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Happy 20th Birthday Wastebusters!

Last week Wastebusters celebrated its 20th birthday. Originally called Wānaka Wastebusters, the organisation became Wastebusters...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Mt Iron Junction: end in sight

A $30 million development at the junction of State Highway 84 and SH6 is still a possibility according to Mt Iron Junction...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

17-year-old to swim the lakes

Meg McLaughlan is no ordinary 17-year-old. The student from St Hilda's College, is planning to swim the lengths of...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Learning about fire from Mt Iron residents

Local knowledge around fire awareness and preparedness in the northern Wānaka and Albert Town area is being sought by fire...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Your orchard needs you

Local youth have been invited via Snapchat and TikTok to apply for cherry-picking jobs this summer. Kahu Youth Trust, The...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Horticulture measures a step in the right direction

Two Southern MP's said a Government decision to allow RSE workers in to help with this season's fruit harvest...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

TAIC reports on fatal helicopter break-up

Mast bumping caused an in-flight breakup of a helicopter over Lake Wānaka, said the Transport Accident Investigation Commission...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Peak of possibility

For most of us, one summit of Roy's Peak in 24 hours is enough. But local trail runner and Queenstown Lakes District...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

New chairman for Fish and Game

Ray Grubb of Wānaka has been elected the new New Zealand Fish and Game Council chairman, after Paul Shortis stepped down. Grubb...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

$2K raised for Volunteer South

The Nigel Latta “Resilience” Tour held during October has raised $2000 for the Volunteer South- Central Lake...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Watersports Facility celebrates first birthday

Wānaka Watersports Facility celebrated its first anniversary with an open day and family picnic at the lakefront site on...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

EDITORIAL: Tenure review system was not working

Look on page 7; there is an article on the demise of the high country tenure review system Back in the day, the idea of...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Makarora ultra-fast broadband continued

As a continuation from last week's story on this issue, Chorus has responded to the Sun by saying  it will have...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka Primary cleans up the lakeshore

Last Friday, November 20, Wānaka Primary School teacher Markus Hermanns organised a clean-up along the lakefront between...

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Posted on 3 Dec 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Editorial: What’s in the weather?

Having been a mountaineer for most of my life, I have always retained an obsession with the weather. After all the success...

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Posted on 27 Nov 2020 09:29
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Foreshore e-bike rental a no-go

A proposal to establish an e-bike rental on the Lake Wānaka foreshore has been denied consent by the council. LandEscape...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 20:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

$3 million funding coup for WAI Wānaka

WAI (Water Action Initiative) Wanaka has gained $3M in funding from Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) to employ Wānaka...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 20:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Risk over our heads: Wānaka festivals and Covid

When producer Alix Perez moved to New Zealand from the UK with his Kiwi fiance, and launched a sold-out tour with a Rhythm...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 07:11
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Celebrating Beethoven’s 250th birthday

The Central Otago Regional Orchestra will be celebrating German composer and pianist Ludwig van Beethoven's 250th birthday...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 07:07
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

$55,000 raised for The Hub

Over 500 people attended the Wānaka House and Garden Tour last weekend with a great many more wishing they had. The event...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 07:03
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

No parking for marina users

Marina development workers parking all day by the marina have left slipway users “angry and disappointed,” according...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 06:57
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Hāwea Flat School promised temporary classrooms

Around 7,500 students nationwide, and 265 at Hāwea Flat School, are set to benefit from a government investment of $164...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 06:52
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Mitre 10 opens doors to half the town

The long-awaited Mitre 10 Wānaka opened its doors last Saturday, when a very high turnout left drivers with no space to...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 06:49
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

18m high Santa for Wānaka

An 18m high Santa which once adorned the Queens St Farmers building in Auckland for 60 years has made its way south and taken...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lake Hāwea has two new residents!

For a long as retired zoologist John Darby can remember there has not been a successful breeding pair of crested grebes on...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Tiny house nightmare

When Krissy Bain determined on a tiny house for her and her two children and found a kind landowner who would allow her the...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Last chance to share freshwater vision

A region-wide roadshow of community meetings about freshwater in Otago comes to a close this week, and people have just a...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

RRAG re-imagining Queenstown Lakes District

Re-imagining Queenstown Lakes District's economy and community wellbeing has been the work of the Regenerative Recovery...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Northlake granted second appeal

The Court of Appeal has granted Northlake Investments Ltd leave to appeal its District Court conviction for discharging...

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Posted on 26 Nov 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

NZCC releases draft decision on Aurora

Last Thursday the New Zealand Commerce Commission (NZCC) released its draft decision on Aurora's proposed energy pricing...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Theelen reappointed as chief executive for QLDC

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) elected members have reappointed current Chief Executive Mike Theelen effective...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Staff training the Wānaka SAR way

Wānaka Search and Rescue (Wānaka SAR) had its annual training exercise earlier this month in anticipation of a busy summer...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Central Lakes Trust grants $1.8m

In what is the last grants round for the calendar year, Central Lakes Trust have granted a significant $1.8 million to 34...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Go-ahead for Marine Rescue Centre

Coastguard Wanaka Lakes (CWL) has been given the go-ahead to build the district's first dedicated Marine Rescue Centre....

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Motorist dies in crash

On November 12, a motorist died after their car crashed on State Highway 8A, which runs between Luggate and Tarras between...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Father and son celebrate at awards

It was a father and son night at the recent Annual Service Volunteer Fire Brigade Awards held in Wānaka. Rod Anderson,...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Crop Swap blooms into second year

The Cromwell Crop Swap kicked off its second season last month at its new location in the Cromwell Heritage Precinct. The...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Central Lakes Jobs Fair comes to Queenstown

Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) has announced it will be hosting the Central Lakes Jobs Fair, an event aimed at...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cardrona wins national marketing award

The Cardrona Alpine Resort marketing team were recognised at the TVNZ Marketing Awards last on Tuesday, November 10, when...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Last Connection Cafe of the year

The final LINK Connection Cafe of 2020 will be held on this Friday, November 20, with a focus on youth activities and services...

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Posted on 19 Nov 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz