Lucy Ibbotson

Workshop to consider extensive ecosanctuary

Workshop to consider extensive ecosanctuary

Plans for a large-scale ecosanctuary on one of the South Island's busiest tourist routes will be developed at a workshop in Makarora this weekend.

Doc to place new signs on Cascade route

Doc to place new signs on Cascade route

A stark reminder of the deaths which have occurred on the Cascade Saddle in Mt Aspiring National Park will be provided to climbers through new warning signs this summer.

Decision on charges over death likely tomorrow

Decision on charges over death likely tomorrow

A decision is expected by tomorrow on whether a Wanaka taxi driver who ran over a Dutch tourist last month is culpable in the man's death.

Ultra runner puts mental health high on priorities

Ultra runner puts mental health high on priorities

The physical challenge and mental highs and lows of climbing 50 peaks and running 50 off-road marathons in 50 days next year makes Mal Law a positive role model for mental health.

Painting royalty next on artist's to-do list

Painting royalty next on artist's to-do list

Royalty is next on Wanaka portrait artist Stephen Martyn Welch's to-do list and he is ''pretty confident'' he can make it happen.

Steak pie rewards retiring rescue dog

Steak pie rewards retiring rescue dog

A steak pie and plenty of pats were just reward for retiring avalanche search dog Milly at Wanaka's Treble Cone skifield.

Kea's fancy 'photobomb' no fake

Kea's fancy 'photobomb' no fake

When a kea ''photobombs'' a picture, the results can be spectacular.

Pool reopens with a sizzle and party

Pool reopens with a sizzle and party

Hundreds of swimmers turned out to celebrate the reopening of the now structurally reinforced Wanaka Community Pool on Saturday.

Big Ben congratulated

There are no hard feelings from Shrek the sheep's camp in Tarras towards Twizel merino Big Ben, who has officially snatched Shrek's unofficial world record for the heaviest fleece.

Council decides it was barking up wrong tree

Council decides it was barking up wrong tree

Luggate Staffordshire-cross Bohdi was likely celebrating with a dog treat last night, after the Queenstown Lakes District Council decided he was not a threat.