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Wānaka woman gives birth in midwife’s office...

There has been considerable interest in Southern District Health Board's integrated primary maternity system of care,...

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Posted on 16 Jun 2019 16:22
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Currie cracks big race in Cairns

Wānaka-based Ironman athlete Braden Currie has won the Asia-Pacific Championship race emphatically in Cairns, Australia. Not...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Support sought for dedicated Wānaka under-18 hockey player

Brianna Curtis, a 16-year-old, year 12 student at Mount Aspiring  College has been selected to represent Southern...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Rumbles felt along the Alpine Fault

At 3:24 am on Sunday June 9, a moderate 5.5 magnitude earthquake was felt by many along the Southern Alps, particularly...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

The WAFC Senior Reserve team save their best for last

The Wānaka Senior Reserve men's team played their best game of the season last Saturday which was a great way to...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Contributed by WAFC Author

Wānaka Seniors at Lakes United

Left to rue several gilt edged chances in front of goal, the Wānaka AFC Seniors finished their Division 1 campaign with...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Contributed by WAFC Author

What happens to our kerbside recycling?

As households prepare for the start of Queenstown Lakes District's new waste collection service on July 1, many people...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Tough week for hockey teams

After pulling off a great 2-1 win against a strong Maniototo team, Upper Clutha Black Kwik Sticks team (Years 7 and 8)...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Grainne Power Author

Bridges in focus

From a simple bridge over a river to the Golden Gate in San Francisco, bridges make great photographic subjects. Not every...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Bob Moore

It’s Matariki this Saturday!

It's that time of year again; this Saturday will see our Matariki celebrations light up the lakefront once again...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Richard Elvey Author

Korean men’s choir in Wānaka

Choral fans are invited to two concerts by the Korean Men's Choir next weekend. The free concerts are a gift to the...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC first XI chalk up a solid win

The MAC boys first XI football team had their first hit out of the season against a strong Dunstan High School team in...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Contributed by MAC football Author

Strong second half sees MAC close the gap on John McGlashan

The Mt Aspiring College first XV stepped up their game last Saturday in Dunedin with the final score of 29-19 to John McGlashan...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Contributed by Alex Kerr Author

Draft Masterplan: A closer look at Ardmore Street

One area that the Draft Masterplan suggests some major changes to is Ardmore Street, Helwick Street, and the lakefront...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Draft Masterplan revealed: 10kmph one-way on Ardmore street

Queenstown Lakes District Council released their draft masterplan on Monday and it contained some major changes for Wānaka....

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Draft Masterplan: Pembroke Park on the move

Big Move three aims to: “maintain visual connections with the wider landscape, bring nature into town; and reflect...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Draft Masterplan: Roads, bypasses, traffic lights

The Draft Masterplan contains some significant proposed roadworks however, how they will be received by Wānaka is largely...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Film captures remote beauty of Antarctica

Sophie Ballagh and Ewan Blyth have won the Best New Zealand Film award at the Mountain Film and Book Festival this year...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakacun.co.nz

Millennium Walkway’s future remains uncertain

Uncertainty still looms over the future or fate of Wanaka's historic Millennium Walkway. Queenstown Lakes District...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Nigel Latta talks winning to breed educational success

Psychologist and TV personality Nigel Latta addressed over 200 teaching staff from various Central Otago schools at a recent...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

REVIEW: C.O.R.O. SUPERB

It's hard to remember back the 20-25 years since the Central Otago Regional Orchestra first came to town. There were,...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Dennis Pezzaro Author

Visitor levy a resounding YES: $54million for Wanaka Ward

Queenstown Lakes residents have spoken resoundingly in favour of a visitor levy for the district with 81.37 percent voting...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka Rowing Club Award Winners

Wānaka Rowing Club held their annual awards evening at the Lake Wānaka Centre last Friday June 7 to celebrate the huge...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Club celebrates four decades of snowsports

Wānaka Ski and Snowsports will celebrate 40 years of its existence on June 15 with an exciting event at the Lake Wānaka...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

The wellbeing budget and the environment

The economic, social, environmental and cultural well-being of our community is totally dependent on the quality of our...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Contributed by Upper Clutha Lakes Trust Author

Financial boost to support local zero waste initiatives

The first Waste Minimisation Community Funding round allocated nearly $50,000 in grants to further the momentum of Queenstown...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

WoolOn moves to 2020

WoolOn Creative Fashion Event has been postponed until next year. The event was to be held in late August but a suitable...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Vote for your favourite young farmer

Voting is open for the 2019 FMG Young Farmer of the Year —  People's Choice Award with Mokoreta, Southland,...

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Posted on 13 Jun 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

81.37% vote in favour of the visitor levy

Queenstown Lakes residents have spoken resoundingly in favour of a visitor levy for the district with 81.37% voting in support...

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Posted on 7 Jun 2019 12:57
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Battle for Studholme Trophy to commence

The winter bowling season is now under way at the Wānaka Bowling Club's indoor stadium, with bowls being played...

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Community opposed to proposed communication mast

Spark NZ has applied for a land use resource consent “to erect and operate a 15m high telecommunication facility,...

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

A stunning start but a fizzled finish in Chatham Cup

Wanaka hosted University of Otago in round two of the 2019 ISPS Handa Chatham Cup at the Wanaka Rec Centre on Saturday. On...

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Coastguard receives new night vision gear

Coastguard Wanaka Lakes' (CWL) has a new thermal camera to assist with search operations after dark and in inclement...

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Diamond Lake and Rocky Mountain walks closed for weeks

The Department of Conservation (DOC) has closed all tracks at Diamond Lake and Rocky Mountain until further notice, due...

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wānaka Reserves fight hard for the win

The Wānaka AFC Senior Reserve Men's team travelled to Cromwell last Thursday night to take Cromwell in a night game....

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019 06:00
By Contributed by WAFC Author

Golf Club warns of expensive process to take its land

The draft Wanaka Masterplan is due in June and there are many people and groups awaiting it with nervous, and disgruntled,...

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

The search for Upper Clutha Iwi

A hui is scheduled on Sunday in Hawea to discover more about local Iwi living in Upper Clutha. The exploratory hui aims...

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Fire renders home a hollow shell

The fire that broke out in Norman Terrace on Sunday completely destroyed the house. On Monday morning John Smalls, fire...

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Lake levels to remain high, but no flooding expected

Rainfall eased over the long weekend, but levels will remain high in Lake Wanaka as water flows in from rivers. Otago...

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019 06:00
By Neil Sonnekus newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Letter to the editor: Impending 1080 drop at Luggate

What's Our Health Worth???   It is with great sadness and grave concern we contemplate the months ahead in...

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Posted on 6 Jun 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz