The Battle of the Burgers Encore you’ve been waiting for… Henrietta’s, The Ballarat Trading Co & The Hayes will be turning up the heat in the kitchen at the AJ Hackett Bungy New Zealand Kawarau Bungy Centre this Labour Weekend, Saturday 24 October. Grab the fam and join us for FREE Bouncy Hori Bungy, stunt jumps, and spot prizes! The guys from Canyon, Searchlight & Altitude will be on-site pouring some cold ones. Saturday 24 October. Open 10am. Burgers & Beers from 11.30am.
Fear Factory will bring together the stories and visions of the world’s most notorious creators of horror. These characters and legends that bring your fear to life will lurk in the darkness, waiting … there is nowhere to hide.
QT CATs. We are hosting a Halloween Party on Friday 30th! Everyone welcome, support local, prizes for best dressed, karaoke and more... Happening at Cargo Gantleys in Arthurs Point, beer specials available, free drink upon arrival and transport home included in your ticket cost! Invite your mates and join us to celebrate Halloween the right way!
Southern Lakes Swimming Club are fundraising for St John with a 24 hour pool swim and inviting other swimming clubs, local companies and Queenstown community to help. ALL SWIMMERS MUST REGISTER - slsc.ticketleap.com/slsc-24hour-swim-for-st-john/ Between midday on Saturday 31st October and midday Sunday 1st November, swimmers from SLSC and other local clubs will collectively attempt to swim 10,000 lengths (or 250km!) of Queenstown's Alpine Aqualand pool. Alpine Aqualand will be closed to the public between 8pm to 8am. During this time only SLSC members are permitted to swim. Every swimmer, along with the public and our local community, appreciates the services provided by St John and know that fundraising is vital to the organisation. We would like to raise at least $2500 (that’s $10 per km) for St John but the possibilities for donations are infinite. Please share the give a little link with your friends and family - givealittle.co.nz/fundra.../24-hour-swim-for-st-john --- NORMAL POOL ENTRY RULES APPLY --- Thank you for your help! ... See MoreSee Less
Night time road works between Queenstown and Frankton starting from Labour Day evening, 26 October
Queenstown Lakes District road users will notice road resurfacing activities on Frankton Road, starting at the end of Labour Weekend and running through to mid-November.
Aspiring Highways is doing the road resurfacing on behalf of Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency.
The resurfacing, which will be undertaken Sunday to Thursday nights, is to start on the evening of Monday, 26 October. This work is expected to be completed after about three weeks, weather dependent.
The work area is located on SH6A from just outside of Goldfield Heights Road and Hensman Road, and traffic management can be expected to extend anywhere from 275 to 600 Frankton Road during this time. (See map below)
People using this section of highway on these evenings may experience minor delays between 9pm and 6am and everyone should allow extra time for their journey, says Mark Stewart, Waka Kotahi Maintenance Contract Manager for Central Otago.
“Road users and residents will notice some limited traffic management during the day. This will be in place with temporary speed limits in order to protect the work achieved over night and to make the road safer while short sections of uneven surface may be present. Every effort will be made to keep the length and impact of this work to a minimum,” he says.
“For their own safety and that of the road works team, we ask that people travel through the work sites at the signed temporary speed limits,” says Mr Stewart.
“As the work is happening at night to minimise traffic delays, some people living nearby may hear machinery noise. However this will be for a limited time as the work crews move along Frankton Road. By doing the work at night it can be completed more efficiently and with significantly less disruption overall,” Mr Stewart says.
Waka Kotahi thanks everyone for their patience and for taking care while this important maintenance work is completed ahead of summer and the holiday period. ... See MoreSee Less
DONATIONS: Once again - huge thanks for all the offers of help that have come in, not just from Waitakians but from people around NZ. If you'd like to donate to supporting those affected by the Ohau Fires, the official bank account for the Mayoral Relief Fund is:
Here's an extract from tomorrow's QLDC meeting agenda, to endorse the Frankton Masterplan and integrated transport programme business case as its "vision for Frankton at this point in time". ZQN remains the big illogical, divisive hole in the middle.
Council acknowledges "alternative scenarios have been socialised by community groups" (unsure what they mean here, but it sure sounds dismissive), the "potential airport" at Tarras (not mentioning international, wide-bodied jet capable) and Covid's dramatic effects but says none of these have changed the current council's direction or assumptions. Golly.
Once endorsed, this plan will inform the all-important Spatial Plan, Way To Go transport business case, District Plan changes and the Long Term Plan.
There are two glimmers of hope we mightn't be forever mired in 20th century, bums-on-seats tourism thinking. Point 15 and Point 19 suggest any possible change in thinking can be addressed in future. Golly again. ... See MoreSee Less