Lucy Ibbotson

Tensions at hearing

The Queenstown Lakes District Council's level of culpability came under the spotlight yesterday in a land debate pitting farmers against conservationists.

'We have a rule in the plan that nobody understands'

A young family facing ''financial ruin'' must be given the same consideration as the protection of ecological values on Hawea Flat land, it was submitted in the Environment Court in Queenstown yesterday.

Residents oppose service integration

The idea of integrating council services into the Wanaka Library was rejected again by some residents at a public forum last week.

Easter trading hours fight looms

Easter trading hours fight looms Wanaka bars are worried they will not be open for business on potentially the busiest weekend of the year.

Winner closer to retiring

Winner closer to retiring

A Wanaka woman has claimed a $1 million windfall - the largest lottery prize won in the town.

Things about to get a little easier on the buses

Things about to get a little easier on the buses

Extra passenger capacity is being added to Wanaka's school transport service after ''cramped'' buses caused by growing school rolls prompted an approach to the Ministry of Education.

Wanaka's $1m winner maintaining low profile

Wanaka's $1m winner maintaining low profile

The excitement at Wanaka New World's Lotto counter yesterday was palpable as staff checked tickets and fielded a stream of questions from those keen to learn the identity of the town's newest millionaire.

Campaigner 'thrilled' duck signs installed

Campaigner 'thrilled' duck signs installed

Ducks dodging traffic on their daily commute between Wanaka's lakefront and Pembroke Park have a new friend in animal-lover Karen Neilsen, whose one-woman crusade for ''ducks crossing'' signs has produced results.

Junction safety concerns raised

Junction safety concerns raised

Unless urgent steps are taken to improve a hazardous rural intersection near Wanaka, nearby residents fear it is a case of when, not if, a serious accident will occur.

Technology features in library services recommendations

Technology features in library services recommendations

Technology features prominently in details of how the Queenstown Lakes District Council could deliver future library services, while a new library in Frankton could also be a possibility.