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Nationwide reflection for those killed in terror attack

A nationwide reflection for those killed in the Christchurch terror attack will be held today (Friday, March,...

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Posted on 22 Mar 2019 10:16
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lakefront closure divides opinion

  The recent trial closure of the lakefront has divided locals into those who love it and those who hate it, almost...

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Posted on 21 Mar 2019 05:39
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Hawea wastewater grossly inadequate

  The Hawea Community Association (HCA) has grave concerns about the failure of its water supply and wastewater...

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Posted on 21 Mar 2019 05:36
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Gender-balanced team makes race history

  With a balanced team, anything is possible. Team Perpetual Guardian set that benchmark last week by being the...

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Posted on 21 Mar 2019 05:31
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

No such thing as casual racism

The recent trial closure of the lakefront has divided local opinion with many views expressed online in a variety of group...

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Posted on 21 Mar 2019 05:27
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Likely fault line under Wanaka

A review of active fault lines and folds undertaken by GNS Science for Otago Regional Council has revealed a “likely”...

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Posted on 21 Mar 2019 05:15
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

OPINION | Who cares in Wanaka?

  Relationship stresses, mental health issues and housing affordability are all top of the Alpine Community Development...

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Posted on 21 Mar 2019 05:13
By Margaret Batty Community Networks

Students strike for a better world

  Last Friday, students across the globe walked out of school to protest the little action being done by high ranking...

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Posted on 21 Mar 2019 05:09
By Ollie Blyth, junior reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Dual-airport approach draws fire

Last week the Queenstown Lakes District Council began its review of the draft Statement of Intent (SOI) from Queenstown...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 10:24
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Letter to the editor: Journey to zero waste plan perplexing

Journey to zero waste plan perplexing One definition of Scuttlebutt I have found suggests it is “information or...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 07:14
By LETTER TO THE EDITOR editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Feedback on speed reductions and bylaw open

There are those in the community who think the council's proposed speed limit reductions are “daft” or...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 05:58
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Visitor levy on the horizon

When Mayor Jim Boult announced a non-binding referendum to propose a visitor levy for all visitors to the region, there...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 05:43
By Emma Conyngham newdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Sign language taster sessions

  Locals will have the opportunity to gain insight into New Zealand's least known official language this...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 05:40
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

OPINION|What’s important to you about water?

  During the coming weeks, Upper Clutha Lakes Trust's Wanaka Water Project is conducting a Water Survey to...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 05:40
By Julie Perry Secretary, Upper Clutha Lakes Trust

Town centre closed for trial period

  In response to the overwhelming feedback in 2018 that locals wanted cars out of the lakefront area, and for Ardmore...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 05:35
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Boosting the voice of local youth

A group of Mount Aspiring College (MAC) music and drama students are asking for your support in helping them find their...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 05:32
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

New school open home

The new primary school in Thee Parks is opening its metaphorical doors this afternoon (Thursday, March 14) to welcome all...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 05:30
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka AFC start season strongly

  This year the three Wanaka men's teams officially joined the Wanaka Associated Football Club. The merger...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 05:23
By Wanaka Football World sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC futsal teams claim championship titles

On Friday, March 8, Mount Aspiring College teams took out three titles at the 2019 Otago Secondary School Futsal Championships. MAC...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 05:20
By Wanaka Football World sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

A&P Show a smashing (and soggy) success

  It may have rained on Wanaka's parade, but not even Mother Nature could hold back the crowds of nearly...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 05:17
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

AF8 roadshow coming to Wanaka

If you find yourself unsure of how to best prepare for the next Alpine Fault event, rest assured that information is coming...

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Posted on 14 Mar 2019 05:12
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

HARD CASE | Big law changes on way for employers

  A warm welcome to March's Hard Case. By way of introduction, I'm John Mezger, a business specialist...

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Posted on 11 Mar 2019 11:43
By John Mezger HARD CASE | Aspiring Law

Draft Annual Plan before council

Queenstown Lakes District Council will be asked today to adopt the draft 2019-2020 Annual Plan. QLDC chief executive...

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Posted on 7 Mar 2019 05:54
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Locals urged to submit on Tomorrow’s Schools

Tomorrow's Schools was the name given to the restructure of our schooling system in 1989. The Minister of Education...

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Posted on 7 Mar 2019 05:50
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

QAC’s Statement of Intent released

Queenstown Airport Corporation has released its draft Statement of Intent (SOI), and the potential expansion of Wanaka...

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Posted on 7 Mar 2019 05:47
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

The need for (less) speed

  A complete review of the speed limits under Queenstown Lakes District Council control is being proposed at today's...

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Posted on 7 Mar 2019 05:46
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Secure Home programme to roll out in Wanaka

Queenstown's brand new affordable housing programme is modelling what will eventually be in store for Wanaka. The...

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Posted on 7 Mar 2019 05:39
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

A&P Society chair predicts another great show

  The tens of thousands of guests flocking to Wanaka are not the only ones looking forward to this week's...

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Posted on 7 Mar 2019 05:34
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

The point has a name: Te Para Koaru

  Late last year, the Wanaka Sun published a story about the Point With No Name that is part of the headland between...

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Posted on 7 Mar 2019 05:14
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Northlake hotel is notified and residents are mobilising

  The 113-bed hotel that Northlake Investments Ltd is proposing has become a notified consent by council and concerned...

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Posted on 7 Mar 2019 05:10
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Hawea Cavalcade hailed as solid gold

  More than 600 cavalcaders and their horses are resting their legs this week after traversing the Otago countryside...

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Posted on 7 Mar 2019 05:06
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Youth given Permission to Speak

  One unique theatre show featured in the Festival of Colour programme this year is Permission to Speak, presented...

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Posted on 1 Mar 2019 09:20
By Ollie Blyth Student reporter

Grebe Diary 18 | February 24, 2019

The diary season is as long as the grebe breeding season, and I am not sure if that is useful information, but it is another...

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Posted on 28 Feb 2019 07:59
By John Darby GREBE DIARY

Cromwell to showcase vintage MG cars

More than 120 people are polishing their vintage MG (initials of Morris Garages) cars in preparation for the 22nd Pre ‘56...

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Posted on 28 Feb 2019 05:51
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Kahu Youth propose Lismore Park club rooms

The Wanaka Central Reserves Management Plan 2019 (RMP) was adopted by the Wanaka Community Board last week and it held...

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Posted on 28 Feb 2019 05:45
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

OPINION: Not running at a loss

  If you run a household or a business you know that resources are not limitless and you're probably not...

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Posted on 28 Feb 2019 05:39
By Evan Alty OPINION: Forest & Bird

Car-free trial meets objection

  Last week's news that Queenstown Lakes District Council will be trialling a pedestrian area in Wanaka CBD...

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Posted on 28 Feb 2019 05:33
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

WOW announce carbon offset initiative

Warbirds Over Wanaka (WOW) International Airshow will give its Easter 2020 visitors a chance to help offset carbon emissions...

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Posted on 28 Feb 2019 05:26
By Allison McLean editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Capital Gains Tax: pain or gain for Wanaka?

There's been a lot of hand-wringing over the last week with Labour's announcement of a Capital Gains Tax that...

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Posted on 28 Feb 2019 05:17
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Concerns voiced over no jumping sign

  The “no jumping” signs recently installed on the Albert Town Bridge have instilled reactions of frustrations...

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Posted on 28 Feb 2019 05:06
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz