Our Plan Tā mātou mahere

In 2019 we declared a climate and ecological emergency. We are tackling emissions reduction, climate change adaptation, and biodiversity restoration in an integrated and holistic way.


The mauri (life force or essence) of our ecosystems is protected and restored. Indigenous biodiversity is regenerated.

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Deafening dawn chorus


Queenstown Lakes is a place that is ready and prepared to adapt to a changing climate.

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Disaster defying resilience


Our district reduces its greenhouse gas emissions by 44% by 2030 and achieves net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

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Zero carbon communities

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