Lucy Ibbotson

TradeMe founder says sorry for burn-off

TradeMe founder says sorry for burn-off

The founder of TradeMe has apologised for a burn-off on a farm he owns near Wanaka, which choked the town in smoke yesterday afternoon.

Assurance over signs

The Department of Conservation says trampers using the Cascade Saddle route in the Mount Aspiring National Park can be assured upgraded warning signs will be positioned at the most treacherous section of the crossing.

Marking site's century, 30 years' wine

Marking site's century, 30 years' wine

The culmination of 30 years of winemaking and 100 years on the land will be celebrated in Wanaka this weekend with the release of Rippon Vineyard's 2012 pinot noir.

Perriam heritage rebranding

Perriam heritage rebranding

The swing-tags on Christina Perriam's latest fashion range pay tribute to her late mother Heather, symbolising the Wanaka designer's new focus on family heritage.

Solar sludge plant approved

Solar sludge plant approved

A proposed solar sludge-drying plant near Luggate has gained approval from independent commissioners.

Council looks at buying site

Council looks at buying site

The Queenstown Lakes District Council may expand its property portfolio in Wanaka when the town's fire station becomes redundant next year.

Water sports facility one step closer

Water sports facility one step closer

A proposed water sports building on Wanaka's lakefront cleared another hurdle yesterday after a plan supporting the facility was signed off by the Wanaka Community Board.

Words fly about erroneous words

The level of urgency needed in editing the Wanaka Lakefront Reserves Management Plan caused some friction among the town's community board members yesterday.

Lease assured under plan

Lease assured under plan

A controversial Wanaka watersports facility would be guaranteed a lease over lakefront land if the Wanaka lakefront reserves management plan is adopted.

Workshop to consider extensive ecosanctuary

Workshop to consider extensive ecosanctuary

Plans for a large-scale ecosanctuary on one of the South Island's busiest tourist routes will be developed at a workshop in Makarora this weekend.