Lucy Ibbotson

Crash driver rolls into rock

Crash driver rolls into rock

A Wanaka woman was extremely lucky to avoid serious injury when the vehicle she was driving rolled at Hawea Flat district, emergency service workers say.

Prepared for Vintage Fair

Prepared for Vintage Fair

Cardrona Valley residents are dusting off their olden-day outfits once again.

Volunteer was 'very generous lady'

Volunteer was 'very generous lady'

Volunteering circles in Wanaka have been left devastated by the death of one of the town's most valued volunteers, Maureen Anne ''Mo'' Schofield, who slipped and fell about 40m on to a rocky creek bed while walking the Fern Burn Track on Monday.

Christmas tree lights on

Christmas tree lights on

Sir Tim Wallis had the honour of lighting up Wanaka's new 7.3m community Christmas tree on Monday evening.

Three Parks backed

A new eight-lane lap pool and learners' pool at Wanaka's Three Parks subdivision is the public's preference for upgraded swimming facilities in the town.

Gigatown's benefit must be 'shared'

Gigatown's benefit must be 'shared'

Dunedin now has a ''big responsibility'' to share its Gigatown success with the wider region, a Gigatown Wanaka campaign leader says.

Dog bylaw changes on table

A groundswell of public opposition to tougher dog control rules has been taken on board by the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Wanaka left deflated but positive

Tears of disappointment were shed last evening at Wanaka's Gin and Raspberry bar, where Gigatown supporters had gathered to watch the live announcement of the winner of the Chorus competition.

No charges over death of tourist

No charges over death of tourist

No charges will be laid against a Wanaka taxi driver who ran over a Dutch tourist more than two months ago, police announced yesterday.

'Forever in your debt'

'Forever in your debt'

''I owe my life to you.'' With those words, Elaine Carberry thanked three heroes honoured this week for their bravery.