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