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Local point’s name lost in archives

  Located along the foreshore towards Glendhu Bay, just past Damper Bay lies a nameless jut of land. Picturesque...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:37
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lions Club’s playhouse project

  Wanaka Districts Lions Club's latest project is being raffled off to raise funds for the club's other...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:32
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Morrow calls it

  Luggate-based builder - and three-time New Zealand duck calling champion - Hunter Morrow has placed second in...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:30
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Fun fair with Hawea Flat Primary

  It's all hands on deck for Hawea Flat students as they prepare for their fourth Traditional Country Fun...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:27
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Heavy rain gives rise to heavy concerns

    Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) wants to assure the community that it is investigating a range...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:26
By Allison McLean newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Grebe Diary 3 - November 11, 2018

  Nest 12 hatched chicks this last Friday and nest 11 is due Tuesday. Other anticipated hatch dates are nest 9...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:19
By John Darby

Guardians bring lagoon back to life

A rare and once-dried-up Upper Clutha wetland has landed a group of guardian angels. A team in Albert Town formed Guardians...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:16
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Heartfelt remembrance of WW1 soldiers

  Nearly 200 locally made sweetheart pin cushions were on display at Pembroke Park last Sunday to offer locals...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:16
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Bringing our birds to Wanaka

  New Zealand's greatest historic airliner artifact recovery effort will have a permanent place in Wanaka. Paul...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:07
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Albert Town’s commercial hub taking shape

  Work on the Albert Town Tavern site's commercial hub is progressing with the general store expected to...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 06:04
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lakefront plan stages revised

The log cabin will be removed from the lakefront, but not just yet. A Queenstown Lakes District Council spokesperson has...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 05:41
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Dark Net drug sting

  Over the last two weeks Police have run ‘Operation Garden' targeting the importation of illicit drugs...

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Posted on 15 Nov 2018 05:39
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Are you on the list?

  Civil Defence will carry out a nationwide test of the Emergency Mobile Alert system between 6pm and 7pm this...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2018 13:58
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Road Crash Rescue Team takes on world

Wanaka's Road Crash Rescue Team is sounding the siren for your help getting them to the 2019 World Rescue Challenge...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2018 10:41
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Protection Order issued for helicopter crash site

  The Transport Accident Investigation Commission has issued a formal order to protect evidence associated with...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 18:18
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Allan adds to Chinese victories

Dougal Allan has continued his good form this month, adding to team victories in China with a winning weekend in Australia. The...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 06:43
By Sports desk sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

Home owners thankful after fire

  On Friday evening a serious fire spread through the hillside above Lake Hawea dam and put our homes at risk....

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 06:40
By Letter to the editor editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Progress for midwives

Pregnant women in Wanaka received some good news this week with the announcement that two midwives would be available at...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 06:35
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Bilous all in for Big Air finals

  Freeskier Finn Bilous finished eighth in the Big Air World Cup finals held in Modena, Italy on November 4, matching...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 06:35
By Sports desk sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

Is it time to ban fireworks?

  As 10ha of pine forest burnt and six homes were evacuated last week, many people were shaking their heads and...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 06:30
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Mt Iron junction to get more than a roundabout

The notoriously bad intersection on State Highway 6 that intersects Albert Town and Hawea with Wanaka is set to get a...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 06:20
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Marine Rescue Centre lease considered

  Coastguard Wanaka Lakes' (CWL) application for a land lease for a new Marine Rescue Centre will be discussed...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 05:51
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Toy library turns 25

  The Wanaka Community Toy Library is celebrating its 25th anniversary on Sunday with new offerings to the public...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 05:51
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Opinion | Guardians of the future

  From the 1950s through to the early 1970s, Lake Wanaka was being eyed up for hydro-electric development.  The...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 05:47
By Julie Perry Upper Clutha Lakes Trust

Race4Life grants Wanaka wish

The charity Race4Life made sure an Invercargill hospice patient and his wife celebrated their first wedding anniversary...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 05:45
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

PBs, medals for WSC members

  It was another good week for Wanaka Swim Club with 14 swimmers recording 26 personal best times, as well as collecting...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 05:43
By Sports desk sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

Race4Life grants Wanaka wish

  The charity Race4Life made sure an Invercargill hospice patient and his wife celebrated their first wedding anniversary...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 05:39
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Award winning resort

  Cardrona Alpine Resort took home three awards at the Queenstown Chamber of Commerce Westpac Business Excellence...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 05:30
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Armistice Centenary: Lest we forget

At 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, 1918, the guns fell silent as the war that had capitulated the world into unprecedented...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 05:22
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Primary school sport lifts its game

  Jamie Lane recently started in a new role as Regional Sport Director for the Central Otago Primary School Sport...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 05:22
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

New Zealand’s best wine is a local

Still on cloud nine and nursing celebratory hangovers from winning the Champion Pinot Noir Award, and Best Central Otago...

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Posted on 8 Nov 2018 05:15
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Grebe Diary 1 - October 29, 2018

  Those who have followed the Grebe Diaries over the last five years will not be at all surprised that I usually...

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Posted on 5 Nov 2018 21:11
By John Darby

Letter to the editor

Rodney Elliott questions "stone age farming methods" On reading the latest Scuttlebutt an article caught my...

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Posted on 5 Nov 2018 20:59
By Rodney Elliott

Lake Hawea forest fire contained

Emergency services continue to patrol and monitor the site of yesterday's forest fire to the south-west of Lake...

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Posted on 3 Nov 2018 10:10
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Hawea fire update: Helicopters stood down

  Update 10.30pm Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) crews will continue to patrol and monitor the site of a fire tonight,...

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Posted on 2 Nov 2018 21:11
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Firefighters battle Lake Hawea forest fire

  Firefighters are working to protect properties in Lake Hawea as a fire burns out of control this evening. Residents...

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Posted on 2 Nov 2018 19:12
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

The loo that takes your breath away

The views from the top of Isthmus Peak are some of the most stunning around. It's an expansive breathtaking vista...

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Posted on 1 Nov 2018 06:59
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanashave for charity?

Shave for a Cure is Leukaemia and Blood Cancer New Zealand's signature fundraising event. Every year thousands of people...

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Posted on 1 Nov 2018 05:55
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka celebrates Nepal recovery programme

  Wanaka's ongoing support to the earthquake-stricken Everest region of Nepal will be celebrated on Tuesday,...

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Posted on 1 Nov 2018 05:51
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Nail-biting shows in Lake Hawea

  You may not believe your eyes when you step into Lake Hawea Community Centre on Saturday, November 10. Arts on...

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Posted on 1 Nov 2018 05:36
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz