Pink sticker plague?

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Almost 150 Queen­stown busi­nesses have been plas­tered with a pink sticker for breach­ing coun­cil ad­ver­tis­ing rules.

In Septem­ber the Queen­stown Lakes Dis­trict Coun­cil de­cided all non-com­pli­ant signs clog­ging foot­paths would have a sticker slapped on their sign if they were found to be in breach of the dis­trict plan.

The amend­ment says signs of no more than one square-me­tre can be placed out­side shops and busi­nesses and only on pri­vate prop­erty.

Coun­cil spokes­woman Michele Poole said 20 busi­nesses had not taken heed of the pink sticker fi­nal warn­ing and were is­sued a $300 fine.

‘‘So far we have put out 144 pink stick­ers on non-com­pli­ant signs and sand­wich boards. Our staff have no­ticed more com­pli­ance since the pink stick­ers came into use,’’ she said.

Down­town QT gen­eral man­ager Steve Wilde said de­spite mem­bers be­ing split ‘‘50-50’’ on the is­sue, no-one had com­plained to him.

DASHA KUPRIENKO

Queen­stown tortilla fac­tory worker Daniel Figueroa, 19, is re­cov­er­ing at home af­ter his arm was stuck in a con­veyor on Novem­ber 23.

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