Lucy Ibbotson

Council votes for plan change

Despite final pleas to reject or scale back a 1400-lot Wanaka development, the Queenstown Lakes District Council has voted to adopt the Northlake private plan change.

Pool reports convince ex-engineer

An ex-civil engineer training for his second attempt at swimming the length of Lake Wanaka says the Queenstown Lakes District Council made the right call in closing Wanaka's public pool because of earthquake risks.

Bra fence reboosted after thefts

Bra fence reboosted after thefts

Like a phoenix from the ashes, the controversial Cardrona bra fence is rising once more.

Concern at not buying gold land

Concern at not buying gold land

The Cardrona community has been ''really let down'' by the Queenstown Lakes District Council, which failed in its bid to buy abandoned sections in the village, a local publican says.

'Miscommunication' leads to search operation

'Miscommunication' leads to search operation

The man being praised in New Zealand climbing circles for his ''incredible'' solo ascent in Mt Aspiring National Park on Friday inadvertently triggered a major search and rescue operation a day later.

1400 new houses for Wanaka

1400 new houses for Wanaka

Today it is 220ha of dry grass, kanuka, wilding pines and rabbits.

Outcry over pool closure

Outcry over pool closure

Swimmers are venting their frustrations over the closure of Wanaka's community pool and demanding answers from the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Discharged from hospital

Former Southland district mayor Frana Cardno has been discharged from Dunedin Hospital where she had been transferred after falling ill during an overseas trip.

Contact gives more time

Contact Energy has offered proponents of a riverside park near Luggate five more weeks to find the money to buy land for their conservation project.

Confusion sparks unnecessary search

A search for a man thought to be missing in the Mt Aspiring National Park at the weekend was called off after several hours when it was discovered the climber was not overdue from his expedition after all.