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‘Snowmelt’ bonus for athletes.

  A Snowmelt event at Hawea Hotel has raised $38,750.   The event catered for Wanaka Snowsports Club athletes...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2021 14:06

Business to check carbon footprints

  Almost 40 businesses had registered for a Wao Climate Action Initiative programme by the start of this week.   The...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2021 14:02

School gets a bee plus

Rent-a-hive company Tiaki Bees, working with Honeysticks, a natural children's craft brand, have placed sponsored...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2021 14:00

The doc ...in his own words

Wānaka GP Mark Edmond (pictured) has penned a column for The Wānaka Sun this week as debate over coverage of his stand...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2021 13:58

One council to rule them?

  Wānaka hosted one of the larger Groundswell protests in the country last weekend to hear predictions that Otago...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2021 13:54

All that glisters is not gold…

Two fish caught in Albert Town lagoon by teenage bothers Hudson and Hawk Weathington in April last year have been in the...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2021 12:28

Visa call welcomed

  Business and tourism leaders have welcomed the Government decision to issue 165,000 resident visas. The announcement...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2021 12:26

Taking the challenge for Kate

  The battle of a Wānaka homeowner inspired three women to raise funds for ovarian cancer awareness and research. Amanda...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2021 12:22

Wānaka won’t ‘cope’

A community group has warned of a pending uproar over ambitious plans to turn Wānaka into a “movie town”. Silverlight...

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Posted on 12 Oct 2021 12:19

Board given a ‘wake up call’

  Councillors have voted to retain the Wanaka Community Board in its present form, with all three Wanaka Ward Queenstown...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2021 20:34

Where were your kids?

  Vandals have caused thousands of dollars of damage at a site on the Hikuwai residential development – prompting...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2021 20:14
By Roy Pilott Author

Albert reserve gets attention

    More than 20 volunteers planted 200 native plants at the Albert Town reserve last Saturday. Plants included...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2021 20:09

Q and A: QLDC Mayor Jim

    In the wake of moves to remove the Wānaka Community Board, and a petition to remove Wānaka from the...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2021 20:07

Plum job for Josh

  Wānaka electrician Josh Welsh-Parrant graduated at the Apprenticeship Training Trust's celebration ceremony...

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Posted on 23 Sep 2021 20:03

‘A seriously good result…”

    It was the perfect storm in Wanaka last week when a 1960's weatherboard home on Beacon Point Road...

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Posted on 18 Sep 2021 10:33
By Viv Milsom

Council backs WCB

    Councillors have voted to retain the Wanaka Community Board in its present form, with all three Wanaka...

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Posted on 18 Sep 2021 10:29
By Viv Milsom

When ‘hard and early’ is wrong

    Tuesday's apology by Auckland couple William Willis and Hannah Rawnsley for a flagrant breach of...

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Posted on 18 Sep 2021 10:25
By Roy Pilott Author

The man behind the petition

    A local bloke through and through, Dean Rankin was born and bred in Wanaka, and has spent most of his...

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Posted on 18 Sep 2021 10:19
By Viv Milsom newsdeask@thewanakasun.co.nz

Road closures planned

    National transport agency Waka Kotahi will carry out significant road repairs over the next week which...

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Posted on 18 Sep 2021 10:14
By Annon

Lifeline for Board

  Wanaka's Community Board is set to get a reprieve today when the Queenstown Lakes District Council meets. Following...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2021 17:19
By Viv Author

Second opening for restaurateurs

Wānaka's newest restaurant was given an early jab by Covid - but thanks to this week's announcement of a return...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2021 14:40
By Viv Milsom Author

Rates: more the merrier

  Ratepayers will be hit in the pocket a little less than expected – because there are more of them.   Queenstown...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2021 14:39

The Rainbow connection

  Wānaka Community Board member Chris Hadfield has joined the ranks of those who improvise during lockdown.   The...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2021 14:34

Billy’s no friend of the bunnies

Billy and the Bunny Catchers might sound like a 1970 pop group - they are very much in tune with 2021.   Rabbits...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2021 14:30
By Viv Milsom Author

UC-exit support grows

  Wānaka councillors say they understand the strong support for a petition calling for Upper Clutha to divorce Queenstown...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2021 14:24
By Viv Milsom Author

One in three vaccinated

Almost 30 per cent of people in the Southern Health Board district were fully vaccinated against Covid by Tuesday this...

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Posted on 2 Sep 2021 15:32

Council petition launched

  Father of three Dean Rankin has launched a petition to push for Upper Clutha to leave the Queenstown Lakes District...

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Posted on 2 Sep 2021 15:24

Celebrations plans were seven under

Wānaka's golf club has announced it is postponing its centennial celebrations – by seven years. In a message...

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Posted on 2 Sep 2021 15:13

‘Blokes’ support men’s health

  Fi ve students from Mount Aspiring College presented their YoungEnterprise initiative to consumers across the country...

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Posted on 2 Sep 2021 15:04
By Daisy Watford newsdeask@thewanakasun.co.nz

A farewell ode to Ode

The last supper is a matter of days away for Wānaka restaurant Ode.  Owner Lucas Parkinson's “roller...

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Posted on 2 Sep 2021 14:45

26th August 2021 - Wanaka Sun Edition 1041

  To view this week's Editon, please click here - stay safe evreyone and thanks for the support during this...

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Posted on 26 Aug 2021 17:01

Parents say: let our children stay

  Wānaka Primary School parents are pushing to keep 11 to 13 year olds at the school.   A newly formed “Parents...

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Posted on 26 Aug 2021 13:28
By Daisy Watford newsdeask@thewanakasun.co.nz

Covid vaccines: the update

Covid vaccination clinics operating at Aspiring Medical Centre and Wānaka Medical have moved as a result of the Level...

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Posted on 26 Aug 2021 13:18
By Viv Milsom and Daisy Watford Author

Wānaka loses ‘good mate’ Matt

The owner of Wānaka's Caltex Service Station, Matt Davison, died suddenly last week while working at his Caltex...

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Posted on 26 Aug 2021 12:54
By Viv Milsom Author

Hāwea’s big breakfast delayed

Lake Hāwea will have to wait a little longer for its turn in the spotlight-thanks to Covid-19. National television presenter...

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Posted on 26 Aug 2021 12:44
By Daisy Watford newsdeask@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cocks backs his old board

Former Queenstown deputy mayor Lyal Cocks has made an impassioned plea for the Wānaka Community Board to be retained....

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Posted on 26 Aug 2021 12:27

Mystery stones appear in Wānaka town centre

  Wānaka has a mystery to solve. Who is the well-meaning person leaving positive advice written on stone in the...

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Posted on 25 Aug 2021 15:43
By Editor editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

View the latest QLDC Scuttlebutt here

To view the latest QLDC Scuttlebutt, please click here.

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Posted on 25 Aug 2021 11:49

Lifeline announced for museum

Tauwhare Military Museum in Pukemoremore has been saved from closure thanks to an eleventh-hour lifeline thrown last week...

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Posted on 20 Aug 2021 13:08

Board gets thumbs up

Barry Bruce knew “deep down” the vote would go the way he wanted. Wānaka residents have told the Queenstown...

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Posted on 20 Aug 2021 12:56
By Lauren Prebble journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz