Prohibited fire season
A prohibited fire season came into force across the Queenstown Lakes District on February 7. Gas or electric barbecues are permitted, as well as cooking fires in approved purpose-built surrounds. All other fires are illegal. Lighting fireworks is banned.
Police station disposal
Disposal of the old Wanaka police station will begin this month. The building, on Helwick St, was transferred to Land Information New Zealand after Wanaka police moved to Ballantyne Rd.