Lucy Ibbotson

Scammer steals family photo

Scammer steals family photo

Lake Hawea musician Anna van Riel is re-evaluating her use of social media after an online scammer stole a photo of her family to promote a purported get-rich-quick scheme.

Wanaka mountaineer mixing with the stars

Wanaka mountaineer mixing with the stars

Wanaka mountaineer Guy Cotter has been rubbing shoulders with the acting industry's elite.

Pre-build error payment ordered

The Queenstown Lakes District Council has been ordered to pay an Otago couple $307,813.14 in damages for missing a fault during construction of their Hawea Flat home seven years ago.

Secrecy over submissions

First brothels, now booze - two subjects the Queenstown Lakes District Council considers sensitive enough to warrant anonymous submissions in a public process.

Dog's life turned from horror to dream

Dog's life turned from horror to dream

A day in the life of Wanaka pointer cross Frankie is a dog's dream.

Police officer transferred

The unnamed Wanaka police officer suspended on full pay since mid-December has been transferred to another police position in the southern district.

Survivor of crash recovering

The sole surviving occupant of a rental van involved in a triple-fatality road crash near Luggate last Thursday is recovering well at Dunedin Hospital.

Nine submissions on bylaw

Few submissions suggest few concerns about the Queenstown Lakes District Council's proposed new alcohol ban bylaw, council regulatory manager Lee Webster says.

Opponents of 1080 put their case

The ''other side'' of the 1080 debate was presented to a packed room in Albert Town at the weekend, before the Department of Conservation's planned drop of the pesticide across 46,000ha of Mount Aspiring National Park this month.

Will of iron: Mal's peak performance

Will of iron: Mal's peak performance

Blistered, battered and sleep-deprived, Wanaka ultra-runner Mal Law had just four things on his mind after completing his latest charity stunt yesterday.