How dry is your firewood?

In winter Arrowtown has some of the most polluted air in New Zealand, thanks to the popularity of solid-fuel home heating. Air monitoring shows that the national standards for pollution are regularly exceeded. We are working alongside NIWA, ORC and the Cosy Homes trust to clear the air in Arrowtown. Under ORC regulations you are not …

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New Arrowtown insulation subsidies

The Central Lakes Trust Insulation Grant Programme, administered by the Cosy Homes Trust, is now subsidising the installation of effective insulation in a wider range of homes than ever before. Under the scheme they will pay 70% of the cost of ceiling and underfloor insulation up to a maximum of $2800 per home. Eligibility requires a home …

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Arrowtown Community Response Group

Are you interested in helping the Arrowtown community in an emergency? QLDC and Emergency Management Otago (what used to be Civil Defence) are setting up a new Community Response Group for Arrowtown. They’re looking for volunteers who can help prepare for and respond to a crisis. This could be a flood, earthquake, landslip, wildfire, severe …

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NIWA air quality update

After a successful pilot project in 2020, NIWA is again partnering with the Arrowtown Village Association to bring their Community Air Watch project to Arrowtown in winter 2021. The AVA, along with Dr Ian Longley, Principal Scientist Air Quality at NIWA, invite you to come to the Athenaeum Hall Supper Room on Monday 19 April …

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Currently consulting on…

Queenstown Lakes District Council is consulting the community at the moment on the Spatial Plan for the Queenstown Lakes, the Ten Year Plan, a review of fees and charges, and the Parks and Open Spaces Strategy. GROW WELL | WHAIORA – Spatial Plan A draft Queenstown Lakes Spatial Plan has been developed which proposes a …

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Help Arrowtown get ready

Emergency Management Otago is encouraging you to sign up to Gets Ready, a two-way communication tool that helps the community be more informed, co-ordinated and resilient when emergencies happen. Gets Ready was first set up in the Selwyn District after the 2010-11 Canterbury earthquakes. It is now being rolled out as part of Emergency Management …

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Arrowtown Gets Ready

“GETS READY” is coming to Arrowtown! The Disaster Response Scheme funded by QLDC will be compiling important information from residents about local skills and resources, which could assist in the aftermath of a disaster in Arrowtown. The Gets Ready system is being rolled out in other Queenstown Lakes communities, and will ensure Arrowtown has a …

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Submit now on Aurora lines charge increase

Aurora Energy distributes electricity to consumers in Dunedin, Central Otago and Queenstown Lakes. In Arrowtown our electricity comes via the high-voltage substation in Frankton. Aurora charges the major electricity retailers (not consumers directly) for the HV transmission and the distribution networks. The amount they charge retailers also includes charges from the Transpower national network. Ultimately major …

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Lex Perkins: a community man

Lex Perkins, who died on Sunday, was a community man through and through. His time in Arrowtown was marked by long-standing service on the Arrowtown Village Association and Arrowtown Autumn Festival Committee and on Queenstown Lakes District Council as Arrowtown Ward Councillor from 2010 to…

Water quality at Lake Hayes

From 1 December Otago Regional Council staff will be out and about testing water quality in lakes and rivers for the summer season. If you (or your dog) are thinking of swimming in Lake Hayes, you’re encouraged to check the ‘Can I Swim Here?’ section of the LAWA (Land Air Water Aotearoa) website to see the latest weekly water quality results.

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