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WSG letter calls on government to step in

Six community organisations have supported a letter written to the Prime Minister, Ministers and MPs calling on them to answer...

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Posted on 25 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

QLDC accused of favouring male sports

Doing up the former Mitre 10 building in Anderson Heights as a community youth and sports centre was a proposition put to...

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Posted on 25 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

No “silver bullet” for the tourism challenge

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult is confident that Central Government acutely understands the unique needs of the...

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Posted on 25 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Winter 2021 looks bigger and better

Cardrona Alpine Resort's lift capacity this winter will be 44 per cent greater than 2020 thanks to the reopening of...

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Posted on 25 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Council procurement process not up to scratch

A report about Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) procurement practice and specifically bylaw review consultants ZQN.7,...

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Posted on 25 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Classic cars roll into town

The Cobra Club of New Zealand visited Wānaka last week as part of their inaugural southern run tour from Auckland to Invercargill. The...

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Posted on 25 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka Preschool celebrates Enviroschools’ Green-Gold stage

Wānaka Preschool has reached an incredible milestone on their sustainability journey as they celebrate “reflecting”...

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Posted on 25 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Tiny notes turn heads

“You never know who needs the kindness you have to offer.”  One of many inspirational messages that have...

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Posted on 25 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Challenge Wānaka- never fails to impress

The Integrity Homes Challenge Wanaka Festival Challenge Half saw 800 competitors enjoy the new course out in Glendhu Bay...

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Posted on 25 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

#thatwanakatour

Departing at 4:30pm from the dinosaur park at this year's Festival of Colour is a special Wānaka coach tour - a play...

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Posted on 25 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

A feast of bowls at Wānaka And Hāwea

Some 800 bowlers from all over New Zealand are scheduled to play in the Summerset National Men's and Women's...

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Posted on 25 Feb 2021 06:00
By Peter Wilson Author

Our thriving diversity

What is the most common surname in Wānaka? Well, if a report released on Thursday by the Registrar-General of Births, Deaths...

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Posted on 25 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka survey finds opposition to Tarras

A survey of over 1,200 people in and around Wānaka has found that 74 per cent are opposed to a new international airport...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 08:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Second Coast to Coast titles for Dougal and Simone

Wānaka multisport legends Dougal Allan and Simone Maier are once again the 2021 Kathmandu Coast to Coast Longest Day Champions...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

New Zealand’s biggest tenancy reform in 35 years

Landlords who chose to rent their holiday homes out to seasonal worker may want to think again after New Zealand went through...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Full steam ahead for Challenge Wānaka

The Integrity Homes Challenge Wānaka triathlon is full steam ahead with the announcement of “the rest of New Zealand”...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

No government assistance for failing industry

Leaving South Island tourism businesses to fend for themselves while the borders are shut has been compared to slaughtering...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Drones are out for Aurora line inspection

The technology is becoming the mainstay of the infrastructure inspections following a small successful trial in 2018 of the...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lost ambulance raises questions

An incident last month has locals in Northlake concerned after it took half an hour for an ambulance to arrive on the scene...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Gets Ready!

Emergency Management Otago is encouraging residents across the region to sign up to Gets Ready, a two-way communication tool...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Our first Matariki public holiday

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has announced the date of the first Matariki public holiday. Ardern said the date - Friday...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Rob Roy Track reopens

One of Mount Aspiring National Park's most popular day walks – the Rob Roy Track, has officially reopened, the...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Joint effort to rescue capsized kayakers

Coastguard Wānaka Lakes were put to task with an unusual rescue mission last weekend when two kayakers capsized on the lake...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Kiwi celebs descend on Wanaka A&P Show

New Zealand celebrities and entertainers are set to captivate the crowds at the Wanaka A&P Show on March 12-13, 2021. Nashville-based...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Everyone is a conservationist: Kārearea Project success

Three fully-fledged native NZ falcon chicks are ready to leave their nest site in Albert Town at the end of the first major...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Fight fashion waste with the Six Items challenge

  This March, Wastebusters is once again turning the spotlight on fashion waste by encouraging people to have a go...

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Posted on 18 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Albert Town flood damage works completed

Flood damage repair works on the bank of Clutha River in Albert Town have been completed. Heavy rain in December 2019 and...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Masons Donate $10,000 for Marine Rescue Centre

The Masonic Lodge, Wānaka has made a $10,000 donation to Coastguard Wānaka Lakes (CWL) to go towards the proposed Marine...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka businesses to be surveyed on confidence

Wānaka Chamber of Commerce is encouraging all local businesses to contribute to the annual business confidence survey to...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Job insecurity features strongly in QoL survey

Many people in the Queenstown Lakes District have an “overwhelming sense of job insecurity” because of the impacts...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Research predicts doom for Queenstown businesses

New research released on Tuesday shows Otago and Southland are among the four regions expected to be most negatively affected...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Mount Aspiring College NCEA achievement

Wānaka's only secondary school, Mount Aspiring College (MAC), has recorded significantly higher than average National...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Upper Clutha non-network solution the first in New Zealand

The Upper Clutha will be host to the first non-network solar power solution introduced in New Zealand.  Eric Pyle,...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Philip Tremewan’s last hurrah

Philip Tremewan has been at the forefront of Wanaka's Festival of Colour as director since its inception in 2005. After...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Roys Peak an over-replicated social trend

A new social advocacy campaign to encourage Kiwis to share something new while travelling around the country has been launched...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Spruce up leaves spring sparkling

The Wānaka Community Spring on Lakeside Road is sparkling once again after an open community working bee held by the Community...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

General Manager appointed for Lake Wanaka Tourism

The board of Lake Wanaka Tourism (LWT) is pleased to announce Tim Barke as the organisation's General Manager.   Mat...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Quiet summer for Wānaka SAR

Wānaka Search and Rescue is having a quiet season with only three callouts over the December-January period. Aaron Nicholson,...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Father and daughter take on charity drive

Local dad-and-daughter duo Jarrod and Maddi Frazer, otherwise known as Team Lake Wānaka, will join 59 other teams to drive...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Frustration over Mt Iron clearance consent

Mt Iron residents voiced their frustrations with Council resource consent requirements for vegetation clearance at a fire...

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Posted on 11 Feb 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz