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Gigatown Wanaka signs
Gigatown Wanaka supporters have approached the Wanaka Community Board to place Gigatown signage next to the Wanaka entrance signs. The signs would be temporary and would be removed at the end of the competition. A resource consent was not needed for the signs as they would be placed on a road reserve. The board agreed to support the project but it would be subject to final approval by New Zealand Transport Agency and Queenstown Lakes District Council’s infrastructure and assets general manager Erik Barnes.
Board ‘‘Drop-in’’ Sessions
Wanaka Community Board chairwoman Rachel Brown will start monthly drop-in sessions where members of the public can meet with her and raise any council-related issues or concerns without making an appointment. The meetings would take place on the first Wednesday of every month at the Wanaka Service Centre between 11am and 1pm with the first taking place on February 5.
Alcohol Group proposal
The Wanaka Community Board held a workshop yesterday on the Wanaka Alcohol Group proposal after its meeting. The group approached the board in December asking for a working party to be formed to reduce alcohol harm in the area. Board chairwoman Rachel Brown asked board members to have the workshop with Queenstown Lakes District Council regulatory manager Lee Webster rather than presenting a formal report.