Lucy Ibbotson

Nasa balloon delayed again

Nasa balloon delayed again

NASA has advised that it is ‘no go' for a balloon launch tomorrow at Wanaka due to the predicted weather conditions on the ground and the flight trajectory still trending too far north.

No balloon release till wind right

No balloon release till wind right

The wait continues at Wanaka Airport for Nasa's giant scientific helium balloon to take flight, with wind conditions at the moment making its flight path a public safety concern once it leaves New Zealand skies.

Roadside rescuer aids historic win

Roadside rescuer aids historic win

If it were not for a handsome stranger coming to her rescue, Southland shepherd Sarah Rhodes might never have become the first female winner in the 50-year history of the Wanaka A&P Show dog trials.

Weather delays balloon launch again

Weather delays balloon launch again

Continuing weather worries have delayed the launch of Nasa's huge helium balloon from Wanaka Airport for at least another day.

Residential lots draw objections

Wanaka's residential versus visitor accommodation needs were weighed up at a Queenstown Lakes District Council resource consent hearing this week.

Subdivision opposed

Subdivision opposed

A residential subdivision should not be permitted in an area designated for visitor accommodation, an opponent of a proposed Wanaka development says.

Taking a new twist

Taking a new twist

Wanaka Mitre 10's Jack Russell dog is wirehaired in the true sense of the word, while his ram companion shares the same steely qualities.

'Luckiest man' says joke on him

'Luckiest man' says joke on him

Despite being billed the ''luckiest man in New Zealand'' for being the only male in a community of 17 women, Wanaka Retirement Village resident Dr Ken Bragan is not immune to a bit of banter from his golf buddies about his living situation.

Cycling application

Whether commercial guided bike tours should operate on urban trails was among the issues raised at a hearing in Wanaka last week.

'Fantastic display of fitness, athleticism'

'Fantastic display of fitness, athleticism'

They pushed, they pulled, they pedalled.