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$33.5 million set to revamp Mt Aspiring College

Minister of Education Chris Hipkins confirmed that $33.5 million of government funds would be awarded to finance the redevelopment...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Warbirds Barnstorming Rides Day

Two warbird aircraft owners are determined to do their bit to ensure the southern hemisphere's largest warbird airshow...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Applications open for QLDC event funding round

Applications have now opened for Queenstown Lakes District Council's (QLDC) annual Events Fund. Event organisers can...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

So what’s the deal with all those tahr?

An issue that seems to have the nation polarised at the moment (a nice change from COVID) it what to do with all those tahr. Tahr...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Public Meeting on the location of primary birthing unit

 The Southern District Health Board is inviting members of the Central Otago and Wānaka communities to a public meeting...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC bids farewell to Principal Wayne Bosley

The end of the school term last week marked Wayne Bosley's official step down as principal of Mount Aspiring College...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Get ready for the election

With the 2020 general election set for September 19, the Electoral Commission is reminding New Zealanders to prepare to vote. “It's...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

ORC elects Andrew Noone as new chair

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) voted in an extraordinary council meeting Wednesday morning to remove Marian Hobbs as...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Rockburn’s New General Manager

Award-winning Cromwell vineyard has a new General Manager, following an announcement last month. According to Rockurn, Tim...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

SPCA desperate for foster homes

SPCA is calling for Kiwis in the Queenstown Lakes District and Central Otago to open their hearts and their homes, and be...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Proposed Wānaka-Christchurch flights receive community supp

A proposed passenger air service between Wānaka and Christchurch has 90 percent support, according to a survey commissioned...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Where are all those wallabies?

In recent years, Bennett's wallabies have been trying to establish themselves in Otago.  The Otago Regional...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Review of the New Zealand String Quartet

A large and very appreciative audience loved the concert by the New Zealand  String Quartet in the Lake Wanaka Centre...

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Posted on 9 Jul 2020 06:00
By Dennis Pezaro editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Happy 10th birthday, Aspiring Avalanche Dogs

A fundraiser event generating $5,000 for local charity Aspiring Avalanche Dogs (AAD), took place at the b.social café...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Young Wānaka mum dies after short battle with cancer

Young mother of two small children Kate Callaghan has died of cancer at the age of 36 years. The Wānaka holistic- nutritionist...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cardrona opening on par with last year

Around 1,800 people flocked to Cardrona Alpine Resort for opening day last Friday, with 1,600 getting out on the snow on...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Northlake drops appeal against Wānaka Medical

On June 23 Northlake Investments abandoned its appeal of the judgment of the Invercargill High Court in which Justice Rob...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

QLDC film office offers temporary film permit relief

The newly established Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Film Office will dedicate $10,000 toward permit fee relief...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

ORC adopts Annual Plan for 2020-21

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) adopted its Annual Plan for the next financial year last Wednesday. Changes to the plan's...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

ORC reference groups populated with accomplished members

Reference groups have been assembled to assist with the review and development of ORC's new Regional Policy Statement...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

How lucky we are!

How lucky are we! Or are we? Ten million coronavirus cases worldwide as of yesterday and 503,000 deaths and we have got...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

‌City‌ ‌dwellers‌ ‌cook‌ ‌up‌ ‌pasta‌ ‌paradise‌

When much of your life for 35 years has been city bustle, corporate career and apartment living, waking up to birdsong out...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Books for the Cooks- thanks Rotary

The Rotary Club of Wānaka has teamed up with Rotary Clubs in Cromwell and Alexandra to support a school in the Cook Islands...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Sue Heath Building opens at Hāwea Flat School

A new administration building at Hāwea Flat School officially opened last Friday, replacing the almost 20-year-old facility...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Waste Free Fair returns to Wānaka

Wastebusters and Plastic Free Wānaka are once again co-hosting an afternoon of zero waste inspiration as part of the global...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Hāwea celebrates its stars

On Saturday June 27, the Hāwea community celebrated their release from the Covid-19 lockdown restrictions and took the opportunity...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

New Federated Farmers board mixes experience with new blood

Executive Terry Copeland is confident the newly-elected national board encompasses the depth of experience and expertise...

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Posted on 2 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

The Wānaka Community Board word

Like many others, the lockdown period provided some interesting challenges for the Wānaka Community Board (WCB) to continue...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Barry Bruce Author

Feedback wanted on Wānaka-Christchurch flights

Wānaka Stakeholders Group (WSG) are asking for feedback from Upper Clutha residents on proposed scheduled flights...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

BP staff miss out on jobs

None of the staff at the Wānaka BP station on Ardmore St was successful in securing jobs at the new BP Connect service...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

QLDC revised Annual Plan on the cards

Councillors will be asked to adopt a revised 2020-2021 Annual Plan with a significantly reduced average rates increase...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

What do you want Otago to be like in ten years?

Ten-year planning is about to get underway for Otago Regional Council (ORC), and it wants to hear from the community about...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

LoveWānaka, Supporting Local Stories mini-series premieres

One and a half  tonnes of apple crumble, That's the amount of crumble that Lucas Parkinson of Ode Conscious...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

The first event since lockdown- go enjoy

The 18th NZ Mountain Film Festival will open tomorrow in Wānaka and Queenstown. After months of uncertainty, festival director...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Otago in ten years?

Being a true blue Crusaders-supporting Cantabrian, who misses the bright cold winter days of Christchurch devoid of these...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Jo Haines’ Film and Book Festival talk sold out

Long-distance cyclist Jo Haines will be speaking at the NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival this month about her three-month...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Starting Wānaka life in lockdown

As cases of Kiwis stranded overseas become increasingly prominent, Interior Designer and Life Coach Stacey Anderson talks...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Bluebird skies and great snow at Snow Farm opening

Snow Farm NZ General Manager Sam Lee said he had been “blown away” by the local response as the ski area opened...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka Stakeholders Group comes out swinging

Last Tuesday Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) released a 236-page report from Wellington consultants MartinJenkins,...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Second anniversary for Southern DHB Bowel Screening Programm

Two years after its inception, the Southern District Health Board's (SDHB) national bowel screening programme has...

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Posted on 25 Jun 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz