Another Wanaka athlete shone in Sochi yesterday, as Janina
Kuzma finished fifth in the Winter Olympics freeski halfpipe.
Luggate residents have sent a clear message to the Queenstown
Lakes District Council that a sludge drying plant and the
fertiliser it produces are not welcome in their backyard.
A proposed large dwelling near Wanaka which was deemed
unsuitable mainly because of its visual effect on users of a
nearby walking track has been approved.
Wanaka athletes took centre stage yesterday morning on one of
New Zealand's best days in Winter Olympics history.
Growing electricity demand in the Wanaka area will be met by
a new substation to be established on an old Queenstown Lakes
District Council-owned stone quarry.
An indoor ice rink has been thrown into the mix of possible
facilities for Wanaka's $16.8 million sports complex.
''Overstated'' and ''emotional'' criticisms from neighbours
of a Wanaka plan change could not be given the same
credibility as professional opinion, lawyer Warwick Goldsmith
Wanaka has enough zoned land to supply the housing market for
decades to come and creating a new zone now which would
provide 1600 more sections is ''too much, too soon'', an
urban design expert has cautioned.
Wanaka residents who support the rezoning of a large swathe
of rural land for urban use should be ''very, very ashamed'',
an opponent of the development says.
Glad Cross' golf game started out well below par on Tuesday,
but the 91-year-old Wanaka woman finished it on a high after
scoring her fifth hole-in-one.
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