Wānaka Sun       

Sculpture park in Queensberry already popular

A new art venue has established itself in Queensberry, with an exhibition of the best of New Zealand sculpture, appropriately...

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Posted on 14 Jan 2021 08:03
By Jo Galer Author

Plenty of competitors for road race

Around 140 riders turned out for a 96 km road race, the Lake Dunstan Cycle Challenge, last weekend. Cromwell Summer Series...

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Posted on 14 Jan 2021 08:01
By Jo Galer Author

Racing alive and well at Cromwell

If ever proof was needed that grassroots support for horse racing is alive and well, this year's Cromwell harness racing...

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Posted on 14 Jan 2021 07:57
By Jo Galer Author

Wānaka art event impresses judges

A cubist rendition of boats in Dunedin's Deborah Bay was Supreme Winner at the Craigs Investment Partners' Aspiring...

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Posted on 14 Jan 2021 07:53
By Jo Galer Author

Reintroducing: Max De Roy

Local artist Max De Roy is ready to launch the next stage of his creative career with a new exhibition - and a new name.  The...

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Posted on 14 Jan 2021 07:50
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Dixieland jazz at its best

Christchurch's award-winning River City Jazzmen (RCJ) will be returning to deliver ‘authentic' dixieland...

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Posted on 14 Jan 2021 07:48
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Sadowski-Synnott wins gold

Young Wānaka snowboarder Zoi Sadowski-Synnott has claimed the gold medal at the FIS Snowboard Big Air World Cup held in...

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Posted on 14 Jan 2021 07:42
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Basecamp building sells

The three-storey Basecamp building in West Meadows, which includes Ruby's Cinema, has sold to an undisclosed buyer. However,...

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Posted on 14 Jan 2021 07:40
By Jo Galer Author

Youth reap benefits of cherry picking

It's been a rough start to the year for Central Otago fruit orchards, as many have suffered at least 40 per cent damage...

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Posted on 14 Jan 2021 07:34
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Busier than ever

Alcohol harm safety response organisation Red Frogs New Zealand were busier than ever over the holiday period as more people...

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Posted on 14 Jan 2021 07:32
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

New year, same old rubbish

Despite a large-scale clean up last winter, new signage installed by Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC), and the continued...

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Posted on 14 Jan 2021 07:29
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Crown Range crashes concern Police

New Zealand has been slammed as the ninth deadliest nation in the world to drive in, according to a new survey by London...

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Posted on 14 Jan 2021 06:59
By Jo Galer Author

Wānaka Police delighted with New Year effort from bar owners

Wānaka Police are delighted that good preparation and buy-in from the town's bar owners resulted in a fraction of...

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Posted on 7 Jan 2021 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Mountain Film and Book Festival invites entries

Entries are now open for the nineteenth NZ Mountain Film and Book Festival according to Festival director Mark Sedon of Lake...

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Posted on 7 Jan 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Ongoing support for Sounds Air flights

The 45-minute flights between Christchurch and Wānaka Airport that started in November are continuing to be well supported...

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Posted on 7 Jan 2021 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lake Wānaka “felt” colder than Hāwea for charity swimmer

17-year-old Meg McLaughlan has raised more than $6000 for the Cancer Society and formed a fair view on which lake is coldest...

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Posted on 7 Jan 2021 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka artists encouraged to enter awards

Budding young artists in Wānaka, and established ones, are being encouraged to start thinking about the Central Otago Arts...

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Posted on 7 Jan 2021 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

“Knife-edge” honey prediction for local producers

It could be a boom or bust for local honey producers this season, dependent on the weather through January. Beekeepers said...

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Posted on 7 Jan 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Sharp decline in visitor numbers to Wānaka tracks

New Department of Conservation (DOC) figures are showing a sharp decline in walkers on Roys Peak and Mt Iron tracks, down...

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Posted on 31 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Boaties asked to avoid areas laid with weed mats

Boaties seeing new yellow buoys with red and black stickers on them at locations around Lake Wānaka can expect there to...

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Posted on 31 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Don’t be an arse: a how to guide

Everyone's been an arse at some point in their life, but the plea from the Wānaka community is for you to minimise...

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Posted on 31 Dec 2020 06:00
By Ollie Blyth

Wānaka events to raise funds for Foodbank

The collaborative “Summer Series” events in January will celebrate some of Central Otago's...

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Posted on 31 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

More help coming in Lakes area for mental health

As the district faces ongoing effects of COVID-19, a new role to connect people with mental health and wellbeing support...

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Posted on 31 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Meg on track to complete Hāwea leg of swim

Boosting her energy with gummy snakes and slurps of hot chocolate every so often, Dunedin schoolgirl swimmer Meg McLaughlan...

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Posted on 31 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Our local seed-loving “good sort”

Andrew Penniket, who this year retired as manager of Wānaka community-based native plant nursery, Te Kākano Aotearoa Trust,...

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Posted on 31 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Thank you!

It's been a tougher year than most, and we'd like to say a heartfelt thank you to all of our readers and advertisers...

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

Rise in boat sales and full camping grounds mean busy lakes

While it is yet unknown how many recreational users will head to our lakes and waterways this holiday season, the Queenstown...

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Posted on 24 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Virtual Covid test result for Rhythm and Alps

A Zoom test to prepare for the unpleasant possibility that Covid-19 could rear its head at the Rhythm and Alps music festival...

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Posted on 24 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Pairing workers and businesses still tricky

Although the Government has just made more tweaks to work visa requirements to help businesses find workers they need, Lake...

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Posted on 24 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Prominent Wānaka company to sell building

Prominent Wānaka mountain guiding company Adventure Consultants has put its office building and headquarters for the past...

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Posted on 24 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Views sought on new playgrounds for Hāwea

There are housing developments aplenty in and around Hāwea, but the all-important playgrounds to keep up with rising numbers...

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Posted on 24 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Charity runner smashes her goal at Mt Roy

Local trail runner and Queenstown Lakes District Council employee Tanya Bottomley (39) exceeded expectations of how many...

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Posted on 24 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lake safe for swims so far

Summer water quality monitoring is now underway, with latest Lake Wānaka sampling showing it is good for swimming. Before...

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Posted on 24 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Grebe diaries 3

I have always felt that I have had a degree of control of what happens with the grebes in terms of keeping good records,...

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Posted on 24 Dec 2020 06:00
By John Darby

Many new parents in Wānaka have felt the impact of Covid 19

In any other year, I would have been so excited for my new baby to meet the family. I'd have the camera ready as he...

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Posted on 24 Dec 2020 06:00
By Staff reporter

Teens keen to engage with nature

WAI Wānaka team members spent three days this month working alongside Year 10 students from Mount Aspiring College (MAC)...

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Posted on 24 Dec 2020 06:00
By Wai Wānaka

Police put parents on notice over holiday period

Turning a blind eye while your child walks to the town centre carrying alcohol might not be the wisest financial move for...

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Posted on 24 Dec 2020 06:00
By Jo Galer newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Niamh Shaw: community dynamo

Niamh Shaw comes from Ireland and through a convoluted route has ended up a councillor on the Queenstown Lakes District Council. The...

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

Wānaka Primary student wins Young Leader Award

Wānaka Primary student Hannah Radford (11) was last week awarded a BLAKE Young Leader Award for her enthusiasm, dedication...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2020 07:58
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Reusable Christmas bags go viral

Almost 6km of ribbon and 2km of fabric - that's what it takes to make a Merry Waste Free Christmas, as Emma Conyngham...

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Posted on 17 Dec 2020 07:52
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz