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Run for Life Education

The Life Education Trust is inviting members of the community to get moving with their mascot, Harold the giraffe, and raise...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka tour operator finalist in NZ Food Awards

For the first time, a Wānaka tour operator, Ridgeline Adventures, has been named a finalist in the New Zealand Food Awards. The...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Quality of Life Survey check-in

The annual Quality of Life survey has kicked off for the third year running at letstalk.qldc.govt.nz. Open to all members...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Welcome Forest for migrants and newcomers

Human Rights Commissioner Meng Foon will join Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) Mayor Jim Boult...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Old cars amongst dumped Cardrona River rubbish

Almost 1,200kgs (1.2 tonnes) of rubbish was picked up along the banks of the Cardrona River as part of Keep New Zealand Beautiful's...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Visitor Care still receiving hundreds of applications each w

Currently set to wrap up at the end of this month, the Visitor Care Manaaki Manuhiri programme for temporary visa-holders...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

New freshwater regulations add to the toll

I have been reading a lot about how farmers have to endure the new freshwater regulations (see pages 6 and 7). Farmers are...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Maternity care decision two months away

The future of maternity care in the Southern DHB's Central Lakes will be decided in November. The board has been consulting...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Image: Keep New Zealand Beautiful

Eighteen local volunteers picked up a shocking array of dumped trash along the Cardrona  River last week. Almost 1,200kgs...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Glen Dene declined consent to build

The owners of Glen Dene Station are considering an appeal after they were declined resource consent to create a two-lot...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Election Roadshow for Climate moves across the country

The Election Roadshow for Climate, an initiative of Extinction Rebellion (XR) supported by Aotearoa Climate Emergency (ACE),...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Free event alert: tickets online for RenewArt

Tickets are now available for what promises to be highly enjoyable and entertaining events for all ages, the RenewArt 2020...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Mayor Boult delighted at $8.5 million funding boost

Queenstown Lakes District Mayor Jim Boult has expressed delight at an $8.5 million grant from the central government's...

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Posted on 17 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

No pay rise for Councillors

Last week the Otago Regional Council (ORC) received a report about the Local Government Members Remuneration Determination...

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Posted on 16 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

New Zealand First’s working-class man

The Wānaka Sun has been interviewing the five Waitaki electoral candidates over the past few weeks. So far, we have interviewed...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Local artists announced for RenewArt

The Three Lakes Cultural  Trust has announced the 41 successful recipients of the RenewArt grants.  They will...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

LoveWānaka, Supporting Local revitalised

With Alert Level 2 restrictions and ahead of shoulder season, Lake Wānaka Tourism has identified an opportunity to revitalize...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Torokiki first round closes

The first round of challenges on Queenstown Lakes District Council's (QLDC) community-driven ideas platform Torokiki...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

SDHB to hold mental wellbeing talks in Queenstown

The Southern District Healthboard (SDHB) are inviting members of the public to register for a free talk about ‘How...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Project Pure: extra $2.7m cost to ratepayers

Most Wānaka residents are unaware that Council is about to spend an additional $2.7m of ratepayers money to keep Project...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

End of an era: language centre closes

The Mount Aspiring College College Board of Trustees has this week made the decision to close the International Language...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

No Māori ward for Queenstown Lakes

A decision not to establish a separate Māori ward was unanimously agreed on at last week's Full Council Meeting...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Introducing Wānaka’s grebes to the next generation

Wānaka's local grebe expert, John Darby, has taken on some new helpers for his marina grebes project - the lake guardians...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Luggate Hall replacement revealed

Luggate locals were among the first to see a developed design of the permanent replacement for Luggate Memorial Hall at...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2020 06:00
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Search continues for missing paraglider

A Kiwi paraglider pilot and former Wānaka resident has been missing for almost three weeks in the western United States. It...

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Posted on 10 Sep 2020 06:00
By Joanna Perry newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Local photographer wins up large

Local photographer Andy Woods has won big at the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photography (NZIPP) 2020 Iris Awards...

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Posted on 9 Sep 2020 21:42
By Pat Deavoll editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Queenstown Airport Corporation Limited confirm layoffs

Queenstown Airport Corporation Limited (QAC) has released its annual results for the financial year ending 30 June 2020 (FY20)...

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

Society slams Hāwea River development

The Upper Clutha Environmental Society has opposed a development to create nine solar-powered house lots at Camp Hill, next...

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

Sky’s the limit for environment champ

For Melanie Heather, Otago Regional Council (ORC)  Senior Environmental Officer who lives in Cardrona, knowing her work...

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

Troubling times with tahr

The Game Animal Council welcomed greater involvement in the implementation of the 2020-21 Tahr Control Operational Plan outside...

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

Comfortable? Obsidian winners announced

Team Wells were named champions of the Winter Games NZ Obsidian 2020 on Friday, August 28 after a tight race which came down...

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

There are benefits to Mackenzie fire

We've all seen the fire raging across the Mackenzie Country on the television the last few nights. Engulfing pine trees...

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

Doctor, full-time dad, now Green’s candidate

Between now and the election, the Wānaka Sun will be interviewing the five Waitaki electoral candidates. So far, we have...

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

28 days of skiing and $2,500 raised

He's up to 78,531 vertical metres, 421 runs down the slopes, and almost $2,500 raised.  Six-year-old Lochie Win,...

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

Baby on board: local gives birth on way to hospital

A Wānaka local gave birth to her first child out of her car on the way to Charlotte Jean Maternity Hospital last Saturday,...

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

Wastewater upgrades for Cardrona a step closer

Vastly improved wastewater infrastructure is on the way for Cardrona following the appointment of Apex Environmental to...

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

ORC to take over maritime responsibilities

The Otago Regional Council (ORC) last Wednesday approved the transfer of maritime responsibilities from the Central Otago...

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

Image: Goodbye Lake Aubrey?

Goodbye, Lake Aubrey? The Aubrey Road/Mount Ida Place intersection showed no sign of its usual surface flooding after Tuesday...

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

Behind the Challenge Wānaka move

Challenge Wānaka is one of the world's most scenic triathlons, but on July 22 it was announced that the event would...

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

Wānaka population set to double in 30 years

Wānaka is set to double its population in the next 30 years, according to the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC)...

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