Possible new Park & Rides

The Way to Go group – consisting of Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC), Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency and the Otago Regional Council (ORC) – is exploring options for future Park and Ride services in key locations around the Wakatipu basin. Park and Ride allows people to park up, leave their private vehicle, bike, or …

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Mahu Whenua tracks survey

The Queen Elizabeth II Trust is undertaking a survey on recreational use of the Mahu Whenua covenant land, and we encourage anyone who uses the tracks in the hills behind our town to take a few minutes to complete it. The more replies, the better the information to guide future decisions. About Mahu Whenua Arrowtown is …

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Arrowtown air – NIWA findings

Over a decade’s worth of monitoring by Otago Regional Council has shown that while in summer the quality of the air in Arrowtown is among the best anywhere in New Zealand, during winter it is the worst. This pollution is almost entirely composed of woodsmoke from home heating. The impact on our health is considerable. …

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New lockdown resource

As your community representatives the AVA trusts you have “settled into the unsettled” routine. As per our email to members recently the AVA has undertaken to keep you, the Arrowtown community, updated as to official notices and guidelines. We are pleased to advise there is now a dedicated Arrowtown Covid-19 information page on this website. This …

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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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