An Environment Court decision which ruled against a proposed
amusement park opposite Wanaka Airport will be appealed to
the High Court.
A private plan change proposed for Wanaka would allow for the
development of up to 1600 residential lots, in addition to
the nearly 1800 potential sites already provided for within
Wanaka's residential subdivisions.
A proposed amusement park complex opposite Wanaka Airport has
been denied consent by the Environment Court, despite a judge
voting in favour of the development.
Freestyle ski and snowboard mecca Snow Park, near Wanaka,
will not open to the public this winter, and its role in
hosting several international snow sports events throughout
the season is in doubt.
A ''grand-scale treasure hunt with a map and compass'', is
the best way to describe the sport of rogaining, Wanaka man
Ed Stevens says.
Wanaka's long-running Perfect Woman competition has captured
the interest of an international film star and a UK
television production company.
Wanaka Community Board member Ken Copland has labelled the
Queenstown Lakes District Council's organisational review
undemocratic and poorly handled.
Wanaka search and rescue team members have received a
national award for one of the most emotionally-challenging
operations they have dealt with.
Police in Wanaka are trying to track down a man and woman
involved in an altercation early yesterday morning, amid
concerns one of the pair may be seriously injured.
Queenstown Lakes District Council chief executive Adam Feeley
is ''pleasantly surprised'' by the high level of interest
from potential private operators of its four main camping
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