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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.

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