After months of fundraising, Land Search and Rescue Wanaka
has met its monetary goal for a purpose-built headquarters,
following the latest round of Otago Community Trust grants.
Wade Briscoe narrowly escaped through the window of a sinking
vehicle but his long-time friend Ian Horrax did not.
Pieces of the car in which Rutger Hale was killed by a
mystery object near Lake Hawea last month are to be sent to
forensic experts in Auckland for analysis.
The family of Canadian tourist Connor Hayes, killed in the
Haast Pass in September, paid special tribute to the people
of New Zealand's West Coast at a memorial service in Canada
A community picnic in the park to honour Wanaka's librarians
will be held tomorrow.
The New Zealand Transport Agency's mounting bill to manage
the Diana Falls slip in the Haast Pass has hit the $2 million
mark after just over eight weeks.
A Wanaka adventure aviation operator believes a fatality is
likely if some operators in the industry continue to
deliberately avoid meeting new safety regulations.
The fifth and final stage of development at Wanaka's West
Meadows subdivision proposes a further 27 residential lots
and a rule change to allow smaller lot sizes than the zone
A proposed extension of Wanaka's Cinema Paradiso complex will
maintain the quirky qualities of the popular tourist
attraction, with a dentist's chair to feature among
movie-goers' seating selection.
Wanaka Community Board chairwoman Rachel Brown was elected to
the role unopposed at the board's inaugural meeting
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