Winter update from Arrowtown Choppers

The tireless volunteers who named themselves the Arrowtown Choppers have waged a years-long campaign to rid the hills above Arrowtown of wilding conifers and, where appropriate, replace them with natives. The bulk of the removal work has been done and now the focus has shifted from spraying, pulling and felling hundreds of thousands of conifers into replanting with the right trees and shrubs in the right places.

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Air pollution: what you can do

Arrowtown is famous around the world for its beautifully preserved historic aesthetic, the autumn colour and the stunning natural surroundings. But it also has a less positive reputation – in winter the air pollution can be the worst in New Zealand, indeed the whole Southern Hemisphere. Being nestled against Tobins Face, Arrowtown’s topography prevents smoke

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Tree work at Arrowtown Golf Club

Work on removing about 125 trees from the Arrowtown Golf Club and adjacent land is set to begin on 22 May. This work is scheduled to be completed 5 June and will involve temporary traffic management on Centennial Avenue while felling takes place. Access to the golf course will also be restricted with no public

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Apply for affordable housing at Tewa Banks

Recently Julie Scott from the Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust got in touch to update us on progress at Tewa Banks (earthworks will continue until April and construction is expected to start in the middle of the year). She let us know that the initial allocations of assisted ownership housing at Tewa Banks will be made in mid 2023, with the household allocation for public housing and affordable rentals later in the year.

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