One of those on board the storm-struck naval vessel HMNZS
Wellington is the ''world's worst'' sailor - Wanaka
helicopter pilot and pensioner Peter Garden (67).
The Queenstown District Council had to call on Wanaka library
staff it made redundant last year to help restore its
Otago's first same-sex couple to be married are moving to the
United States, taking advantage of the recent change there in
attitude and laws concerning gay marriage.
Spectators at the Warbirds Over Wanaka International Airshow
at Easter are likely to see a plane being flown like a
Plans to put a Boeing 737-200 passenger jet aircraft on
display inside a new Wanaka museum development have been
thwarted - for the moment.
The pressure is coming on those who let their Queenstown and
Wanaka holiday homes for profit to pay the correct amount of
The "fearless and talented" young Otago snowboarder killed in
a fiery car crash on the Lindis Pass was a contender for the
Sochi Winter Olympic Games, where the tight-knit athletes
have been rocked by the news of his death.
A Coast to Coast champion one minute and a ''sack of
potatoes'' the next.
The Department of Conservation is planning to upset the
stomachs of kea that scavenge for food from tourists - a move
designed to save the birds' lives.
The job of reaching a consensus over what facilities get
priority in Wanaka's new sports complex could be a tricky
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