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New date for Albert Town Community Association AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the Albert Town Community Association will take place on Sunday, March 1, following its postponement...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Review | Beethoven’s birthday a delight

The Lake Wānaka Centre was filled, nearly to capacity, on Saturday, February 15, for a highly anticipated and very warmly...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Dennis Pezzaro

New Blue Pools car park makes room for a safer visitor exper

A new car park and toilet block has opened at the popular tourist site of the Blue Pools, north of Makarora on State Highway...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

WānakaSAR and the search for Stephanie Simpson

Searchers located missing hiker Stephanie Simpson's body last Friday, February 14, after what appeared to have been...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Currie wins... again

It is with great delight that Braden Currie can say that for the second time in a row, he is the winner of Challenge Wānaka....

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cash for cancer and comedians

The new Central Lakes Trust board met for their first grants meeting since elections were held late last year.  “Less...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Exercise as good for the brain as the body

Not everyone is sorry they don't teach Latin in schools any more, but it sometimes has the perfect way of describing...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By David Baker Community Networks

QLDC appoints Upper Clutha liaison manager

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has made an appointment to the role of Upper Clutha liaison manager, with Robyn...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

$500,000 winner was a first-time Lotto player

A ‘lucky feeling' is what led last week's Lotto winner down to the Albert Town Four Square to purchase...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Awesome athletics achievements from Aspiring Athletes

There were a huge number of outstanding results from Aspiring Athletes Club at the Otago Children's Champs and the...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

A sweet-as cure for hayfever?

Eating locally produced honey may help ease your hayfever, according to a local beekeeper.  Hayfever is an allergic...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Airport consultations “a sham”

Councillor Niamh Shaw summed up the current airport impact assessment consultations by saying, “councillors have...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Roundabout at ‘nightmare’ intersection to be fast-tracked

An upgrade of the intersection of State Highways 6 and 84 between Wānaka, Lake Hāwea and Cromwell has been brought forward,...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Have your say on the future of Otago’s resources

The Otago Regional Council is inviting the people of Otago to take part in a questionnaire to find out which natural and...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Peninsula Bay open for all

The committee at Peninsula Bay Community Facilities (PBCF) is opening up membership to all of Wānaka, to take advantage...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Next steps for wastewater overflows

Queenstown Lakes District Council announced last Monday that it will not appeal the recent Otago Regional Council decision...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Speed up or slow down?

Consultation on Queenstown Lake Districts Council's latest proposed speed limit changes opened on February 14 for...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Reinterpreting rates calculations

In Edition 959 of the Wānaka Sun, January 30, 2020, the story ‘Wait, what? Wānaka's rates compared to Queenstown'...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cardrona chief to step down and out of tourism

Wayfare Chief Executive Richard Lauder has announced he will leave the tourism industry after the TRENZ convention in May...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Waste Free Wanda comes to Wānaka

Performances of the long-awaited Waste Free Wanda musical are taking place in 11 Lakes District primary schools this week.  Developed...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Council calls a halt to water bottling

Queenstown Lakes District Council has announced its support for a moratorium on commercial water bottling in New Zealand. At...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

A clamp down on clamping charges

The Automobile Association and Consumer NZ have advised motorists that if their vehicle is wheel clamped, they should not...

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Posted on 20 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Airport assessment process “seriously flawed”

The promised social and economic impact assessments for the proposed Wānaka Airport are underway but local groups are...

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Posted on 17 Feb 2020 09:43
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Bowls title retained

Alan Coupe and Bob Steel, for the second year in a row, have won the Wānaka Bowling Club's Men's Junior Pairs...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Central Otago Pinot Celebration raises $15,000

The Central Otago Pinot Celebration, which attracts wine lovers from across the globe, has given back to its local community....

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

The boys are back in town

New Zealand‘s Braden Currie (Wanaka) has confirmed he will be defending his 2019 title. Braden is one of the most...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Swimmer embarks on an ambitious journey

Rob Hutchings, a 44-year-old Wānaka resident, has recently announced that he intends to swim the full 338kms of the Clutha...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Star spotting at free community event

A team featuring legends of golf, rugby and cricket will line up against some of Queenstown's best cricketers as...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Medicinal cannabis business moving ahead in Cromwell

A Central Otago-based company is forging ahead with plans to develop a medicinal cannabis cultivation, research and manufacturing...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Mokopirirakau at risk

What's a mokopirirakau, you ask?  Well, recent publicity about lizards in relation to a proposed new chairlift...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Ben Goddard Forest & Bird

Juniors offered a taste of the New Zealand Open

Open to kids of all ages and skill levels, the Hyundai NZ Futures Festival of Golf promises to be a fun day out for the...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

New findings on lake snow to be share with the community

New findings from a study into lake snow will be presented to the public by program researchers next Tuesday, February...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

$500,000 Lotto win for local lady

A Wānaka Lotto player won big with Lotto First Division last Wednesday, February 5, collecting her $500,000 from the Albert...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Strengthening Makarora River Bridge

A number of maintenance and construction projects are scheduled to get underway on state highways in the Queenstown Lakes...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

First Makarora River victim named by Police

The first of two bodies recovered from the Makarora River by police in the Mount Aspiring National Park last weekend was...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Maternity services remain overdue and undelivered

Public consultation on Central Lakes maternity services has opened, but the Southern District Health Board is warning it...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Farewell plastic — milk on tap now in Wānaka

It doesn't take much to imagine beer from the tap, but it took some uni students to figure out how to get milk the...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Police appeal for information on missing Wānaka resident

A British tramper living in Wānaka was reported missing at 8:45am on Monday, February 10, after she failed to arrive at...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Porteous on the podium on Dew Tour

Nico Porteous gained third place in the men's Freeski Superpipe at the Dew Tour in the Copper Mountain, USA. The...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Stuffed up: more delay to new water quality provisions

The Otago Regional Council will delay the 2020 start date for new water quality provisions in the region under a new plan...

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Posted on 13 Feb 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz