The Red Bridge - an Upper Clutha landmark near Luggate - has
its centenary this year, and to begin celebrations it
features in a newly published children's book.
Hunter Valley Station pastoral leaseholders Taff and Pene
Cochrane have shut the gate on controversial Meads Rd running
through their Lake Hawea property, ending public road access
to the Department of Conservation's Kidds Bush camp site.
Wanaka property developer Allan Dippie has been given two
years in which to make ''substantial progress'' on the
subdivision of his newly acquired Luggate Park property.
Sixty Minis will leave Alexandra this morning on the last leg
of their Kaitaia to Invercargill rerun of the classic New
Zealand movie Goodbye Pork Pie.
Wanaka retailers who opened illegally over Easter are being
kept on tenterhooks over whether they will be prosecuted.
More than 130 of the country's best kept Model A Ford cars
lined up for public inspection in Wanaka yesterday.
Most Wanaka retailers ignored the law and opened their doors
to customers yesterday, despite the risk of a fine.
A "Closed" sign on Wanaka shop Gallery Thirty Three is an
unusual sight in Wanaka today, as most retailers defy the law
and open for business on Good Friday.
Inspectors from the Ministry of Business, Innovation and
Employment might find themselves with an enforcement bonanza
if they visit Wanaka over Easter.
Budgets permitting, the Nasa balloon team will be back in
Wanaka next year.
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