing to the wilding pine problem on neighbouring indigenous tussock …

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