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QLDC drafting bill for visitor levy

Following the results of a non-binding referendum held in June this year, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) plans...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Plant a tree! 

A community planting session has been scheduled at Wren Street Reserve in Riverside Park in Albert Town on September 21 from...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Meet the Otago Regional Council Candidates

Graeme Bell For the past  six years, I've had the privilege of being your representative on the Otago Regional...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Meet the QLDC Wānaka ward candidates

Barry Bruce I have lived in Wānaka over 20 years and have witnessed the area's population grow rapidly from a small,...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Meet the Wānaka Community Board candidates

Jude Battson As a current Wānaka Community Board (WCB) member, it is crystal clear that the WCB is not being included...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Queenstown Lakes District Council mayoral candidates

Al Angus Hi, I'm Al Angus. I'm 62, married, raised a family, divorced (my fault ), have been in the Wakatipu for...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

EDITORIAL: The Wānaka Community Board: what do they actually

Collating answers from potential candidates for this edition has been an interesting exercise. I first emailed all the...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Latest updates surrounding Queenstown Airport 

Following concerns raised in public forums which took place during multiple Queenstown Lake District Council (QLDC) meetings,...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Local bridge players dominate tournament

Bridge club players from Wānaka and Cromwell clubs came out on top in the Wānaka intermediate pairs bridge tournament last...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Sports Reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Enter the Ignite Wānaka business awards

Ignite Wānaka business awards is coming back to Upper Clutha and entries are now open.  This year's event offers...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cardrona a step closer to buying Treble Cone

Cardrona Alpine Resort is seeking approval to buy the stunning, but struggling, Treble Cone (TC) Ski Area. Earlier this month,...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Pay rise for council chief

Councillors have approved a reviewed remuneration package for Queenstown Lakes District Council's (QLDC) Chief Executive,...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

The inland drylands — going, going, almost gone

Dryland ecosystems were synonymous with the South Island intermontane basins until recently, an expression of the harsh exposed...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Anne Stevens Author

Go with Tourism set to launch in Queenstown

‘Go with Tourism', an online platform which matches tourism employers to potential employees, is set to make...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

PROFILE: Nuts about golf — Benn Ashford 

Wānaka man Benn Ashford is the first to admit he's nuts about golf.  Amongst his regular ‘day jobs'...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

The art of saying no

No. What a loaded word. I find it can be the hardest one to say. It sits with the other tough words and their niggly, itchy...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emily Herbert, The Body Garage  Author

Big band in Wānaka

The Queenstown Jazz Orchestra are thrilled to announce that they will be travelling ‘over the hill' to perform...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Success for social netball team

The Wānaka Lakes Health Centre social netball team are please to announce that they won the adults social B grade this season....

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wild west night saddles up school funding

Taking a page from a western novel, Wānaka delivered a memorable night out earlier this month, raising $8000 for Holy Family...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Submissions open for Proposed District Plan 

The District Plan is a set of objectives and rules that guide and enable land use and development in our district over the...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cromwell’s repair café coming here soon

Cromwell Rugby Club Rooms is hosting a repair café style event on September 22 from 10am to 4pm to help people fix...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Special Olympics on now at Cardrona

Yesterday, September 18, Special Olympics New Zealand kicked off the 2019 national winter games at Cardrona Resort. The games...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Share your spring crafts

Wānaka Garden Club is running a competitive event regarding spring flower arrangements and photography at Wānaka Presbyterian...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Market in your calendars 

A local artist and chef has announced plans to set up a Sunday market in Hāwea and is looking for support from hopeful exhibitors. Roy...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

The evolution of Wānaka Ski and Snowsports Club

As Treble Cone (TC) was getting started as a commercial ski area, a group of Wānaka locals were mooting the town's first...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

World-class sports speakers in town

Upper Clutha Sports Community's (UCSC) has announced its line-up for their speaker series on September 24. ‘Mind...

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Posted on 19 Sep 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Volunteers needed to plant trees

A new section of a local cycle track is opening near Albert town and community members are being called upon to plant native...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 22:50
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

One flight every 10 minutes ‘fundamentally flawed’ says QAC

The Wānaka Stakeholders Group (WSG) released a report on Monday with their estimates of flight traffic based on an investment...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Proposals sought to assess the impact of possible airport de

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is looking for independent consultants to undertake Economic and Social Impact...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Local girl hops to third in Australia cross-country race

A Wānaka girl has placed third in one of Australasia's biggest long-distance, cross-country ski races. Twelve-year-old...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Braden Currie booked for 2020 World Ironman Championship

Wānaka's Braden Currie announced he will take on the 2020 World Ironman 70.3 Championship in Taupō; his placement...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Editorial / He Pitopito Kōrero nā te Etitā

Mōrena! It's Māori Language Week and I am really happy to finally move our spelling into the 21st Century by ensuring...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

No signs a sign of the times

Whilst there are clusters of election signs posted all around Wanaka, two candidates are deliberately going signless this...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Bake someone happy

Do you have an hour to spare this weekend? Food for Love is calling for volunteers to whip up family-sized meals for its...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka Primary School to ‘light up’ Friday night

Wānaka Primary School students will once again showcase their artistic creativity at their school gala, ‘Friday...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lake Hāwea celebrated on postage stamp

A visit to a NZ Post will afford you the opportunity to share an iconic image of Lake Hāwea on your letters. The new $4...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Affordable housing becomes more attainable

A reform to the KiwiBuild scheme could translate to positive news for the Wānaka community after the Government revamped...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Spring holiday programme a thrill adventure

As the days begin to lengthen and the cold starts to fade away, we here at Kahu youth are excitedly peeling off our jackets...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Rayner Swartz Kahu Youth

It’s the perfect time to do a bit of spring cleaning, isn’t

Keep New Zealand Beautiful is once again calling for Kiwis to ‘Do The Right Thing' and partake in G.J. Gardner...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Concerns over measles making its way to Wānaka

Local schools have sent out warnings to parents that measles may be on its way to the Wānaka district as 19 confirmed...

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Posted on 12 Sep 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz