Lucy Ibbotson

Finish line beckons after crossing US

Finish line beckons after crossing US

Nearly four months after setting out on foot from the west coast of the United States, Wanaka charity runner Jup Brown will complete his nearly 5600km cross-country journey in Boston this weekend.

Alpine Fault interest high

Alpine Fault interest high

A neraly eight-year-old report on the expected aftermath of the ''next great Alpine Fault earthquake'' has been doing the rounds on social media this week following the 5.8-magnitude earthquake near Wanaka on Monday.

Tramper missing near Fantail Falls

Tramper missing near Fantail Falls

Police hold fears for the safety of a man last seen trapped by floodwaters in the Haast Pass yesterday morning.

Birds bounce back after pests poisoned

Birds bounce back after pests poisoned Recent 1080 aerial drops near Queenstown and Wanaka have ''substantially'' reduced pest numbers and boosted native bird populations, Department of Conservation staff say.

Wanaka pair on the spot, on the job

Wanaka pair on the spot, on the job

He ''most terrifying three minutes'' of Wanaka woman Sophie Ward's life came while she was sitting in a Kathmandu cafe last weekend and a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal.

New airport fuel tanks for avgas and kerosene

The increasing fuel needs of Wanaka Airport aviators will be met by a $1.1 million investment by Z Energy and earthworks began at the airport this week to install new 50,000-litre underground fuel tanks.

Mums hop to it with 'Kangatraining'

Mums hop to it with 'Kangatraining'

As young mums stretched and flexed their way to postnatal good health in one of Wanaka's Presbyterian church community rooms this week, the occasional muffled snore could be heard from the bulging baby pouches strapped to their fronts.

Search for woman suspended

Search for woman suspended

The Otago University Tramping Club has extended its sympathies to the family and friends of missing student tramper and club member Allison Willen and thanked searchers for their efforts so far.

Huge relief to know family safe

Huge relief to know family safe

Wanaka woman Yashoda Khadka is feeling ''great relief'' after learning her husband and family members are safe in Nepal following the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and aftershocks at the weekend.

Approval granted for subdivision after objection removed

Approval granted for subdivision after objection removed

A residential subdivision on the edge of Wanaka has been approved after the sole objector withdrew their submission.