News and Articles of Interest

Without knowing where we want to go,
how can we move in the right direction?

We have so much to share with you… Welcome to the Shaping Our Future library of news and interesting articles.

Salavdore in full flow of his presentation

An inspirational day with Salvadore Rueda

A few months ago, Otago Regional Councillor Alexa Forbes emailed…

Harvesting Hope: Climate impact and business innovation Central Otago

A Central Otago couple creates the country’s first fossil-fuel-free cherry orchard, using electricity, solar power and an electric tractor.

Carrying capacity / overtourism – How much is too much?

If we are ever going to address the concern that there is ‘too much’, we need to define and unpick what ‘too much’ means. Is it simply a function of numbers, or maybe it’s the type and extent of impact? Where do cultural behaviours fit into this? If we can verbalise ‘too much’, we can work to find the Goldilocks ‘sweet spot’.

Old Cromwell

Old Cromwell – community engagement was undertaken with Cromwell residents to brainstorm the improvements they would like to see on the waterfront area between Butchers Drive and the Clutha and Kawerau River junction.


Luggate, a small rural roadside township on the fringe of Queenstown-Lakes – just a 12 minute drive from Wanaka. Luggate flies under the radar, so much so, that the last long-term vision was carried out in 2003!

Shaping the Future, with your voice

Define your vision, determine your future. Expressing your opinion has the ability to shape the course of public matters.

Our Submission on the Queenstown SH 6/6a Roundabout

Queenstown State Highway 6/6a roundabout is in the spotlight to receive some stop-go lights.

Southland Community Vision Report = Completed. What next?

July 2022, we embarked on a tour of Southland District, producing a district-wide long-term vision for Southland bringing together the distinct but separated communities, with a particular focus on engaging with rural Southland, mana whenua and the districts’ youth.

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Congestion is a big issue but the vast majority of comments focused on improved Public Transport routes, frequency, types of service, mode shift, park n ride, and pedestrianisation. Rental car taxes and road tolls were frequently mentioned as actions to reduce traffic. shapingourfuture.org.nz/carrying-capacity-community-engagement-report/#carryingcapacity #publictransport #queenstown #wanaka #tourismnz ... See MoreSee Less
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What is your go-to cold weather comfort food? 🍽#comfortfood #AutumnWellness #queenstown #wanaka ... See MoreSee Less
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