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Millie Elder-Holmes visits resort
Millie Elder-Holmes flew into Queenstown last week for a fleeting visit where she spoke at a beauty product conference at Milbrook Resort. Elder-Holmes posted to her Twitter and Instagram accounts with updates of her trip and said she was ‘‘feeling very blessed and lucky to come see this stunning part of New Zealand’’. Elder-Holmes arrived on Wednesday, posting a picture she had taken of snowcapped mountains from the aeroplane, before flying back to the North Island on Thursday.
Missing gas mask
The Queenstown Reading Cinema has yet to have a gas mask stolen from a display at the cinema on May 17 returned. The gas mask, which was on load from the National Transport and Toy Museum in Wanaka, was taken from a mannequin used in a display promoting the Mad Max: Fury Road movie. A spokeswoman said the theft was ‘‘extremely disappointing. We would really appreciate it being returned’’. CCTV from the mall had been given to police to investigate, she said.
Regional Policy Statement for Otago released for public comment
Submissions on the proposed Regional Policy Statement for the Otago region have opened. Otago Regional Council policy planning and resource management director Fraser McRae said that while there were no rules in the proposed statement, it guides development of district and regional plans, and resource consent decision-making. It also guides what district and city councils across the region do through their own plans to enable business activities while maintaining or improving the environment. Natural hazards, air quality, climate change and sea level rise, land use change in dry catchments, urban development, and iwi values were among issues featuring in the statement. Submissions close at 5pm on July 24.