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Strong finish for Campbell Wright

Wānaka's rising biathlon star, 18-year-old Campbell Wright, finished his season strong with a 19th place finish at...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Survey shows youth drinking in excess

More than 40 per cent of Wānaka's 13 to 16-year-olds are regular alcohol drinkers, according to a survey carried out...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Consultation open on ORC’s Long-term Plan

The Otago Regional Council's (ORC) Draft Long-term Plan for 2021-31 (LTP) is now open for submissions until 9 May....

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Climbers not climbing beyond their ability

The death of two promising mountaineers, one of whom was from Wānaka, was the subject of a three-day inquest in January...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Finishing on a high note

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

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Light Up Winter

The Cromwell & Districts Promotion Group (CDPG) is offering local and regional artists the chance to Light Up Winter this...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Poppy & Star flight passes through Wānaka

The Poppy & Star Flight is a nationwide project with 34 volunteer pilots each flying a sector on a 4-week itinerary in the...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Extreme authors, speaking at Film Festival

The New Zealand Mountain Film and Book Festival is pleased to announce a diverse range of adventure authors to speak at this...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cromwell builder wins NZCB Apprentice Challe

Apprentice Briearnah Cook has claimed the title of the Central Otago New Zealand Certified Builders (NZCB) Apprentice Challenge...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Saving a tonne of apples

900kg of excess apples were turned into 220 jars of chutney and 250 litres of juice at the seventh annual Wānaka Autumn...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

What’s on for Anzac Day 2021?

The build-up to Anzac Day kicks off tomorrow with the Poppy Day street collection.  The theme for this year's...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanakup: more than a cup

The Wanakup stall has been serving up free coffee at almost every festival and event this summer - from the A&P Show, to...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Te Taki o te Ua / The Sound of Rain unveiled

If you visit the Festival of Colour HQ in the next few days to pick up your programme or tickets, be sure to spare a few...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

A dreamy Sunday with French for Rabbits

Start your Sunday off right with some dreamy tunes at the Festival of Colour's Pacific Crystal Palace, courtesy of...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Street Theatre Saturday

Music, theatre, dance will take over the streets of Wānaka on Saturday for the Festival of Colour arts festival's...

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Posted on 15 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wheels at Wānaka- spectacular success!

The instigator of Wheels at Wānaka Allan Dippie was thrilled to bits at how the event panned out over the Easter weekend. 24,000...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

New Worlds flaunt Easter rules

The Easter opening debate on who can and who can't open and when has reared its ugly head again, as Wānaka's two...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Queenstown Lakes targeted for government funds

The Minister of Tourism Stuart Nash is to reopen a government fund that supports councils to build infrastructure for visitors,...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Commerce Commission makes decision on Aurora

Last Wednesday the Commerce Commission of New Zealand (CCNZ) published its decision on Aurora Energy's customised price-quality...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

No lasting love for this year’s Bachelors and Bachelorettes

A Wānaka local again took the final rose in this year's season of ‘The Bachelor', following Richie Boyen's...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Body found on Mt Aspiring named

The remains of the body found on Mt Aspiring two weeks ago are believed to be those of Australian Terry Jordan (30). The...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Central Otago Sports Awards are back!

After a lapse year due to covid, the Central Otago Sports Awards are back on the calendar for 2021.  The Awards will...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

The Air Between Us

A dance between two people in mid-air will take place in the Dinosaur Park on Friday, April 16 and Saturday, April 17 at...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Memorial Pinot raises $6,000 for animal rescue charity

Otago animal rescue charity Pound Paws Rescue have received a $6,250 donation from Valli Vineyards, from proceeds of a very...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

More funding needed to support community aspirations for fre

Local charitable trust WAI Wānaka is successfully managing a Jobs for Nature programme delivering positive environmental...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 06:00
By WAI Wānaka Author

Government walks away from freshwater rules

The Government has caved to pressure from industry by backing away from rules that would protect Southland's rivers...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 06:00
By Forest & Bird Author

Those bloody nor’westers!

No one can not have experienced the gale-force nor' westers that happened over the weekend. I went out to the Wheels...

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Posted on 8 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Fourth time lucky for Braden Currie

Wānaka multisport legend Braden Currie beat out his closest competition, Kyle Smith, to win IRONMAN New Zealand in Taupō...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Environmental issue front of table for ORC LTP

An “urgent interest” in environmental issues has directed the Otago Regional Council (ORC) Draft Long Term Plan...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Council reps meet over 3-waters reform

About 65 Council representatives met in Wānaka on March 24  to confer on how the Government planned to bring water,...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

“Castle on the Hill” for judicial review

A judicial review into an 8.9 metre, Briar Bank Drive “castle on the hill” which breaches a maximum planning...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Freedom Camping Bylaw 2019 challenged

Queenstown Lakes District Council's (QLDC) Freedom Camping Bylaw 2019 is being challenged by the New Zealand Motor...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Fewer freedom camping infringements this summer

A reduction in freedom camping infringements over the past summer is positive news, according to Queenstown Lakes District...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Have your say on our parks

As if the 10-Year-Plan and the Spatial Plan wasn't enough, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is looking for...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

New chair for Ignite Wānaka

The Ignite Wānaka Chamber of Commerce board has appointed Andrew Howard as its new chair, replacing interim chair Bridget...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Go and experience your hometown

Get out and about and experience what Wānaka has to offer is the message from Lake Wānaka Tourism's latest initiative...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Pork Pie Charity Run passes through Cromwell

Fifty teams of intrepid Kiwis in their minis passed through Cromwell on Tuesday afternoon as part of an epic 2350km journey...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Skate Club fundraiser raises $1,500 for house fire families

A fundraiser organised by the Wānaka Skate Club to support their young members and families affected by the Totara Terrace...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Fishing guide reinvents himself

If anyone has been hit hard by the effects of Covid it's Wānaka hunting and fishing guides, who relied on overseas...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Celebrate the harvest bounty

The call is out for anyone with surplus fruit and veggies in their gardens to save waste and donate to the Wānaka Autumn...

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Posted on 1 Apr 2021 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz