Mark Price

Unusual craft on Lake Wanaka

Unusual craft on Lake Wanaka

The owner of an unusual craft moored on Lake Wanaka for the past few months is remaining tight-lipped about his plans.

Land in lieu of reserves payment

Land in lieu of reserves payment

The Queenstown Lakes District Council will receive land rather than cash as a reserves contribution from the developers of three subdivision stages within the big new Northlake special zone.

No country music festival

No country music festival

The two-day Wanaka country music festival The Branding will not be held this New Year.

Trustees toast success

Trustees toast success

Members of the Wanaka Community House Charitable Trust (from left) Cholena Perry, Dame Sukhi Turner (chairwoman), Yeverley McCarthy, and Nick Brown celebrated yesterday, along with other colleagues and supporters, the end of the long and expensive process of gaining resource consent from the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Recreation centre opened

Recreation centre opened

The first stage of Wanaka's $30 million investment in new recreational facilities was officially opened yesterday afternoon.

Opinions on location still firm

Opinions on location still firm

Five years ago it was a debate bigger than Brexit - on a Wanaka scale.

Ski hopes hinge on cold weather

Ski hopes hinge on cold weather

It could be a week or more before the Treble Cone Ski Area is able to open for the first time this season.

Recreation centre opens today for use next week

Recreation centre opens today for use next week

The official opening of the Wanaka Recreation Centre today might well remind some people attending of their school ball.

Planner not convinced by re-siting

The "minor re-siting'' of the proposed watersports building on the Lake Wanaka foreshore has not made the project more acceptable to Queenstown Lakes District Council planner Sarah Picard.

Altitude variations led to balloon flight ending

Altitude variations led to balloon flight ending

The Nasa high-pressure balloon released from Wanaka Airport in May exceeded last year's flight duration by a fortnight, setting a record for a mid-latitude flight of 46 days, 20 hours and 19 minutes.