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Obituary: Ant Alderson

Anthony John Alderson (Ant), local businessman and proprietor of the Lake Hawea Hotel, died of cardiac arrest while swimming...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 07:52

Boult’s airport appeasement fails to fly

After Mayor Boult's dramatic statement at the Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) meeting two weeks ago in an...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Upper Clutha Youth Programme Seeking Athletes

The Upper Clutha Junior Development Programme, which just finished a successful 2019 year, is looking for more athletes to...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka lands gold in South Island Swimming Championships

Five Wanaka Swim Club swimmers competed in the South Island Swimming Championships at Moana Pool in Dunedin last weekend:...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Sports Reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Experience love at ‘frost' sight

Snow Farm NZ is hosting a new ski event just for singles. The cross-country ski area, which is set in the picturesque Pisa...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

ONE Summit returns to work towards a carbon-zero community

Tickets are now on sale for the ONE Summit 2019 programme, which will return for its second year in Southern Lakes District...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka talent comes out on top at NZ Freestyle Open Slopesty

Wanaka's Gustav Legnavsky landed on top amongst New Zealand men at the Spy Optics NZ Freestyle Open RookieFest Slopestyle...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Free motorcycle training courses for residents

Queenstown Lake District Council (QLDC)  is offering free motorcycle training courses for its residents.  The...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Vital equipment for Hawea Fire Brigade

Wanaka and Districts Lions Club has had another very successful year both with financial assistance of the community and...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

DOC and NZDF demobilise from Fox Glacier 

After almost two months of tireless work, the Department of Conservation (DOC) and the New Zealand Defense Force (NZDF) have...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Float Fit fun

Planking on a floating mat in a pool in the middle of winter has arrived in Wanaka and with it comes a serious dose of hilarity,...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Local election nominees announced

Nominations have closed and names have been published for those who will officially stand for Queenstown Lakes District Council...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Profile: Making waves with Jonathan Walmisley

Jonathan Walmisley has spent the past seven years volunteering for Coastguard Wanaka Lakes (CWL), first as a secretary and,...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Chamber Music Workshop in Wanaka

A number of Central Otago classical musicians collaborated in a workshop-style intensive to learn more about chamber music...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Full house for the Hebbard Trophy

The walls were nearly bulging in the Wanaka Bowling Club stadium last Thursday (August 15) when a full house of 10 teams...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Sports Reporter editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Soiree raises $54,000 for Cardrona Valley falcons

Real Journeys Birds of a Feather Ball raised $54,000 last Saturday to support and gain insight into the alpine habitat of...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Alice Gott: from Dunedin to Berlin

The Concert Society brought the Lazarus String Quartet to play at the Lake Wanaka Centre for an evening of Mozart, Bartok...

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Posted on 22 Aug 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Niamh Shaw running for Council Wanaka Ward

Nominations for the local elections closed at midday today and the last name was submitted from Niamh Shaw who is running...

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Posted on 16 Aug 2019 17:23
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Local MP Jacqui Dean votes against abortion reform

New Zealand's new legislation that would decriminalise abortion will be sent to a parliamentary Select Committee...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Boult pushes pause

Mayor Jim Boult pushed pause last Thursday in regards to further expansion of the Wanaka Airport which is causing “stress,...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka men’s bowls teams carry the day

Local bowling teams took the top three placings in the men's fours tournament held in the club's indoor stadium...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Sports Reporter sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

Central Lakes Locality Network chair named

A Central Lakes resident has appointed as deputy commissioner to help shape the future health services and care in town...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

The Lazarus String Quartet to perform

The Lazarus String Quartet, two violins, viola and cello, will be performing Mozart, Beethoven and Bartok in the Lake Wanaka...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Are you prepared?

Monday night's 5.5 earthquake rattled many people across the district. For some, the memories of Christchurch came...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Eely Point car park vandalised again

Last Sunday morning, August 11, a local discovered that the ground of Eely Point car park in Wanaka had been vandalised...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka’s 12kg whopper

An unsuspecting local on their lunch break pulled in a very large surprise earlier in the week, a surprise which some are...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Enrolment to vote closes tomorrow

New Zealand's Electoral Commission is urging citizens to hurry up, if they want to make the voting process easy,...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Road crash rescue team wins title again

FENZ Wanaka has been announced as the overall winner of the Australasian Rescue Challenge for the second year in a row,...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Wanaka Premiers take on Northern at a cold but dry WRC

The Prems were looking to continue a good run of form and gain valuable points in an effort to climb higher up the table....

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Sports Reporter sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

Local man stands for SDHB ‘just for the health of it’

A Tarras man has raised his hand to stand for one of the more challenging jobs in health governance: sitting on the Southern...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanaksun.co.nz

Falling rock narrowly misses bus

Last Monday at 3pm Haast Pass highway was closed temporarily due to a large rockfall at Clarke Buff, SH6. “A 40-seater...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanakasun.co.nz

Suspected ‘bored youths’ vandalise community centre

Bored youths from Lake Hawea are at the centre of an enquiry into vandalism at the Lake Hawea Community Centre.  Doug...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz

Gold for Kiwi Yellow

The Upper Clutha Yellow Kiwi Sticks team (years 5 and 6) faced Maniototo Thunder in the final. The first half was...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Sports Reporter sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

Primary students set to learn about dog safety

Wanaka Primary students are getting ready to learn all about dog safety with national experts in the coming weeks. Thanks...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Will Wanaka get behind the Living Wage movement?

Perched high above minimum wage sits the almighty Living Wage rate, calculated at $21.15 per hour in 2019. The Living Wage...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

MAC First XV secure finals spot

The MAC First XV travelled to Dunedin on the weekend to take on the Otago Boys seconds team to decide who would go through...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Sports Reporter sports@thewanakasun.co.nz

Students ready for MACStock youth concert

Mount Aspiring College's music students are ready to hit the stage with their much anticipated annual school-wide...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Ollie Blyth journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

New air ambulances for South Island

Health Minister David Clark said he is excited to announce the addition of two new air ambulances to what is “fast-becoming...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Abby Costen newsdesk@thewanaksun.co.nz

Last call for QLDC and WCB nominations

Time is slim for anyone considering standing for Queenstown Lakes District Council (QLDC) and Wanaka Community Board (WCB)...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Allison McLean journalist@thewanakasun.co.nz

Tragic death at Rec Centre

Emergency services were called to the Wanaka Rec Centre on Monday August 12, at 5.05pm to assist a person who suffered...

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Posted on 15 Aug 2019 06:00
By Emma Conyngham editor@thewanakasun.co.nz