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Maternity hub recommendation next month

The decision on the provision of maternity services in Central Otago will be made soon, according to the Southland District...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Castle on the hill breaches rules

The Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has approved the build of a “castle on the hill,” despite planning...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

A day of rainbows

It was all rainbows for hundreds of children and their parents as they took part in the 5-kilometre Rainbow Run last weekend....

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Funding for responsible camping at Lake Dunstan

The Central Otago District Council (CODC) has received a grant of $191,800 from the Ministry of Business Innovation and...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Ski students

The start of winter each year sees a number of families arrive in Wānaka just for the ski season - mostly so that budding...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

No favour for Mt Iron development

An application to build houses on land on the western slopes of Mt Iron has been opposed by 24 out of 26 submitters. The...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Rabbits on the run

Hidden Hills, Queensberry, Lowburn and Albert Town are about to see a blitz on rabbits, according to a paper on the regions...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

We need a flood response plan

The CBD's response plan needs an immediate update according to property owners in the middle of town. Wānaka CBD...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Troy Allan for New Conservatives

For the past few months, the Sun has been profiling the candidates standing for the Waitaki electorate. For our final profile,...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Who to vote for?

Over the past few months, we have profiled the candidates for the Waitaki electorate. Now that D-day is approaching, and...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Repairs to Fisherman’s track coming soon

Otago Regional Council will be starting works to repair the flood damage upstream of the Albert Town Bridge in early October,...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

ReNewArt show a standout success

Wānaka-ites are in for a treat this Friday and Saturday nights when the RenewArt 2020 Creative Community Showcase comes...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Family heartened by sighting of debris

The family of missing Southland man Lochie Bellerby is heartened by the news that "significant debris" from the...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Superstar of the year

Lochie Win, from Cromwell, set out at the beginning of this season to ski 40 days to mark Cardrona's 40th birthday...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Shocking news! We are high emitters

Yes, it's a shock, but according to global expert in agricultural and forestry carbon mitigation Dr Carly Green, the...

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Posted on 15 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Daniel Shand: Ideals instead of policy

The Wānaka Sun has been profiling the electoral candidates in the upcoming election each week. Here is our final candidate. Builders...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Minister of Finance comes to town

On Tuesday, Minister of Finance Grant Robertson visited Wānaka with Waitaki Labour candidate Liam Wairepo. The pair spoke...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Do we need another public holiday?

When Jacinda Ardern announced a few weeks ago that if re-elected, Labour would make Matariki another public holiday, it was...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Old BP garage to become a Willowridge development

The old BP garage on Ardmore Street is on its way to becoming a Willowridge Developments Ltd. property as the remediation...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Otago Community Trust September Grants

A number of organisations in the Upper Clutha district benefited from the Otago Community Trust's September round...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Maternity hub recommendation next month

Central Otago's wine and food will take centre stage in Wānaka next year with the launch of...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

New wearable arts show for Wānaka

Break out that sewing machine and put your best bobbin forward - the Wānaka A&P Show has announced...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

More work needed in catchments

As part of World Rivers Day, LAWA (Land, Air Water, Aotearoa) last week released a National Picture Summary of New Zealand's...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

ECO Fund open for applications

The Otago Regional Council's (ORC) ECO Fund supports community-driven projects that protect and enhance Otago's...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Nigel Latta set to visit

Central Lakes Trust (CLT) in association with Pioneer Energy announces Nigel Latta's community resilience tour through...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Snow Farm inches closer to new hut

Otago Community Trust (OCT) awarded a $140,000 grant to Snow Farm NZ Limited in its latest funding round. The $140,000...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Maternity hub recommendation next month

The decision on the provision of maternity services in Central Otago will be made soon, according to the Southland District...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

New wine and food festival announced

Central Otago's wine and food will take centre stage in Wānaka next year with the launch of Ripe, a new festival...

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Posted on 8 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Milk tankers given the heave-ho

The large milk tankers parked on the outskirts of Hāwea have been given the short-sharp-shift after Hawea Community Association...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

QLDC ‘Shovel Ready’ projects miss out

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has been advised that it's remaining three applications to the Government's...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

“Déjà vu” for Wānaka windsurfers

Windsurfers were left stumped two weeks ago when a Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) bollard cut off access to the...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

ORC supporting catchment groups

Catchment group leaders in Otago are establishing an umbrella organisation to both support existing catchment groups and...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

What to do with all those rabbits?

Take a walk up Mt Iron, or around the Albert Town campground, or out along the Lake Hawea foreshore track, and the rabbits...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Extension of support for foreign nationals in hardship

The Foreign Nationals Support Programme | Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri, has been extended from September 30 to November...

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Posted on 1 Oct 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Affordable housing at Hikuwai

Queenstown Lakes Community Housing Trust's (QLCHT) assisted ownership model, Secure Home, is coming...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka bathroom inspires brilliance

Otago kitchen and bathroom designs were celebrated on Friday 18 September, at the 2020 NKBA Excellence in Design Awards....

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Posted on 24 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

DOC survey reveals benefits of outdoors

New Zealanders living in Otago have the highest participation in sightseeing and mountain biking than all other New Zealanders,...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Upper Clutha winter workshops a hit

Sometimes you have to go back to the drawing board, literally. With the 31st annual Wanaka Autumn Arts School cancelled due...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Grow your vege patch

The Wanaka A&P Show has announced an exciting new vegetable-growing competition ahead of next year's Show. A...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Getting through together: mental health awareness week

Health professionals throughout the Southern district are promoting ‘Getting Through Together' this NZ Mental...

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Posted on 24 Sep 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz