Lucy Ibbotson

'An interesting life' recalled

'An interesting life' recalled

Madge Snow owes much to the small office in her Wanaka home which she keeps crammed full of old diaries, letters and clippings.

Lasting bond forged by early challenges

Lasting bond forged by early challenges

Arriving in New Zealand 60 years ago with broken English, few possessions and only each other to lean on set Nick and Min Mayen up for a lasting and loving union.

Mt Aspiring pupil a true all-rounder

Mt Aspiring pupil a true all-rounder

A day with no sport on the timetable leaves 14-year-old Phoebe Young feeling restless.

No whingeing from smallest finalist in Gigatown contest

No whingeing from smallest finalist in Gigatown contest

They are calling it a David-and-Goliath battle, but Gigatown Wanaka campaigners are not crying foul in their contest against much bigger opponents.

Rippon toasts history

Rippon toasts history

Enjoying the community celebrations at Wanaka's Rippon Vineyard yesterday are (seated, from left) Logan Penniket, of Wellington, Sophie Penniket, of Dunedin, Glynis Woodrow, of Wanaka, Charlotte Penniket, of Dunedin, Steph Woodrow, of Wellington, Sue Penniket, of Wanaka, and (standing) Neil Woodrow (left) and Andrew Penniket, both of Wanaka.

Bowhunters loose arrows by quiverful

Bowhunters loose arrows by quiverful

From the traditional to the highly technical, bows and arrows of all makes and models were put through their paces at the annual South Island Bowhunters Championships in Lake Hawea at the weekend.

Sun shines on festival overflowing with family fun

Sun shines on festival overflowing with family fun

A lamb dressed as a pumpkin and a dog dressed as a hula-dancer were among the stars on show at the Wanakafest pet parade on Saturday.

Negotiations continuing

Negotiantions are continuing over a piece of land sought for conservation purposes on the banks of the Clutha River near Luggate.

Capsized kayakers rescued from cold

Two kayakers were rescued after capsizing in windy conditions on Lake Wanaka yesterday morning.

Perfect woman must have a sense of humour

Perfect woman must have a sense of humour

What three things would you take to a desert island populated only by the All Blacks?