Central Otago District Council chief executive Peter Kelly is proposing changes to the role the four community boards in the district have in decision making.
Kim discusses the move and the reaction to it.
Also as workers continue to struggle to find a place to live in Queenstown Two separate decisions by the Overseas Investment Office have given the green light for multinational hotel operators to buy land to provide staff housing.
And stallholders used to setting up lakeside are still questioning new bylaws introduced by the Queenstown Lakes District Council late last year that they say are stopping them from doing business.
Kim Bowden is a Crux editor and senior journalist.