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Lake at flood level and likely to continue

This is the latest information from Otago Regional Council A MetService heavy rain warning is now in effect until 9am...

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Posted on 6 Dec 2019 13:26
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Crown Range car park getting a facelift

Crown Range car park is set for an upgrade. Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) will be upgrading the Crown Range...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Number one in Otago for Bella Soper

Aspiring Gymsports received another trophy on the weekend when Bella Soper was awarded the highest score at the New Zealand...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Sports Reporter sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka raises $50k for Breast Cancer Cure

The evening was hosted by TV personality, Petra Bagust. Attendees bid on a silent auction of donated items. Duncan Goode...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Bremner Bay wastewater discharge

Last Thursday Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) temporarily closed Bremner Bay on Lake Wānaka to public swimming...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Creating magic with a smartphone

Unless we are one of those admirable people who carry their favourite camera with them at all times, the chances are we...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Bob Moore Wānaka Camera Club

CurtainStudio steals the spotlight

(Advertorial)  There is a new show in town and it's stealing the spotlight for designer houses. CurtainStudio,...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Council withholds decision until Winton pays

Central Otago District Council is withholding their decision on Plan Change 13 until they receive the outstanding $260,000...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Caroline Moratti newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Cosie’s team day

Paul Cosgrove (64), known as ‘Cosie', was recently diagnosed with stage four bowel cancer. After an inept mishandled...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Alpine Fault earthquake: ground shaking and impacts

Brendon Bradley—a professor at the College of Engineering, University of Canterbury, director of QuakeCoRe, and one...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lakefront disappears as the flood continues

Just when you think it couldn't possibly still be raining, the heavens continue to open in a sodden deluge — ...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

School pupils turn up their sleeves for the community

Over the course of last week, year 3 to 8 students from Holy Family Catholic School in Wānaka endeavoured to help the...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Dedicated principal skydives for students

Last Monday Hāwea Flat School principal Sue Heath did a sponsored skydive in the hopes of raising over $10,000 for a school...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka bar and Police clash

Police are attempting to temporarily suspend the license of local Wānaka bar Lalaland after repeated instances of intoxication...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Caroline Moratti newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

GirlGuides need more leaders — is that you?

Danelle Sheehan is a young GirlGuide who wanted to go on a camp to stay overnight at Mt Aspiring hut on November 30, but...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Staff Reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Harrington on Youth Winter Olympic Games Team

NZ Olympic Committee announced the selection of local skier, Luca Harrington, to take part in the Youth Winter Olympic...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC juniors celebrate a successful year

  The MAC junior school celebrated their hard work with two prizegiving ceremonies last week.   It was that...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Aubrey Road tired of ongoing flooding

Criticisms are growing around Mt Ida Road and Aubrey Road in relation to excessive flooding of both areas every time rain...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Caroline Moratti newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Boaters face summer restrictions

Summer is usually considered a time to get the boat out, but residents will need to start paying special attention to where...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Caroline Moratti newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Rural communities need rural solutions

The RuralFest 2019 was a two-day event hosted by the Rural Health Alliance Aotearoa NZ (RHAANZ), during which representatives...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Concerns over bowel screening processes

Questions over access and accuracy of bowel screening are left being asked after the stage four bowel cancer diagnosis...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Caroline Moratti newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Seismic survey to map the bed of Lake Wānaka

Further work is being undertaken to understand active faults near Wānaka following a review completed in March this year. A...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

International Stop Pressure Injury Day:

Last Thursday a new pressure injury prevention programme to train and support staff across the Southern district was launched...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka Preschool recognised by Enviroschool

Enviroschools and sustainability are at the heart of what Wānaka Preschool does, and this week the early childhood centre...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

T’is the season for Santa, sunshine and fun

With all this rain, it's hard to imagine the stunning warm night last Friday, with crowds turning out for a night...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka Watersports Facility a whisker from waves

The recently opened Wānaka Watersports Facility (WWSF) is in possible danger of flooding as the water continues to rise....

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Celebrating international volunteer day

International Volunteer Day is celebrated every year on 5 December and champions the impact volunteers have in communities,...

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Posted on 5 Dec 2019 06:00
By Gillian White

What if Foulden Maar was made of neodymium?

The point of our Forest & Bird monthly column is to inform you about our natural world; to highlight the challenges we...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Mo Turnbull Forest & Bird

Future of amateur sport ‘in the balance’ in Wānaka

Results of the 2019 National Sport Club Survey (NSCS), recently undertaken by the New Zealand Amateur Sport Association...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Young musicians reach for the stars

Around 100 students and their families gathered together to celebrate all of their learning as part of Aspiring Young Musicians...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

One person found deceased in car crash in Luggate

Last Saturday police received a report at around 1.40am of a single-vehicle crash on SH6 in Luggate, near Wānaka airport. Upon...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Central Otago Regional Orchestra returns again

For lovers of Greig's Nordic compositions, the upcoming Central Otago Regional Orchestra performance is not to be...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Kathy Dedo voted onto Central Lakes Trust

Preliminary results of the Central Lakes Trust election have been announced with Wānaka's Kathy Dedo voted onto...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

A Night at the Museum celebrates a great year of dance

Junior 1 jazz dancers performing as African Lions.  Elementary 2 jazz dancers performing Country Hoedown in the...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Fingers crossed for binary champs

Hāwea Flat Primary school's six mighty binary champs are heading to Wellington on December 5 to compete in the New...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Opinion: No threat to farming from forestry

There's some agitation out there at the moment about farming being under threat from forestry. Much of what's...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Hon Damien O’Connor

Opinion: Keeping rural communities diverse and viable is key

It's a little over-simplistic to simply say “there's no threat to farming from forestry”.   In...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Kim Reilly Regional Policy Manager, Federated Farmers South Island

Calling all good kids

Nominations for the upcoming Kahu Youth Volunteers Awards 2019 are still open: “Anyone can nominate a young between...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Francesca Maria Nespolo journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

A journey of hope

Kate Callahan is a much-loved mum of two who was recently hit with the devastating news that she has stage four metastasized...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Young entrepreneurs focus on the environment

Next Tuesday 3 December from 4:30pm-7pm, year 8 students from Mount Aspiring College will be hosting their annual ‘Trade...

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Posted on 28 Nov 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz