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Delectable and ethical Easter treats

Much to the delight of children, bunnies and sweet-toothed adults everywhere, Easter is an edible time of year. But, for...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2019 16:40
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Buying “off the plans”: the legal lay of the land

After 25-odd years, I've lost count of the cases I've seen where people would wager a vital organ they haven't...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2019 12:23
By Janice Hughes Author

Laser cut models: Easter display

Bruce Kendall, a local resident at the Wanaka Retirement Village is opening a public display of his laser cut models this...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2019 09:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Save our Wanaka Midwives submits to Parliament

Kristi James and Iona Bentley presented their submission to the Health Select Committee last week via teleconference. The...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2019 09:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Hall lands supreme sports honour

Local Paralympic gold medallist Adam Hall reigned supreme during an awards ceremony in Cromwell last Friday to recognise...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2019 09:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Local creative off to Krakow

Liz Breslin, local Hawea Flat writer, poet and playwright, has been accepted for a two-month writer in residence programme...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2019 09:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Council considers new marine rescue centre lease

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will vote today (Thursday) on whether or not to grant a lease for a new marine...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2019 09:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Epic race was truly “epic”

By all accounts, Contact Epic 2019 was a phenomenal success and lived up to its name. “Brilliant weather, brilliant...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2019 09:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

ANZAC Day services to go ahead

NZ Police last week called for the consolidation of ANZAC Day services around the country this year, however the local...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2019 09:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

ORC sets Freshwater Management Units

ORC councillors have voted to adopt five Freshwater Management Units (FMUs) for the Otago region, including the Mata Au,...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2019 09:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Council advised to refuse Northlake hotel

In a win for community mobilisation, Queenstown Lakes District Council's Sarah Gathercole, who is a Senior Resource...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2019 08:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Promising duck numbers ahead of season

Otago duck numbers are looking good for the upcoming season, with a slight increase on last year. Otago Fish and Game...

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Posted on 18 Apr 2019 08:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka prepares for Drunken Knight

An award-winning actress will be coming to Wanaka and donning 10 Shakespearean masks during her one-woman show this Sunday....

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 21:11
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

OPINION: One chance to get a better financial model

I've had a number of people ask me why we need to go to a district-wide referendum on the proposed visitor levy. The...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 16:38
By Jim Boult OPINION

ANZ after netballers’ dreams

The third season of the ANZ Premiership has taken off, and as the community netball season kicks off, ANZ is asking Wanaka...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 16:04
By Sports Reporter sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

Perfect home debut for Wanaka AFC

Wanaka AFC picked up their second win of the season with goals either side of halftime to Barry Grehan and Danillo Santana...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 16:00
By Wanaka AFC editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

No exemption for sports shooting competitions

Police Minister Stuart Nash has introduced legislation changing firearms laws to improve public safety following the Christchurch...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 15:57
By Staff Reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Contaminated recycling increases waste to landfill

Contaminated glass recycling in the Central Otago District is increasing the amount of waste going to landfill. Central...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 15:53
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Poo patrol: Whose mess is it?

For all the human mess left around the district, there are very few consequences for those who make the mess. Should they...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 15:49
By Staff Reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cromwell’s hearing date set for Plan Change 13

A hearing will be held in June to hear submissions on River Terrace Developments Ltd's application for a private plan...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 15:45
By Staff Reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Landscape approach to climate policy

A report released by the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, explores an alternative approach to...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 15:43
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Review: RNZB Stand to Reason

Being somewhat of a balletomane, it took me half a nanosecond to book tickets for the whole family to see the Royal New Zealand...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 15:40
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Central Otago’s top apprentice is a local

A Wanaka apprentice was named Central Otago's top building apprentice at the NZCB Apprentice Challenge on April 6. Zac...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 15:36
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Albert Town Bridge delays set to continue

The lights are being tested and the traffic delays are lengthening, but the New Zealand Transport Agency does not yet have...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 15:30
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

EV spaces: park at your peril

There are two electric vehicle (EV) charge carparks on Ardmore Street. During busy hours, other cars have frequently parked...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 09:43
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka maternity petition to be heard in Parliament

Concerns about the lack of maternity services for one of the most rural areas of New Zealand was put before Parliament's...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 09:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

QAC applies for Requiring Authority status

In another blow for the Wanaka Stakeholders Group (WSG) which is opposing the expansion of Wanaka Airport, Queenstown Airport...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 08:50
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Aubrey Road loses street parking

Residents along a stretch of Aubrey Road are currently embroiled in parking battle with council over the sudden disappearance...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 08:43
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Government bails out Northlake’s KiwiBuild

During question time in Parliament last week, Minister for Housing Phil Twyford confirmed under question by National's...

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Posted on 11 Apr 2019 05:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Crown Range to close for blasting and clearing work

  -UPDATE-  The second day of planned closures to Crown Range Road (Wednesday, April 10) will be moved...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2019 10:11
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Annual events funding now available

    Event organisers can now apply for Queenstown Lakes District Council's (QLDC) annual sponsorship....

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Posted on 5 Apr 2019 15:56
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Future of Millennium Walkway in WCB’s hands

  The fate of Wanaka's historic Millennium Walkway will be decided upon later today (Thursday) at the Wanaka...

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Posted on 4 Apr 2019 19:39
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Pre-season wins for MAC 1st XV

  The Mount Aspiring College 1st XV will head in to competition season with the confidence of two pre-season wins...

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Posted on 4 Apr 2019 05:46
By Sports reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Airport consultation a non-starter

Early last week the Wanaka Stakeholders Group for Wanaka Airport Action sent an open letter to Queenstown Lakes District...

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Posted on 4 Apr 2019 05:43
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Parking restrictions coming

On Tuesday, April 2, the QLDC Traffic and Parking Subcommittee passed some new parking restrictions in various locations...

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Posted on 4 Apr 2019 05:41
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Local bars join forces to tackle racism

  There's an ugly side to Wanaka. It's a deeply felt antipathy to ‘other', sometimes quietly...

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Posted on 4 Apr 2019 05:36
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka AFC vs Queenstown AFC

  In a highly anticipated, hotly contested local derby Wanaka AFC lost to Queenstown AFC 4-1, in a match where...

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Posted on 4 Apr 2019 05:32
By Wanaka AFC sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

Last chance for Festival tickets

  It's the best little arts festival in New Zealand and if you haven't got your tickets, you need to...

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Posted on 4 Apr 2019 05:28
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wise words from the Governor-General

  The Rt Hon Dame Patsy Reddy was in Wanaka last weekend and took the opportunity to impart wisdom to students...

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Posted on 4 Apr 2019 05:25
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Knowledge is power

More than 100 people attended a talk by AF8 scientists Dr Caroline Orchiston and Professor Mark Stirling in Wanaka last...

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Posted on 4 Apr 2019 05:00
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz