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New waste collection plans are picking up

  The Queenstown Lakes district residents will start receiving their new kerbside rubbish and recycling bins as...

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Posted on 21 Feb 2019 05:45
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

NASA’s Wanaka project temporarily grounded

The government shutdown in America is being felt at Wanaka Airport this week as news from NASA confirmed the 2019 Super...

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Posted on 21 Feb 2019 05:38
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Dangerous Ideas from women with brains

  The Weaving House, a Wanaka-based gender equality and human rights non-profit organisation, is bringing “Her...

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Posted on 21 Feb 2019 05:31
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Community House in living colour

  People passing by the Upper Clutha Community House are noticing a fresh, colourful new look. A group of children...

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Posted on 21 Feb 2019 05:26
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Construction to start on Watersports Facility

Construction on the Wanaka Watersports Facility (WWSF) will start early next month with an anticipated build out completion...

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Posted on 21 Feb 2019 05:20
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Tenure Review has local farmers on tenterhooks

Over the last few decades, high-country farmers who have been leasing their pastoral land from the Crown have had the opportunity...

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Posted on 21 Feb 2019 05:18
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Car-free, open space trial planned for lakefront

A trial to create a car-free, public space connecting the Wanaka town centre to the lakefront will take place next month...

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Posted on 21 Feb 2019 05:16
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Autumn apple harvest community kitchen

  The Autumn Apple Drive and Local Food Workshops is on again and anyone with spare apples in their garden is invited...

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Posted on 21 Feb 2019 05:15
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Porteous leads World Cup Tour

    A silver medal at the FIS Freeski Halfpipe World Cup in Calgary on February 16 has put Wanaka's...

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Posted on 21 Feb 2019 05:13
By Sports reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Braden Currie and Hannah Wells crowned Challenge champions

  Wanaka's Braden Currie is the 2019 Challenge Wanaka champion, clocking four hours flat as he crossed the...

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Posted on 16 Feb 2019 16:23
By Sport reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

HARD CASE | A unique chance to peek into our future

Six-or-so months back, Mike Toepfer, my business partner, returned from a conference raving about one of the presenters....

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Posted on 14 Feb 2019 08:43
By Janice Hughes HARD CASE

Smoking in cars carrying kids to be banned

  The move to ban smoking in cars carrying children has been warmly welcomed by local families. The Government...

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Posted on 14 Feb 2019 05:59
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

OPINION | Measuring the health of our waterways

Victoria University scientist Dr Mike Joy is a member of the government's Science and Technical Advisory Group, tasked...

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Posted on 14 Feb 2019 05:55
By Julie Perry Upper Clutha Lakes Trust

Festival of Colour brings it!

On Monday, February 11, the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour revealed a packed six-day programme featuring an exciting...

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Posted on 14 Feb 2019 05:52
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Some speed limits remain

Temporary speed limits in the town centre were removed last week as it became apparent that Queenstown Lakes District Council...

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Posted on 14 Feb 2019 05:52
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Dougal Allan and Simone Maier win Coast to Coast

  Two Wanaka locals, Dougal Allan and Simone Maier, can now add World Multisport Champion titles to their lifetime...

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Posted on 14 Feb 2019 05:48
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

District Plan review: good news for holiday home owners

In the ever-shifting sands of council rules, the recent review of the Operative District Plan indicates a possible change...

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Posted on 14 Feb 2019 05:43
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Māori action song workshop

  Community kapa haka group Matariki Tupu Hou returns from its summer break by hosting a guest and Māori tutor...

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Posted on 14 Feb 2019 05:35
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Traffic management plans up to the challenge

As Challenge Wanaka organisers prepare to host up to 2800 participants and about 10,000 spectators for their 13th annual...

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Posted on 14 Feb 2019 05:03
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

New fund for zero-waste projects

  Queenstown Lakes District Council has made funding available for new community-driven zero-waste projects across...

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Posted on 14 Feb 2019 05:03
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Sadowski-Synnott crowned snowboard slopestyle World Champion

  Zoi Sadowski-Synnott made history in Park City, USA, over the weekend. In a first for New Zealand, the 17-year-old...

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Posted on 14 Feb 2019 04:41
By Sports reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Tourist warned over drone use

Haast Senior Constable Paul Gurney has advised the public to call 111 if a drone is sighted operating near an airport...

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Posted on 12 Feb 2019 13:32
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Allan returns to Coast to Coast after hiatus

  Several of Wanaka's strongest athletes are gearing up for this weekend's Kathmandu Coast to Coast...

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Posted on 7 Feb 2019 05:59
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka Chamber of Commerce announces 2019 plan

More than 100 people turned up last week to hear the Ignite Wanaka Chamber of Commerce (COC) launch its 2019 strategy and...

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Posted on 7 Feb 2019 05:56
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

ArtCell student scholarship supports local young artist

  The team behind Wanaka's ArtCell have awarded their first Wanaka ArtCell Student Scholarship, funded from...

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Posted on 7 Feb 2019 05:52
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Albert Town Bridge getting traffic lights

  Despite the rapid recent population growth, it's been a point of pride that Wanaka was still small enough...

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Posted on 7 Feb 2019 05:48
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Murray claims gold in Canada

Wanaka's Craig Murray has claimed gold at the second stop of the 2019 Freeride World Tour in British Columbia,...

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Posted on 7 Feb 2019 05:44
By Sports results editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

An about-turn on town centre speed limit

  Confusion reigned over the last week as speed signs in the town centre were taped over with rumour the limit...

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Posted on 7 Feb 2019 05:22
By Emma Conyngham newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

New primary school ramping up for the big reveal

  There's a digger on site of the new primary school at Three Parks but don't get too excited, Ian...

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Posted on 7 Feb 2019 05:20
By Emma Conyngham journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Team, individual wins for swim club

Eight Wanaka Swim Club members competed at the Alexandra Waitangi Challenge Meet over the weekend. Kate Bennie, Jojo King,...

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Posted on 7 Feb 2019 05:17
By Sports reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Novice girls shine at rowing champs

  With 1272 competitors taking part from 42 clubs, Lake Ruataniwha saw great conditions and great racing last weekend...

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Posted on 7 Feb 2019 05:12
By Sports reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

A green light to growth: MAC expands

It was a busy summer on campus at Mount Aspiring College with seven new portacoms being erected to cope with the largest...

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

World championship fifth for Bilous

  Local freeskier Finn Bilous finished fifth in big air at the Utah 2019 FIS Snowboard, Freestyle and Freeski World...

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Posted on 7 Feb 2019 05:02
By Sports reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Grebe Diary 15 | February 3 2019

There is a sense of indignation out there with the plastic war. Ban the bags, plastic pollution is a huge problem, dolphins...

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Posted on 6 Feb 2019 21:06
By John Darby editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Tomahawk wielding man sought

Haast Police Senior Constable Paul Gurney has asked for the public's help in identifying a man who confronted...

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Posted on 5 Feb 2019 12:25
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Serious crash on Crown Range Road

UPDATE 6.15pm:  One person has died following the crash between a motorcycle and a car on Crown Range Road, Cardrona.  The...

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Posted on 4 Feb 2019 17:54
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

OPINION: Tackling freedom camping

It's probably a little too late to wish everyone who I haven't run into personally a very happy new year, however...

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Posted on 3 Feb 2019 10:06
By QLDC Mayor Jim Boult editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Proposed priority thoroughfares

An assessment undertaken to identify priority thoroughfares in the Queenstown Lakes District has found none in the Upper...

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Posted on 1 Feb 2019 09:52
By Ruth Blunt editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Al fresco dining rent increase

Queenstown Lakes District's Councillors will be asked to consider a fee increase for Table and Chair licences at...

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Posted on 31 Jan 2019 07:09
By Staff reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Petition to save historical lakefront tiles

  Thousands of clay tiles, many inscribed with historical messages, make up Wanaka's Millennium Walkway;...

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Posted on 31 Jan 2019 06:02
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz