Lucy Ibbotson

Recycled items pressed into service

Recycled items pressed into service

An apple press made from a washing machine tub, car jack and metal shower tray played a starring role in Saturday's Great Autumn Apple Drive, at Rippon Hall, in Wanaka.

Injured officer 'in good spirits'

Injured officer 'in good spirits'

A Wanaka police officer allegedly attacked inside his patrol car by a drink-driver yesterday afternoon is the same man seriously injured during what started as another routine drink-driving stop just over six years ago.

No more legal action over land

A dispute over land at Hawea Flat has been put to rest after a conservation group abandoned any further legal action against the farmer.

Bars denied special licences for Easter

Bars denied special licences for Easter

Disappointed Wanaka bar operators have been given a resounding ''no'' to requests for special liquor licences at Easter, leaving a 50,000-strong Warbirds Over Wanaka airshow crowd with nowhere to drink in the resort unless they are dining.

Bar staff 'dreading Easter again'

Bar staff 'dreading Easter again'

Abuse copped from angry patrons demanding drinks last Easter has staff at Wanaka's Speight's Ale House dreading working the holiday again this year, bar co-owner Grant Lawrie says.

Saddle safety measures considered

Saddle safety measures considered

Handrails or other safety structures are unlikely to be installed on a hazardous section of Mt Aspiring National Park's Cascade Saddle route, because track realignment or extra signs are considered more practical ways of preventing fatalities.

Tourist attack may be linked to homicide

Tourist attack may be linked to homicide

The man police are talking to over a Christchurch homicide knew the victim, police confirmed this morning.

Auckland bidder happy to be buyer

Auckland bidder happy to be buyer

After flying into Wanaka for the day with hopes of adding to his classic motorcycle collection, Auckland's Vector Arena boss Stuart Clumpas went home a happy man yesterday.

Court cancels enforcement order; farmer can resume cultivation

Court cancels enforcement order; farmer can resume cultivation

A Hawea Flat farmer can continue cultivating his land after an Environment Court ruling found in his favour yesterday.

Ruling expected today on land-clearance case

Should farming activities or protection of indigenous vegetation take priority on a contentious piece of privately owned land at Hawea Flat?