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RESULTS: Jim Boult to serve second term as Mayor of QLDC

Based on an initial progress result, incumbent Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult has been elected for a second...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2019 14:11
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

A new collection box for Octobra

A new collection box has been installed by Cardrona Bra Fence to coincide with Breast Cancer Awareness Month, to raise...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Council addresses Bullock Creek stormwater

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) said it is continuing to investigate control issues associated with the Alpha Series...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Staff Reporter

You’ve cat to be kitten me right meow...

Cat Rescue Wanaka (CRW) has recently announced it has the following six cats up for adoption: Cloudy, Joss, Lou, Mateo,...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanaksun.co.nz

Jazz Quartet performing Bach

Next Friday, the Upper Clutha community will be treated with a performance from The Classical Jazz Quartet as part of their...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth

Fire blazes through 100 hectares near Lake Wānaka

Last Sunday evening Fire and Emergency NZ received a 111 call at 9:24pm to an alert of trees on fire around Diamond Lake. The...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Keep it reel and don’t trout the law

The new fishing season began last Tuesday and already three offenders have been caught by rangers fishing without a license.  Otago...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Gold, silver and bronze at NZ Champs

As if reaching extraordinary achievements isn't remarkable enough, doing it before turning 16 is even more remarkable....

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Francesa Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Little dancers hit the big time

Vinny Vickers (10) and Lucy Wellington (9) are nervously anticipating their upcoming debut with the Royal New Zealand Ballet...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Hāwea Youth Club help make the town look more idaffodyllic

Thanks to kind local donations Hāwea Youth Club has planted $500 worth of daffodils in Hāwea Flat. Dave and Sarah Millwater...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Sink and swim in the name of fun

Kahu Youth are excited to announce that they will once again be hosting their annual ‘Great Kahu Youth cardboard...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth

Unlocking brain secrets for Upper Clutha parents

It's not easy being a parent, a grandparent or whānau. Nothing really fully prepares you for the responsibilities,...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Mark Sinclair Trustee for Kahu Youth

Letter to the editor: 5G needs new safety standards

No safety studies have been done to date on 5G's new technology so there are many unknowns. The much higher frequency...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

A mental pause for menopause

When you asked for a smoking hot body, was menopause what you had in mind? The Lake Wānaka Centre is hosting an adults-only...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Can gene editing eradicate pests before 2050?

It is fairly complicated to make animal lovers and hunters get along. Perhaps, the unique point of the junction can be...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Funds to fight Northlake Hotel declined

In a blow for Wānaka Community Supporting Our Northlake Neighbours Incorporated, the Ministry for the Environment has...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Prize-giving ceremony for the 2019 Junior Freestyle Champion

The Snow Sports NZ Junior Freestyle Nationals wrapped up at Cardrona Alpine Resort on October 4 2019, with skiers and snowboarders...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

NZ Alpine youth champions announced

Last week, four young snow sports athletes were crowned as the 2019 Snowvision NZ Alpine Youth Champions at Cardrona Alpine...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth

Better building in Wānaka

ONE New Zealand is set to survey the public to find out more about the problems and impacts surrounding building work.  The...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

ORC recommends to decline consent to pollute

On Monday, the Otago Regional Council (ORC) recommended that Hearing Commissioners decline a consent application by the...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

New hospital confirmed for Queenstown Lakes

Central Lakes Trust (CLT), yesterday confirmed that their joint venture with Southern Cross Hospitals will invest in a...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Colour and chaos at the Rainbow Run

If you've been struggling to get off the couch and into exercise, then THIS is the universe giving you a chance to...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Youth cadets receive top honour

Two Wānaka youth cadets recently received one of the highest awards they can achieve in the St John Ambulance Youth Programme....

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Staff Reporter

Moving at pace to protect what we all value

The government is introducing new rules to prevent any further decline in freshwater quality and to ensure that water quality...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Julie Perry Upper Clutha Lakes Trust

A blooming lovely competition

Last month the Wānaka Presbyterian Church Hall hosted the annual Wānaka Garden Club Spring Flower Show and Photographic...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Team XXX claims victory

A Wānaka woman along with her two teammates snagged first place at Spring Challenge Cromwell lafter racing nearly non-stop...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Staff reporter

RNZAF announces first aircraft for WOW 2020

The Royal New Zealand Air Force has announced its first display for Warbirds Over Wānaka 2020 recently, and aircraft enthusiasts...

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Posted on 10 Oct 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth

Record numbers at Sport and Rec Festival

The Mitre 10 Wānaka Festival of Sport and Recreation 2019 hosted a record number of booth holders during its sixth annual...

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Posted on 9 Oct 2019 06:00
By Staff Reporter

PROFILE Anna van Riel — songbird

Lake Hāwea singer/songwriter Anna van Riel has been announced as a finalist in the Australian Songwriters Association...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

REVIEW: Badminton

Last Wednesday evening I had the joy of attending the weekly badminton session at Wānaka Recreation Centre (WRC)—and...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Free blood pressure checks

The community can get their blood pressure checked for free this Saturday at New World Wānaka. The complimentary opportunity...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanaksun.co.nz

Central hockey team off to nationals

The Central Otago representative under 13 Hatch Cup boys hockey team are travelling to Palmerston North next week to compete...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth

Locals embrace Chinese language week

Last week, locals across the Upper Clutha banded together to embrace Chinese Language Week. Derek Melnick from Skydive...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth

Census shows Wānaka growing faster than Queenstown

Wānaka knew it was growing but now the numbers are in from the 2018 census and the little town on the edge of the most...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

5G’s arrival in Central Otago divides opinion

Last week Alexandra was the first region in the country to have 5G switched on. The capabilities are only available to...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 06:00
By Bella Couwenberg

Makeover for Hāwea restaurant

Gone are the 90s rust-red walls and tired timber tables — Sailz Restaurant, now newly christened as Hāwea Store...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Dean outlines local birthing unit idea

Waitaki Member of Parliament Jacqui Dean said she is moving forward with plans for a Wānaka birthing unit idea because “Upper...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Fossil fuel conference meets the resistance

A small but close knit, vocal group travelled over from Wānaka to join Queenstown members of Extinction Rebellion; they...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Council chemicals on local berms

The use of Glyphosate as a herbicide made the 6pm news on Monday night for being used on Christchurch berms, despite it...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Show Me Shorts in Wānaka

The Show Me Shorts Film Festival in Wānaka takes place on October 20, and the Wānaka Sun has three tickets to give away.  Highlights...

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Posted on 3 Oct 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz