Lucy Ibbotson

Special and something for all

Special and something for all

''The best little arts festival in the country'' was Southern Lakes Festival of Colour director Philip Tremewan's assessment of the week-long celebration of theatre, dance music, conversation and visual arts which concluded in Wanaka yesterday.

All Wanaka climb team down safely

All 31 members of the Wanaka-based Adventure Consultants climbing team left stranded on Mt Everest following Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal have been safely evacuated to Nepal Base Camp.

Wanaka firm's stranded workers evacuated

Wanaka firm's stranded workers evacuated

All 31 members of the Wanaka-based Adventure Consultants climbing team who were stranded on Mt Everest following Saturday's devastating earthquake in Nepal have been evacuated to base camp.

Search continues for missing tramper

Search continues for missing tramper

Teams of search and rescue volunteers, police and search dogs are still combing the area where a missing tramper was last seen in Mt Aspiring National Park two days ago.

Wanaka firm's workers die on Everest

Wanaka firm's workers die on Everest

Five Nepalese employees of Wanaka mountain guiding company Adventure Consultants were killed in the 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, but five New Zealand climbers on an Everest expedition with the company are unharmed.

Australasian blippers get together at inaugural meet

Australasian blippers get together at inaugural meet

Walking Wombat, Cycling Granny and Mama Hen were among those photographing a Wanaka garden on Saturday, during the first Australasian Blip meet.

Diverse groups came together

 Diverse groups came together

The 7am dawn service at the newly-renovated war memorial on the Lake Hawea peninsula attracted more than 600 people.

Council removes property details from website

Council removes property details from website

Finding out who owns properties in the Queenstown Lakes district just got harder.

School back under own governance

School back under own governance

Wanaka Primary School will return to self-governance today following a long period of Ministry of Education intervention.

Personal grievance bid fails

A former Wanaka Mitre 10 employee has failed in her bid to lodge a personal grievance against her ex-employer several years after she was fired.