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Posted on 28 May 2020 10:59

Aurora’s price hike “commercial banditry” for Wānaka

Queenstown Lakes residents and in particularly Wānaka residents are being “absolutely dealt to” under the...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Upper Clutha projects accepted for further consideration

The Cardrona Wastewater Project and Wānaka Lakefront enhancement ‘shovel ready' projects have been accepted...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Retirement village residents donate to food bank

The residents of the Aspiring Lifestyle Retirement Village have raised $5,190 for the Wanaka Food Bank, to help support...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

The mountains are waiting: winter ski campaign goes live

Lake Wānaka Tourism (LWT) has gone live with their winter ski campaign ‘The Mountains are Waiting', with the...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Aaron Nicholson: Wānaka SAR aficionado of 20 years

For almost 20 years Aaron Nicholson has been at the forefront of the Wānaka Search and Rescue [SAR] effort, firstly as the...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Hunting guides appeal to domestic market

New Zealand's guided hunting industry has been impacted severely by coronavirus, and at least 15-20 guides in the...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

QLDC continues assistance programmes across the region

Coronavirus has had a significant impact on Queenstown's tourism economy, affecting everyone from seasonal workers...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Perth Valley 1080 tahr trial a success

Zero Invasive Predators (ZIP) and the Game Animal Council have released findings from a research programme to assess tahr...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

South Island Kōkako Charitable Trust’s eleven year search

The South Island Kōkako Charitable Trust celebrates its tenth year in existence this May, whilst thirty reported sightings...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Disappointment at new budget’s neglect of midwives

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has voiced her disappointment and dismay that midwives have once again been “ignored”...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Editorial: Where the wildings are

Three weeks ago QLDC announced a post-coronavirus project called In The Wild. This initiative, driven by ecology-based groups...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Alpine Lakes Research and Education Centre still expected th

After years in the pipeline, an Alpine Lakes Research and Education Centre (ALREC) established by WAI Wānaka (formerly...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

QLDC to resume sorting and processing mixed recycling

Queenstown Lakes District Council [QLDC] is in the early planning stages of a project to upgrade its recycling and transfer...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC principal resigns amid ongoing governance concerns

Mount Aspiring College (MAC) Principal Wayne Bosley announced his resignation to staff and students on Monday after twenty...

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Posted on 28 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Digital Version Edition 975

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:52

Assault victim Kahu Vincent has life back on track

Kahu Vincent has spent the lockdown with his new baby, and he is relishing life. Five years ago the father of three was...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

ORC seeks community experts to shape Otago’s future

Over the next two weeks, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) is seeking expressions of interest from people in the community...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

WAI to submit on Water Plan Change 6AA

The Otago Regional Council's (ORC) Water Plan Change 6AA, which delays new controls over contaminant and nitrogen...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Missing link between Hāwea Flat and river track obtained

A new walking and cycling track linking Hāwea Flat with the Hāwea River Track will soon become a reality, the Upper Clutha...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka foodbank one of 12 to receive OMCT donation

The Wānaka food bank has received a donation from the Otago Masonic Charitable Trust (OMCT).   In May OMCT, which...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Queenstown Airport welcomes back domestic flights

Queenstown Lakes and the North Island were reconnected by air last Saturday when an Air New Zealand flight from Auckland...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Like looking after sheep: a Bee Day peek into the beehive

May 20 marked World Bee Day, established by the United Nations (UN) to raise awareness of the critical importance of bees...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Sense of goodwill as children return to schools

Wānaka schools have seen the vast majority of children returning through their gates this week after New Zealand transitioned...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

“All guns blazing” for Mitre 10 Three Parks completion

Construction of the Mitre 10 Mega store in the Three Parks business centre is back on track with “all guns blazing”...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lakeland Adventures seeks reserve licence

In its first meeting post lockdown the Wānaka Community Board had to decide whether to grant a lakeside reserve licence...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Twelve-year-old summits Mt Iron 53 times during lockdown

Twelve- year-old student Lucy Radford spent her lockdown summiting Mount Iron every day for 53 days to raise money for local...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Northlake recreation reserve weeks away

The completion of the 1.2ha recreation reserve at Northlake - the largest of its type in Wānaka - is only weeks away from...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Climber and writer adjusts to wheelchair life

On a wet, cold night in January 2015, Dave Vass's life changed forever. The Albert Town local of 25 years and director...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC parents submit letter of concern to Ministry

The Ministry of Education has confirmed it received a letter from 49 parents of pupils at Mount Aspiring College asking...

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Posted on 21 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Digital Version Edition 974

Welcome to level 2!   Please find a link to this week's Edition of the Wanaka Sun below.   Next week we...

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Posted on 14 May 2020 06:50

Emergency funding for Otago needy

Help is in sight for people living and working in Otago who have not been able to pay their rent and bills due to the coronavirus...

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Posted on 14 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Water infrastructure projects worthy candidates

The time is right for water projects across the central South Island to be given the green light, Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean...

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Posted on 14 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Clyde wastewater pipeline construction underway again

Construction of the Clyde wastewater pipeline is underway again after a month-long delay due to the coronavirus lockdown. The...

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Posted on 14 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cromwell growers offered free ‘shop local’ site

Shopping for Central Otago fresh produce and finding free local goodies could be easier soon with the development of an online...

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Posted on 14 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Stage one of Cromwell’s new estate development released

The developers behind Cromwell's highly anticipated new neighbourhood, Wooing Tree Estate, released the first sections...

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Posted on 14 May 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Civil Defence support to continue at Alert Level 2

As the nation wakes to Alert Level 2 tomorrow and many of the restrictions on daily life are relaxed, Otago Civil Defence...

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Posted on 14 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Could we see Australian visitors as early as August?

Travel between Australia and Queenstown might be possible as soon as August following a joint meeting between New Zealand...

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Posted on 14 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Alert Level 2: We have won the battles but not the war

On Monday at 4 pm Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern addressed the nation on TV1 on the move to Alert Level 2. "We may...

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Posted on 14 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Queenstown CBAC to scale back

Reduced community demand for coronavirus testing means the CBAC at Queenstown Memorial Centre closed its doors Monday May...

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Posted on 14 May 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz