Lucy Ibbotson

'Floating floor' idea for pool

'Floating floor' idea for pool

A movable floor, hot tub and split-depth pool were among the design possibilities raised at a public meeting on Wanaka's proposed swimming facilities this week.

4 climbers rescued

4 climbers rescued

Four Australian climbers were rescued from a peak in Mt Aspiring National Park yesterday morning after getting into difficulty.

Four climbers rescued from Mt Aspiring National Park

Four climbers rescued from Mt Aspiring National Park

Four climbers were rescued from a peak in Mt Aspiring National Park this morning after getting into difficulty.

Planned sports facility gets $1m grant boost

Planned sports facility gets $1m grant boost

The long awaited community sports facility in Wanaka has received a $1 million boost from the Central Lakes Trust, six weeks after gaining final funding approval from the Queenstown Lakes District Council.

Injured climber lifted off Mt Aspiring

Injured climber lifted off Mt Aspiring

An injured climber was air-lifted from French Ridge Hut on Mt Aspiring yesterday morning.

Blister-free bliss after epic run

Blister-free bliss after epic run

Tired and hungry, Mal Law is still coming down after 50 days of running up mountains to raise money for charity, Lucy Ibbotson writes.

Vegetation clearance hearing postponed

The unconsented clearance of indigenous vegetation at Hawea Flat which has angered conservation groups will be ''brought to a head'' eventually, despite the postponement of a hearing this week.

Earning an A pass takes good detail

Earning an A pass takes good detail

From the authenticity of the upholstery materials to the alignment of the tyre valve stems, it was all about the details during the national Model A meet concours judging at Wanaka Airport's transport and toy museum yesterday.

Balloon's good progress pleases Nasa

Balloon's good progress pleases Nasa

Nasa's super-pressure helium balloon is tracking ''extremely well'' since it left Wanaka Airport last Friday, programme office chief Debbie Fairbrother says.

Pupils in pyjamas help Vanuatu

Pupils in pyjamas help Vanuatu

Susan Noble, from Hawea Flat School's ''Grans in our community'' reading programme (members of which joined the fun), with pupil Shane Warren (6), during the school's pyjama day fundraiser for cyclone-ravaged Vanuatu last week.