Lucy Ibbotson

Boys rise to challenge, all for Child Cancer

Boys rise to challenge, all for Child Cancer

Hot chips and a photograph with Commonwealth Games cycling medallist Eddie Dawkins was how four John McGlashan pupils were rewarded yesterday for completing a three-day, 260km fundraising adventure.

More than 100 houses planned for Wanaka

More than 100 houses planned for Wanaka

The final piece of the puzzle in Wanaka's inner residential tract will start to be filled in next year, as the town's most prolific developer launches his latest project.

Lessons from track closure

Abuse from the public over the recent closure of two Albert Town walking and cycling tracks has taken a toll on Queenstown Lakes District Council staff, the Wanaka Community Board heard this week.

Soil tested at potential facility sites

Soil tested at potential facility sites

Soil testing was carried out at two sites next to Lake Wanaka on Wednesday as the group behind a proposed watersports building prepares to apply for resource consent for the project.

Pool upgrade favoured option

Pool upgrade favoured option

Upgrading Wanaka's community pool and establishing a dedicated learners' pool at the new Northlake subdivision has been recommended as the best medium-term option for the town's swimming pool provisions.

Hill end fire inquiry complete

A decision on whether anyone will be prosecuted for a recent burn-off at Wanaka's Hillend Station is still some weeks away.

Well played, Nana...

Well played, Nana...

I have been lucky enough to meet several centenarians in my time as a journalist, all of them remarkable and memorable in their own way.

Sports facility site works start

As the Wanaka community anxiously awaits next week's decision on whether a new pool will be built at Three Parks, work is already under way at the subdivision on the long-awaited $13.4 million Wanaka Sports Facility.

SH6 Hawea turn-off might be improved

SH6 Hawea turn-off might be improved

Long-standing safety concerns about the State Highway 6 turnoff to Lake Hawea are to be addressed by the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) early next year.

Residents oppose extra subdivision

Residents of a rural general-zoned subdivision in Wanaka are angered by a proposal to develop land protected at present from further subdivision, a consent hearing heard on Monday.