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Lake Hawea wins World Ploughing Championships

The 75th World Ploughing Championships is coming to Lake Hāwea in 2028, after local organisers spent the last few years...

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Posted on 13 Aug 2020 06:00
By Daisy Watford newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Oh no! Not Level 2 again!

On Tuesday night, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced there were four new cases of community transmission of coronavirus...

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Posted on 13 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Mayor welcomes ATR Flight Technology announcement

Air New Zealand has announced it is introducing Required Navigation Performance (RNP) technology into its ATR turboprop...

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Posted on 13 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

1000 COVID tests come back negative

Tuesday last week, over 1,000 people were tested at Queenstown's pop-up COVID testing centre following news that...

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Posted on 13 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

More electric vehicles on the way for QLDC fleet

Delivering on the Zero Carbon Communities principle of Vision Beyond 2050, Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will...

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Posted on 13 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Luggate Hall gains additional funding boost

The Luggate community is celebrating, once again, after securing further funding for the new community centre. The brand-new...

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Posted on 13 Aug 2020 06:00
By Daisy Watford newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Hawea in spotlight with submissions to District Plan

Lake Hawea's poor roads, inadequate sewerage systems and water supplies were brought under scrutiny at the panel hearing...

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Posted on 13 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Sobering stats for renters in Queenstown Lakes

Residential renters in Queenstown and Wānaka are still experiencing significant housing stress in the rental market despite...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC student paints Wānaka Preschool mural

Year 13 Mount Aspiring College (MAC) student Ruby Burke has painted a mural at the entrance to Wānaka Preschool as part...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC appoints Ian Hall as chairman of the board

Mount Aspiring College yesterday today announced the appointment of Ian Hall as chairman of its Board of Trustees. Hall,...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Enrol now to make voting easy

Time is running out to make voting easy in the 2020 General Election and referendums. About 500,000 eligible New Zealanders...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Stage Two – have your say

 Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has released two concept plans for Stage Two of the Wānaka Lakefront Development...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Winds of change for MAC

Mount Aspiring College (MAC) is set to have a new charter and annual plan by March 2021, according to an outcomes plan...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Meet Josh, our new media sales consultant

The Wānaka Sun welcomed Josh Baines to the team last month as our media sales consultant, here to help local businesses...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

The problem with house fires

This week we are running a story on being prepared for a house fire should this happen to you this winter. The story is called...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Hawea local stands for the ACT Party

With the general election fast approaching, the Wanaka Sun intends to profile, once a week, the five candidates for the Waitaki...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Tourism Central Otago gets $700k government funding

Tourism Central Otago has secured $700,000 from the Government's Strategic Tourism Assets Protection Programme for...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Temporary COVID-19 testing centre opens in Frankton

The Ministry of Health has established a temporary ‘pop-up' COVID-19 testing centre in Frankton. This follows...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka climbers step up for awards

Wānaka mountaineers Lydia Bradey and Gary Dickson received their New Years Honors awards at a ceremony at the Millbrook...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Public consultation proceeds on Three Waters Bylaw

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) gave the green light to proceed with public consultation on a proposed Integrated...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Pink ribbon lunch raises almost $3,500

A pink ribbon luncheon held by locals Anna Laming and Jane Sharman raised $3,450 for the Breast Cancer Foundation NZ last...

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Posted on 6 Aug 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Retirement village celebrates community centre opening

Aspiring Lifestyle Retirement Village on Golf Course Rod celebrated the opening of its newly refurbished and extended community...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Daisy Watford Author

Red Cross fear thousands are unaware of support

New Zealand Red Cross and the Department of Internal Affairs have begun delivering a joint Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Burn-off smoke engulfs Hāwea

Twenty seven complaints were made to the Otago Regional Council's (ORC) pollution response team in the last...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Primary birthing unit - it’s time to have your say

Four options for a new primary birthing unit in Central Otago were presented and discussed in a public meeting at Cromwell...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Daisy Watford newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka Stakeholders proceed to High Court

Wānaka Stakeholders Group (WSG) will continue to a hearing in the High Court regarding the proposed development of Wānaka...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Aubrey Road flooding works underway - again

Work has resumed to address recurrent flooding at the Aubrey Road/Mount Ida Place intersection after delays caused by more...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Tarras International Airport? Communities have questions

A community meeting to address the implications of a proposed international airport at Tarras last Sunday reached unanimous...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Good news at Cromwell slip site after a fortnight’s work

Good news for people driving between Alexandra and Cromwell on State Highway 8. The slip near Deadman's Point bridge...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Speaker of the House visits Holy Family School

On Monday, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, brought his outreach programme to Holy...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Torokiki is ready for Queenstown Lakes Recovery ideas

The Torokiki platform, which emerged out of Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) COVID-19 recovery work, is encouraging...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Daisy Watford Author

One of the best Matariki celebrations yet

After concerns that it would not be able to go ahead at all due to COVID-19, Kahu Youth's RIchard Elvey said this year's...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

The inspirational six-year-old skiing for Cancer Society

Six-year-old Lochie Win, from Cromwell, is skiing at Cardrona for 40 days this winter to raise money for the Cancer Society...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Chairlifts, and the coolest kid at Cardrona

I've been keeping a secret, and it's time I come clean. It's week five of my snowboarding adventure, and,...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Bike on snow this weekend

Cardrona Alpine Resort is gearing up for the annual Cardrona Mountain Bikes On Snow this Saturday - a first to the finish...

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Posted on 30 Jul 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

New airport proposal for Tarras

Christchurch Airport has unveiled a ''new long-term proposal'' for a new airport in the Tarras region. In...

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Posted on 23 Jul 2020 10:49
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Is a degree a must for the modern-day farmer?

  I'm doing my second farming editorial in a week. This is because; 1) I have spent many years as a farming reporter...

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Posted on 23 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Aspiring Avalanche Dogs: stars of the winter

Matt Gunn of Albert Town is the instigator of Aspiring Avalanche Dogs, the team of dogs and handler stalwarts who are on...

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Posted on 23 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

NZCA misrepresents tahr hunting sector

“Statements from New Zealand Conservation Authority Chair Edward Ellison that imply tahr hunting is a niche tourism...

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Posted on 23 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Council errs over notification of Mt Aspiring Road build

Opinions on a residential build overlooking Lake Wānaka may now be possible after the High Court in Invercargill found...

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Posted on 23 Jul 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz