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Oct 31

Council needs to talk about the Airport!

So, the Council approved the latest Statement of Intent from the Queenstown Airport at its meeting on Thursday. KPCA made a submission during Public Forum reminding Council that, at its meeting in February this year, it had insisted the Airport must not plan on the basis of expanding the established... read more →
Oct 14

General Meeting, 28 October

KPCA's half year General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, the 28th of October at 7pm at the Queenstown Golf Club.  Two items of business: The latest detailed plans for the ongoing landscaping of Jardine Park.  After the successful Spring plantings (2,600 seedlings), we are looking at the development of the... read more →
Oct 09

Jardine Park – landscaping progress

Much progress has been made since the initial concept landscape plan for Jardine Park was unveiled at the KPCA AGM in March of this year.    Following the clear felling of the two stands of pines (see our May 5 blog), planting of clusters of beech trees and of fast... read more →
Aug 18

Community resilience goes live

KPCA GetsReady database -  sign up: https://kelvinpeninsula.getsready.net It was not the emergency we have had in mind when discussing building the Peninsula’s emergency response capabilities, but COVID-19 demonstrated, amongst many other things, the need to know your neighbourhood - the people, their strengths and their vulnerabilities.  Good neighbourliness came to... read more →
Jun 21

The Fox is up and Flying

Observant walkers of Jardine Park will have noticed the construction of the Flying Fox on the rise behind our Community Orchard, since we emerged from lockdown. The local children have been enjoying the ride - the "best in Queenstown" I was told yesterday, when we formally celebrated its launch (see... read more →
May 14

Jardine Park Landscaping

A feedback session on the draft Landscaping Plan for Jardine Park, unveiled at the AGM (see the blog of 17 March), has been reinstated for next Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. at the Croquet Clubhouse in the Park. Alert Level 2 conditions apply, so prior registration is required, either via QLDC... read more →
May 13

Ferry back on the Lake

Starting tomorrow at 7:30 am from Bayview, in response to commuter demand, Queenstown Ferries are up and running with a new schedule for Alert Level 2! Thanks to the 293 of you who responded to the Go Orange survey. Here is the timetable and other details: https://www.facebook.com/queenstownferries/
May 06

Ferry Service – resumption?

There is a prospect of a resumption of the ferry service when we step down to COVID-19 Alert Level 2.  Obviously, the level of service will depend on demand; and we will not have international visitors driving that demand for some time to come.  So, the operator, Go Orange, is... read more →
May 05

Jardine Park – removal of dangerous trees

The Council has asked KPCA to communicate the following about tree removal in the south-west corner of the Park: "QLDC are removing all the dangerous trees from the Stand within Jardine Park. "A tree report commissioned after the first wind event in January 2019 recommended that the tracks within the... read more →
Apr 20

Ferry Service trial

Remember that successful petition we ran over the summer about retaining our Ferry Service? The Otago Regional Council agreed to run a trial service by supporting the existing ferry following overwhelming support for it. Now the next step along the way: ORC is consulting on funding, the preferred model being... read more →