Lucy Ibbotson

Ski event challenge

Organisers of Snow Farm's annual Merino Muster cross-country ski event have laid down a challenge to Wanaka's many multisport and endurance athletes to change their running shoes for skis this winter.

Rebuild of lychgate

Rebuild of lychgate

Now you see it, now you don't.

Convention centre will not benefit town: submitters

The Queenstown Lakes District Council is proposing to reduce Wanaka ward's contribution to a new convention centre in Queenstown, but many Wanaka submitters to the council's long-term plan feel that Wanaka residents should not have to foot the bill at all. Lucy Ibbotson and Mark Price report.

Diabetes diagnosis sets athlete on new course

Diabetes diagnosis sets athlete on new course

Multisporter, swim instructor, lifeguard, sports coach and diabetic.

Court hears final Northlake submissions

Court hears final Northlake submissions

Lawyers representing those for and against the proposed 1500-lot Northlake subdivision in Wanaka have made their final cases to the Environment Court.

Young female biathletes wanted

Female speed skaters, cross-country runners, triathletes and rollerbladers are being called on to convert to the sport of biathlon, with the enticement of the chance of becoming an Olympian.

What's cool for schools

What's cool for schools

A chocolate factory factory and free vending machines are two key design elements Wanaka schoolchildren suggest should be part of a new school in the area.

US charity run completed

US charity run completed

For 114 days, Wanaka plumber and charity runner Jup Brown (42) lived almost exclusively on junk food, yet still managed to drop nearly 13kg.

Surprise Wanaka stopover for Harry, but no fishing

Surprise Wanaka stopover for Harry, but no fishing

Prince Harry's planned private fishing trip on Lake Wanaka yesterday afternoon was cancelled because of wild weather.

Pupils' savings go to charity

Pupils' savings go to charity

Hawea Flat School pupil Levi Boyd had been saving to buy a new pair of shoes he liked.