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Adaptive snow sports ensures the snow is for all

Snow Sports NZ has set up agreements with every commercial ski area in New Zealand, along with many overseas, to aid disabled...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Contest goes down to the wire

The Wanaka bowls team, after seeming set for an easy victory, had a narrow escape to beat neighbourly rivals Hawea by the...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cost of dying goes up

Fee charges for cemeteries will go up from August 1 this year, the Queenstown Lakes District Council has announced. The charges...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Alexandra hospital temporarily closes

Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital was forced to close for 36 hours on July 6 and on July 9 as a result of insufficient staffing...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Money, money, money… in a rich man’s world

Money worries are high on the list of concerns that people contact Community Networks Wanaka about, as living in our beautiful...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Margaret Batty for Community Networks Wanaka journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

New scanner makes life a little safer

Diagnostic services at Lakes District Hospital in Queenstown will be enhanced with a state-of-the-art CT scanner, now installed...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Senior women rally against the odds

With no coach, no supporters, no subs and no goalie (the latter playing for the U18 Southern team in Auckland), the Upper...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Sports Reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Dynamic music duo in Queenstown

Two Kiwi musicians will be in Queenstown this weekend performing a number of original songs with New Zealand band Katchafire...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cromwell is lighting up winter

This Saturday, the Cromwell Mall will spring alive to light up the winter gloom with dazzling lights, entertainment and...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Work starts on temporary hall

Preparatory work has begun ahead of the delivery and installation of the temporary replacement of Luggate Memorial Hall....

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Festival ends on high spectral note, rubbish-free

The 17th annual Mountain Film and Book Festival came to a close following a successful 10 days. The world-class quality...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka midwife delivers concerns about local maternity care

“I have lived in Wanaka for 15 years and worked as a full time LMC for much of that time. I've had the privilege...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Justine Quirke journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Northlake Hotel appeal filed

Wanaka Community Supporting our Northlake Neighbours Inc filed their appeal against Northlake Investments Ltd and Queenstown...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

McLean keeps focus on Tokyo

England-born Hamish McLean's parents moved to Auckland when he was three. A year later he learned to swim. Next year...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

OPINION Plastic Free July — uncomfortable changes

We are now in the middle of Plastic Free July and some things are going great and others are coming at a cost — and...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Seeking old hunting hands

Veteran local filmmaker Paul Roy is looking for people from the old ground-culling days to feature in a podcast series...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Seeking old hunting hands

Veteran local filmmaker Paul Roy is looking for people from the old ground-culling days to feature in a podcast series about...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Northlake residents hit by power outages

Northlake residents have been struck by a number of power outages over the last few weeks and have often experienced outages...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Champions take a while to regain winning ways

It looked liked Otago were going to head for the sheds with a 13-0 deficit after a string of handling errors just before...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus  newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wastebusters gets real with recycling

In response to the turmoil surrounding global plastic recycling, community recycler Wastebusters has opted to recycle loads...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

QLDC acknowledges triumphs and trials to waste services launch

Like any massive launch to a new service offering, you win some and you lose some. On Monday, Queenstown Lakes District...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

All work and Snogain 

Snow Farm NZ will welcome up to 100 teams this Saturday morning as each navigate across snowy open country by way of a...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wedding winners tie the knot

Wanaka-based Tregold weddings are pleased to announce that the winners of a $17,000 wedding package at the 2018 Wanaka...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Dougherty makes rep team

Maggie Dougherty of Upper Clutha Hockey has been selected for the Central Otago Under 15 Girls' hockey team. She, along...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus  newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Tight home game for the Premiers

Wanaka hosted title favourites Roslyn Wakari at Wanaka Recreation Centre last Saturday. Danillo Santana and John Skilton...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Sports Reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Waste Free Fair sets attendance record

Wanaka saw a record-breaking 650 people attend the Waste Free Fair (WFF) at Lake Wanaka Centre last Sunday as locals brought...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Water quality buoy planned for Lake Wanaka

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) recently installed a solar powered water quality monitoring buoy in Lake Hayes earlier...

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Posted on 18 Jul 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Kiwi singer to share her music with Wanaka

Kendall Elise has just brought out her first album, Red Earth, and will be sharing a free performance at Gin and Raspberry...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Otago Community Trust appoints new trustee

A South Otago woman now join the board of Otago Community Trustees. The Associate Minister of Finance recently appointed...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Fox landfill spill a ‘disaster’

It has been eight weeks since a massive flood ripped through the Fox legacy landfill, spilling thousands of tonnes...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Trade waste scheme for businesses announced

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has announced that they will be requiring all businesses to register under their...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

L’affare makes coffee consumption sustainable at home

With Plastic Free July highlighting sustainable alternatives to takeaway coffee consumption habits, New Zealand's L'affare...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

QLDC conducts its first ratepayer survey

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) is starting its first commercial ratepayer survey to be conducted over the course...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Community house welcomes locals to come see

The large building on McDougall Street next to the Anglican church is quite noticeable by now — the curved architecture...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

WCB member Ed Taylor will seek re-election

Wanaka Community Board (WCB) member Ed Taylor will seek re-election in this October's local government elections. Taylor...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Mega mast: South Island forests threatened

Central Otago Lakes Forest and Bird is hosting a talk on July 17 to discuss Department of Conservation's (DOC) confirmation...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Iconic lakes given a helping hand

It is with great joy that lake lovers in the community have caught wind of the fact that significant funding is to be given...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Local entrepreneurs get a helping hand

Startup Queenstown Lakes recently announced the return of a Wanaka-based business advisor role following a six-month period...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Te Kura O Take Kārara announces foundation teaching staff

Nine teachers are the first to join the roster of Wanaka's new primary school, Te Kura O Take Kārara, which will...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

The sky is the limit

The Air Training Corps is the aviation arm of the New Zealand Cadet Force (NZDF), and is aligned with the Royal New Zealand...

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Posted on 11 Jul 2019 06:00
By Brian Thomas