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Directors be warned

It was quite the surreal situation ... the former Prime Minister in the dock – not as a star witness, but as a defendant....

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Posted on 24 May 2019 11:35
By Janice Hughes Director of Aspiring Law

Plastic Free Wanaka relaunches under new name and purpose

As people around the globe consider their plastic use today during World Turtle Day (May 23), a Wanaka environmental group...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 10:19
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Central Otago District Council appoints new manager

A chartered accountant with professional experience in the private sector and local government is now Central Otago District...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Are you and your kids cool, calm and collected?

a) Always (skip this article); b) If the stars align; c) I wish! (read on).   Most children experience some form...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Margaret Batty Community Networks Wanaka

REVIEW: Duo Col Legno

Duo Col Legno was an amazing concert last week in the Lake Wanaka Centre. Not only was it a musical spectacle but also...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Trevor Williams

Crimeline

The fraud complaints from online sites and social media sites are still rolling in. Please be careful when purchasing online...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Senior Constable Bruce McLean NZ Police

Looking for thespians: cultural masterplan consultation

What does Wanaka need? A proper theatre with a sprung stage for professional dancers? More touring performances from world-class...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Soulful film about Central Otago gets world premiere

The documentary film Central to the Soul, which deals with the communities of Central Otago and the Queenstown Lakes districts...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Hawea tackles the big topics

A public meeting was held by the Hawea Community Association (HCA) at the Lake Hawea Community Centre on May 11 with around...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Water main bursts in Hawea

The water supply to Lake Hawea residents is business as usual after a section of pipe failed on the reservoir side of the...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lake users persist in not wearing lifejackets

Following an incident last week in which a kite surfer was thought to be in trouble, causing a costly chain of events that...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC science student off to London

Mount Aspiring College student, Jaime Toepfer, is one of five Kiwis to win a coveted Royal Society Te Apārangi scholarship...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC seniors sparkle in the Garden of the Gods

For many, it's been months in the planning with endless gleeful stress over frocks, locks and lippie. The school...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Public submissions on Mt Iron Junction Development now open

Public submissions are now open on a proposed new development that aims to alleviate the long-term and seasonal worker...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Northlake hotel waiting on tenterhooks

At last week's hearing for the Northlake hotel resource consent application, the meeting was adjourned until Friday...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Freshwater consultation on Cardrona River

You can have your say on freshwater management during two community meetings at Lake Wanaka Centre this Tuesday. Otago...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Entertaining musical an R16 risque romp

Wayne Enoka, who is performing in the edgy stage show Avenue Q in Queenstown, considers himself a local.   He may...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Native koaro found in Bullock Creek

A recent fish survey of Bullock Creek could suggest a good water quality in the spring creek. Members from the Otago Fish...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Pink Ribbon Breakfasts prove Wanaka’s good heart

Wanaka's women are a good bunch and this year's efforts at multiple Pink Ribbon Breakfasts proved it. Each...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cat Rescue Wanaka hosts adoption day

The Upper Clutha Cat Rescue will be hosting an adoption day this Saturday, to the delight of local cat lovers. The event...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blythe journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Kindness all around on Pink Shirt Day

Last Friday, all the local schools participated in Pink Shirt Day—a day devoted to getting rid of bullying in schools,...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blythe journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Petition available to lobby for better cancer care

A Winton man battling terminal cancer has a last wish for Wanaka: to help him appeal to Parliament prioritise better cancer...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wins for Wanaka Across The Board

Prems Defeat Green Island Wanaka were on the road this weekend and took on Green Island away in Dunedin. It was expected...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Andrew Miller Author

NZ Military tackles South Island wilding conifer problems

The extent of wilding conifer infestation is top of mind for the New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF). The military is partnering...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka’s athletes take a slew of prizes

Wanaka won big at the 2018 ASB Otago Sports Awards last Friday night with three Wanaka Olympians the winners on the night,...

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Posted on 23 May 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Teachers’ strike scheduled for May 29

Wendy Bamford, principal of Wanaka Primary announced, “It is with frustration and disappointment that I inform you...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Horse whisperer, Tui Teka, graces Wanaka

The newly established equestrian centre on the outskirts of town, Grace Farms, is currently hosting Tui Teka Better Horsemanship...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

OPINION: Relocate Queenstown Airport

Monique Kelly of ONE New Zealand presented a stark and fair challenge with her article “The true cost of aviation”...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By John Hilhorst Flight Plan 2050

Wanaka Recreation Centre captures international attention

Wanaka Recreation Centre (WRC) is gaining international recognition after opening its doors just under three years ago....

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

New waste collection service preparations underway

With Upper Clutha residents scheduled to receive their new rubbish and recycling wheelie bins starting this week, the Wanaka...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Warbirds gets their hands dirty

Warbirds Over Wanaka has followed up its $20,000 donation to the Wanaka Water Project by helping plant almost 200 trees...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

“The best YAMI Summit yet”

A draw of 150 people from all corners of New Zealand are singing praises to the 2019 YAMI SouNZ Summit, which wrapped last...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Ballantyne Road gets multi-million dollar upgrade

A section of Wanaka's Ballantyne Road will receive a $6.4 million improvement, including road sealing and a one-metre...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka’s royal full house

Archie Davison (9), Archie Popperwell (5), Archie Beaton (5, not pictured), Harrison Lovelock (8) and Harrison Black (6);...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Old Hawea land plump for the picking

In a rare moment of real estate gold, 8.5ha of old Hawea town land has just hit the market. The largely rectangular block...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Local Olympian carves out time for education

Wanaka-based Olympic freestyle skier Beau-James Wells is perfecting the sport of having a contingency plan. With many focused...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Container scheduled to go

Following last week's article ‘Container mystery not solved yet' Queenstown Lakes District Council has...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka AFC finds its feet

In a week where the football world was celebrating comebacks in cup competitions, Wanaka AFC mounted a comeback of their...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Mike Finlay Football contributor

Local cherry project takes a slice from freshwater resources

A multi-million dollar venture is in the works to further develop Central Otago's cherry industry and, as a result,...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lumino Day creates big smiles

More than 450 people are smiling brighter after receiving free dental care throughout the county last Saturday. During...

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Posted on 16 May 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz