Lucy Ibbotson

'Totally worth it' as shops flout law

'Totally worth it' as shops flout law

If inspectors from the Ministry for Business, Innovation and Employment were in Wanaka yesterday, almost every retailer in the resort will face fines for breaching Easter trading laws.

Resignations end school board woes

Resignations end school board woes

A Primary School board of trustees chairman Mike Thomas says the school's governance woes are behind it after two of its board members resigned.

Wonderbox for Te Papa Shrek show

Wonderbox for Te Papa Shrek show

While a date for Te Papa's Shrek exhibition is yet to be set, a museum representative has been spending time in Tarras this week hearing the late celebrity sheep's story from those in his hometown.

Final consents sought

Thirty-three more sections are proposed within Wanaka's sought-after Meadowstone subdivision, the ''last of the last'' for the development.

Chilean teenager's fatal waterfall plunge ruled a 'tragic accident'

Chilean teenager's fatal waterfall plunge ruled a 'tragic accident'

A Chilean teenager's death after slipping down a waterfall at Milford Sound last year was a ''tragic accident'', Otago Southland coroner David Crerar has found.

Thousands turn out for memories of day a duchess came to town

Thousands turn out for memories of day a duchess came to town

More than a thousand people lined the Lake Hayes-Arrow Junction Rd outside the Amisfield Winery and spilled along State Highway 6 by the Lake Hayes reserve to wait for the royal motorcade.

Recycled items pressed into service

Recycled items pressed into service

An apple press made from a washing machine tub, car jack and metal shower tray played a starring role in Saturday's Great Autumn Apple Drive, at Rippon Hall, in Wanaka.

Injured officer 'in good spirits'

Injured officer 'in good spirits'

A Wanaka police officer allegedly attacked inside his patrol car by a drink-driver yesterday afternoon is the same man seriously injured during what started as another routine drink-driving stop just over six years ago.

No more legal action over land

A dispute over land at Hawea Flat has been put to rest after a conservation group abandoned any further legal action against the farmer.

Bars denied special licences for Easter

Bars denied special licences for Easter

Disappointed Wanaka bar operators have been given a resounding ''no'' to requests for special liquor licences at Easter, leaving a 50,000-strong Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow crowd with nowhere to drink in the resort unless they are dining.