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Council pitches idea for more sports fields

Stage Three of the Queenstown Lakes District's (QLDC) Proposed District Plan (PDP) suggests the zoning of the old...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

A trapping bonanza in Makarora

Beech trees differ from most plants in producing abundant seeds only every three or four years in what's called a...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Red dust sweeps through Wānaka

Smoke and dust from the devastating bushfires along the New South Wales (NSW) and Queensland coastline turned New Zealand's...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Two Aspiring Guides clients die in climbing accident

Wānaka-based Aspiring Guides have confirmed that two of its clients have died following a climbing accident on a guided...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Maternity review a damning report

The Southern District Health Board (SDHB) released an independent report last Friday, of an external review of their performance...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Blood pressure checks reveal Wānaka’s health

The free blood pressure checks offered on Saturday 5 October at New World, showed that of 117 tests, 13 percent had high...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Public submissions for healthy freshwater

The government's Action for Healthy Waterways discussion document generated 17,500 submissions.  Responses were...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Julie Perry Upper Clutha Lakes Trust

Wānaka’s painful little secret

In response to a repeating theme in the Police crimeline every week, the Wānaka Sun was concerned at the regularity that...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Ambassadors ensure camping compliance

Last year's initiative on responsible camping ambassadors proved so successful, they will be back in force this summer...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Your vote means money in the right hands

Many of Wānaka's loved local organisations are direct recipients of the Central Lakes Trust —  an organisation...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Council to trial the closure of Wilkin Road

Following feedback on the proposed improvements to the cycle network on Anderson Road and Aubrey Road in Wānaka, Queenstown...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Defending the title

A local athlete, Dougal Allan, is training meticulously towards defending his title at February's gruelling 2020...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Comment: Why are so many rats being caught this year?

The incredible number of rats and stoats caught in our forests this year is a result of mast fruiting of beech trees, an...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Ross Sinclair Forest and Bird Central Otago Lakes Branch

Grebe Diary November 10, 2019

Yeeha! Hoiho won the bird of the year competition so thank you so much for all those that helped us get to the winning...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By John Darby

You cone do it!

A Wānaka ice cream manufacturer is competing in the 2019 NZ Ice Cream Awards and judging is underway this week at Auckland's...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanaksun.co.nz

The lineup of 2019 business awards finalists

Finalists for the 2019 Ignite Wānaka Business Awards have now been announced, with judges impressed by the diversity of...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

MartinJenkins appointed as impact assessment consultant

The consulting firm that did the groundwork to the visitor levy, has just been awarded the contract to perform the economic...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Intrepid trekkers get to Wānaka

Running Te Araroa with Brook Van Rineen Brook Van Rineen began his quest on August 24 and aims to run the entire 3000m...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Camping management reaps rewards

Good management can be rewarding. Only five complaints were received by Land Information New Zealand (LINZ) about Lake...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Expected due date postponed for Maternity Hub.

When a woman becomes pregnant you can be reasonably sure that that baby will be due in nine months. When the Southern District...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Working conditions for midwives are worse than ever

Wānaka midwives are not impressed with the way the Southern District Health Board (SDHB) is managing the maternity services,...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Farewell to a much loved nurse

For someone like Helen Umbers, who has been taking care of others through the Plunket healthcare system over the past 20...

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Posted on 14 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

US musician Sneaky Bones will return to Wānaka this Thursday

Acclaimed US multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter, and adored folk artist, Sneaky Bones is returning to NZ for another...

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Posted on 12 Nov 2019 09:22
By Ollie Blyth

REVIEW: Lily and the Unicorn King

Wānaka author Kate Gordon has released her debut novel, an adventurous pony story with fantasy elements for children aged...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Annika Massey

Have the breast night of your life

For one-night only this November, Fashion for a Cure is coming to Rippon Hall in Wānaka—to help fund breast cancer...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Matariki celebrations

Firework displays are occasions that evoke a lot of emotion in people as they are not only beautiful and spectacular to...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Bob Moore Wānaka Camera Club

Workplace Christmas parties benefit employees

It's that time of year when organisations are planning how they will celebrate Christmas; decisions need to be made...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Queenstown Lakes District welcomes 93 new citizens

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) held a citizenship ceremony on Tuesday at the Lake Wānaka Centre, which is believed...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cellar Doors to showcase wine experiences

Next week Central Otago wineries will be showcasing their wine tourism experiences to accommodation providers and tourism...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Final local election seat decided by coin toss

With the final Wakatipu Ward seat decided by lot—a coin toss—this year's local election results are finally...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsedsk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Ready for an earthquake? How about a wildfire?

Emergency management officer Trevor Andrews has announced that the Wānaka community response plan is almost finalised,...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Light a fire. Pay the price

Fireworks have recently being let off in the region during a total fire ban during the Cromwell fires, and extreme fire...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Hāwea Honeys knock it out of the South Island

The Hāwea Honeys, a 13-girl squad of Jump Jam athletes took gold at the South Island championships last weekend — ...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lakefront boardwalk gets underway

A red digger was spotted down at the lakefront yesterday, following last week when Geosolve was spotted analysing the area...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Luggate carpark in desperate need of attention

The current state of the carpark at Luggate, across from the hotel, is dismal — either a dustbowl or a swamp according...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC seniors celebrate the year in style

It was that time of year again for the Mount Aspiring College seniors to celebrate a successful school year with their...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth

A clear majority diminished by voter stats

Jim Boult's victory in the recent local election was a clear majority. His total 6175 votes was clearly ahead of...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Open day for new water sports facility

The Wānaka Water Sports Facility (WWSF) is opening its doors to the public for a look around on November 17 from 10am...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

QAC pays all staff the living wage

Many Wānaka locals survive paycheck to paycheck with a cost of living that is absurdly high and, if compared, wages that...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanaksun.co.nz

Van Riel wins gold

Lake Hāwea singer/songwriter Anna van Riel took home first place for Best Children's Song at this year's Australian...

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Posted on 7 Nov 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz